Bead Fest Philadelphia 2017
 
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Take a look at the over 150 workshops we have lined up for you in August. Plan your schedule by using the drop down features to sort by Technique, Instructor, Skill Level, and Class Duration.


08/16/2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8:30 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1015, 1+1+1+1=10 (Intro to Basic Soldering) - $123
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Soldering,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver soldering
  • Wirework
  • Forging




1+1+1+1=10??? Yup! In this fast paced class you will learn how to multiply your skills from 4 simple ingredients. Using 4 materials you will learn to create TEN different chain links while learning to solder silver. We will discuss all the basics and safety, then you will get hands on experience in torching and soldering silver and jump rings. Although you do not need any experience some wire work is helpful. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic silver soldering and wire working

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Flush side cutters (ultra preferred), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1015, 1+1+1+1=10 (Intro to Basic Soldering) - $123 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1283, Torch enameling 101- $170
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Basics,Coloring Metal,Enameling,Metalwork,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic enameling skills using a torch
  • Safety with torch firing enamels
  • Learning what tools are used in process

In this class you will learn to torch fire copper pieces using a HotHead. First will be the process of torching tubular beads. In the second half you will do flat pieces, headpins and spheres by a dipping method. In this class you can make as many pieces as time allows.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: The ability to work with both hands Know basic safety skills of a using a torch. Must be 18

Materials you are required to bring: 1 canister of Mapp gas (yellow canister) Available at most hardware or home improvement stores, safety glasses not required----welders apron, must wear cotton clothing

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1283, Torch enameling 101- $170 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1337, Enameling Using Stencils, Watercolors, and Graphite- $125
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to clean the metal and apply a proper base coat of enamel
  Students will learn how to apply watercolor enamel and graphite to get designs
  • Different firing techniques

Explore the endless possibilities that enameling jewelry can bring to light! Enameling is the process of fusing glass to metal and creates texture and color that can transform your jewelry. Jessica will cover the proper way to clean and prepare metals. We will use different kinds of enamels such as powder, liquid, and watercolor. Techniques covered will be sifting, wetpacking, stencil, sgraffito and painting with liquids. Students will come out with a variety of samples to make pendants and earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Any stencils you would like to try

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1337, Enameling Using Stencils, Watercolors, and Graphite- $125 [More Info]
Jessica Keemer
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1041, Fine silver Quilling with Art Clay Paper Type-  $185
 
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Level:
Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Design,Filigree,Metal Clay,Stone Setting - Faceted,Technique Based,Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to measure and cut thin strips for quilling
  • How to use the quilling tool
  • How to manipulate Art Clay Paper Type into designs

Students will learn the ancient art of quilling, but with Art Clay Paper Type instead of paper. Basic quilling shapes and designs will be demonstrated and students will design at least one pendant. After firing pieces, the student will assemble the quilled elements into final pieces. One addition firing will complete the pieces and methods of finishing will be demonstrated and discussed. Adding gemstones to designs will be demonstrated, and additional clay and gemstones will be available for purchase to enhance the designs. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: The ability to manipulate tools to cut and coil. Previous quilling experience not necessary but a plus

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifier, task light. Everything else will be provided by the instructor

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1041, Fine silver Quilling with Art Clay Paper Type- $185 [More Info]
Jackie Truty
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1045, The Poison Ring -  $185
 
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Level:
Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Design,Flex Shaft,Metalsmithing,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Ring construction
  • Single-knuckle hinge fabrication
  • Stone setting

The real secret of poison rings is that it has never really been documented to be used to actually poison people. These rings came from India and the Far East by way of the Holy Relic trade in the Middle ages. And really, the containers were used as containers. People treated them as lockets – used to hold either a lock of hair or a hand painted picture of their lover or some other loved one. In a time when robbery was prevalent, these rings provided the ultimate safe for your cherished keepsakes. Learn to make one of these fabulous hinged rings and see what kind of uses you can find for it... whether nefarious or benign! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering and sawing proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, Jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0), Bench Block
Bench Pin, Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, Files – hand files and/or needle files, Calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20, Rawhide mallet, Wire cutters, Scribe, bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher , Ring mandrel. Optional: Metal shears, miter vise/jig, texture hammers or metal stamps, 3" or 4" C-clamp for securing bench pin to tables, Work light...the lighting can be less than optimal

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1045, The Poison Ring - $185 [More Info]
Richard Salley
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1047, A Moment in Time - $190
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic bead embroidery
  • Tubular Herringbone with opening
  • Peyote toggle

There is a lot going on in this class. The focal of the piece is changeable. Students will make a basic embroidery center which can be removed from the base. Two toggles to attach and two openings on the base make this possible. Students will learn how to make the opening in the herringbone tube, peyote toggles, and the center focal of bead embroidery. This stunning piece is fun to make. Color options will be available including a black base. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know basic herringbone and basic peyote

Materials you are required to bring: Needle size 10, smoke 6 pound fire line or thread of choice, bead mat, sharp scissors, lighting, and magnification if required.

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1047, A Moment in Time - $190 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1067, Aphroditi's Heart Pendant - $225
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Wire Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Setting a cabochon
  • Basic soldering
  • Wire weaving

Learn to merge a variety of jewelry making techniques while crafting this magical pendant. Students will employ soldering skills to fashion the focal piece for the middle of the pendant, and then use wires to shape, forge and weave a beautiful frame around it. Students will work with templates and jigs to help with symmetry. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have some wire-weaving experience and soldering experience will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, vinyl nose pliers, fine cut metal file, needle tool, ruler, blue masking tape, recommended: task light, magnification, and work mat.

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1067, Aphroditi's Heart Pendant - $225 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1079, One Hour Rings - $220
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Riveting,Silversmithing,Soldering,Technique Based,Tool Instruction,Torchwork


You've seen Helen's 5-star video, now try the techniques yourself! Spend the day focused on creating fun and fast rings of several styles, shapes and formats. We’ll start with non-soldered versions and home in on creating a classic soldered half-round ring band in the afternoon. Learn how to size, finish and adapt your ring ideas in this fun and fast paced class. Some soldering experience is helpful but not required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with metals tools like a saw and bench pin. Techniques include sawing, sanding and filing. Simple soldering will be demonstrated

Materials you are required to bring: Steel block, rivet hammer, chasing hammer, jeweler’s saw frame and 2/0 blades, metal snips, assorted pliers, sandpapers and files, SAFETY GOGGLES, and metal ring mandrel if you have one.

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1079, One Hour Rings - $220 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1080, The Caged and Captured Pendant- $185
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Mixed Materials,Silversmithing,Soldering,Texturing,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Silversmithing
  Metalwork
  • Adding texture by etching

You will design and use etching and Soldering techniques to create a One of a Kind Caged and Captured Pendant. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: A working knowledge of Solders and Torch Soldering is very helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chasing Hammer, Pounding block, jewelers saw, #2/0 blades, wire or metal snips, Files, Bench pin

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1080, The Caged and Captured Pendant- $185 [More Info]
Cheryl Strait
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1179, The Big Ass Ring - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting
  • Soldering
  • Measuring ring shanks

This fast-paced one-day workshop will have you cutting, stamping, soldering and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous, chunky free-form stone. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and set a stone using age-old techniques with a modern twist to create a one-of-a-kind statement ring. If you’re interested in taking your metalsmithing skills to the next level, this is a don’t-miss workshop. Absolutely everything necessary to complete the project is provided in this workshop – all tools, materials, and equipment! Bring a pen and notebook for note-taking and eye magnification if required, but otherwise leave the big bags at home and just come and have fun! (Please note: Some prior soldering experience will be helpful but is not required if you are a confident beginner. Just be aware that without prior soldering experience, you may not be able to finish your project in class.)You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some prior torch soldering experience

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a battery-powered task light and eye magnification if you have had trouble seeing well in past workshops. Otherwise, everything else is provided!

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1179, The Big Ass Ring - $220 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 16, 2017
1183, Sweet Thang Bracelet - $205
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bead a focal in a non-traditional fashion
  • Odd count peyote
  • Bead a tubular clasp

The Sweet Thang Bracelet is just plain fun. In using these newer crystal coin pearls, I had such fun creating a bracelet with pearls and turning the beadwork on the pearls in a non-traditional fashion. Add a bit of bling with some crystals using multiple sizes, shapes and colors of seed beads and a self-closure, and you’re off rockin’ where ever you go! You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: All students must be proficient in the peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Beading needles: #10 and #12, beading thread: FireLine 6lb. test or One G. Scissors, micro-crystalline beading wax. Task light, highly suggested. Magnification, highly suggested. Work surface.

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1183, Sweet Thang Bracelet - $205 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1282, Metalsmithing 1-2-3 - $200
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Cold Connections,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Riveting,Soldering,Stamping,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting,drilling and texturing metal
  • Soldering
  • Riveting

Learn the basics of metalsmithing in this day-long class of cutting, texturing, soldering and cold-connecting metal while creating a multi-layer pendant featuring a soldered bezel. Add the bail, set the cabochon and wear your pendant home. Techniques learned in this class offer endless possibilities for future projects. This class uses a butane torch. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be at least 18 years old

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated lamp and eye magnification if necessary. Instructor provides all tools, supplies and consumables for use in class.

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1282, Metalsmithing 1-2-3 - $200 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
836, Simple Silver Soldered Rings- $195
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Stone setting
  • Soldering
  • Silversmithing

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, some silver wire, and a few premade bezels. Students will create 3 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful but not required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 6"x6" or larger solder board, steel ring mandrel, butane and butane torch. Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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836, Simple Silver Soldered Rings- $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
8:30 am - 4:00 pm THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1124, Natural Prong Set Pendant - $220

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stone Setting - Cabochon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting
  • Metalsmithing
  • Sawing

Ever wonder what to do with that beautiful, odd-shaped stone? Ever wanted to set a beautiful stone with a natural edge but didn’t know how? This is the class for you! And you’ll put your design skills to use in this unique class. Students will learn how to make prongs from wire and soldering them down. You’ll learn how to integrate prongs and partial bezels to set a stone with a natural edge. You’ll also get to make rain drops and learn how to solder them on so they DON’T fall off. You’ll dome a disk and insert it into a hole, you’ll drill in your cabochon and learn how to set a small 6mm cab as well as proper stamping techniques and various texturing techniques and finishing. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering, filing, sawing, texturing

Materials you are required to bring: Cabochon with at least one natural side (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class), bench block, rawhide mallet, files, scribe (awl), straight edge, Jeweler’s saw w/#2/0 blades, Sharpie, bench pin, Jewelers saw w/#2/0 blades, diagonal cutting pliers. Also, if possible, cross lock tweezers. Suggested but not required: stamps, brass brush, texturing hammers, brass mallet, burnisher (bezel pusher), and round mandrel pliers (like Wubber’s).

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THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT 1124, Natural Prong Set Pendant - $220 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1028, Sea Kissed - $130
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design,Metalsmithing,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Stone setting
  • Forging
Create a contemporary bezel ring with sterling silver and Swarovski crystal. In this class you will learn how to create this unique bezel; retrofit a stone to fit the bezel, seat a bezel to fit the stone and finishing techniques. Most students will finish the project.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have working knowledge of silver soldering

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifying glasses (a must), Bench pin, C-Clamp (not for BnB and BF), Metal stamp of choice, Household hammer (8oz or heavier), Flat nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Super Grip gloves, Bezel Rocker, Curved Burnisher

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1028, Sea Kissed - $130 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
 
08/17/2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017

8:30 am - 10:00 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
1338, Resin 101- $65
  
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Level: Al Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Resin


Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with metal bezels. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring- round needle and chain nose pliers, scissors, tin scissors- Please bring an image if you would like

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1338, Resin 101- $65 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
1026, Knotty Love Bracelet 2 - Intro to Fusing Silver - $125
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing silver
  • Wire work


Learn how to fuse fine silver wire to create the classic Love Knot. Creative students will be able to transform this design to numerous projects. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully fuse simple joints. Most students will complete a bracelet by the end of class.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Wire working experience helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Flush Cutters (ultra preferred), Round nose pliers,  Flat nose pliers,  Chain nose pliers,  Bow opening pliers (optional), Wubbers, Small bail pliers, Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, Awl

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1026, Knotty Love Bracelet 2 - Intro to Fusing Silver - $125 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
1182, A Simple Elegance - $165
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using lightweight materials as a focal
  • Stepping up in circular peyote
  Working with two hole beads


You will have a blast making this wonderfully elegant necklace, made with Miyuki’s cotton pearls and Mini Duo’s. Since this necklace is made with cotton pearl, it is amazingly light in weight. As this necklace is a component-based piece, once you have made the first one, each component works up very quickly by connecting one to another. You can make your necklace adjustable in length by making an additional toggle clasp in second length. You must be proficient in the peyote stitch. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be proficient in the peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Beading Needles: #10 and #12, beading thread: 6lb. FireLine, or One G. Scissors, task light, optional and highly suggested. Magnifier: optional and highly suggested. Micro-crystalline wax and Work Surface.

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1182, A Simple Elegance - $165 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
1191, Regal Rose Ring - $107
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
•  Working with very small jump rings
  • Setting a Swarovski rivoli into a chainmaille pattern
  • Weaving small rings into very small and tight spaces

The Regal Rose Ring is a stunning chainmaille ring that creates a three-dimensional 'blossom' around a sparkling Swarovski rivoli. By patiently weaving in fine jump rings, students will create delicate layers of bright aluminum petals supported by a custom-colour finger ring band. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable working with 20awg (0.8mm) jump rings and should have experience completing very fine and delicate chainmaille patterns. Good hand control and vision are essential

Materials you are required to bring: Task lighting and magnification if needed

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1191, Regal Rose Ring - $107 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
1247, Catching the Dream $115
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Dremel,Drilling,Lucite,Metalwork,Niobium,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Anodizing niobium
  • Making a wire net
  • Coloring lucite with alcohol inks

From niobium sheet cut a pair of disks with circle cut outs. File, sand and anodize them a favorite color. Anodize 28 gauge niobium wire, weave a net within the disk and finish off with a colorful feather created with lucite and alcohol inks. If you prefer the feathers can be cut from niobium and anodized. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of tool use

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutters, 6 inch ruler

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1247, Catching the Dream $115 [More Info]
Marti Brown
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
1371, Kumihimo Hook bracelet - $100
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Find a relaxing way to hold the disk
  • How to set up cords to disk
  • Braiding with beads

Students will use a round foam disk to braid a partial beaded rope, and bond the both ends of the rope together with the hook. During the class, students will learn to how to set up cords to disk, string beads, braiding pattern, add beads during braiding and finish the project. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round foam disk, beading mat, scissor


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1371, Kumihimo Hook Bracelet - $100 [More Info]
Yin Guang
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1043, Caterpillar on a Tile Road - $121
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Layering
  • Constructed design
  • CzechMate system of beads

Make this spectacular cuff style bracelet is created using a combination of CzechMate beads topped off with a flowing set of crescent beads. This stunning constructed design is layered for depth and interest. The design is built one section at a time with different connections followed by the buildup on top creating the caterpillar flowing along the tile road. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with small beads in tight places

Materials you are required to bring: Ability to work with small beads in tight places.

