Bead Fest Philadelphia 2017
 

Workshops by Gwen Youngblood

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08/16/20178:30 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
Gwen Youngblood
08/17/20178:30 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
Gwen Youngblood
08/17/20174:30 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
Gwen Youngblood
08/18/20178:30 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
Gwen Youngblood
08/19/20178:30 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
Gwen Youngblood
08/20/20178:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1388, 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.

Click on More Info below for kit contents and classroom information

1388, Patchwork Silver Pendant - $125
Gwen Youngblood
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