Bead Fest Tacoma 2017
 

Workshops by Donna Lewis

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10/26/20171:00 pm - 2:30 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
905, PMC Silver Earrings with Pearl Dangle - $95
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Finishing, Metal Clay, Patina, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing
• Metal clay manipulation
• Making ear wires






Beginners can get a taste of PMC by making these very simple earrings. You will also make your own earwires and then wire a pearl dangle to your earrings. It’s a very simple way to get a feeling for this amazing material.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Task lamp, magnifiers, two small pliers, NOT NEEDLENOSE, emery board, needle tool, small sized template shape of your choice.

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905, PMC Silver Earrings with Pearl Dangle - $95 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
10/26/20174:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
899, Bark Pendant with Granulation - $170
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted, Torchwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Mold making
• Metal clay manipulation
• Faux granulation






This popular class fills up quickly! Bring a funky piece of bark and whittle it down to create the model for your piece. You will make a mold you can use again to transfer your design to silver. Granulation the metal-clay-way is clean, professional and stress free. This time we will gypsy-set a couple tiny faceted stones for a little sparkle. If you bring a 20 or 22 inch sterling chain, a patina can be added. The chain in the photo is a popcorn chain. Every piece looks different and exciting. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good hand-eye coordination, ability to work with small objects

Materials you are required to bring: Bring a funky piece of bark about 3 inches by 1 inch, or use one of mine, task Lamp, magnifiers, fine long bent nose pliers, emery board, playing cards or thickness slats, clay roller, fine paint brush, small clay shaper, fine tweezers.

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899, Bark Pendant with Granulation - $170 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
10/27/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, October 27, 2017
895, Stone Set Chunky Wrap PMC Silver Ring - $240
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Kiln Fusing, Metal Clay, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Metal clay stone setting
• Metal clay manipulation
• Patina






Create a textured wonky, funky chunky silver ring that will be comfy to wear because it can move slightly with you. Add both bezel set and gypsy set faceted stones to make it a sparkler! A variety of colored stones will be available. I chose ruby ‘cause it's my fave.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good hand-eye coordination, ability to work with small objects

Materials you are required to bring: Stepped ring mandrel on a stand, borrow one from a friend if you must, this is your most important ring making tool. Magnifiers, task lamp, 2 oz rawhide or rubber mallet, extra fine tweezers, fine needle tool, emery board, fine paint brush, playing cards or thickness slats, metal clay roller, small rubber shaper, CD cover

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895, Stone Set Chunky Wrap PMC Silver Ring - $240 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
10/28/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017
898, Organic Silver Rings with PMC - $240
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Kiln Fusing, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Riveting, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sizing and shrinkage calculation
• Metal clay manipulation
• Faux granulation






  A very popular class! This is a wonderful way to learn a little or a little bit more about PMC. I prefer you concentrate on building only one superb ring rather than trying to crank out crummy ones. We will add granulation the sneaky metal-clay-way, and this time we will gypsy-set a few tiny stones for just a hint of sparkle. These funky rings are so much fun to make and allow for a wonderful day of stress-free creation along with great shopping time.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good hand-eye coordination, ability to work with small objects

Materials you are required to bring: STEPPED Ring Mandrel on a stand is the most important item for this class. Borrow from a friend if you need to. Sharing these or working with a different tool will add stress to your experience. Task lamp, magnifiers, playing cards or open ended thickness slats ( the enclosed ones are too small for this use, fine long bent nose pliers for tiny granulation work, metal clay roller, fine needle tool, emery board, tweezers.

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898, Organic Silver Rings with PMC - $240 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
10/29/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, October 29, 2017
896, Fabulous Riveted Cuff Bracelet - $240
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Kiln Fusing, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Riveting, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Plastic texturing and forming
• Metal clay manipulation
• Patina






Take a piece of ABS plumbing pipe and form a fantastic lightweight cuff with leather-like texture and fit it just for you. You will create an organic silver focal, add granulation the metal-clay-way and rivet your silver to your cuff. This large statement piece is so easy to wear! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good hand-eye coordination, ability to work with small objects

Materials you are required to bring: Find an organic piece of bark or other favorite item about 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches, I will have lots to choose from. Dremel a must, if cordless 10v or more, with extra battery or you will run out of power. Dust mask, safety glasses, magnifiers, task lamp, fine long bent nose pliers, emery board, fine needle tool, small rubber shaper, heat proof gloves heat gun if you don't want to share, oval stepped bracelet mandrel if you don't want to share or all will have to use my mandrel to create their aluminum cuff template.

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896, Fabulous Riveted Cuff Bracelet - $240 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
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