Bead Fest Tacoma 2017
 

Workshops by Jeannine Mankins

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10/26/20171:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
1145, Triple Hoops- $115
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Technique Based, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating several forms with wire
  • Attaching forms to create a base
  • Wire wrapping




Hoops never go out of style. Why not make your very own? This is a great wire class for beginners. If you have never done anything with wire and have wanted to learn, now is the chance. You will learn to make this versatile pair of embellished triple hoop earrings and how to use the tools to do so. Take the leap into wire working and you will come away with a great pair of hoops you’ll be proud of wearing! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping, your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Must have the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. This is considered a beginning class, but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a bead mat or work surface, a bead tray if you want to separate your beads, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, and a ruler or measuring tape. A task lamp and extension cord are not required but are highly recommended.

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1145, Triple Hoops- $115 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
10/27/20178:30 am - 12:30 pm Friday, October 27, 2017
1158, Viking Knit Bracelet - $123
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Technique Based, Wire Knitting/Crochet, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Single or double Viking Knit on a dowel
  • How to reduce the knit through a draw plate
  • How to finish the end of the knit, add bead caps, beads and a clasp




Have you tried to learn Viking Knit with varied success? Have you ever completed a length of Viking Knit then didn't know what to do with it? Bring your questions and I will get you through a completed Viking Knit bracelet. You will learn the single or double knit, the best procedure for getting the best results, the most even knit, and how to finish the knit to make a bracelet.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping, your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Must have the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. This is considered a beginning class, but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a bead mat or work surface, a bead tray if you want to separate your beads, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, bead awl and a ruler or measuring tape. A task lamp and extension cord are not required but are highly recommended.

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1158, Viking Knit Bracelet - $123 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
10/28/20178:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, October 28, 2017
1314, The Stackable Cuff Bracelet- $114
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Successfully working with multiple wires at one time
  • Several wire weaving patterns
  • Bending and forming




Stacking multiple bracelets is very fashion forward and more interesting if the bracelets are different in some way. Add some interest to your stack of bracelets with this woven cuff. Whether it is one of many on your wrist or just the one, you decide. Using techniques typically seen in textiles and basketry, you will fill your cuff with intricate woven patterns which will bring your simple cuff to life with texture and interest. The Stackable Cuff Bracelet is a great beginning weaving class to learn the techniques for future wire weaving classes. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping, your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Must have the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. This is considered a beginning class, but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Wire cutters, Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, a ruler or measuring device, a bead mat, task light and extension cord (highly suggested but not required). Optional: nylon jaw pliers, a ring clamp (for anyone with hand strength issues) and seamstress tape.

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1314, The Stackable Cuff Bracelet- $114 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
10/28/20174:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017
1413, Mosaic Bracelet - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Technique Based, Tool Instruction, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• The proper use of a chasing hammer and bench block with heavy gauge wire
  • Wire wrapping
  • Forming from flat to dimensional




In this class, you will learn the techniques for transforming hardware store wire into a beautiful and unique cuff. You will hammer a heavy gauge wire flat and weave beads between multiple wires to create a beautiful wire cuff bracelet. When all of your beads have been added to the cuff, we will work on shaping your cuff to fit you comfortably. This class combines many beginner skills to create a piece that looks anything but beginner level. The final appearance can be changed by the beads that are placed in the channels of the bracelet.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping, your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Must have the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. This is considered a beginning class, but is open to all skill levels. No previous wire experience is necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: Chasing hammer, bench block, some type of noise cancelling pad (sand bag, bean bag, mat), memory wire cutters or heavy duty wire cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, ruler or measuring tape, bead tray or mat, a pair of ear plugs, sturdy file. Optional: an individual light source and extension cord are not required but are highly recommended, a ring clamp to help hold your work if you have hand strength issues.


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1413, Mosaic Bracelet - $120 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins