2016 Bead Fest Summer
 

Workshop Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BEAD FEST SUMMER 2016 IS CLOSED

You can register for workshops onsite starting Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 AM for any classes with seats available. Any workshop not marked as sold out have seats available.

Questions? Contact student registration onsite via email beadfest@fwmedia.com


**Reminder: All workshop students get FREE admission to the Bead Fest Expo Hall!
08/17/2016

08/17/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
212, Woven Bracelet - $142
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Silversmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Weaving
  • Shaping

This isn't your high school basket weaving class. In this class, the challenge will be keeping it together. Your dexterity and attention to details will be put to the test. If you are ready for challenge, join me for this class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering experience.

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed. Ultra flush side cutters, nylon nose pliers, chain nose pliers, oval steel bracelet mandrill (optional), brass brush (optional)

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212, Woven Bracelet - $142 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/17/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
237, From the Ruins of Pompeii - $115
 
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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Brazing, Design, Hot Connection, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Brazing
  • Antique Patina Application
  • Designing with Wire

Reminiscent of antiquity, this copper cuff is sure to have friends wondering if you just spent a night at the museum. Students will learn wire work, brazing, design and patina application in this intensive class. Brazing is a unique way to permanently bond copper. Unlike soldering this fills the joins with a fine seam, brazing takes advantage of the “capillary action” of the material and overflows the joins, resulting in more organic and unstructured style. Students will learn wire work techniques, brazing, design, and patina application. All levels are welcome and no metal working experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane micro torch (Eurotool Max Flame recommended by instructor), Butane, Solder board, Cross locking tweezers, Round nose pliers, Flush cutters, Chasing hammer, Rubber or rawhide mallet, Steel bench block

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237, From the Ruins of Pompeii - $115 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/17/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2016
356, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Setting up an Etsy site
  • Setting up a Pinterest site
  • Setting up a Square account
  • Basics for using a Table Top Studio for jewelry photography
  • Marketing and sales tips

Etsy, Pinterest and Square Tools to Improve Marketing and Sales Join kate for a workshop to learn about Etsy, Pinterest and Square. The workshop is designed to give you an introduction to these three powerful marketing and sales tools and instructions to set up each program. A screen, projector and I Pad with wi-fi will be used to visit each of these programs in real time to explore and learn about their potential. Learn how Etsy can serve as your web site with a fraction of the cost of maintaining a web page. Learn how Pinterest can be connected to your Etsy site to drive sales. Square is a tool to take credit card sales. The advantages of credit cards over cash will be discussed. The goal is to have participants sign up for these programs on their own devises during the presentation or to have detailed instructions to set up the programs when at home. A booklet developed by Kate is part of the class giving step by step instructions for set up as well as tips and resources. Picture taking is an important part of Etsy, Pinterest and Craft Shows. Demonstration of a reasonably priced Table Top Studio will be part of the class with information about purchasing this system. Kate is a Baby Boomer, and understands the struggles of learning new technology. She had to have a young waiter show her how to answer her new IPhone. If she can do it, you can do it. She will answer all questions at all levels. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic computer skills, basic photography skills, a tablet, iPad, or laptop (not required)

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and pen. IPad, Tablet, Laptop (not required to take the class)

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356, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2016
597, Rocks on Rocks - $210
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • Soldering
  • Stone drilling

Create a double rock pendant by basket weaving one stone, which is then attached to another stone acting as the base. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering and sawing experience

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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597, Rocks on Rocks - $210 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday August 17, 2016
021, Introduction to Lapidary, Cut your First Cabochon - $250
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lapidary

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Lapidary
  • Techniques for lapidary
  • Using a Trim Saw
  • Grinding and Polishing Stone

Learn the fundamentals of the lapidary arts and how to trim a stone slab with a trim saw, use a grinding unit to preform, shape, refine and polish a cabochon. A wide variety of materials and techniques will be discussed, and students are encouraged to bring stone materials they wish to develop independently using lapidary work. By the end of the workshop, you will have the confidence to create your own stone cabochons using a wide range of lapidary equipment, including a trim saw, flat lap and Diamond Pacific Genie. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None. This is a walk-in with a notebook class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Apron, safety goggles are mandatory. Wear old clothes; bring two old towels and a small bucket or basin. Please Note: Lapidary work is done wet. It is messy. It is loud. DO NOT wear clothing that may be damaged by water and dirt.

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021, Introduction to Lapidary, Cut your First Cabochon - $250 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
031, A "Singing" Torch Enameled Charm Bracelet - Radar Love - $185
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Torchwork, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to torch fire enamels
  • How to dome copper disks
  • Draw a bead on copper wire
 • How to arrange elements onto a charm bracelet
 • How to add fiber to a bracelet design

Join me in making a delightfully colorful and "musical" charm bracelet out of torch enameled disk components. You'll love the sound and feel of your new favorite piece of jewelry. Make it in your choice of a multitude of colors and add fibers to give it that extra pizzazz! Beginners are welcome. Some experience using a torch is helpful, but not required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - Some torch enameling experience helpful, but beginners are welcome!