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1043, Caterpillar on a Tile Road - $121 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1064, Woven Bracelet - $135
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping


Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to weave wire using a flat vice
  • Create a frame for your bracelet using 10 gauge half round wire
  • Will learn about variations of this weaving technique

Learn to weave wire using a flat vice. This is a structured weave based on traditional basket weaving techniques. You will be shown how to keep tension on the wires so that you will create an even weave that will be framed in 10 gauge half round wire. The finishing touch will be to add more half round in gold filled wire.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be comfortable working with half round wire

Materials you are required to bring: Task light and magnification if necessary

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1064, Woven Bracelet - $135 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1174, Enheduanna - $150
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving,Design

Poetically swirling peyote shells create a meandering line of soft drops in this very three dimensional necklace, centered by a stunning crystal. Students will learn to create an oval peyote tube with different sized beads, change of tube direction, color coordination and assembling various sized beads to form striped, interconnected shells. The necklace offers two distinct sides and can be worn facing either way.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Being able to work with small beads

Materials you are required to bring: size 12 and 10 beading needles, beading thread (8 pound Fireline ), scissors, beading mat, craft light if needed

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1174, Enheduanna - $150 [More Info]
Annette Mackrel
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1279, Love-Knot Ring Extreme - $127
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving,Wire Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Keeping even tension to weave uniform ribbons
  •Shaping woven wires
  • Exploring various weave patterns

Explore various weaving patterns as you work on completing this showy ring. This class will focus on skills needed to create uniform weaves and on learning ways of shaping woven ribbons into bump-free graceful bends and curves. Students will follow step-by-step instructions for making the ring, and also be given ideas for customizing the design. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have some wire-weaving experience

Materials you are required to bring: Flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, needle tool, ruler (12 inches or longer), medium tip permanent marker, blue masking tape (1 in or 3/4 in is best) Recommended: task light, magnification, and work mat.

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1279, Love-Knot Ring Extreme - $127 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1287, Now That's A Jig! Presents: Fortune Teller Necklace - $115
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to set up and use Now That's A Jig!
  • Students will create wire elements and findings
  • Students will create a framework that will support decorative beads and elements

Conjure up a necklace that will foretell your future of love and prosperity, and a handful of looks toward your future with copper wire links and charms formed on the Now That’s a Jig!. The necklace will be adorned with semiprecious gems, crystals, art beads, and sari silk. Each student will be able to put their own unique touch on the project with lots of opportunities to personalize the design. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have basic skills using pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, bench block, chasing hammer, flush-cut wire cutters, metal files, plastic hammer, ruler, and pliers: chainnose and roundnose.

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1287, Now That's A Jig! Presents: Fortune Teller Necklace - $115 [More Info]
Diane Hawkey
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1288, Heart of Stone: Painting Polymer Clay- $115
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Polymer Clay,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forming organic natural hearts using natural materials
  Adding metal bails and decor into polymer clay
  • Properly curing polymer clay

In this workshop you will learn to take white polymer clay, form it using minimal tools and natural materials, to create two different stone like hearts. One heart will have wire wings and inclusions, so you can learn to add them securely to your pieces, and the other will have no bail added before baking. I will demo and explain how to properly cure you clay as well. We will then be painting the pieces using alcohol inks, acrylic paint and a crackle medium to give them a natural appearance. Once the beads are done, the piece with wire bails / wings will have chain added and a clasp to form a simple but bold necklace. The second will use wire to create a bail, and then will have chain added. You make two necklaces in this class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Having used wire before and wire wrapped loops are helpful but not necessary

Materials you are required to bring: Wire cutters (flush cutters preferred), round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flat nose pliers, polymer work surface, (plastic or tile), 2 paint brushes: one medium /large flat brush and one medium round brush, items for natural textures like shells, rocks and bark, needle tool

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1288, Heart of Stone: Painting Polymer Clay- $115 [More Info]
Staci Smith
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17 2017
1290, Write it down! A Small Journal - $170

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Coloring Metal,Design,Enameling,Finishing,Glassworking,Hot Connection,Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic torch skills
  • Safety with enameling
  • Fusing enameled pieces


Make a fun Journal that you can write in. We will cut punch out the metal for the journal and embellish the front with a subject of your choice. The journal will be bound in a simple leather weaving technique. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willing to work with fire. Must be 18

Materials you are required to bring: File for metal, steel wool, metal punch--1.8, MAPP gas---yellow, canister available at most hardware and home improvement stores, wear cotton clothing, safety glasses

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1290, Write it down! A Small Journal - $170 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1312, No Solder, No Glue - $115
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Cold Connections,Metalwork,Riveting,Stamping,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting, texturing and stamping metal
  • Riveting
  • Cabochon setting

A variety of cold connections and texturing techniques are used to create a one of a kind pendant. Starting with a copper shape of your choice, learn to texture and drill the base piece of the pendant. Using Gwen's patent-pending Riveting Essentials tools, learn to form and attach the various embellishments. Learn to use traditional wire rivets, make and use nail head rivets, and use eyelets as tube rivets. Learn to dap and ruffle a disc. Add some extra bling by riveting a bezel cup and setting a gemstone. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be at least 18 years old

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated lamp and eye magnification if necessary. Instructor provides all tools, supplies and consumables for use in class.

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1312, No Solder, No Glue - $115 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1427, Beginner Bead Crochet - $125
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Crochet


Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Successfully starting and crocheting a bead crochet tube
  • Learning the bead crochet stitch
  • Learning how to stop, add thread, correct crochet hooks & threads to use

Learn the basics of bead crocheting from a patient, nationally recognized instructor and author. Students will learn how to string-on your beads and the start to crocheting your bracelet, hold your thread properly, add thread, avoid and correct problems, and go home knowing how to start your next project. Students will also learn how to finish their piece in several different ways, including a focal bead closure, lariat closure, cone and invisible join closures. Students get to choose 1 kit from the 3 that are offered. A designer polymer clay focal bead and enamel accent beads are included in each kit.You WILL NOT  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None or some crocheting and/or bead crocheting experience is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Task lamp, beading mat, scissors

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1427, Beginner Bead Crochet - $125 [More Info]
Candice Sexton
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1037, "La Traviata" Pendant - $250
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sculpt and mold metal clay
  • Learn to texture both sides of the clay at once
  • Assemble and connect many small parts into one secure piece

In the romantic and tragic opera "La traviata", the heroine Violetta is known as the "Lady of the Camellias". The camellia flower with its many varieties is the inspiration for this lovely statement pendant made of fine silver metal clay. We will briefly discuss the many options for flower design, and students will be shown how to make lifelike petals in various sizes. We will make several leaves for our pendants, using impressions taken from real leaves. We will then assemble the flowers using a clever jig, attach the leaves, make a backplate and a bail. If desired, students can make a toggle clasp to coordinate with their pedant, and patinate their pendants to emphasize detail. Just like in Nature, no two flowers will be the same, but all will be beautiful! You WILL complete this project in class.
 
Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with metal clay skills is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Students should brings a pair of fine tweezers, and if possible a small box and travel hairdryer to help dry their pieces

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1037, "La Traviata" Pendant - $250 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1053, Amy's Long Pendant - $275
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• New technique to create an easy and beautiful chain that can be adapted for other projects
  • Combine components together to create a necklace
  • Bead embroider around an uneven stone

The long pendant is one of today's fashion trends, so I had to create one of my own. Using a dressy and surrounding with beautiful seed beads, pearls and crystals, this piece comes to life. Wear it with jeans or for dress up. The long pendant is truly a new classic. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be familiar with even-count tubular peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Size 12 beading needles, Fireline 6 lb test, bead mat, light source, magnification, tape measure, and E6000 glue

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1053, Amy's Long Pendant - $275 [More Info]
Amy Katz
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1056, The Clasp Class -  $170
 
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Level:
Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing,Drilling,Flex Shaft,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fabrication with sheet, wire and tubing
  • Create custom findings
  • Small scale assembly and soldering

So, what’s the catch? The catch (or clasp) with be the focus of this full day class. We will look at a variety of clasps that you can make to add a truly handcrafted closure to your pendants, necklaces and bracelets. No longer will you be LIMITED by commercial catches for your creations. In this class you will fabricate three types of clasps...the box clasp, the threaded tube clasp and the spring clasp. ***NOTE: we will NOT be making the bracelet shown in the photos...only clasps that could be used on a bracelet, necklace, or chain.You WILL complete this project in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and soldering proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, digital caliper (available at Harbor Freight and Radio Shack for around $20), scribe or fine point marker, basic jewelry making tools, including: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, hand files or needle files, jeweler's saw and blades (#3/0 or #4/0), small hammer, metal shears, rawhide mallet, bench pin, bench block, sandpaper/polishing papers. Optional: 3" or 4" C-Clamp (or other clamp) sometimes needed to clamp bench pin to table, work light, magnifying glasses or optivisor

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1056, The Clasp Class - $170 [More Info]
Richard Salley
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1073, Hammer Formed Botanicals - $200

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Forging,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Riveting,Technique Based,Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Synclastic forming
  • Use of forming hammers
  • Creation of forming block

Saw thin gauge metal and form it on a synclastic stake and/or a wood block to quickly create these pretty botanical forms. You'll be amazed at how fast these can be made and finished, and you'll have the option of forming a pendant or earrings with the option of creating several flower species. The ability to saw well will help you succeed. We will work with copper and NuGold sheet, and you'll have the option of adding a shimmering pearl and a thick forged base wire to your creation. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with hammer forming is useful. The more experience you have sawing, the more beautiful your flowers will be.

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw and 3/0 blades, bench pin, any brand small scale jewelry forming hammers (Fretz, TruStrike, NCBlack), sturdy pliers for bending thick wire, sturdy small bench vise, chasing hammer, hole punch or rotary tool and #54 drill bit, needle files, abrasive papers, 2x4 scrap Block of soft wood like pine or cedar, and needle files.

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1073, Hammer Formed Botanicals - $200 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1081, Bezel and Prong Setting the Faceted and Natural Stone- $195
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Silversmithing,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Bezel setting
  Prong setting
  • Silversmithing

Workshop participants will learn to Bezel and Prong Set both the Faceted and Natural stone. It is possible to complete 3 rings in class if students work through the project quickly.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: This class is open to beginners and up , it is possible to create 3 rings in class

Materials you are required to bring: Ring mandrel, files,bezel pusher, chasing hammer, rawhide mallet pounding block, bench pin, jewelers saw, metal or tin snips, files ,bench pin optional Flexshaft

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1081, Bezel and Prong Setting the Faceted and Natural Stone- $195 [More Info]
Cheryl Strait
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1126, Paint Pot Pendant - $185
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Coloring Metal,Enameling,Mixed Materials,Soldering,Torchwork,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to torch fire enamel
  • Students will learn how to cut tubing
  • Students will learn how to add color to metal using enamels


Like a tiny palette of oil paints, Paint Pot Pendant will display your favorite enamel colors all in one beautiful torch-enameled pendant! In class, we will cut your design shapes from sheet copper (or use my designs) to create the bottom and domed top plates, then create the tiny paint pots to fill the bezel opening to later be filled with luscious enamel colors! We will use a jeweler's saw to cut our tubing and pendant sections. You will leave the workshop with a finished Paint Pot Necklace to proudly wear and say “I made this myself!”You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Student should not be uncomfortable using a torch

Materials you are required to bring: Wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, bring magnifying glasses for close-up work. Also, bring what you can from the following list. I will have a few of these things to share with the class, but not enough for everyone to use all the time: Saw frame, 2.0 saw blades, flat nosed pliers, round nosed pliers, medium bailing pliers, tweezers, small ball peen hammer or chasing hammer, metal files, fine Sharpie marker, small ruler. Many of these things can be ordered from Art Girl’s Tools – http://artgirlstools.etsy.com Use Etsy checkout code tool10 for a 10% discount!

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1126, Paint Pot Pendant - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1156, Chiseled & Cut Heavy Bezel Ring - $220
    
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Chisel & cut a thick bezel
  • Silver soldering
  • Sawing

Finally, a Tell-All class about making a ring and setting a cabochon! De-mystify silver soldering and stone setting. This class will boost your confidence in using a torch and creating beautiful rings you can be proud of. Students will learn silver soldering, how to make a stamped and cut bezel, bezel setting, how to pick cabochons, sweat soldering, proper stamping techniques, various texturing techniques and finishing.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering, filing, and sawing

Materials you are required to bring: Cabochon (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class), bench block, rawhide mallet, files, scribe (awl), straight edge, Jeweler’s saw w/#2/0 blades, Sharpie, and bench pin. Suggested but not required: ring mandrel, stamps, texturing hammers, hole punch pliers, Brass mallet, and burnisher (bezel pusher).

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1156, Chiseled & Cut Heavy Bezel Ring - $220 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1210, Twenty First Century Talisman Pendant - $200
  
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to make a geometric bail
  • Create rondelle shaped beaded beads
  • Bead around a ring form
 


Components are the name of the game in this fabulous pendant. Students will learn 3 separate components, each stunning on their own. We will then combine them into one stunning piece. This project includes herringbone, peyote stitch, right angle weave, and a teeny tiny bit of flying by the seat of your pants. Learning how to bead-off-book helps to build confidence and expands your bead world in the best sort of way. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Student should be proficient in multiple bead stitches and feel comfortable with making beady judgment calls. They should also be comfortable working at a slightly faster pace, as there is a lot of ground to cover in this class

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading surface, microcrystalline wax or beeswax, task lamp and magnifiers if necessary.

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1210, Twenty First Century Talisman Pendant - $200 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1213, Water Lilies - $170
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Mixing bead weaving stitches
  • Albion stitch
  • Making components

This bracelet features leaves created in Albion stitch, and the student will learn the basics of the stitch. The components are created separately and added square stitch base as you work the length. The adapted technique creates a sturdy base that flows gracefully with the adornment. The components are made using mixed off loom beading stitches and different size beads to create unique floral accents. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be familiar with bead weaving techniques

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, table lamp, bead mat

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1213, Water Lilies - $170 [More Info]
Patricia Parker
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1221, Rocky Road Copper and Silver Cuff- $185
  
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Level:
Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Coloring Metal,Design,Fold Forming,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
How to use a butane and propane torch
  How to fold form copper
  • How to make fine silver granulation

I recently came across a gorgeous copper and silver granulation bracelet I just had to figure out how to make. After many trials and errors and a lot of research, I ended up developing my own way of affixing fine silver granulation to a copper base to create it. I think you’ll agree that this is a technique you’ll want to add to your jewelry making repertoire and that this is a bracelet you just have to have to add to your collection of jewelry treasures. We will be using a butane torch to create fine silver granulation (small balls of silver) and a propane torch to permanently adhere the shiny silver balls to this impressive cuff. I’ll supply you with some design suggestions, or you can create your own. You will be shown how to easily create lovely little spheres of fine silver and how to attach them to your cuff. As a bonus, you will also be shown how to make simple fold forms in copper to corral those little granulated spheres so they won’t roll all over the place while you’re putting the flame to them! After your creation is complete, you’ll add a patina and polish your cuff to a delicious warm shine, with the silver contrasting beautifully to the copper. So, let’s get together to happily hammer, torch and torture metal to do our bidding. The end result will be something you will proudly wear and show off. All materials and equipment will be provided, so there is nothing additional to bring...You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be at least 17 years old, willing to use a propane torch, be capable of using a hammer.

Materials you are required to bring: None

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1221, Rocky Road Copper and Silver Cuff- $185 [More Info]
Nancy Sacco
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17 & Friday, August 18, 2017
1230, Bring on the Bangles! - $430
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting
  • Flex shaft
  • Bezel making

This two day workshop was created to give you a comprehensive introduction to essential metalsmithing techniques. You'll start by creating two different charms from sterling silver sheet, each one adorned with a different stone. The first will show you how to use widely available calibrated cabochons and machine-made bezel cups; the second will show you how to measure and create your own bezel based on the stone you choose. You'll create texture using a rolling mill, hammers and stamps, and learn how to size and measure bangles so they fit perfectly every time. You'll learn to cut and alter tubing to capture your bangle trio and how to securely set your stones. You'll finish up with an introduction to the best and safest practices for using a flexshaft to finish and polish your pieces. If you're working in a home studio and you want to make the leap into metalsmithing, this is the workshop for you! You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a battery-powered task light and eye magnification if you have had trouble seeing well in past workshops. Otherwise, everything else is provided!

