Bead Fest Philadelphia 2017
 

Workshops by Marti Brown

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08/17/20178:30 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
08/17/20174:30 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
08/18/20178:30 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
08/19/20178:30 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
08/19/20171:00 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
08/19/20175:30 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
08/20/20178:30 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
08/20/20171:00 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