Materials you are required to bring:
Instructor will bring some to share: round, chain, and flat nosed pliers, small wire cutters, ball peen hammer, 1.8mm hole punch, dapping block, eye protection/goggles, personal work light suggested. See http://artgirlstools.etsy.com – for most of these items if you wish to purchase ahead!

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031, A "Singing" Torch Enameled Charm Bracelet - Radar Love - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
106, PMC 960 - Bezel Setting Vintage China - $234

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering on metal clay
  • Bezel setting
  • Firing PMC 960

Using PMC 960 we can now create thinner flat work that is elegant and light as well as strong. In this workshop students will learn all of the skills necessary to create a PMC 960 clay focal pendant featuring a piece of bezel set vintage porcelain china. The pendant will be textured on the front a have pinch bail. Students will learn to cut, grind and shape their china using a grinder, and then will learn to solder onto PMC 960 to attach the bezel. Students will also learn the ease of mixing, firing, patination, and polishing of PMC 960. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have some experience with a micro torch, but advanced skills are not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring:
Feel free to bring your favorite metal clay tools and supplies, but we will supply everything necessary for this workshop.

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106, PMC 960 - Bezel Setting Vintage China - $234 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
137, Dream A Little Dream - $235
  
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Level: AdvancedDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stepping-up at the end of the round
  • Stitching in the ditch
  • Adding layers to a basic component
 • Beadwork manipulation
 • Component connections

The Dream A Little Dream Necklace is the result of playing around with bezeling a large crystal pearl and then wondering . . . trying to figure out what the heck to do with the beautiful result! After two years I decided that it was time to put this little gem into something, the counts decided the piece must become a necklace! But then they didn’t connect as I had wanted . . . so the unique circle links were born. The beaded circles connected so beautifully to the layered and crystal embellished pearl bezels so . . . it must have always been met to be. Layer a basic beaded crystal pearl with beads, crystals and pearls. This is a project oriented class and time will not be spent on learning basic stitches. This is an intermediate to advanced bead weaving project. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must have working knowledge of the peyote stitch and with stepping up.

Materials you are required to bring:
Fireline 6lb., beading needles: #10 & #12, Synthetic/Micro-crystalline wax (instructor will have some for class use), scissors, bead mat, magnification, task light, power strip

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137, Dream A Little Dream - $235 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17 &Thursday, August 18, 2016
203, Ketoh Bracelet - $385
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Brazing, Chasing, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Fold Forming, Leatherwork, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Recycling, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hinge making
  • Clasp construction
  • Bezel setting

Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called Ketohs to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings. Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry. Taking inspiration from the original Ketoh, this 2-day workshop will guide you to fabricate a modern, hinged version that you’ll be proud to wear even if you never pull back a bowstring. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing proficiency are required for this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Bring a leather belt (or part of a belt approx 8 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x approx 1/8 inch thick). Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including round nose and flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or needle files, small hammer for tube setting, metal shears, jeweler's saw and blades (# 3/0 or 4/0), bench pin, bench block or anvil, safety glasses, and mallet. Optional: texturing hammers, metal stamps, 1.25mm or 1.80mm hole punch, decorative silver wire (patterned wire, half-bead wire, etc.)

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203, Ketoh Bracelet - $385 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
258, Cabochon Set Pendant - $190
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Choosing a cabochon
  • Making a bezel
  • Texturing techniques
 • Silver Soldering
 • Finishing

This is a simple bezel set cabochon pendant with a few little tricks to make your piece stand out from the crowd. I’ll show you an “exotic” texturing tool to texture the back of your pendant and a little different use for your riveting hammer to texture the front. Also, if you want, you can cut grooves in your bezel to add a design element as well as give it a little texture. Project should be finished in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic Knowledge of jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Bench block, rawhide mallet, bench pin, jeweler’s saw w/#2/0 blades, files, assorted pliers, awl, ruler, 300 grit sandpaper, cabochon (instructor will have some for sale). Suggested but not required: flex shaft, cut off wheels, dividers, burnisher, riveting hammer, texturing hammers, brass brush

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258, Cabochon Set Pendant - $190 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
293, Riffing On A Zipper - $205

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Technique Based, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Use of a torch for making fused copper headpins.
  • Shape and layer heavy gauge wire.
  • Students will learn wireworking techniques to incorporate zippers into their work.
 • Best methods of attaching lampwork headpins to their designs.
 • Students will learn different coiling techniques

Combining zippers with wire looks so much harder than it really is. In this class, students will use heavy gauge wire and repurposed zippers to create a bib necklace of their own design that they can embellish with artisan-made lampwork flowers utilizing fused copper headpins that they will make in class. We will discuss the use of several different wire wrapping and weaving techniques along with coiling to create a unique statement necklace. Technique learned can be used in many other applications. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with basic wirework. Experience making spirals will be helpful.