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1230, Bring on the Bangles! - $430 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1277, Twinkle, Stones and Hinges - $200
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Stone Setting - Faceted


Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Creating hinges
  • Tube setting
  Fusing argentum

 
Students will push their skills and design a two part pendant that will be hinged to create articulation. Students will solder a three part copper tube to each piece and then create a rivet to interlace the components. To dress up the pendant we will add a tube setting and set a faceted CZ (several choices of color/size) and fuse some argentum "stones" to add more dimension. To finish the piece we will form and texture heavy gauge wire, and connect with rivets. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have a good understanding of soldering and precise filing

Materials you are required to bring: Bench block, riveting hammer, flat file, round needle file, saw frame, sharpie, metal cutting shears, optivisor if needed. Optional: tube cutting jig, texture hammers

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1277, Twinkle, Stones and Hinges - $200 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1359, Shadowbox Pendant - $180
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting
  • Sawing
  • Fitting and soldering a bezel




Make a stunning pendant that features a set stone. Learn a variety of essential metalsmithing skills, including sawing a metal shape using a jeweler's saw, creating a shadowbox effect using square wire and setting a cabochon stone. Students will use copper in class to create their pieces. Students will leave class with 1-2 finished pendants. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have some soldering and metalworking experience

Materials you are required to bring: Bench block, chasing hammer, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutters, Half-round 4 cut metal file, metal shears.


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1359, Shadowbox Pendant - $180 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1389, It's a Party - $205
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Peyote
  • Brick stitch
  Connecting pieces


You will make a necklace to wear that will be the hit of the party! Each piece is made individually and assembled as you go. Color and fun are the two main Ingredients of this class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Peyote and bead weaving

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, lighting, bead zapper, thread heaven, reading glasses if needed

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1389, It's a Party - $205 [More Info]
Shona Brooks
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
972, R2R Cuff - $220
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design,Hot Connection,Silversmithing,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Design
  • Soldering
  • Silversmithing

Using premade jump rings as a design element incorporates the use of positive/negative space as a design element and allows for a lot of variability in design. Students will practice and perfect soldering skills while using jump rings as a basic building module. Since the circular shape is such a foundational design element, students will have the opportunity for unlimited exploration while refining metal smith skills. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous soldering experience is recommended

Materials you are required to bring: Butane torch, (Eurotool max flame recommended by instructor), butane, 6"x6" or larger solder board, oval steel bracelet mandrel, rubber or rawhide mallet, chasing hammer, flush cutter. Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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972, R2R Cuff - $220 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1190, European Elegance Chainmaille Bracelet - $70
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille


European Elegance is a beautiful, thick chainmaille cuff that students can choose to complete in either bronze and bright aluminum, or a combination of the various colors available with anodized aluminum. Students may be able to complete the bracelet in class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous chainmaille experience is recommended but not necessary

Materials you are required to bring: Task lighting and magnification if necessary


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1190, European Elegance Chainmaille Bracelet - $70 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1024, Intro to Prong Setting Ring - $149

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Prong setting
  • Ring making
 
Add prong settings to your repertoire. In this class you will learn not only to set gemstones into a prong setting and also learn to remove them. You will be introduced to the basics of measuring and notching the setting for the perfect fit. Don’t worry about having the right tools, as they will be included in your kit. Pre-requisite, must have soldering experience.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have experience with silver soldering and ring making

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifying glasses (MUST), Dividers, Digital calipers, Flat nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Fine Tweezers, Round file

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1024, Intro to Prong Setting Ring - $149 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1065, Herringbone Weave Bangle - $115
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn the herringbone weave technique
  • Learn to create a self-closure on the bracelet
  • Learn to make wrapped loops

The herringbone weave is distinctive whether in beading or wire work. You will have the opportunity in this class to practice your weave in copper wire before you move on to the silver filled. You will learn to create a wrapped loop and a hook to complete your bracelet. You will have many choices in bead colors. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Task light and magnification if necessary

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1065, Herringbone Weave Bangle - $115 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmThursday, August 17, 2017
1341, Brazing Bold- Resin+Silver Talismans Jewelry - $120
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Resin


In this workshop, start by focusing on hand-making a sterling silver bezel by braising a simple open back bezel form using gallery wire. Learn practical metalworking skills in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small open form bezel of traditional bezel wire. Later, focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Add resin, foil, tints and learn sgraffito techniques. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands-on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials. Finish an extraordinary pendant. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring- pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, and wire snips. Burnishing tool, sandpaper, and metal file. Photos, pictures images dried flowers.


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1341, Brazing Bold- Resin+Silver Talismans Jewelry - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1372, Focal Kumihimo Necklace - $105
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Find a relaxing way to hold a disk
  • How to set up cords to disk
  • Braiding with beads

Students will use a round foam disk to braid a beaded rope, and bond the ends of rope with the magnetic clasp. The hammered magnetic clasp is easy to use and fun to wear as a focal of necklace. During the class, students will learn to how to set up cords to disk, string beads, add beads during braiding and finish. YOU WILL COMPLETE A PROJECT.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round foam disk, beading mat, scissors


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1372, Focal Kumihimo Necklace - $105 [More Info]
Yin Guang
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1399, Blue Hydrangea Bangle - $141
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving,Design,Mixed Materials

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Two drop peyote technique
  • Reading designing peyote graph/patterns
  • Utilizing mixed media with design

This mixed media workshop is designed to allow students to learn how to create a beautiful peyote pattern in conjunction with a brass bangle. It will teach students how to read a complex pattern and/or graph, and explore personal design options using a digital pattern maker or free-form approach to beading. After learning this pattern, students will be encouraged to use this technique to design their own graphs and patterns and adapt to channeled bangles. The design possibilities are endless. Blue Hydrangea was the cover feature of Beadwork June/July 2017 issue. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Flat even count peyote

Materials you are required to bring: Size 10 or 12 beading needle, 6lb smoke or crystal Fireline beading thread, scissors, readers, lighting, bead mat, pencil, notebook. Magnetic Embroidery Board is helpful, but not required

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1399, Blue Hydrangea Bangle - $141 [More Info]
Andrea Mazzenga
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1178, Hammered Wire Paddle Earrings - $50
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Finishing,Metalwork,Texturing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing
  • Metalwork
  • Wire work
 
 
In this workshop you will be finishing one pair of hammered paddle earrings. You will be learning to create paddle pins using simple tricks to ensure a good paddle and how to file it correctly, and texturing using a chasing hammer. You will need to know basic wire wrapping such as making loops, using a chasing hammer, texturing,using a bench block and basic filing. This design is simple and elegant, can be created again and again using many of the techniques mentioned above as well as incorporating these techniques into various designs. The possibilities are endless. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to make basic loops using heavy gauge wire, how to use a chasing hammer, bench block, and small files

Materials you are required to bring: Chasing hammer, bench block, cutting pliers, round nose pliers/looping tool, flat nose pliers, bent nose pliers

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1178, Hammered Wire Paddle Earrings - $50 [More Info]
Betony Maiden
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1158, Viking Knit Bracelet - $123
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Technique Based,Wire Knitting/Crochet,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Single or double Viking Knit on a dowel
  • How to reduce the knit through a draw plate
  • How to finish the end of the knit, add bead caps, beads and a clasp

Have you tried to learn Viking Knit with varied success? Have you ever completed a length of Viking Knit then didn't know what to do with it? Bring your questions and I will get you through a completed Viking Knit bracelet. You will learn the single or double knit, the best procedure for getting the best results and most even knit, and how to finish the knit to make a bracelet.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Also, the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire. This is considered a beginning class but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a bead mat or work surface, a bead tray if you want to separate your beads, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, bead awl and a ruler or measuring tape. A task lamp and extension cord are not required but are highly recommended.

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1158, Viking Knit Bracelet - $123 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
4:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 17, 2017
1175, Hatshepsut- $150
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Bead Crochet,Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving,Design   

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Tubular peyote with various bead sizes
  • Direction change in peyote to create shells
  • Peyote toggles


Peyote tube segments alternate to create this stunning centerpiece held by a golden spiraling crochet rope. Two closure finish for left and right handed people ;) Students will learn how to vary bead sizes and beading direction to create an intricate open peyote tube. We will also crochet a spiraling rope and make peyote toggles for the double closure. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Able to work with small beads, experience in bead crochet helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Size 12 and 10 beading needles, beading thread (8lb FireLine), beading mat, scissors, craft light if needed.

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1175, Hatshepsut- $150 [More Info]
Annette Mackrel
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1251, Old Meets New $160
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Cold Connections,Dremel,Drilling,Metalwork,Niobium,Riveting,Texturing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Anodizing niobium
  • Riveting filigrees on to niobium
  • Texturing with hammers

In this necklace old vintage brass filigrees are attached to anodized niobium. A process I call “painting with sandpaper” is used to add highlights of colors to the surfaces textured with hammers. Students will learn cutting, creating holes, shaping, filing, sanding niobium, riveting, wrapped loops and anodizing. Earrings maybe made if time allows. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of tool use would be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutters

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1251, Old Meets New $160 [More Info]
Marti Brown
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1270, Wire-Woven Bead Ring - $124

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving,Wire Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• The basic weave
  • Ring sizing
  • Large gauge wires

Expand your wire skills as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design of a wire-woven ring, and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with wire-weaving will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Pliers: (chain nose, nylon jaw), flush wire cutters, ruler, medium tip permanent market, needle tool, blue masking tape (1in or 3/4in is best), recommended: task light, magnification, and work mat. Following tools will be provided for sharing but students can bring their own as well: (ring mandrel, plastic or raw hide hammer).

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1270, Wire-Woven Bead Ring - $124 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1292, Bike Flower Necklace - $180
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Cold Connections,Coloring Metal,Design,Enameling,Finishing,Metalwork,Recycling,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• learn the basic skills of using the torch
  • Wire wrapping technique
  •Safety with enameling


This will be fun! Enameling flowers and beads to add color to the industrial looking necklace. Adding chain and recycled bike chain to form the length of this fun necklace.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Understand the use of a torch, Must be 18

Materials you are required to bring: Mapp gas, safety glasses, cotton clothing, 2-needle nose pliers, wire cutters

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1292, Bike Flower Necklace - $180 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1318, Patchwork Silver Pendant - $125
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Fusing,Leatherwork,Metalwork,Soldering,Stone Setting - Faceted,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing sterling silver
  • Soldering
  • Setting faceted CZ

In this fun and fast-paced class of fire and metal, students explore Gwen’s take on the ancient art of sterling silver fusing. Students will create a pendant that evokes vintage patchwork with a hint of modern sparkle and shine. Gwen will walk students through the process of fusing sterling silver to create the base pieces, then demonstrate how to create granular embellishments; solder the granular embellishments, settings, and bail in place; and create and set tube rivets. Finally, a quick and easy hand finishing technique will add sparkle and shine to your pieces in no time. Don’t miss this day of fire and metal magic! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be at least 18 years old

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated lamp and eye magnification if necessary. Instructor provides all tools, supplies and consumables for use in class.

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1318, Patchwork Silver Pendant - $125 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1428, Ombre Single Stitch Bead Crochet Bracelet - $130
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Crochet


Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to start your piece and crochet using Single Stitch method of bead crochet
  • How to crochet large bracelets and thread on your beads
  • How to add thread, correct errors and trouble-shoot

Students will learn the single stitch bead crochet technique for crocheting wider crochet jewelry pieces. This is the crocheting method popular in Europe. In class students will learn how to crochet with this stitch, how to finish this piece, and much more including missed stitches and adding thread. Students will be sent their full kit in the mail before class to pre-stringing part of their piece. You WILL NOT  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some bead crochet or crocheting experience is helpful but not necessary to take this class

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, task lamp, scissors

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1428, Ombre Single Stitch Bead Crochet Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Candice Sexton
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
758, Woven Love Knot - $130
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn wire weaving using a vice
  • Learn to bend wire consistently to achieve desired outcome
  • Learn to shape wire using hands and pliers

We will use gold and silver filled to weave the love knot. Each side is completed separately, then woven together to complete this unique bracelet. We will finish off the bracelet with a sterling silver clasp. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: You must be comfortable working wire with your hands and maintaining tension. You do not need previous weaving experience, but you should have experience working with wire and understand how to control it.


Materials you are required to bring: Task light and magnification if necessary

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758, Woven Love Knot - $130 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1181, Boho Wire Cuff Bracelet - $58
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Metalwork,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forming a Bracelet using wire
  • Wire wrapping embellishments onto a base
  • Using fabric in a design

This class will teach you how to create a boho-inspired cuff bracelet using 14-gauge copper wire, fabric, and bead embellishments that are wire wrapped onto the design. This is an 8-step instructive process that teaches you techniques such as wire wrapping, hammering, and forming a design.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to use basic tool such as chasing hammer, pliers, and using a bench block. Must know basic wire skills

Materials you are required to bring: Pliers- round, flat, bent, or a looper tool. Chasing hammer, & a bench block

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1181, Boho Wire Cuff Bracelet - $58 [More Info]
Betony Maiden
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1027, Mobius Pendant - $145
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging
  • Metalwork

Tired of the same old thing? Take a turn in your silver to create this classic yet modern pendant. You will learn the secret to transforming sterling silver sheet into a graceful moving form. In this class you will refine your sawing, soldering and finishing skills. Students should have some soldering and sawing skills. (Students will complete the pendant however, some will want to refine the pendant at home.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to silver solder and have some sawing knowledge

Materials you are required to bring: Bench pin, Chain nose pliers, Needle file set (fine cut), Nylon nose pliers, Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1027, Mobius Pendant - $145 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1075, Rotary Tools Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques: Part 2 - $145
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design,Dremel,Drilling,Finishing,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials,Technique Based,Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Confidence to use a dremel tool or flex shaft on all materials
  • Drilling
  • Grinding and sanding
 
A Dremel or Flexible Shaft tool is an important tool to master for making jewelry of all kinds with confidence. Once you’ve mastered the basic of your Dremel or Flexible Shaft tool, it’s time to learn about the many different advanced techniques and attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, stone, ceramic, paper, metal and glass. We will focus on safe and proper use of these tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials. This is a class for rotary tool users who have mastered the basics and are very familiar with their equipment.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: This is a class for rotary tool users who have mastered the basics and are very familiar with their equipment. Preferably, the student has taken one of my beginners rotary or flex shaft classes in the past...

Materials you are required to bring: Dremel tool or flexible shaft machine and stand -- and know how to set it up, whatever attachments you own, notebook and pencil, portable bench pin, strong wire nippers, strong utility pliers with teeth, ball peen or chasing hammer, center punch, and steel bench block. An old, shallow glass or pyrex dish, a container for water, and SAFETY GOGGLES.

