Bead Fest Philadelphia 2017
 

Workshops by Kieu Pham Gray

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08/16/2017
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
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
8:30 am - 11:30 amThursday, August 17, 2017
1052, Riveting Enamels- $117
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal,Enameling,Finishing,Forging,Metalsmithing,Riveting

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


Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces you will rivet the pieces together. Students will finish at least one pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None


Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, #2 paint brush (fine tip), 5 pages of any magazine (of any kind), flat nose pliers, side cutters (flush preferred), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed.  


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1052, Riveting Enamels- $117 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
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
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
 
08/18/2017
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
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
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
 
08/19/2017
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
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
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
 
08/20/2017
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