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, nylon pliers, flush cutters, permanent marker, awl, beading mat, chasing hammer, bench block, reading glasses(if needed), task lamp(if needed)

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293, Riffing On A Zipper - $205 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
315, Masks and Faces in Metal Clay - $225

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Design, Metal Clay, Polymer Clay, Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sculpting a face in polymer clay
  • Making molds with silicon putty
  • Draping with metal clay
  • Push molding with metal clay

Working with polymer clay and a few simple tools, Lisel Crowley will show you an easy and effective way to sculpt your own unique faces. You can make your faces as abstract and stylized or realistic as you desire. Once complete, these polymer faces can be used as draping molds for dramatic designs in metal clay. You can also create a mold of the original polymer sculpture to use as a press mold. Lisel will then demonstrate a variety of ways to work with the unique, one of a kind, faces you have created. Please Note: I would prefer to work until end of day, then fire and have students pick up pieces afterwards. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic experience with and understanding of metal clay.

Materials you are required to bring:
Basic metal clay working tools are desirable

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315, Masks and Faces in Metal Clay - $225 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
399, Wire-Caging common Object+Neck Form - $185
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Brazing, Finishing, Forging, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering wire and sheet together
  • Forging and brazing wire to create neck form
  • Soldering and caging stone to create unique bezel form
 • Shaping, polishing, clean up, design for finished piece
 • Pick soldering and traditional soldering presented

Build a unique cage like bezel form to encase a druzy stone using an open form technique created from forged wire. The overall look allows you to view all sides of your object that you are encasing. Students will finish one pendant in the morning and the afternoon will provide an opportunity to expand on this idea by forging and brazing a wire neck form. In this 6 hour smithing class learn to anneal, solder, pick solder, shape, and draw a bead and all skills to create cage-like jewelry. Learn proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Learn some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room. Students will leave with a complete neck form and pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire snips, round needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, small file

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399, Wire-Caging common Object+Neck Form - $185 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
631, A 21st. Century Take on the Classic Heavy Gauge Twisted Cuff - $250

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalwork, Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing and Soldering Fine Silver
  • Forging and texturing heavy gauge fine silver
  • Patina and finishing

My love for heavy gauge and substantial wire cuffs continues unabated. A combination of twisted wire (which you will create from scratch) is sandwiched in-between 8 gauge fine silver wire. Each end of the cuff is capped off with stamped and textured finishes. Join me so I can share my 21st century take on this classic cuff form. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: There are no prerequisites for this class

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies or tools needed, instructor brings all supplies, tools and materials.

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631, A 21st. Century Take on the Classic Heavy Gauge Twisted Cuff - $250 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17 & Thursday, August 18, 2016
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT 388, Exploring Enameling - $390

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Layering opaque and transparent enamels on silver or copper
  • Working with painting and drawing materials for enameling
  • Mastering with water colors, acrylic enamels, under glazes and china paints.
  • Working with gold and silver foil
  • Using liquid enamels to create interesting surfaces

Participants in this class will gain a clear understanding of how to work with glass on metal in ways that relate to their own interests and personal design concepts. Students can choose to work with sifting, painting, or liquid enameling techniques while learning to create luminosity, transparency and value gradations by layering colors in different ways. To achieve special effects and detail we will explore the use of foil, underglazes, overglazes, acrylic and water color enamels as well as water based liquid form enamels. Demonstrations will cover enameling on both flat and formed pieces. At least minimal previous enameling experience will be helpful. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic skills - how to sift enamel and fire a base layer of enamel on a surface of metal.

Materials you are required to bring:
Graphite pencil, small embroidery scissors, 6" hand file, small hand towel, any additional 18 or 20-gauge copper you may want to use for trying out techniques. Some copper will be provided. Not necessary - but students can feel free to bring their own enamels if they wish to earn to use them. Enamels will be provided for class to share.

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THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT 388, Exploring Enameling - $390 [More Info]
Linda Darty
08/18/2016

08/18/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, August 18, 2016
056, Casting 1-2-3 - $160
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Casting, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Casting
  • Soldering
  • Carving

If you have been saving silver scraps but don't know what to do with it, here is an easy technique to custom cast charms and even rings. Using ancients techniques you will learn to transform scrap silver into wearable or usable pieces. (Although silver will be provided, students are welcome to bring additional silver scrap or grain to use during class.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Eye protection, wire cutters, chain nose pliers, needle files, xacto knife

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056, Casting 1-2-3 - $160 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/18/20168:30 am - 11:30 amThursday, August 18, 2016
130, Over the Moon - $110
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Use of 2 hole beads
  • Layering work
  • Picot edge

This cuff style bracelet features CzechMate 2 hole beads working together to create this fun piece. The crescent pops up from the base adding to the depth of the piece. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with small beads using needle and thread.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles size 12, bead mat, fire line 6 pound, scissors, and magnifier and lighting if desired.