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1075, Rotary Tools Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques: Part 2 - $145 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1205, Mod Felt Earrings - $95
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Embroidery,Finishing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Embroidery basics
  • How to layer and finish felt
  • Set an eyelet


Luscious wool felt is transformed into fabulous earrings in a flash. Learn to shape felt and embellish it with some basic embroidery stitches. Your instructor will have many samples, but this is a class where creativity is encouraged. Feel free to interpret the design in whatever way the spirit moves you. Instructions include templates for 3 different shapes. Students will also learn how to set an eyelet. This is a great beginner class.
You WILL complete a project in this class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to thread a needle

Materials you are required to bring: Ball point pen, pointy scissors, chain nosed pliers or flat pliers, an eyelet setter if you have one, and don't buy one especially for the class.

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1205, Mod Felt Earrings - $95 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
5:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 17, 2017
1215, Blossoms - $95
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Bead Weaving,Technique Based 

These cheery blossoms can be created in the colors of your choice. The design lends the appearance of spring flowers hanging from a tree, and may be adapted for use on hair ornaments or for other applications. A fun project that will be completed in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be able to thread needle

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors

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1215, Blossoms - $95 [More Info]
Patricia Parker
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1291, Stone Set Finger Bangles - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging
  • Stone setting

In this class, you will learn how to solder and shape a simple ring out of sterling silver wire. But we won't stop there - we will go on to solder a little bezel cup on top of the ring and set a stone in it for a thoroughly awesome, stackable ring. Then we will do it again and again.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chasing hammer, rawhide hammer, and bench block. Steel ring mandrel if you have one and are able to bring it

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1291, Stone Set Finger Bangles - $120 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1373, Beaded Kumihimo Triple Wrap Bracelet - $100
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Find a relaxing way to hold a disk
  • Learn to set up cords to disk
  • Braiding with beads

Students will use a template on the top of round foam disk to braid a beaded rope. During the class, students will cut the template, glue it on the top of back of disk and learn to how to set up cords to disk, string beads, braiding pattern, add beads during braiding, finish the project and learn straight stitch braiding.
You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, small round disk, scissors, ruler

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1373, Beaded Kumihimo Triple Wrap Bracelet - $100 [More Info]
Yin Guang
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
963, Basketweave Cuff - $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections,Metalwork,Patina,Riveting,Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Weaving
  • Cold connections
  • Patina

Make it today, wear it tonight! Weaving wire is a wonderful way to add texture and dimension to any project! Students will learn to cold connect a woven wire sheet to a cuff base to create a dramatic cuff. All levels are welcome and no metal working experience is required.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Metal shears, Metal file, Flush cutters, Chasing hammer, Rubber or rawhide mallet, Oval steel bracelet mandrel

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963, Basketweave Cuff - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
 
08/18/2017
Friday, August 18, 2017

8:30 am - 10:00 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1257, FALLing In Love Mixed Media Necklace- $70
    
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Ceramic/Fired Clay/Porcelain/Raku,Design,Mixed Materials,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Work with fabric
  Wire work
  Mixed materials

In this class we will be making a fall theme mixed media necklace, you will complete this project in class. We will be using artisan ceramic components, wire, beads, and fabric. Step out of your comfort zone, away from uniform designs, and into the wonderful world of asymmetrical mixed media.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic wire wrapping skills, how to make a loop, using tools such as pliers, files, mandrels.

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers or looping tool, cutters, flat nose pliers, bent nose pliers

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1257, FALLing In Love Mixed Media Necklace- $70 [More Info]
Betony Maiden
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1033, Positively Negative Etching - Sterling Silver Etching- $140
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Etching,Forging

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver etching
  • Etching
  • Forging

Learn how to create your own etched designs in Sterling Silver. In this class you will learn how to transfer your own designs to sterling silver and create a chemical etch. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Heavy duty side cutter, Nail polish (new bottle of any color; any brand), Clean rag (like a t-shirt), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed.

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1033, Positively Negative Etching - Sterling Silver Etching- $140 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1063, Harlequin Bracelet - $115
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work,Wire Wrapping


Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn about shapes and hardness of wire
  • Learn to work with and control multiple pieces of wire
  • Learn to wrap with half round wire

The beauty of the colorful seed beads combined with shine of precious metal creates a unique bracelet that will make you smile each time you wear it. You will have many color options for your bracelet or you can choose a single color. The emphasis in this class will be to learn the basics of wire wrap design using square and half round wire. You will create your own hook to finish off the bracelet. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Task light and magnification if necessary

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1063, Harlequin Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1127, Sassy Swirl of Rings Bracelet- $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Will learn to open and close jump rings
  • Will learn to follow written chain maille instructions
  • Learn how to include texture into a chain maille weave

The Sassy Swirl of Rings Bracelet is a beautiful chain maille bracelet that has movement and shine. This bracelet combines smooth and twisted jump rings in a combination that adds texture and increases the beauty and interest of the piece. Once you have learned to make the bracelet, you could in the future make a matching necklace and earrings. Most students should complete the bracelet in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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1127, Sassy Swirl of Rings Bracelet- $125 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1145, Triple Hoops- $115
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Technique Based,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating several forms with wire
  • Attaching forms to create a base
  • Wire wrapping

Hoops never go out of style. Why not make your very own? This is a great beginning wire class. If you have never done anything with wire and have been wanting to learn, now is the chance. You will learn to make this versatile pair of embellished triple hoop earrings and how to use the tools to do so. Take the leap into wire working and you will come away with a great pair of hoops you’ll be proud of wearing! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Also, the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. This is considered a beginning class but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a bead mat or work surface, a bead tray if you want to separate your beads, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, and a ruler or measuring tape. A task lamp and extension cord are not required but are highly recommended.

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1145, Triple Hoops- $115 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1176, Octopus Key Chain - $115
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Bead Embroidery,Bead Weaving,Finishing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Peyote
  • Beading fringe
  • Wire wrapping

Ever wonder what to do with those couple of stray pearls, crystals, bits of semi precious stone and such? Make a marvelous, upscale keychain tassle and incorporate your semi-precious bead soup to your heart's delight. Learn how to make a solid leather loop, anchored with garden wire. Wrap that base tight with a shammy hidden by peyote stitch and add a magnificent fringe displaying your goodies. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Working with small beads, working with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Size 10+12 beading needles, beading thread (8lb FireLine), pliers, beading mat, scissors.

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1176, Octopus Key Chain - $115 [More Info]
Annette Mackrel
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1189, Rainbow Bridge Chainmaille Bracelet - $115
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille,Mixed Materials

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Chainmaille
  • Incorporating Czech glass beads into chainmaille
  • Anodized aluminum

The Rainbow Bridge Chainmaille Bracelet incorporates gorgeous Czech pressed glass donuts and anodized aluminum jump rings into a stunning bracelet. With a large selection of colours available in both materials, students will be able to customize their bracelets. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous chainmaille experience is highly recommended

Materials you are required to bring: Task lighting and magnification if necessary

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1189, Rainbow Bridge Chainmaille Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1194, Tiny Tassels Necklace - $113

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Bead Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Tassel making
  • Weaving a bead cap
  •Basic wire work techniques

Tassels are hot, hot, hot right now. Learn to make your own to coordinate with any outfit. This bohemian necklace features 5 tassels covered with handmade bead caps. This nifty component can be used in multiple ways, which will be discussed in class. This project is a great step up from beginner to intermediate. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students should have basic bead weaving knowledge, and feel comfortable working with a needle and thread.

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1194, Tiny Tassels Necklace - $113 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1261, Fabulous Finger Weaving - $110
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Wire braiding
  • Wire work

Haven’t tried finger weaving! Experience the fun and exciting possibilities this easy technique offers. In this class you will learn finger weaving with wire to create a stunning bracelet. No drawplates here… you will braid an amazing bracelet with no special equipment – just your fingers, some wire and a few common jewelry tools. Don’t miss out on this amazing class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers

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1261, Fabulous Finger Weaving - $110 [More Info]
Scott Mason
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 18, 2017
1381, 3D Triangle Earrings - $120
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Peyote
 
 


You will make a pair of 3D triangle earrings You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Peyote

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, light, scissors, bead zapper

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1381, 3D Triangle Earrings - $120 [More Info]
Shona Brooks
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1206, Woven Ribbon Bracelet - $113
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving,Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic weaves
  • Working with square wire
  • Exploring various weave patterns




Use a combination of wire-weaving and other wire techniques to create this fun bracelet. Students will be introduced to the basic weave and its variations. Students will have an option to work with square wire. Techniques learned in this class are the basis for creating bracelets of different widths and various designs. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some wire-weaving experience will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, nylon tip pliers, flush wire cutters, needle tool, ruler, fine tip permanent marker, blue masking(1in or 3/4in is best) tape, recommended: task light, magnification and work mat.

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1206, Woven Ribbon Bracelet - $113 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1286, Resin Romp - $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Resin,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Resin
  • UV Resin
  • Wirework




This funky bracelet is creative, unique, jingly, and just plain fun to make and wear. We'll make these charms using UV resin and adding mica powder, watch parts, glitter, micro beads, gold and silver foil, paper scraps, shells, and whatever else we can put our hands on. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Bench block, rawhide hammer, round nose, chain nose and flat nose pliers, and flush cutters

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1286, Resin Romp - $120 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1035, Vintage Elegance with Silver Clay - $265
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Set fireable faceted stones of all sizes and shapes in metal clay
  • Properly fill and a mold with metal clay
  • Recognize and correct potentially weak spots in metal clay pieces

In this fun and relaxing class, students can browse through a large collection of vintage brass stampings, and use their favorites to construct beautiful pendants and/or earrings with an antique feel. We will discuss and practice filling the stampings with clay, and discover useful tricks for removing our dried pieces from the stampings without breakage. Students will learn how to set fireable CZs of various shapes and sizes in silver clay, and can incorporate these stones into their pieces.We will learn to construct several kinds of bails, and discover how to incorporate fireable posts into earrings.You WILL complete this project in class.
 
Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with metal clay is helpful but not required. Beginners are welcome

Materials you are required to bring: If possible students should bring tweezers, as well as a small box and a travel hairdryer to help dry pieces.

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1035, Vintage Elegance with Silver Clay - $265 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1055, Heavy Metal - $275
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• New ways to work with the new 2 true beads
  • Attach various components together to create a stunning bracelet
  • New stitching techniques and tricks


 
Work with the new 2 true beads to create the mirage of a "heavy metal" bracelet. Give the piece a sculpted look by combining various stitching with cup chain and crystal accents. Use a drusy as the centerpiece to give the bracelet extra "sparkle" and glitz. As a result, you will make a piece that will glisten on your wrist..You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have a good understanding of right angle weave

Materials you are required to bring: Size 12 beading needles, Size 11 tulip needles, Fireline 6 lb test, E-6000 glue, light source, work surface, and magnification

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1055, Heavy Metal - $275 [More Info]
Amy Katz
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, & Saturday, August 19, 2017
1057, Balance Beam Bracelet -  $395
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Brazing,Drilling,Enameling,Flex Shaft,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Stone Setting - Faceted,Torchwork,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Torch-fired enameling
  • Hinge construction
  • Custom clasp fabrication

There will be plenty to challenge you in this two-day workshop. Add to your fabrication and metal working skills as you construct this handsome spring bracelet. Create a curved, torch-fired enamel focal piece, add a tube-set CZ and then balance it on a “beam”, framed at each end by spring clasp and a hinge. You will learn design of the bracelet as well as its components: tube-setting, spring mechanism, clasp and hinge, shaping of metal, annealing and hardening. We will solder, shape, hammer our way to a custom fit bracelet. These skills and techniques can easily transfer to future projects of your own. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and soldering proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, Digital caliper (available at Amazon, Harbor Freight and Radio Shack for around $20), Scribe or fine point marker, Basic jewelry making tools, including: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, Wire cutters, Hand files or needle files, Jeweler’s saw and blades (#3/0 or #2/0), Metal shears, Rawhide mallet, Bench pin, Bench block, Sandpaper/polishing papers. Optional, Texture hammers, Bracelet Bending Pliers (nylon jaw), 3inch or 4inch C-Clamp (or other clamp) sometimes needed to clamp bench pin to table, Work light (battery operated are best because electrical outlets sometimes are not accessible), Magnifying glasses or optivisors

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1057, Balance Beam Bracelet - $395 [More Info]
Richard Salley
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1077, No Torch Captures and Connections - $210
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials,Riveting,Technique Based,Tool Instruction,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Design
  • Sawing metal and simple fabrication
  • Riveting

This technique-oriented class will focus on clever and unusual ways to connect various mixed materials for jewelry making, including metal, stone, glass fiber, ceramic, shell, wire, plastic and wood. We’ll look at rivets, wraps, folds and tabs in new ways, and explore the thought processes and techniques for creating non-soldered settings, mountings and other connections. Bring your imagination and any personal items you’d like to turn into jewelry. We will create at least one practice object in class, but the primary focus is to learn new ways to make professional captures and connections for unusual objects. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some sawing skill is helpful, as well as familiarity with sheet metal, wire and various jewelry materials

Materials you are required to bring: Notebook and pencil, Portable bench pin or block of wood to drill into. Drill bits if you have them, sawframe and blades, pliers, Bench block, chasing hammer and rivet hammer, any favorite hand tools

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1077, No Torch Captures and Connections - $210 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
8:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 18, 2017
1157, Overlay Cuff - $267
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Piercing & Sawing
  • Sweat soldering
  • Filing

In this workshop, you'll learn how to pierce, saw and get a chance to really hone your skills. You'll also learn how to sweat solder two large pieces of silver together, and how to finish your piece. You WILL complete this project.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and sweat soldering

Materials you are required to bring: Bench pin, jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades (lots!) Jeweler's file, needle file set, bench block, rawhide mallet. Suggested but not required: 400 grit sand paper, bracelet mandrel, texture hammers, and stamps

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1157, Overlay Cuff - $267 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1197, Porous - $185
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Coloring Metal,Enameling,Finishing,Kiln Fusing,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to use a kiln to enamel a pendant
  • Students will learn how to create a special webbing effect with enamels
  •Students will learn how to add color to metal using enamels


Create a magical domed pendant using a little-known kiln enameling process. No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible! Each student will learn kiln enameling, metal-working skills, cold-connecting and soldering techniques and leave with a beautiful complete necklace in her choice of color and size. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have hair tied back.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to use a torch. A positive attitude and a happy outlook :)

Materials you are required to bring: Students MAY wish to bring their own Crop-A-Dial, dust mask, goggles, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer, narrow flat-nosed pliers, small steel bench block, medium bailing pliers, pounding pad. Instructor will have extras to share of all supplies.

