Bead Fest Tacoma 2017
 

Workshops by Anne Mitchell

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10/26/20171:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
1383, Fine Silver Pattern Strap I.D. Bracelet - $155
 
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine silver fusing
  • Metalsmithing
  • Riveting




Let’s take 20-gauge fine silver sheets, 24-gauge fine silver pattern wire, a 14-gauge fine silver round wire forge, and rivet a heavy gauge strap hinge bracelet that creates a unique statement all on its own. In this class we will explore my favorite rivet connection, 14-gauge fine silver links and finish up the day with tumbling & patina.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: NOTHING! Just show up!  Instructor supplies a complete workstation for each participant to use. All other tools and materials are provided by instructor for participant use.

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1383, Fine Silver Pattern Strap I.D. Bracelet - $155 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
10/26/20175:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
1386, Ball End Horseshoe Link Bracelet - $150
 
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Metalwork, Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forging
  • Metal work
  • Patina




There is always something amazing about tension-based connections. This bracelet uses the tension and hardening of 14-gauge fine silver and gives us an updated version of the classic Horseshoe Link. This link is achieved by creating precise copies of each link and connecting them by utilizing tools that are in every basic setup. Join me for 3 hours of fun in exploring cold tension-based connections! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: NOTHING! Just show up!  Instructor supplies a complete workstation for each participant to use. All other tools and materials are provided by instructor for participant use.

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1386, Ball End Horseshoe Link Bracelet - $150 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
10/27/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, October 27, 2017
1387, Fine Silver Forged & Twisted Bangles - $250
 
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Fusing,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Simple soldering techniques
  • Forging
  • Metalworking




8-Gauge, 8-Gauge, 8-Gauge. Anyone who knows me knows I adore heavy gauge fine silver. Let’s have a great day twisting, forging, pounding, forming and creating these two amazing bangle bracelets. A fun day that will end with two creations that are amazing in their weight and feel as you wear them. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: NOTHING! Just show up!  Instructor supplies a complete workstation for each participant to use. All other tools and materials are provided by instructor for participant use.

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1387, Fine Silver Forged & Twisted Bangles - $250 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
10/28/20178:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017
1384, Fine Silver Forged Squares and Looped Linked Bracelet - $155
 
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Fusing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine silver fusing
  • Forging
  • Simple soldering techniques




In this session, you’ll learn how to fuse, shape and form identical forged squares and connect them all together with a variant of the looped link. Using only 12-gauge fine silver round wire, this fun twist and classic patterns is just another way to create unique personal jewelry. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: NOTHING! Just show up!  Instructor supplies a complete workstation for each participant to use. All other tools and materials are provided by instructor for participant use.

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1384, Fine Silver Forged Squares and Looped Linked Bracelet - $155 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
10/28/20174:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017
1385, Fine Silver Forged Sailors Knot Linked Bracelet - $155
 
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Fusing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine silver fusing
  • Forging
  • Texturing




Ancient mariners were the masters of knots and rigging. They took those knots and created beautiful wearable art that showed off their mastery. In this day-long workshop, we will create using 14-and-12-gauge fine silver, a sailor’s knot centerpiece and fuse rings to create this beautiful take on an ancient link.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: NOTHING! Just show up!  Instructor supplies a complete workstation for each participant to use. All other tools and materials are provided by instructor for participant use.

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1385, Fine Silver Forged Sailors Knot Linked Bracelet - $155 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
10/29/20178:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, October 29, 2017
1388, Pattern Wire Accented Tribal Cuff Patte - $180
 
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Level: All levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging,Metalwork,Riveting

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




In this workshop, you can create your own tribal cuff. The day will start by fitting and riveting a section of silver pattern wire to a textured base. This element will then be fitted into a precision folded and forged protective sheath that gives this bracelet that smooth and substantial feel.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: NOTHING! Just show up!  Instructor supplies a complete workstation for each participant to use. All other tools and materials are provided by instructor for participant use.

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1388, Pattern Wire Accented Tribal Cuff Patte - $180 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
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