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130, Over the Moon - $110 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
08/18/20168:30 am - 11:30 amThursday, August 18, 2016
403, Free Form structures-wire + resin - $110

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Basics, Cold Connections, Design, Forging, Metalwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Anneal, forge and shape small gauge wire
  • Overcome difficulties of pouring liquid resin into extreme open back
  • Create extreme open back bezels
 • Transparency techniques in resin
 • Correct safety tips with forging heavy gauge wire

Using Wire and Resin Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for annealing, hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire to create unique bezel forms. Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering heavy gauge wire on an anvil. Collage, Mix and pour resin into the ultimate open back bezel created from multiple layers of hand hammered wire. Students will finish at least one component pendant filled with Ice Resin. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking.

Materials you are required to bring:
Please bring, hammer, small anvil, round and chain nose pliers, wire snips.

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403, Free Form Structures-Wire + Resin - $110 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/18/20168:30 am - 11:30 amThursday, August 18, 2016
519, Split TIla Necklace - $120

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Peyote with two hole beads
  • Decreasing peyote
  • Adding fringe as you go

This attractive necklace uses both the popular Miyuki Tila and Half Tila beads and is completed from the bottom up using odd count peyote. The sides are embellished as you stitch. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of Peyote helpful, but not necessary

Materials you are required to bring:
6# Fireline, scissors. Work surface and task light, if desired

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519, Split TIla Necklace - $120 [More Info]
Doris Coghill
08/18/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
002, Floral Glass Pendant - $130
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Wrapping, Cold Connections, Design


Learn to make this fun wire wrapped glass flower pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire cutter, crimp tool if they have one, round nose pliers

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002, Floral Glass Pendant - $130 [More Info]
Ren Farnsworth
08/18/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
139, Cool Metal Bracelet - $150

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Unique approach to Cubic Right Angle Weave
  • Work with different sized beads to shape and curve the bead work
  • Learn how to work with prisms
 • Finishing techniques
 • Embellishment for additional shaping

This is a fun bracelet using those wonderful heavy metal beads. Dress it up or wear this bracelet out for fun. This bracelet is constructed using Cubic Right Angle Weave (or CRAW) and a set stitching pattern that actually make this piece easy to stitch once you have learned the stitching pattern. For the shaping we will add several CRAW Prisms to aid in the changing of the stitching direction and use different sized beads to shape the strips around the wrist. Work circular right angle weave and peyote to construct a bezel for the crystal chanton. Embellish with 2mm true cuts. Intermediate to Advanced, must have knowledge of the Right Angle Weave and peyote. This is a project oriented piece and we will not be spending time learning basic stitches. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must have previous general bead stitching experience.

Materials you are required to bring:
Sewing scissors, Microcrystalline or synthetic beading wax-the instructor will bring some for shared use, task light, power strip, magnification, work surface

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139, Cool Metal Bracelet - $150 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
08/18/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
311, Kissing Spirals - $105

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Finishing, Mixed Materials, Patina, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Use mandrels to create similar yet opposing shapes.
  • Hammer to strengthen their frames.
  • Students will learn to wirewrap frames that they've created.
  • Patina and finish their earrings.

These lightweight and comfortable earrings use one continuous piece of wire for the base. Wire weaving is done with another continuous piece of 26 gauge wire, followed by adding small metal or gemstone beads as embellishment. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable with basic hand tools and have experience making spirals.

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, nylon pliers, flush cutters, permanent marker, awl, beading mat, chasing hammer, bench block, reading glasses, task lamp

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311, Kissing Spirals - $105 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
08/18/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
320, Teardrop Pendant - $123
 
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Level:Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Large wire bending skills
  • Balling up wires with a torch

Create this beautiful pendant using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction as how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind piece. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with wire and wire tools will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, work mat, task lamp and magnification recommended

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320, Teardrop Pendant - $123 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/18/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
428, Enameling and Black Paint Etching - $155
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling, Etching, Lampworking, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Enameling larger spheres
  • Understanding using the heat of the flame
  • Black paint etching on a 3D object

We will be enameling and then etching off a design of your choice with both a flat surface and a sphere, oval or orbit shape large bead. This technique is just like when we were kids and made those fun little crayon etched pictures for our parents! You can make several pieces to use in you work later. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Enameling experience helpful but not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring:
1 canister of Mapp Gas, safety or Didymium glasses, scratching tools----such as dental picks, exacto knife, t-pin or small awl. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing or bring a welders apron. No bare legs!!!!

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428, Enameling and Black Paint Etching - $155 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
590, Conquer the Jeweler's Saw - $110
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • Cold connections
  • Patina

Tired of breaking lots of saw blades, then join Kim as she puts her unique perspective on sawing negative space. We'll then rivet a raised back piece to create a fun pendant. Hundreds of design templates and negative space shapes to choose from. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold a jewelers saw

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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590, Conquer the Jeweler's Saw - $110 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
046, Celestial Fusion - $185
    
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Basic torch enameling skills
  Hydraulic press forming
  Making a tab setting
  Making a bale
  Creating an impressed design in metal

Create a magical domed pendant using a unique and fascinating torch enameling process. No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible! Each student will learn kiln enameling, metal-working skills, cold-connecting, hydraulic press embossing, forming, and soldering techniques and leave with a beautiful complete necklace in his/her choice of color, shape, and size. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have their hair tied back. Experience using a torch is helpful, but not required. . You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Experience using a torch is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Students may wish to bring their own dust mask, safety goggles, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer, narrow flat-nosed pliers, small steel bench block, pounding pad. Instructor will have extras to share.