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1197, Porous - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1237, Lava-Licious Pendant with Handmade Chain- $195
  
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Level:
All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Finishing,Forging,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Texturing,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Torch instruction
  Fusing silver to copper
  • Flame painting

As artists we try to achieve color, unusual textures and patterns in our jewelry designs. This class has it all! You will learn how to make a necklace with a technique I call faux reticulation. The hills, valleys and swirls achieved with this process reminds me of a fresh lava flow. Everyone I’ve shared this technique with has marveled at the gorgeous, almost instantaneous results they get after trying it.In this class you will learn how to use silver scraps to make amazing texture and patterns on a copper base, and how to add fantastic flame painted colors to your pieces. All this can be achieved using a propane torch or a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. After you have designed and completed your focal piece, you will hang it from a sterling silver chain you will make yourself, to the length you desire.All equipment, tools and materials are supplied in this class. There is nothing to bring!! All experience levels are welcome. Must be at least 17 years old. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves..You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to use a butane or propane torch and ability to use a hammer

Materials you are required to bring: None

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1237, Lava-Licious Pendant with Handmade Chain- $195 [More Info]
Nancy Sacco
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1254, Talisman Trio $195
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Fold Forming,Metalwork,Niobium,Texturing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Line fold forming of niobium
  • Anodizing niobium
  • Chain making

Create three charms by fold forming without to need to anneal. Anodize them to your personal taste. Make a chain with niobium wire and complimentary beads to craft a unique talisman necklace and matching earrings. You WILL complete this project in class

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic use of jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutters

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1254, Talisman Trio $195 [More Info]
Marti Brown
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1274, Hot Hollow Beads- $200

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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Silversmithing,Soldering,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forming hollow beads
  • Using hard, medium and easy solder
  • Dapping

Take your designs to the next level by creating your own multi metal hollow beads. Students will design, texture, dap, dome, drill and stamp silver, brass and copper before soldering all components together to great hollow beads. We will discuss using multiple steps during the soldering process, and three types of solder. How to create four different shapes will be discussed. Students will be able to fuse argentium silver to copper as an accent. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know how to solder, file, saw and use basic hand tools

Materials you are required to bring: saw frame/slotted bench pin-or-metal cutting shears, sharpie, triangle file
flat file, bench block, rawhide hammer/delron, texture hammer, hand towels, optivisor if needed, Optional:: teacher will have some to share - hole punch pliers, dapping blocks

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1274, Hot Hollow Beads- $200 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1297, Metal Morphosis Cuff (and) Links - $210
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Fusing,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Fusing
  • Soldering
  • Stone setting

Create a dramatically textured cuff plus several links by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate. Embellish the components with tube set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Students will create 1 cuff and 8 links which may be linked together to form a bracelet or statement necklace, or used individually to create pendants and/or earrings. Students will learn to fuse silver without melting, a huge cost and time saver! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 6"x6" or larger solder board, oval steel bracelet mandrel, steel block, mallet, butane and large butane torch. Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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1297, Metal Morphosis Cuff (and) Links - $210 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1316, Leather and Silver with a Twist - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Assembly,Cold Connections,Fusing,Leatherwork,Metalwork,Riveting,Texturing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sterling silver fusing
  • Leatherwork
  • Riveting

In this fun and fast-paced class, student’s explore Gwen’s take on combining leather (choice of several colors available) and the ancient art of sterling silver fusing. Students will create a leather bracelet featuring a fused sterling silver centerpiece. Crystal and silver studs add modern sparkle and shine. Finally, Gwen will walk students through the process of fabricating and riveting in place the custom end caps. And yes, students will learn to make those magical ball-headed rivets! Add a quick and easy clasp and wear your treasure home. Don’t miss this full day of metal magic!You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be at least 18 years old

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated lamp and eye magnification if necessary. Instructor provides all tools, supplies and consumables for use in class.

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1316, Leather and Silver with a Twist - $220 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18 & Saturday, August 19 2017
1320, Metalmorphasis - $430
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design,Finishing,Kiln Fusing,Metal Clay,Metalwork,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Torchwork,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Work with 3 types of metal clay: paste, lump, syringe
  • Create a hollow form with wood clay and metal clay
  • Paint a very delicate insect wing with silver (a 2-fire process)
  • Bezel set a stone in silver clay; fuse headpins

This intensive workshop will give you all the ammunition you need to take your metal clay experience to the next level. Students will create two incredibly unique pieces (possibly 3) while working with three forms of metal clay; lump, syringe and paste. During the 2-day workshop, students will learn how to dissect a cicada wing and then paint its delicate wing with silver; adorn it with a bezel set stone and kiln-fire. They will also embellish the piece with crystal drops made with torch fired headpins to make a truly stunning silver wing. They will also create a hollow form with wood clay and then paint with silver paste, layer with rolled and stamped clay and embellish with syringe clay and a bezel set stone (if desired). Students will also create a unique bail and adorn with crystal drops or silver clay charms. This is the perfect class for someone who wants to learn the tricks and techniques of silver clay without the cost of a certification course. (Both projects in this class require multiple firings in the kiln). You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have some metal clay experience but will consider if have a lot of jewelry making skills

Materials you are required to bring: # 3 round paint brush, wipe out/shaper tool (will have a few to share). Stainless steel wire brush (will have a few to share) Wire cutters, round nose pliers, flat/chain nose pliers and any silver clay tools you have including stamps and texture pads.

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1320, Metalmorphasis - $430 [More Info]
Melissa Kay-Steves
8:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 18, 2017
1322, Pearl Paved Pathway- $207
  
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Circular peyote stitch
  Ladder stitch
  • Herringbone stitch

Incorporate multiple bead weaving stitches--including ladder, herringbone, circular peyote and embellishment stitches--with a variety of sized and shaped beads to create this Swarovski crystal and pearl embellished bracelet. The bead woven clasp is composed of bead bezeled rivoli crystals to create a functional focal point on the bracelet. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic beadweaving experience including peyote and herringbone stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, thread zapper, bead mat, task lamp (optional)

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1322, Pearl Paved Pathway- $207 [More Info]
Marla Salezze
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1368, La Reina Rings - $205
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Silversmithing,Stone Setting - Cabochon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic silversmithing techniques
  • Metal stamping
  • Stone setting




Make a ring fit for a Queen! Learn to fabricate a ring featuring a set stone and decorative elements. Students will design and create their unique piece from start to finish. Choose from a variety of stones, pre-stamped blanks, as well as making hand-fabricated elements. We will be working in sterling silver. This class is for students who have had some soldering experience. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with basic metalsmithing techniques and torches

Materials you are required to bring: Metal ring mandrel, bench block, chasing hammer, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutters, metal shears, metal file

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1368, La Reina Rings - $205 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1188, Lattice Necklace - $145
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille, Mixed Materials

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Incorporating Czech glass beads into chainmaille
  • Creating a large and intensive chainmaille project
  • Small chainmaille jump rings

The Lattice Necklace is a stunning masterpiece that will test your chainmaille skills. Beautiful Czech glass quadralentil beads will be suspended in a delicate, graduated chainmaille collar that's guaranteed to turn heads. Students will have the choice to either add an additional layer of Czech glass dagger beads to the edge of the collar, or to leave it bare. Students will also have the choice from various finishes of both Czech glass quadralentils and daggers. This piece will not be finished during class, however, students will leave class with the skills and materials required to finish the necklace. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be comfortable working with thin chainmaille jump ring (20awg/0.8mm) and should have experience completing more complicated chainmaille patterns.

Materials you are required to bring: Task lighting and magnification if necessary.

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1188, Lattice Necklace - $145 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1259, Facebook Auction & Shows OH MY!!- $45
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learning to host an online show
  • How to advertise for an online show
  • How to create a selling post for a show

In this workshop I will speak to you on how to sell your items in an online Facebook auction group, either during a show hosted by you, or just a single listing. I have years of experience as an auction group administrator, mentor, and host. I will teach you how to look for an auction group that suits your jewelry style, how to host a show and draw an audience, how to connect with customers and sell your jewelry, how to keep your customers engaged during your show, how to write a sale listing, how to write your introduction post, and how to contact your customers and end your show, collect payments, send invoices etc. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Any questions you may have regarding selling in an online Facebook auction group!!

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1259, Facebook Auction & Shows OH MY!!- $45 [More Info]
Betony Maiden
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1031, Simply Silver - Intro to Basic Soldering - $197
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering

• Metalwork

• Soldering

If you have been thinking about metalwork, join us for an afternoon of fun. In this class you will have hands on learning with soldering sterling silver with a torch using a jewelers saw, creating a closure using a flex shaft, and finishing techniques. By the end of the class will you not only have a good start to metalworking, but you will have a bold bracelet to show off your new skills. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:  Bench pin, C-Clamp (not for BnB and BF), Chain nose pliers, Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1031, Simply Silver - Intro to Basic Soldering - $197 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1129, Roosa with Gold Balls Bracelet- $130
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to read written chain maille directions
  Learn to add balls into a chain maille weave
  • Learn to weave a chain maille design

The Roosa with Gold Balls bracelet is a chain maille weave that is both beautiful and comfortable on the wrist. The gold balls add a piece of interest to the design. The gold balls can be changed to silver balls for the class if you desire. Most students will finish the bracelet in class. You will love working with pliers and jump rings to make this beautiful bracelet! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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1129, Roosa with Gold Balls Bracelet- $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1193, It's a Wrap Pendant - $113
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Basics,Bead Embroidery,Bead Stitching,Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn the basics of bead embroidery
  • Learn the basics of working with marine vinyl
  • Create custom attachments
 
 
Come dip your toes and fingers into the wonderful world of bead embroidery. With this pendant, students will be introduced to the magic of marine vinyl, a marvelous base for bead embroidery. This fun and funky pendant uses both sides of a flat surface, providing the beader with multiple design opportunities. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable working with a needle and thread, no specific bead weaving experience required.

Materials you are required to bring: 6lb Fireline in smoke, pencil, scissors, tweezers with a fine point, microcrystalline wax or beeswax, beading surface, magnifiers and light if necessary

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1193, It's a Wrap Pendant - $113 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1264, Finger Weaving 2.0 - $110
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Wire braiding
  • Wire work


Here it is… the next installment of finger weaving! Like original finger weaving, this fun and easy technique builds a stunning bracelet. Version 2.0 yields a flat, “horse-tail” braid using a new combination of hand and finger movements. We also refer to this version as palms up finger weaving – a little clue to the technique. I’m so excited to expand the FW family, but don’t be concerned: no prior experience necessary to learn this new weave. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers

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1264, Finger Weaving 2.0 - $110 [More Info]
Scott Mason
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18 2017
1314, The Stackable Cuff Bracelet - $114
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Design,Finishing,Technique Based,Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Successfully working with multiple wires at one time
  • Several wire weaving patterns
  • Bending and forming

Stacking multiple bracelets is very fashion forward and more interesting if the bracelets are different in some way. Add some interest to your stack of bracelets with this woven cuff. Whether it is one of many on your wrist or just the one, you decide. Just as you can decide the woven pattern that brings this piece to life. Using techniques typically seen in textiles and basketry, you will fill your cuff with intricate woven patterns which will bring your simple cuff to life with texture and interest. The Stackable Cuff Bracelet is a great beginning weaving class to learn the techniques for future wire weaving classes. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Also, the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. This is considered a beginning class but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Wire cutters, Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, a ruler or measuring device, a bead mat, task light and extension cord (highly suggested but not required). Optional: nylon jaw pliers, a ring clamp (for anyone with hand strength issues) and seamstress tape

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1314, The Stackable Cuff Bracelet - $114 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
759, Princess Pendant - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work,Wire Wrapping


Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to create prongs using wire wrapping skills
  • Learn to use a caliper to measure the thickness of stones
  • Improve your skills with half round wire

Creating prongs with wire wrapping skills is the main focus in this class. You will learn precision and placement of prongs around your stone so that symmetry is achieved. You can choose to embellish your pendant very simply or add a little flare with your remaining wire. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be experienced wrapping with half round wire and working with square half hard wire

Materials you are required to bring: Task light and magnification if necessary

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759, Princess Pendant - $120 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1258, Bangalore - $125
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Riveting,Silversmithing,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forging
  • Soldering
  • Riveting

This fast-paced, fun class is a unique opportunity to learn how to make riveted and soldered bangles. Bangle making is addictive and you will be well on your way to your own collection, with an opportunity to make at least three bangles in this class (more if you work quickly). You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chasing hammer, rawhide hammer, bench block, metal files, and fine sharpie..

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1258, Bangalore - $125 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday August 18, 2017
1281, Basket Full of Gems Pendant - $127
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving,Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic wire weaves
  • Working with large gauge wire
  • Balling up wire ends

Use simple wire-wrapping and weaving techniques to create this special necklace. Place your small treasures –stones or other small objects – inside the basket of wires to make this an heirloom piece. In this class, students will learn simple wire skills and be introduced to basic weaving techniques. The instructor will demonstrate using a butane torch to draw beads on the ends of wires. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some wire skills will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, needle tool, ruler (12 inches or longer), medium tip permanent marker, blue masking tape (1 in or 3/4 in is best) Recommended: task light, magnification, and work mat.

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1281, Basket Full of Gems Pendant - $127 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1380, Sunlight Circles - $135
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bead weaving
• Brick stitch
  • Herringbone
 


You will create a one of a kind necklace with bright colored flowers made completely of beads. No one will have the same piece when finished. Project is fun and colorful! You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Experience with bead weaving

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, ott light, scissors, bead zapper

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1380, Sunlight Circles - $135 [More Info]
Shona Brooks
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1262, What's The Catch? - $70
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Mixed Materials,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire wrapping
  • Using mixed materials
  • Assembly
 
 
What's The Catch? Is a mixed media necklace class, we will be learning to wire wrap, use mixed media components such as wire, ceramic, metal, polymer clay, and silk. We will be creating a fun, bold, colorful design. This will be an asymmetrical design, so for all of you who usually put things in exact order be prepared to take a giant leap. We will be using ceramic fish pieces made by Firefly Design Studio... There is a hook, line, and sinker portion to What's The Catch!! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Using Wire cutters, and pliers, handling materials, an open mind, and having fun!!

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers or looper tool, flat nose pliers, bent nose pliers, flush cutters

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1262, What's The Catch? - $70 [More Info]
Betony Maiden
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1032, Twinkle Twist- $136
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Soldering,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forming
  • Wirework

In this class we will make a twist and add a twinkle to create stacking bracelets. You will learn to solder, forge and twist sterling silver. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Ultra flush side cutters, Chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Bench pin, Bracelet mandrel (optional), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1032, Twinkle Twist- $136 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1072, Bead and Button Jewelry - $110
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Cold Connections,Design,Dremel,Drilling,Mixed Materials,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drilling wood and plastics
  • Wire weaving
  • Design
  • Color use

Do you love colorful buttons? If so, break out the old button box—we'll elevate ordinary buttons into wonderful, wearable center-stage focals for all types of jewelry. Learn how to modify old or new buttons using wire and inventive connection methods like wiring, riveting and other cold connections to create button bracelets, pendants or earrings with a modern twist. You’ll learn drilling, wire coiling, color Use and combining materials without glue. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Patience, use of thin gauge wire and pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Dremel tool with appropriate collet and#56 drill bit, steel block -- combo or separate, awl or sharp scribe, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, sanding sticks, and Sharpie.

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1072, Bead and Button Jewelry - $110 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1104, Do Dads & What Knots- $115
  
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Make perfect Eye pins
  • Basics of wire wrap
  • Intro to different wire gauges




This is a great introduction to wire class. Wrap some crystals & pearls, make some do-dads , have some fun ! Hammer and create is the theme in the classroom . You'll also learn how to use your tools properly to conquer the shape you are trying to make ! Walk out with a great bracelet or a one of a kind necklace. the design will be yours! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose, chain nose, & flat nose pliers

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1104, Do Dads & What Knots- $115 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1130, Super Chick Bracelet- $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wirework

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Ability to read and understand written chain maille instructions
  • Learn to integrate crystals into a chain maille weave
  • Simple wire work of making a closed loop

The Super Chick Bracelet is a beautiful chain maille piece that you can individualize with your selection of color(s) of crystals. You will utilize wire to integrate the crystals into the bracelet. Most students should complete the bracelet in class. You will love the look and feel of this bracelet on your wrist. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Ten 6mm bicone crystals in color(s) of your choice, Medium sized single row clasp, Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Round nose pliers (optional - limited number available in class), Wire cutters (optional - limited number available in class), Task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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1130, Super Chick Bracelet- $125 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1265, Finger Woven Necklace- $125

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Wire braiding
  • Wire work

By popular demand, I’ve further expanded the finger weaving repertoire to include a Finger Woven Necklace! In this class we’ll learn the original finger weave braid and then expand our skills to add traditional end caps, incorporate chain and finish with a stunning pendant. This one of a kind necklace offers so many design possibilities as a simple eye-catching necklace, or a foundation to feature your beautiful lampwork or other focal bead. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic wire wrapping helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Pliers, wire cutters

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1265, Finger Woven Necklace- $125 [More Info]
Scott Mason
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 18, 2017
1296, Three Stone Ring - $120
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Soldering
  • Silversmithing
  • Stone setting

The Three Stone Ring incorporates two basic design principles: the use of positive/negative space, and the rule of odds. These elements combine to create a visually pleasing and easily wearable design. It is also a relatively quick, easy, and economical project. Although previous soldering experience is recommended, adventurous beginners may also find this a satisfying project. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering experience is recommended

Materials you are required to bring: 6"x6" or larger solder board, steel ring mandrel, butane and butane torch. Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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1296, Three Stone Ring - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 18, 2017
1323, Imperial Pearls- $185
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Bead Stringing/Knotting,Bead Weaving,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Peyote stitch
  Basic bead stringing
  • Crimping/finishing

Peyote stitch 24k gold and sterling silver metal seed beads around metal channel beads and accent them with Swarovski pearls and a metal crown charm to create this designer inspired bracelet and earring set. Students will assemble this bracelet and earring set using basic stringing techniques and basic wire work techniques.. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Prior experience with peyote stitch is a plus

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, thread zapper, 2 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose plier, crimper tool, bead mat, hypo cement glue, wire cutters, task lamp (optional)

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1323, Imperial Pearls- $185 [More Info]
Marla Salezze
 
08/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
1023, Highly Irregular – Making, Creating, and Fixing - $133
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Metalsmithing
  • Beading

So you know how to solder, but sometimes you just can’t get it right. In this class I will show you some highly irregular tricks to fix messy soldering. You will get a chance to put it to the test and by the end of the class have fun pieces for a modern bracelet or necklace. Students will finish one or more pendants, however beading will be finished after the class on their own as beading will not be taught. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to silver solder

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, Flat nose pliers, Flush Cutters (Ultra preferred), Chain nose pliers, Needle files

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1023, Highly Irregular – Making, Creating, and Fixing - $133 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
1098, Beautiful Scrap Wire Chains - $124
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using various pliers to form wire
  • Wire forging
  • Connecting links

Turn your scrap wire into beautiful chains! Learn to make several different wire shapes that can be joined together to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Students will use various pliers to turn short pieces of wire into 5-6 different links plus a hook clasp. Simple wire forging will also be introduced. Students will create several links of each shape to learn the techniques so that they can easily finish the chains on their own after class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with wire tools will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Pliers: (chain nose, bent nose, round nose, flat nose), flush wire cutters, fine tooth flat or half round metal file, small steel block, small flat or slightly rounded hammer, fine tip permanent marker, recommended: (task light, magnification, work mat). The following tools will be available for student's to share in class but students can also bring their own if they wish: (different sizes of looping or bail making pliers, 1.25mm or 1.5mm hole punching pliers)..

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1098, Beautiful Scrap Wire Chains - $124 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
1133, Tryzantine Bracelet- $130
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to read and understand written chain maille instructions
  • Learn how to integrate a closed ring into a weave
  • Learn to build a woven rope type chain

The Tryzantine Bracelet is a wonderful chain maille piece of jewelry. Utilizing pliers, you will weave this rope type chain and integrate a closed ring into the active chain design. It is fun to make and very comfortable to wear. Most students should complete the bracelet in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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1133, Tryzantine Bracelet- $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
1166, Simple Stamped Leather Cuff - $110
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Leatherwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stamping
  • Dying leather
  • Finishing leather

This beginner's workshop in leather will teach you how to stamp a design in leather, using both leather stamps and Native American stamps. Once stamped you can either seal and leave natural colored or add dye to your leather. We will finish by adding snaps to the cuff and finish the edges and seal the dye. These skills will allow you to design other pieces in leather. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing

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1166, Simple Stamped Leather Cuff - $110 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
1272, Pipe and Drape- $130
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Soldering,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hammering
  • Annealing
  • Wire work




This is one of my most popular bracelets. I may look easy, but we’ll utilize some unique skills and supplies to complete this intriguing bracelet. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Metal and wire working

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelry making pliers, chasing hammer, rawhide hammer, bench block, cutters, bracelet shaping tools, Sharpie, ruler, solderite board, butane micro-torch* (instructor will have a limited number of tools to share)

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1272, Pipe and Drape- $130 [More Info]
Scott Mason
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
1329, Super Chevron Cuff- $130
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Peyote stitch two-holed superduo beads
  Attaching beadwork to special finding
  • Ending and adding thread

Relax and bead! Let's create a 1 1/2 inch wide statement cuff using the popular superduo beads in a peyote stitch technique. Follow a charted pattern for a modern and wearable chevron pattern in choice of one of two colorways. Learn to attach your beadwork to a unique metal plated finding, embellish edges, and stitch on twin magnetic clasps. Students will complete at least one side of their cuff, connect to the finding, and learn how to add the clasps. Some may finish the whole cuff. Choice of turquoise & black with silver finding, or tweedy gold & black with antique gold finding. A chill class for everyone with some stitching experience. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity and comfortable with any seed bead stitching, peyote most helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Beading thread (Fireline or Wildfire black is suggested), beading needles, task lamp and extension cord, scissors, bead mat, pen to make notes on paper pattern

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1329, Super Chevron Cuff- $130 [More Info]
Leslie Rogalski
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
907, Hi-Tech Hides $125
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Metalwork,Niobium

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Anodizing niobium
  • Use the anodic paintbrush
  • Creating easy patterns while anodizing

Use anodic painting with electricity to create the perfect accessory for those animal print clothes. Cut, file and sand niobium shapes. Then paint animal prints using an anodic paintbrush. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers and chain nose pliers

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907, Hi-Tech Hides $125 [More Info]
Marti Brown
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1088, Celestial Galaxy- $125
   
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Master the use of various shapes of 2-hole beads
  • Create a beaded bead with multiple holes shapes & sizes of beads
  • Embellish working in smaller beads

This "Galaxy" consists of two-hole triangles and crescents woven together with hex beads. Embellish with more beads and crystals to give it the "Twinkles". And if that's not enough, you'll design a necklace with more beads and learn to crimp properly AND-- oh my, you've got your own CELESTIAL GALAXY!
This is not a beginner class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of working with 2-hole beads

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors & task light if needed

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1088, Celestial Galaxy- $125 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1228, Sterling Silver Spinner Ring- $115
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Finishing,Forging,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Texturing,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Calculating ring and spinner size
  Using a butane torch
  • Hammering and forming on a ring mandrel

Come and join Nancy Sacco, a seasoned silver jewelry craftsman, as you learn how to work with sterling silver sheet metal and your choice of sterling, bronze, copper or brass wire, or patterned sterling silver or gold filled wire for the spinners. Complete written instructions are included. Your personal selection of spinner types and band texture will assure that your ring will be one of a kind and completely unique to your taste. Leave with a beautiful sterling silver spinner ring for yourself or to give as a special gift. All skill levels welcome! Must be at least 17 years old.You will learn how to form and torch solder (using a small butane torch known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch) sterling silver sheet metal into a ring that will be custom sized to your finger, how to make the spinners, and learn the secret of how to keep the spinners from falling off the ring band! After your piece is complete, you will tumble your beautiful custom ring to a glorious shine! Customize your ring by choosing to make a straight or wavy edge on your band, leave it smoothly pristine, hammer it for a cool faceted look, or choose to decorate it using metal stamps of your choice. Then select the metal or metals you want for your spinners. So many choices—so little time!Please do not wear loose or flowing clothing in the class, and tie long hair back as we will be using torches and wish to observe good fire safety procedures.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to use a butane torch, ability to use a hammer

Materials you are required to bring: None

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1228, Sterling Silver Spinner Ring- $115 [More Info]
Nancy Sacco
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1278, Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay- $110

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Polymer Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using gold foil with polymer clay
  • Using alcohol inks to color translucent clay
  • Cutting and slicing polymer clay

There are many polymer clay techniques that are simple but look difficult. This is one of them. Learn to make this beautiful pendant with our crackling and inking technique. Condition clay, add gold leafing then crackle. Next, use alcohol inks for color. Once you have the pendant base, learn to create a pendant shape with clay cutters or freehand cutting techniques. You'll add a touch of sparkle with a Swarovski pendant enhanced by our custom bezel. We use cording to create a finished pendant, complete with handmade clay beads that you create. Then make a bracelet with your extra clay! You will add glaze and have a finished project.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic Polymer Clay skills: conditioning clay, using a pasta machine, using clay tools (blades, cutters).

Materials you are required to bring: None. The instructor supplies everything.


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1278, Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay- $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
974, Fold and Roll with Bling - $125
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Cold Connections,Fold Forming,Metalsmithing,Riveting,Soldering,Stone Setting - Faceted,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Fold forming
  • Soldering
  • Stone setting

If rapid and simple have a place in your jewelry making repertoire, then this class is right up your alley! It’s easy to add dimensional elements to your jewelry by using a simple repetitive technique developed by the instructor to create amazing textures on light-gauge metals. Students will learn micro fold forming (aka the Sherman fold), cold connections, and stone setting while creating a cool copper cuff. We will be doing lots of hammering and hearing protection is highly recommended.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Rubber or rawhide mallet, Metal shears, Metal file, Round nose pliers, Flush cutters, Chasing hammer, Steel bench block, Oval steel bracelet mandrel, butane torch, butane, 6"x6" or larger solder board.

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974, Fold and Roll with Bling - $125 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1036, The Stone's Secret - $275
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design,Metal Clay,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Make a pendant out of fine silver metal clay
  • Construct and solder a bezel onto a backplate
  • Cut, carve or pierce a design into metal clay

Be honest: what is the first thing you do when you pick up a piece of jewelry? You turn it over and look at the back, right? Nevertheless, many of us tend to neglect the backs of our pieces, and at best file and polish them smooth. In this technique-packed class, each student will design and construct a pendant out of silver metal clay, featuring a beautiful cabochon. The back of the pendant will be at least as attractive as the front, and will hopefully utilize inspiration or motifs from the stone on the front. Each student will cut, carve or pierce a design into the clay, so that the stone will be visible from the back, thus unifying the design.
After our backplates are fired, we will solder on a bezel and set the stone. Each pendant will be an individual work of art: your "stone's secret" will be the beautiful design that hides behind it! You WILL complete this project in class.
 
Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with silver metal clay, as well as basic metal working skills would be very helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Students should bring a cabochon of their choice that speaks to them, either round or oval. It should not be larger than 2 x 1 inch (oval) or 1.5 inches in diameter (round). If possible students should bring a small box and a travel hairdryer to help dry their pieces.

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1036, The Stone's Secret - $275 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1076, Beachcomber's Bonanza - $200
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Cold Connections,Drilling,Forging,Lapidary,Metalsmithing,Mixed Materials,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drilling stone and sea glass
  • Planning no torch connections
  • Using natural objects for jewelry

Are you an incurable scavenger when you go to the beach, park, lake or other natural area? In this class, we will learn how to mount natural objects like shells, pebbles, sticks, driftwood, sea glass and other found objects using wire, cold connections and other non-glue techniques. Bring your own treasures and use what’s in your kit to make a pendant featuring your favorite natural object. Learn to safely drill stone or sea glass, create flowing wire mountings, and how to plan and execute uncommon mountings like two-part, perimeter and integral tabs or multi-layer rivets.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Use of hand tools (not much sawing) and understanding of basic jewelry design. Experience with drilling is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Steel Block, chasing hammer, jeweler’s saw frame and 2/0 blades metal snips, awl or sharp scribe, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, sandpapers and files, rotary tool or flexshaft and stand (optional), diamond burs if you have them, small ceramic or glass bowl, and SAFETY GOGGLES.

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1076, Beachcomber's Bonanza - $200 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1084, ORION'S BELT Bracelet - $240
  
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Dimensional CRAW - cubic right angle weave
  • Creating a dimensional bezel around a cushion stone
  • Hidden clasp closure

Working in CRAW (cubic right angle weave) for this bracelet design, creates individual components that hold a cushion cut Swarovski stone, which sits on top of the component, enclosed around a bezel of seed beads and Swarovski crystals. You will join each component and attach with a hidden clasp "belting" your wrist. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous bead weaving experience, knowledge of CRAW

Materials you are required to bring: Personal beading supplies ie: favorite beading needles, thread, beading awl, lighting, thread burner, scissors and personal eye-ware.

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1084, ORION'S BELT Bracelet - $240 [More Info]
Jacqui Higgins
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1110, Rhinestones & Rivolis Necklace- $215
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Applying rhinestone montees to jump rings
  Micro helm weave
  • Surrounding rivoli with chain maille

Did you think bling was just for the seed beaders? Not anymore. In this class we will work with very small jump rings and incorporate rhinestone montee beads as well as stunning rivolis in a necklace that will sparkle and shine. The centerpiece of the necklace is made using simple Helm Weave techniques and you will learn to incorporate rhinestones into the weave as well as surround a rivoli. To make the chain, you will micro maille in a Byzantine pattern while also learning to incorporate rhinestones into that pattern. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable opening and closing jump rings. It will be helpful if student has done byzantine and helm weave chain maille projects before. Student must be able to see well. We are using very small materials.

Materials you are required to bring: 2 pairs of small flat nose or chain nose pliers, 1 or 2 pairs of small tip bent nose pliers, task light/magnifier

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1110, Rhinestones & Rivolis Necklace- $215 [More Info]
Mary Soucy
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1180, Kitchen Table Soldering - $210
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting
  • Soldering
  • Safety

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Use hand-crafted stamps and lining tools to add personalized marks and interest. Finish by setting the stone and adding a simple pinch bail to hang it from your favorite chain – you’ll be amazed at how much you can learn in just one day! And best of all, you’ll do it all with a small, easy-to-use culinary butane torch! (If you are a more advanced student, you will have the opportunity to create a handmade pinch bail if time permits.)Absolutely everything necessary to complete the project is provided in this workshop – all tools, materials, and equipment! In addition, you’ll receive a handout covering how to set up a basic home soldering station, complete with Francesca’s preferred suppliers and resources. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a battery-powered task light and eye magnification if you have had trouble seeing well in past workshops. Otherwise, everything else is provided!

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1180, Kitchen Table Soldering - $210 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1240, Made from Scratch - Enameled Panel Necklace - $185
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Coloring Metal,Design,Enameling,Glassworking,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to torch fire enamel
  • Students will learn how to prepare copper for enameling
  • Students will learn how to add color to metal using liquid and 80 mesh enamels


A combination of enameling techniques merge beautifully in “Made from Scratch: Enameled Panel Necklace.” In this workshop, each student will learn basic torch fire enameling techniques and how to work with basic 80 mesh enamel, liquid enamel, sgraffito (scratching patterns in enamel), wet packing, and necklace assemblage skills. Every student will leave this workshop with a finished enameled panel necklace. Many enamel colors and eight different necklace designs will be offered. Students will be given a choice of templates or may create their own. Beginners are welcome! You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to use a torch. Must have a positive attitude and a happy heart :)

Materials you are required to bring: Students should wear natural fiber clothing and closed toed shoes. Although the instructor will provide everything for the completion of this project, students may wish to bring their own Crop-A-Dial punch (available at craft stores) and round nose, chain nose and flat nose pliers.