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046, Celestial Fusion - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
105, PMC 960 - Creating Lentil Bead Pendants with Stones - $234

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Dremel, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Metal Clay, Patina, Stamping, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting in metal clay
  • Creating hollow structures
  • Using and Firing PMC 960

Using PMC 960 we can now create hollow work that is elegant and light as well as strong. In this workshop students will learn all of the skills necessary to create a hollow, round "lentil" shaped focal bead pendant from PMC 960 clay. Each focal bead will be textured on both sides and have a reverse mount or internal flush mount bezel set faceted stone that is visible/flush on the surface. Students will also learn the ease of mixing, firing, patination, and polishing of PMC 960. Join me for a day of metal clay fun! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have some metal clay experience, but advanced skills are not required.

Materials you are required to bring:
Bring any metal clay tools and supplies that you love to work with! Everything you need will be supplied in the workshop.

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105, PMC 960 - Creating Lentil Bead Pendants with Stones - $234 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
155, Exploring Niobium - $230
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire work with niobium wire
  • Working with niobium sheet
  • Bath anodizing niobium
  • Texturing metal sheet with hammers
  • Texturing metal sheet with corrugation

Make a variety of shapes and findings with niobium wire and sheet. Learn how basic techniques such as forging, corrugating and sanding work on niobium. Then learn how electricity works to create color on niobium through anodizing.  There is no "finished" project for this class as it is a techniques class. The students will finish the techniques being taught.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be acquainted with basic jewelry tools: pliers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine tip marker

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155, Exploring Niobium - $230 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
191, No-Torch Captures and Connections - $230

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Riveting
  • Sawing and simple fabrication
  • Wire work
 • Design
 • Use of a flex shaft tool

This technique-oriented class will focus on clever and unusual ways to connect various mixed materials for jewelry making, including metal, stone, glass fiber, ceramic, shell, wire, plastic and wood. We’ll look at rivets, wraps, folds and tabs in new ways, and explore the thought processes and techniques for creating non-soldered settings, mountings and other connections. Bring your imagination and any personal items you’d like to turn into jewelry. We will create at least one practice object in class, but the primary focus is to learn new ways to make professional captures and connections for unusual objects. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with a jewelers saw and hand tools is going to be very useful.

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and pencil, Portable bench pin or block of wood to drill into. Drill bits if you have them, Sawframe and blades, pliers, Bench block, chasing hammer and rivet hammer, any favorite hand tools. Don't stress over tools -- I have some loaners.

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191, No-Torch Captures and Connections - $230 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
235, Fast Fun Foldforming - $195
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Cold Connections, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Patina, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming
  • Chasing on air
  • Cold connections

Charles Lewton-Brain developed fold forming; a series of metal folding techniques which allow rapid development of three dimensional surfaces using simple equipment. If rapid and simple have a place in your jewelry making repertoire, then this class is right up your alley! Techniques covered include; line folds, micro fold forming (aka the Sherman fold), chasing on air, applied textures, cold connections and patina applications. Students will create 4 funky and organic copper cuffs. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. Please Note: We will be doing lots of hammering and hearing protection is highly recommended. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Rivet hammer, rubber or rawhide mallet, metal shears, metal file, round nose pliers, flush cutters, chasing hammer, steel bench block, oval steel bracelet mandrel, 4inch drill press vice

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235, Fast Fun Foldforming - $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
255, Bezel Set Ring - $205
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Choosing a cabochon
  • Silver soldering
  • Jewelers saw
 • Using a ring mandrel
 • Finishing techniques

Finally, a Tell-All class about making a ring and setting a cabochon! De-mystify silver soldering and stone setting. This class will boost your confidence in using a torch and creating beautiful rings you can be proud of. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: 18 yrs old, basic familiarity with jewelry tools.

Materials you are required to bring:
Cabochon (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class), bench block, rawhide mallet, files, scribe (awl), straight edge, jeweler’s saw w/#2/0 blades, sharpie. Recommended but not required: Ring mandrel, stamps, texturing hammers, hole punch pliers, brass mallet, burnisher (bezel pusher), ring finger gauge (sizer)

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255, Bezel Set Ring - $205 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
316, Egyptian Mystery Pendant - $217

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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to fashion multidimensional shapes
  • How to create multilayered shapes
  • Practice of herringbone, peyote, RAW and netting
  • Connecting components with zipping techniques

Combine peyote stitch, herringbone and netting to create this unique in the design pendant. Each component is stitched later together to form a three-dimensional pyramid shaped pendant, which can be later connect to the beaded rope or an elegant chain and transformed into a stunning necklace. You will learn how to build a multi-dimensional and multi-layered piece using geometrical shaped components and netted crystals. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of peyote stitch, familiar with netting