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1240, Made from Scratch - Enameled Panel Necklace - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1317, Tab-Set Fused Sterling Silver Cabochon - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Cold Connections,Fusing,Metalwork,Soldering,Stone Setting - Faceted,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing sterling silver
  • Soldering
  • Creating and using tabs

In this fun and fast-paced full day class, students will combine a tab setting with a fused sterling silver cabochon to create a unique pendant. Students will explore Gwen’s take on the ancient art of sterling silver fusing in a piece reminiscent of a patchwork quilt with a tube set CZ for extra bling. Gwen will walk students through the process of fusing sterling silver to create the cabochon. Students will then fabricate a back plate complete with tabs and a soldered tube setting and bail. After setting the CZ and fused silver cabochon, a quick and easy hand finishing technique adds sparkle and shine. Don’t miss this fire and metal magic! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be at least 18 years old

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated lamp and eye magnification if necessary. Instructor provides all tools, supplies and consumables for use in class.

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1317, Tab-Set Fused Sterling Silver Cabochon - $220 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 19, 2017
1331, Swirls of Pearls -  $230
  
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Beading versatile jewelry
  Spiral rope stitch
  • Peyote stitch

Bead weave loops of pearls and link them together to create a versatile focal component that can also be worn as a bracelet. The neckstrap is composed of Swarovski pearls and crystals using the spiral rope stitch and is attached to the pearl links with peyote stitched toggle clasps.This beaded piece of jewelry can be worn multiple ways: as a pearl linked bracelet, as a bead wrap bracelet, as a necklace with pearl focal piece and as a beaded choker. It's the epitome of beaded jewelry that can be worn from day to night and this project will certainly push your beading skills to new levels as multiple bead weaving stitches are combined to create this wearable and versatile piece.. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous bead weaving experience required, including proficiency with peyote stitch. Knowledge of multiple bead weaving skills a plus.

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, thread zapper, needle nose pliers, bead mat, task lamp (optional)

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1331, Swirls of Pearls - $230 [More Info]
Marla Salezze
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1356, Photographing Your Jewelry - How To Hands On - $170
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using a table top studio
  • Taking and editing photos on a smartphone or tablet
  • Using a camera with a table top studio

 


Join Kate for a workshop to learn the basics of photographing your jewelry and taking pictures. The workshop is designed to go over the basics of good photographs for your Etsy shop, Ebay site, web site, Pinterest board or social media. This is a hands-on class. There will be Table Top Studio stations set up for each student. Each station will have a complete table top studio with lights, backdrops, tent and tripod. There will be setups for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Each student will be able to photograph at least eight items. Instructions will be given on using your Smart Phone or Tablet to take pictures. You will learn how to take pictures and edit them on your device. There will be tripods for cameras also. You are encouraged to bring your laptop or Tablet. The hours on this class have been expanded to allow you time to practice and to take multiple pictures exploring varying backgrounds. This class is for the beginner photographer and the more experienced photographer searching to improve the quality and composition of their jewelry pictures. Kate believes in making learning fun and interactive.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of Smartphone, Tablet or Camera

Materials you are required to bring: At least 8 examples of your work to photograph

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1356, Photographing Your Jewelry - How To Hands On - $170 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1369, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $175
    
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Home studio set-up
  • Basic metalsmithing techniques
 
Based on the unique sampler section in Kate's bestselling book Simple Soldering, students learn a variety of basic soldering techniques in this class. Class begins with a comprehensive discussion on torches, safety and creating a home studio soldering set up. Next students jump into the world of metalwork and complete a series of sampler projects incorporating basic metalsmithing techniques including soldering, texturing, sawing, riveting, and stone setting. After completing this fast-paced class, students will be ready to move on to more complex projects with confidence. Everything you need to know to get started or to hone your technique, it's all covered right here! You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: This class is appropriate for beginning students and students who want to refresh their soldiering skills

Materials you are required to bring: Bench block, chasing hammer, flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, metal file, metal shears

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1369, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $175 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
8:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 19, 2017
914, Talismans Jewelry- Step 1-Manipulating Metal - $180
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork


Challenge what is commonly held notions of what is considered jewelry. Gain knowledge of my studio style, tools and techniques for altering sheet metal and incorporating personal mementos and found objects to create wearable works of art. Learn metal techniques such as hand hammering, shaping, stamping, finishing and a variety of oxidizing methods. Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with handmade traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and cold join manipulation. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet. Jewelry techniques include clean up, polishing, design, color and layout of ideas. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking knowledge

Materials you are required to bring: ESSENTIAL TOOLS- tin snips, wire snips, needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil,anvil pillow, metal file, Optional- beads, tin scraps, found or small precious objects.


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914, Talismans Jewelry- Step 1-Manipulating Metal - $180 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1020, Bold Connections - $174

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design,Metalsmithing,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
• Assembly
        • Design

Make a statement by creating a “Bold Connection” to finish your beadwork. Pieces maybe used to finish necklaces or bracelets. In this class you will learn different ways to texturize metal; refine their soldering skills; and shape and forge wire to create a toggle. Students will finish the toggle however, they may not have time to string their beaded necklace. (Semi-precious beads will be provided for the project, stones will vary in size, shape and stone.) Pre-requisite: must have soldering experience. Beading will not be covered in this class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to solder silver. Must know how to string beads and crimp.

Materials you are required to bring:  Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed,  2 Chain nose pliers or 1 flat and 1 chain nose, Ultra flush side cutters, Bench pin, Nylon nose pliers

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1020, Bold Connections - $174 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1135, X Finger Ring $65
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to read and understand written chain maille instructions
  • Learn to make a chain maille finger ring
  • Learn to fit a chain maille ring to your finger

The X Ring is a chain maille finger ring that is a breeze to make. You make it to fit any finger on your hand so that it is very comfortable to wear. The chain maille flower on the top adds interest to the ring. All students should complete the project in class. You will love to wear this custom fit ring. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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1135, X Finger Ring $65 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1050, Sunlight-Midnight Pendant - $110
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal,Design,Metalwork,Patina,Stamping,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring metal
  • Texturing
  • Design

If you want to add color and design to your jewelry but can't draw this class is for you. You will learn how to use colored pencil on metal to create a sunburst or starburst design of your choice. Learn how to texture, stamp, engrave, prepare and color your piece.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least 4 weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00, 1-#0 or #1 flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine marker (sharpie)., Small metal files for jewelry making, pencil sharpener, #2 pencil and metal scribe. Optional: Flat nosed pliers, metal stamps of your choice, and small steel block for stamping and chasing hammer

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1050, Sunlight-Midnight Pendant - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1100, Teardrop Pendant - $124
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic wire weaving
  • Balling up wires
  • Shaping woven wires

Create this beautiful pendant using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction on how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind piece.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None


Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, nylon tip pliers, flush wire cutters, needle tool, ruler, fine tip permanent marker, blue masking(1" or 3/4" is best) tape, recommended: task light, magnification and work mat

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1100, Teardrop Pendant - $124 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1165, Doodled & Dyed Leather Cuff - $135

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Leatherwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Burning in a design
  • Dying leather
  • Adding snaps

Do you like to draw and doodle? How about bright and funky colors? Take all of those and apply to a leather cuff that will be one of a kind. First you will burn a design in the leather and then we will discuss two ways to dye the leather and then how to add snaps or eyelets to finish a leather cuff. Kit fee includes a leather/wood burning kit that you will take home ($24 value). Students will work on two cuffs at the same time. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing


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1165, Doodled & Dyed Leather Cuff - $135 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1244, Line Fold Cuff $120
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Fold Forming,Forging,Metalwork,Niobium,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Fold-forming
  • Anodizing niobium
  • Forging for texturing metal

You will discover the magical properties of niobium that allow fold-forming without annealing and creating vivid colors through anodizing. You will cut, file, line fold and texture your bracelet. Anodizing will allow you to color the cuff to your personal taste. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic experience with metal working

Materials you are required to bring: All supplies will be brought by the instructor

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1244, Line Fold Cuff- $120 [More Info]
Marti Brown
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1091, Rope Em' - $125
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Make perfect Eye pins
  • Make beaded beads
  • Design
 

Weave crystals , pearls and bead caps to create your beaded beads (easy)! Learn to make the "Perfect" eye pins to embellish 2 different chains with your beaded beads & more jewels to complete this rope. Get ready for the compliments! Do you know how to make sure your lariat necklace stays in place & doesn't come undone ? You'll learn that technique and more. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Bead weaving experience

Materials you are required to bring: Glasses, task lamp , scissors

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1091, Rope Em' - $125 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19 2017
1267, A Walk on the Whimsy Side - $120

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Backstitch
  • Brick stitch edge
  • Anchor stitch

Take a walk on the artful and whimsy way of beading. This piece is a must-do cuff, great for anyone with an adventurous heart. Follow the lines, dots, arches and pathways with beads on the top of the fanciful fabric provided to you. Each beaded cuff will be as unique as you are. A wonderful surprise of your own designed cuff is waiting at the end. You will learn how to stitch several basic embroidery stitches in creative and dimensional ways. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some bead weaving or embroidery experience with any stitch, to be familiar working with needle and thread

Materials you are required to bring: Task lamp, bead mat, needles, thread of choice and Fireline 6 pound in both colors preferred, and E-6000

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1267, A Walk on the Whimsy Side - $120 [More Info]
Pamela Garbig
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1268, Swirly Girl Bracelet- $110
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Filigree,Finishing,Forging,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Torch soldering
  Wire forming with pliers
  • Wire forming with fingers

You will love making and wearing this feminine, eye-catching bracelet. It's my favorite go-to piece of jewelry and it always attracts compliments. In this class meant for beginners and up, you will learn how to measure for a perfect bracelet cuff fit, how to solder sterling silver, design your own cuff, use a bracelet mandrel and a hammer to form it, and then tumble polish it to a brilliant shine. All materials and equipment are provided, so there is nothing extra for you to bring. The instructor will supply design templates if you prefer to use them, or you will be shown how to design your own unique creation. This is a great class to learn all the basics of silver soldering, and you will leave with a jewelry treasure you will be proud to wear and say "Yes, I made that!" You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to use a butane torch and the ability to use hammer and pliers.

Materials you are required to bring: None

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1268, Swirly Girl Bracelet- $110 [More Info]
Nancy Sacco
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1298, Metal Morphosis Earrings - $130
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Fusing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Fusing
  • Soldering
  • Stone setting

Create 2 dramatically textured pair of earrings by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate. Embellish the earrings with your choice of bezel set faceted stones or cabochons for an added touch of elegance. Students will learn to fuse silver without melting; a huge cost and time saver! No experience required.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 6"x6" or larger solder board, steel block, mallet, butane and large butane torch. Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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1298, Metal Morphosis Earrings - $130 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1006, Vegas Evening - $129
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery,Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving,Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to create the base for bead embroidery using 4 hole beads
  • Setting round chatons and square rivoli
  • Adjusting size of the bracelet for a personal fit
 
Learn how to set small crystal chatons and square rivolis in sew-on settings, which can be later used for
creating this glamorous piece. Festive colors of this bangle bracelet evoke sparkling with excitement Vegas
night and small wheel beads create additional dimension to this full of allure piece.You WILL NOT  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Netting, familiar with 2 or 4 hole beads

Materials you are required to bring: Beading needles #11, beading thread Fireline 4lb.test, scissors, beading mat, task lamp, flat bent nose plies

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1006, Vegas Evening - $129 [More Info]
Agnieszka Watts
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1029, Silver H2O! - $149
        
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Casting,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Casting
  Soldering
  Metalsmithing

Create nature inspired pieces for one of a kind pendants, rings, earrings and more. This free form technique is fun, easy and fool proof; no piece could ever be wrong. In addition to completing the pendant shown, students will have the opportunity to make several pieces that may be used after the class. Students will finish the project in class. You WILL complete this project in class.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some knowledge of basic soldering helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Side cutters (flush preferred), Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Additional Sterling Silver or Fine Silver scrap (optional), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1029, Silver H2O! - $149 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1051, Coloring with Fire - $110
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections,Coloring Metal,Design,Riveting,Texturing,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to use a small torch
  • Coloring with fire
  Riveting
  Texturing


Join me to explore heat patina on copper to give beautiful color to your jewelry pieces. You will learn how to use a small torch to produce a color patina on a round lovely pendant, how to create designs with several heating techniques, use metal stamps, riveting, patina, and texture to take your work to the next level of design. You will also be given proper use of tools. Student will complete the project in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None.
Optional: Small hand held torch, butane fuel, and heat brick, chasing hammer, steel block, flat nosed pliers, and texture tools.

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1051, Coloring with Fire - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1074, Color on Metal - $130
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Cold Connections,Coloring Metal,Design,Metalsmithing,Mixed Materials,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring on metal
  • Preparing metal for color
  • Assembling parts with hand tools
 

Learn how to add a splash of vibrant color to your jewelry metal! We’ll use colored pencils and pastels to create rich layered color on copper or brass. We will create an easy pair of earrings in class – or students have the option to create a simple riveted pendant if they are experienced at fabrication techniques like sawing and riveting. In addition to the coloring technique, your instructor will demo riveting, sawing and delve into color use and design. Don’t worry if you can’t draw – we have premade patterns to color, too!
Please note: we will be using traditional art supplies and low-odor fixative to set the color on the metal – keep this in mind if you are uncomfortable with walking in and outside several times during the class to spray your work! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to color with pencils, rudimentary metals skills like hole punching and wire wrapping, assembly with pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Students should bring the following tools: hole punch, steel block, jeweler’s sawframe and 3/0 blades and/or disc cutter, metal snips, awl or sharp scribe, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, sanding sticks, sharpie, Prismacolor brand pencils and/or artist's oil pastels if you have them, and scrap paper.

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1074, Color on Metal - $130 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1109, Rhinestone Ball Necklace- $160
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Mounting rhinestones onto jump rings
  Japanese chain maille techniques
  • Making a 3-D object

In this workshop, we will learn to make rhinestone balls which can then be linked together to make a stunning necklace. Mounting rhinestones onto jump rings will be the first challenge, then, Japanese Chain Maille Techniques will be used to configure the rhinestones into a 3 dimensional ball. Once all of the rhinestone balls are created, we will be able to easily link them together to create an amazing necklace that is sure to be noticed. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable with opening and closing jump rings and be able to see well as materials are fairly small

Materials you are required to bring: 1 jump rings opener, 2 pairs of small tip flat nose or chain nose pliers, 1 or 2 pairs of small tip bent nose pliers, 1 Pair of small wire cutters, 1 Pair round nose pliers, task light and/magnifier if needed

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1109, Rhinestone Ball Necklace- $160 [More Info]
Mary Soucy
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1146, Trapeze Earrings - $125
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Riveting,Silversmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hot rivets
  • Design
  • Torching with stones

Articulation, movement, swinging silver! The movement of these earrings will catch light and attention when being worn. Learn to design, forge and hot rivet to make two pair of sterling silver earrings, one with stones, one without. We will drill holes, ball wire and attach all pieces to make earrings that are hinged in one of two places. Once you complete a sterling silver pair you will move on to the more challenging aspect of making hot rivets with stones. Come join me and learn the secrets of great technique.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Comfortable with filing, basic metal work

Materials you are required to bring: Bench block and chasing hammer, hole punching tool , flat file

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1146, Trapeze Earrings - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1169, Mokume Gane in Polymer Clay- $110

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Finishing,Polymer Clay,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Layer polymer clay and use gold leafing
  • Paint with alcohol inks
  • Use tools to add texture and designs

Traditionally, mokume gane refers to an ancient technique where metals were assembled to resemble the grain in wood. By using polymer clay instead of metal, we can achieve an effect that adds dimension, depth, and a blending of colors to our clay projects. You will learn to tint translucent clay, add gold leafing, make a layered stack and pattern by stamping with clay tools. When the piece is ready, it will be sliced into wafer thin sections and placed on more clay to be cut into the desired shapes. Once baked, the pieces can be assembled into a necklace, bracelet or individuals pendants.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No skills needed. Previous work with Polymer Clay is helpful but not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: None. The instructor provides everything for you!


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1169, Mokume Gane in Polymer Clay- $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1248, Morning & Evening Landscapes $115
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Niobium

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Cutting niobium
  • Filing & sanding niobium
  • Anodic painting a scene on niobium

Learn to control the brush anodizing technique to create your landscape visions. Cut, file and sand niobium shapes to prepare them for anodizing. A simple resist made with PnP will create silhouettes. Control of the voltages will create the misty effects seen at sunrise and sunset over water and in the mountains. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Having some experience with anodic painting is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and a flush wire cutter

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1248, Morning & Evening Landscapes $115 [More Info]
Marti Brown
5:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 19, 2017
1339, RAW Talent Bangle- $127
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Right Angle Weave (RAW)
  Embellishment stitch
  • Beading around a pre-fab bangle

Bead around a blank channel bangle cuff using right angle weave stitch and embellish with firepolish beads or Swarovski pearls. Students will learn how to bead a right angle weave (RAW) strip with metal seed beads and bead around a pre-fabricated metal bangle. Then the beaded strip will be embellished with metal seed beads and accent beads. Students can choose from a variety of metal finishes for the pre-fab cuff and metal seed beads. An upgrade fee will apply for certain metal finishes, such as 24k gold or sterling silver. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous beadweaving experience

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, thread zapper, bead mat, task light (optional)

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1339, RAW Talent Bangle- $127 [More Info]
Marla Salezze
 
08/20/2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 20, 2017
1008, Venice Carnival - $125
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery,Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving,Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to create the base for bead embroidery and design
  • Using cup chain for embroidery
  • Working with 2 and 4 hole beads
 
Create this funny, sparkling with colors of crystals bracelet bangle. You can later make more and stack them
together. Then each one can be in a different color and you can wear them like a rainbow adoring your wrist. You can learn a new technique how to create a sturdy yet flexible bracelet base using Czechmates beads.
This kind of foundation can be used later as a background for a new technique of the bead embroidery, which
creates structural and fashionable designs with crescents beads and crystal cup chain.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Netting, familiar with 2 or 4 hole beads

Materials you are required to bring: Beading needles #11, beading thread Fireline 4lb.test, beading mat, scissors, task lamp, wire cutters

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1008, Venice Carnival - $125 [More Info]
Agnieszka Watts
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 20, 2017
1030, Silver Illuminations – Enameling on Silver- $125
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling,Forging,Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Enameling
  • Forging
  • Metalwork

Ready to move on from copper enameling? Silver here we come! In this class we will use fine sheet to allow transparent enamels colors to shine and show off the brilliance of silver. This technique will add new life to your enamel work. Students will have the opportunity to put their own flare to each piece. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, Goldsmith hammer or planishing hammer
#2 paint brush (fine tip), 5 pages of any magazine, Wood forming block with groves or sand bench pillow , Flat nose pliers, Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1030, Silver Illuminations – Enameling on Silver- $125 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 amSunday, August 20, 2017
1078, Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! Part A - $140
 

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Dremel,Drilling,Metalsmithing,Technique Based,Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to use your Tool
  • Drilling mixed materials
  • Metalwork
 
 

Admit it: You own a Dremel and you've never opened the box... Sound familiar? In this beginner technique class, we focus on the safe and proper use of rotary tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, paper, and metal. Learn to troubleshoot, which attachments work for what material, and how to effectively use your rotary tool with confidence. We will spend a significant amount of time drilling, as this is the most-used technique for this class of tool. Students completing this class are welcome into and encouraged to sign up for my "Rotary Tools: Advanced Techniques" class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: This is for the complete novice to beginner Dremel owner

Materials you are required to bring: Hand-held electric-powered dremel tool (or other brand) machine and parts kit; any model, PLEASE: NO battery-operated models, NO rechargables, NO "flex-shaft" dremels. They are not strong enough for sheet metal. This class is for hand-held Rotary units only. If it is a brand new (post 2014) dremel unit, and please ensure you have the proper collets for your model.

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1078, Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! Part A - $140 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 20, 2017
1144, Patina Party - $115
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal,Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Adding color
  • Patina
  • Hot Patina
 


Let's party!! Patina party that is!!Join me in exploring various methods of adding colors and patina to your metal creations. Using copper discs we will explore using common household products, torches pencils, inks and more to add color as well as traditional methods including liver of sulfur. Some samples will be completed in class, others will be taken home to, fume, cure and develop overnight. This technique based class with add to your metal knowledge.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing

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1144, Patina Party - $115 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 20, 2017
1250, Niobium Findings For Beaders $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Cold Connections,Dremel,Drilling,Forging,Metalwork,Niobium,Texturing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Designing findings to use with your beaded creations
  • Making clasps with niobium wire
  • Making clasps and connectors with niobium sheet

Students will learn to use hypoallergenic niobium wire and sheet to create findings. Design clasps, buttons, connectors and bead caps for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Anodize them any colors you want to accent your bead stringing or bead weaving.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and flush wire cutters

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1250, Niobium Findings For Beaders $120 [More Info]
Marti Brown
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 20, 2017
1429, Meet Metal Clay! - $120
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn how to handle and store metal clay
  • Learn how to re-hydrate metal clay, to extend your work session
  • Learn to roll, texturize and cut metal clay

This class is designed for jewelry artists who have never worked with metal clay, but who are curious about exploring this fascinating medium. We will discuss basic metal clay skills such as how to correctly roll and texturize clay, how to keep the clay moist, and much more. Students can then use their newly found knowledge to make a pendant (with or without a bail), earrings, a handful of charms, or any combination of these elements. When the pieces are dry we will learn to torch-fire the jewelry, so that students will be able to work with metal clay at home: no kiln required!You WILL complete this project in class.
 
Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: The instructor will supply all necessary tools: it would be helpful if students are able to bring a travel hairdryer and a small cardboad box, to speed the drying process.


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1429, Meet Metal Clay! - $120 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 20, 2017
818, Playing with Fire (and Leather) - $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections,Coloring Metal,Metalwork,Riveting,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Applying flame patina
  • Working with leather
  • Cold connecting

In this class we will use fire to paint a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. Several inspired cuffs incorporating leather will be created from the fire painted sheet. All finished pieces will be sealed to preserve the flame patina. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 6"x6" or larger solder board, oval steel bracelet mandrel, butane torch (Blazer micro torch recommended by instructor). Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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818, Playing with Fire (and Leather) - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
8:30 am - 12:30 pmSunday, August 20, 2017
1198, Hydraulic Press Magic! - $110
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Basics,Design,Hydraulic Press,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Technique Based,Texturing,Tool Instruction

Students will be trained using two different hydraulic presses, a Bonny Doon (Rio Grande brand) and a Potter (Potter USA brand) hydraulic press. BONUS! Potter USA will give every student a free press accessory such as a pancake die! Students will have hands-on experience with one or both presses and make some basic shapes with the copper provided. The following are topics that will be covered:You WILLNOT  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing required. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, have long hair tied back, and not have long flowing sleeves..

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1198, Hydraulic Press Magic! - $110 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1319, Plumb Crazy - $110
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Design necklace using one stitch & many sizes of beads
  • Bead weave with no pattern
  • Learn dimensional beading techniques


Freeform peyote is an art in itself . How do I make these beads turn ? How do I make curls in my piece ? How do I make bridges with my beads ? You will learn all these techniques and more in this class. Freeform Peyote is not only fun & challenging is all about the creating ! When you're done , you'll be so excited with a truly "One of a Kind " necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know Peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors & task lamp if needed

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1319, Plumb Crazy - $110 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1058, Etched Saddle Ring -  $185
 
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Level:
Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Design,Etching,Finishing,Flex Shaft,Metalsmithing,Patina,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Stone Setting - Faceted,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Etching sterling silver
  • Proper ring sizing
  • Multi-layer soldering

Saddle up! Learn the extensive possibilities and practical process behind etching sterling silver, while building a beautifully embellished sterling silver saddle ring. Learn how to set up, use and safely dispose of the chemicals used in the etching process. We will also focus on additional metalsmithing skills in order to further the design potential of your etched piece. This beginner to intermediate journey into the world of silver etching will open up new jewelry making vistas. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and soldering proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, Jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0), Bench Block, Bench Pin, Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, Files, Metal shears, Scissors, Calipers, Hammer -chasing, goldsmith, or ball peen, Rawhide mallet, Wire cutters, Scribe, bezel rocker or bezel pusher , burnishers, Ring mandrel, polishing pads or fine steel wool. Optional: nylon jaw ring bending pliers , half-round/flat bending pliers
miter vise/jig

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1058, Etched Saddle Ring - $185 [More Info]
Richard Salley
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1154, Stone on Stone Pendant - $220
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver soldering
  • Stone drilling
  • Tube setting

Ever wonder how they got that stone to stay on top of another stone? That’s what you’re going to learn as you make this one-of-a-kind pendant. Students will learn: Silver soldering, how to drill stones, how to set small cabochons and how to set a cabochon on top of a cabochon. You’ll also learn tube setting, various texturing techniques and finishing. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing, drilling, filing, soldering

Materials you are required to bring: Cabochon (instructor will have some for sale at time of class) bench block, rawhide mallet, files, scribe (awl), straight edge, Jeweler’s saw w/#2/0 blades, Sharpie, bench pin. Suggested but not required: stamps, texturing hammers, brass mallet, and burnisher (bezel pusher).

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1154, Stone on Stone Pendant - $220 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1217, Rings of Fire Necklace - $280
  
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating a structurally designed component using peyote stitch
  • Variety of embellishment techniques
  • Stringing design technique

In this necklace design, you will create 5 structural peyote stitched components with a variety of embellishment techniques. Additional components are again structurally created to enhance the design, with a unique stringing technique which makes up the neck strap of the necklace.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Working knowledge of odd / even count peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Personal beading supplies ie: favorite beading needles, thread, beading awl, lighting, thread burner, scissors and personal eye-ware

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1217, Rings of Fire Necklace - $280 [More Info]
Jacqui Higgins
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1260, A Touch of Gold: Roll Printing and Keum Boo - $230
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Design,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Mixed Materials

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Keum Boo
  • Roll printing
  • Patina

This two-for-one workshop introduces you to two very different metals techniques that - when combined - produce gorgeous, unusual results. We'll start with roll printing, the process of using a rolling mill to impress pattern and texture into sheet metal using a variety of materials, including some you'll make yourself! Then we'll use our new skills to create patterned silver sheet for earrings or pendants and apply real 24k gold using an ancient Korean process known as keum boo. You can choose to make your piece rustic or more refined - this versatile technique allows for a wide range of personal expression. If you're interested in adding outside-the-box processes to your jewelry-making toolbox, this is the workshop for you! You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a battery-powered task light and eye magnification if you have had trouble seeing well in past workshops. Otherwise, everything else is provided!

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1260, A Touch of Gold: Roll Printing and Keum Boo - $230 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1269, Pillars of Athena - $207
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery,Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Anchor stitch
  • Brick stitch edge
  • Peyote branching

Walk the beaded path with me using handmade components from Greece. Learn 3D level beading, BI-Color outlining, and how to capture and place organic materials. This stunning natural beauty will encourage you to express your own travel experience in your art. This cuff is a real show stopper. You will learn to use beads to create a rich texture using basic bead embroidery stitches. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Beginning bead embroidery but students must know basic even count peyote

Materials you are required to bring: Task lamp, fine scissors, thread of choice Fireline 6 pound smoke recommended, bead mat, E-6000 glue, and needles

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1269, Pillars of Athena - $207 [More Info]
Pamela Garbig
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1357, Setting Up Your Etsy Shop, Square Account and Pinterest Page - $170
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Completing Etsy sign up and opening your Etsy Shop during class
  • Collecting effective keywords to describe your work
  • Composing narrative descriptions of your work

Join Kate for a workshop to understand the power of Etsy, Square and Pinterest as marketing and sales tools. The hours of this class have been expanded to give each student the opportunity to open their Etsy Shop during the workshop. You will have support and guidance for each step of the process. You will also be able to open a square account and set up a Pinterest Site with posting boards. During the class a screen, projector and Laptop with wi-fi will be used to visit each of these programs in real time to explore and learn about their potential. Learn how Etsy can serve as your web site with a fraction of the cost of maintaining a web page. Learn how Pinterest can be connected to your Etsy site to drive sales. Learn how Square can enable sales any time any place. A booklet developed by Kate is part of the class giving step by step instructions for set up as well as tips and resources. Since quality pictures are essential to your Etsy Site, it is recommended that you take the photographing your jewelry workshop prior to the Etsy Class. At least one picture ready for posting on Etsy is required for the class. Please bring one or two samples of your work for discussion. Kate believes in making learning interactive and fun. She will answer all questions at all levels. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic skills on a laptop, tablet or Smartphone

Materials you are required to bring: A laptop or tablet. Three laptops will be made available on a first come first serve basis. Bring at least one picture on your device ready to be posted on your Etsy Shop. Sign up for these programs can be done on a Smart Phone, but the screen size may present some challenges. Please bring at least two examples of your work. We will work with these items to develop key words and item descriptions. Two Table Top Studios will be set up for those unable to bring a picture. A credit card number for billing of fees and a bank account number for deposit of funds from items you sell on Etsy is needed to open you shop. WiFi will be available.

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1357, Setting Up Your Etsy Shop, Square Account and Pinterest Page - $170 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1370, Tube Setting on Rings - $200
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Soldering

Tube set stones add a sleek sparkle to jewelry designs. In this class students create a variety of rings from thin to thick bands and then learn the simple steps to embellishing the pieces with tube set stones. This class is perfect for the student who has had some metal jewelry making experience and wants to advance their skills with a new technique. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have a basic understanding of soldering techniques

Materials you are required to bring: Chasing hammer; bench block; safety glasses or other eye protection; flush cutter; chain nose pliers; metal ring mandrel

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1370, Tube Setting on Rings - $200 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1014, Etruscan Lace Bracelet - $117
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching,Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Beadweaving techniques used for 2 hole beads
  • Working and designing with demi round beads
  • Using different shapes, colors and finishes of beads in modern beadweaving
 
Connect shaped glass beads, lustrous fire polished rounds and new demi seed beads to create this delicate andelegant piece. The bracelet will wrap gently around your wrist sparkling with a mysterious glow.This class will focus on becoming more familiar with new demi-round seed beads, how and when use them in the
beaded projects..You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Netting

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, beading needles # 11 or 12, scissors, beading thread Fireline 4lb.test, task lamp

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1014, Etruscan Lace Bracelet - $117 [More Info]
Agnieszka Watts
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1252, Floral Fibula Pin $145
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Cold Connections,Fold Forming,Forging,Metalwork,Niobium,Texturing,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Line fold forming
  • Creating a flower form
  • Anodizing niobium

Cut and craft a flower and a leaf from niobium sheet using fold forming. Niobium wire makes the armature and the fibula pin. Anodizing with electricity adds the color.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic skills with jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and flush wire cutters

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1252, Floral Fibula Pin $145 [More Info]
Marti Brown
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