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, beading needles #12, task lamp, scissors, beading thread Nymo size B or Fireline 4-or 6lb.test

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316, Egyptian Mystery Pendant - $217 [More Info]
Agnieszka Watts
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
439, Sweet Silver Birdhouse Pendant - $250

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Make an organic texture in metal clay
  • Sculpt a tiny bird out of fine silver clay
  • Stretch your imagination to make a house of your design
 • Become familiar with FYI silver clay
 • Use embeddable findings

In this class we will take advantage of the high shrinkage properties of FYI silver clay to make charming and unique birdhouse pendants. Each student will design their own pendants: the possibilities are endless, and no two houses are alike. I will show you an easy way to sculpt a tiny bird for your house, as well as examples of how to create various organic textures. You will receive more than enough fine silver clay to make at least two houses, depending on how large you want your houses to be. The number of pendants that you complete in class depends on how detailed you choose to work. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills are helpful, as is the ability to work with precision.

Materials you are required to bring:
Hairdryer, small cardboard or wooden box. Opti-visor or similar is recommended.

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439, Sweet Silver Birdhouse Pendant - $250 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
499, Trio Necklace - $230

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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing/Knotting, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezelling a Rivoli
  • Double Spral Rope
  • Attaching Components

This show stopping necklace combines the ease of stringing with some fancy bead weaving techniques. Components can be used separately for multiple pieces, or can be joined to create this fabulous necklace. Students will learn to bezel a rivoli, how to do a double spiral rope, and learn how to assemble the components. Students will also create a custom clasp that brings the whole piece together. Multiple colorways will be available. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous beadweaving experience required. Student should be comfortable working with a needle and thread. The class will move at a fast pace.

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire cutters, crimp tool, scissors, wax, beading surface, task lamp, and magnifiers if necessary

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499, Trio Necklace - $230 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
552, Monte Banderia Necklace and Bracelet - $203

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Work with two-hole bar beads
  • Use a simple right angle weave technique to attach additional rows of beads
  • Learn to decrease with two-hole bar beads
  • Combine a stringing technique and simple right angle weave

In this class you will make a necklace and a bracelet. Inspired by the CzechMates two-hole Bar bead (which is half the thickness of the CzechMates Brick bead) the stunning necklace has a regal bearing and is surprisingly easy to make. You will use a combination of stringing and simple right angle weave techniques to make the pennant shapes for the base of the necklace. Learn another two bead technique to make the neck strap. Use a combination of the same stitches to make a bracelet to compliment to necklace. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: A desire to work with two hole beads and to learn to combine simple right angle weave and stringing techniques. Instructor does not classify this as a right angle weave class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, scissors, stick notes, pencil and personal task lamp if desired.

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552, Monte Banderia Necklace and Bracelet - $203 [More Info]
Adele Kimpell
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
560, Kitchen Table Soldering - $200

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Tool Use
  • Stone Setting
 • Bench Setup
 • Butane Torch

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you'll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You'll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth sterling silver balls from scrap to embellish your piece and use hand-crafted stamps and lining tools to add personalized marks and interest. Finish by setting the stone and adding a simple pinch bail to hang it from your favorite chain - you'll be amazed at how much you can learn in just one day! And best of all, you'll do it all with a small, easy-to-use culinary butane torch! More advanced students will have the opportunity to create a handmade pinch bail if time permits. Absolutely everything to complete the project is provided in this workshop - all tools, materials, and equipment! In addition, students will receive a handout covering how to set up a basic home soldering station, complete with the instructor's preferred suppliers and resources. Students should bring a battery powered task light, a pen and notebook for note-taking, and eye magnification if required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring:
Bring a battery-powered task light, a pen and notebook for note-taking, and eye magnification if needed. Everything else required to complete the project is provided - all tools, materials and equipment. Just come and have fun!! (If desired, bring your favorite chain for your new pendant - a small selection of plain snake chains will be available for purchase.)

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560, Kitchen Table Soldering - $200 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18 & Friday, August 19, 2016
588, The Found Object Sandwich™ – Personal Pin Making – The Photo Assemblage Brooch - $415
  
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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Chasing, Cold Connections, Design, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cold Connecting
  • Design
  • Assemblage

This workshop offers the opportunity to explore the design concepts and fabrication techniques important to an assemblage approach to jewelry making. FOS introduces an unusual cold connection system from which, students can extrapolate other jewelry engineering solutions. Mann will lead workshop participants in the creation of their own found object creations. Students are encouraged to bring photographs (old, new or magazine) and found objects such as buttons, heirloom jewelry or materials they find on the streets or in nature, and industrial materials (chain, electronic parts, etc.). to incorporate in the design and fabrication of a personal wearable expression. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing skills required.

Materials you are required to bring:
Students are encouraged to bring photographs (old, new or magazine) and found objects such as buttons, heirloom jewelry or materials they find on the streets or in nature, and industrial materials (chain, electronic parts, etc.) to incorporate in the design and fabrication of a personal wearable expression.

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588, The Found Object Sandwich™ – Personal Pin Making – The Photo Assemblage Brooch - $415 [More Info]
Thomas Mann
08/18/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
632, A Rivet Reinforced Tight Twist Fold Form Bracelet - $250

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fold Forming, Fusing, Metalwork, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating an Accented Twist Fold Form
  • Fine Silver Chain Fusing
  • Creating Rivets

Learning the next take on and accent the basic line fold form. Take a textured & twisted line fold form fine silver base and add a riveted backing for stability and accent. After the centerpiece is created we will make a double line fine silver chain and S-hook closure. After a ride in the tumbler and a soak in a liver of sulphur patina solution you will walk away with your own unique creation. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies or tools needed, instructor brings all supplies, tools and materials.

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632, A Rivet Reinforced Tight Twist Fold Form Bracelet - $250 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/18/20168:30 am - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
117, Art Nouveau Designs in Metal Clay - $295
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Design, Finishing, Metal Clay, Stone Setting - Faceted, Technique Based, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating metal clay bezel for large faceted gemstone
  • Rolling tapered coils with metal clay
  • Forming metal clay coils into art nouveau designs
  • Joining coils of clay with bezel set stone
  • Refining and finishing using brush and water

The Art Nouveau movement is noted for its appreciation of nature and fluid and flowing lines, making it a natural style for Metal Clay. During this workshop, Lis-el will teach you a variety of techniques for combining stones and glass with coils of metal clay to create elegant forms in this wonderful style. We will discuss the art nouveau aesthetic and go over many examples of finished designs. You will then be shown how to create a strong bezel for a large faceted gemstone, and then how to create elegant tapered coils to combine with the bezel set stone to complete your design. Proper joining of elements for a strong finished piece will be covered as well as how to refine your designs using brush and water. The finished focal can be combined with chain to create a beautiful necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic understanding of metal clay and some experience working with it

Materials you are required to bring:
Metal clay working tools would be welcome, but I will have tools available if students need them.

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117, Art Nouveau Designs in Metal Clay - $295 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
08/18/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
057, Etched with Depth - Sterling Silver Etching - $130
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Etching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Etching in sterling silver

Learn how to create etched designs in Sterling Silver. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, chain nose pliers, old credit card

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057, Etched with Depth - Sterling Silver Etching - $130 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/18/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
402, Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts- Casting - $110

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Casting, Cold Connections, Finishing, Patina, Resin, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cold form sgraffito (scratch away) using waxes
  • Creating rubber silicone mold
  • Mixing, pouring resin into molds
 • Finish, polishing and creating a relic from cast resin
 • Engraving, layering of color,

Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Learn to build a rubber silicone mold to pour resin into. Mix, pour and cure Ice resin. Each student will leave with a few pendants and components, a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalsmithing skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
Pliers- chain and round nose, wire snips,

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402 Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts- Casting - $110 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/18/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
581, Sunflower Mandala - $110
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Chainmaille
  • Working with EPDM Rubber O-Rings
  • Adding a crystal rivoli to chainmaille 

Students will learn how to incorporate very fine (24awg) stainless steel jump rings and EPDM rubber O-rings (choice of colours available) to create a stunning sunflower design that will encase a Swarovski (choice of colour available) rivoli. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have experience working with jump rings. Previous work with very small jump rings would be beneficial.

Materials you are required to bring:
Proper magnification and task lighting if necessary

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581, Sunflower Mandala - $110 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/18/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
045, Silver T-Fold Cuff - $160

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fold Forming

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• T-Fold
  • Texturing
  • Forming
 • Finishing
 • Annealing

Enjoy BANGING AWAY in this fun, noisy, intense fold-forming workshop. You'll be turning a plain piece of metal into a fun, funky, one-of-a-kind cuff. You can wear it home and show your friends. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
EAR PLUGS! Rawhide mallet, bench block, ruler, files, Sharpie, 320 or 400 grit sand paper, riveting hammer. Suggested but not required: Oval bracelet mandrel, plannishing hammer, tin snips, bench vise with jaw protectors, texturing hammers, straight screw driver, ball peen hammer.

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045, Silver T-Fold Cuff - $160 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
08/18/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
426, Torch Enameling 101 - $155
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Enameling, Lampworking, Tool Instruction, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learning to use a torch for enameling
  • Basic art of enameling using two different methods
  • Understanding the applications of different enamels

Learn the basics of torch enameling with Sara Lukkonen, the owner-artist of C-Koop Beads.Using a Hot Head Torch™ learn safely to add colorful enamel powders to copper. You will learn two different methods of applying the enamels to beads and pendants.There will be many colors of enamels for you to select from including frit and stringers.Make as many beads, pendants & headpins as class time allows!Each student will have his or her own workstation. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have some understanding of a torch and not to be afraid of the torch

Materials you are required to bring:
1 canister of MAPP Gas, safety or didymium glasses, clothing that is of a natural fiber such as cotton.Must cover legs past the knees.Or a welders apron.

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426, Torch Enameling 101 - $155 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
08/18/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
448, Obsessed - $115

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Working with shaped beads
  • Working with multi hole beads
  • Picot
  • Layering

This impressive cuff style bracelet uses multi hole beads to create a layer on the bracelet and edge. Crystals on the top layer are elevated and shine in this statement piece. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Skill with bead weaving in any stitch to work in tight spaces. Ability to work with tiny beads.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles size 11 and 12, Fireline 6 pound or substitute, bead mat, scissors, lighting, and magnification if desired.

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448, Obsessed - $115 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
08/18/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
467, Flowing Vine Lariat - $135

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Level: AdvancedDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Herringbone spiral with two hole beads (Mini Super Duo's)
  • Splitting the Herringbone rope and bringing it back together
  • Modified Russian Leaves

Learn herringbone stitch using two-hole beads that is embellished as you stitch and then transitioned into a beaded bead using four-hole Quadra Lentils for the bottom of the lariat. Increasing and decreasing herringbone will also be used and the lariat will be finished off with peyote leaves. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Herringbone and peyote

Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors, task lamp and work surface, if desired

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467, Flowing Vine Lariat - $135 [More Info]
Doris Coghill
08/18/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
512, Kumihimo Lentil & Crystal Swirl Bracelet - $125

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Lash cords together - different than most people use for disc setup
  • Lock beads in place
  • Learn how to add lentils & crystal at the point of braid
 • Add crimp end caps where no cords will show
 • Use weights properly to maintain tension

Students will use a 4 1/4" or 5.75" Kumihimo disc to create an 8 element Kongo Gumi braid with Lentils and Swarovski crystals. Special attention will be given to the setup of the cords as it is a different technique than most people use in the setup of their Kumihimo pieces. The lashing / wrapped ends technique is one you will use in many other areas of jewelry making. Students will learn how to calculate and prepare the cord and beads, learn how and why they should use bobbins, learn how to "look" for the point of braid, learn finishing techniques including cutting, gluing tricks, how to measure the length of the bracelet and how to attach crimp end caps. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Student should have done at least some basic braiding on Kumihimo disc. Prior braiding with beads not required.

Materials you are required to bring:
4 ¼" or 5.75" Foam Kumihimo Disc - instructor will have for purchase in class. Round nose pliers (instructor will have extras to use) Scissors, tape measure, work surface. Optional: lighting and/or magnification

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512, Kumihimo Lentil & Crystal Swirl Bracelet - $125 [More Info]
Cheryl Focht
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
595, Wire and Bezel Ring - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire and Bezel Ring

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezel setting
  • Soldering
  • Sizing

 Use sterling wire to make an ancient looking ring shank, then compliment the cab you chose with a contrasting copper or brass bezel. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a torch

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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595, Wire and Bezel Ring - $120 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
058, Hole-y Rocks! - $123
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drilling
  • Wire work
  • Metal work

Learn to drill stones using a rotary tool. In this class we will discuss the right tools, bits and all the right supplies you will need to make Hole-y Rocks of your own. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, 2 chain nose pliers or 1 flat nose, 1 chain nose pliers, side cutters, eye protection, super grip gloves (optional)

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058, Hole-y Rocks! - $123 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
165, Talisman Earrings - $110

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming niobium without annealing
  • Anodizing niobium
  • Creating findings with niobium wire

Students will fold form a sheet of niobium and cut out two shapes for their earrings. They will file and sand the shapes to prepare for anodizing. After anodizing they will create findings, assemble their earrings and embellish them with beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use basic hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine point marker

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165, Talisman Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
188, Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! - $140
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Dremel

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Setting up a new (or old) Dremel Tool
  • Confidence using the tool
  • Drilling many jewelry materials
  • What your attachments are for - bring anything!
  • How to work safely with a rotary tool

Admit it: You own a Dremel and you've never opened the box... Sound familiar? In this beginner technique class, we focus on the safe and proper use of rotary tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, paper, and metal. Learn to troubleshoot, which attachments work for what material, and how to effectively use your rotary tool with confidence. We will spend a significant amount of time drilling, as this is the most-used technique for this class of tool. Students completing this class are welcome into and encouraged to sign up for my "Rotary Tools: Advanced Techniques" class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed:

Materials you are required to bring:
Hand-held electric-powered Dremel tool (or other brand) machine and parts kit; any model, PLEASE: no battery-operated models, no rechargables, no "flex-shaft" Dremels, no drill press dremels. This class is for hand-held units only. Notebook and pencil, Portable bench pin or block of wood to drill into. Drill bits and collets if you have them. I encourage you to please bring your mystery attachments so we can use them. If we have time, you may experiment on the kit materials using them. SAFETY GOGGLES.

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188, Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! - $140 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
232, Playing with Fire - $115

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Flame Painting
  • Cold Connecting
  • Design

Students will experiment with various torches and use fire to paint a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. Several inspired jewelry pieces incorporating a variety of components, rivets and findings will be created from the fire painted sheet. All finished pieces will be sealed to preserve the flame patina. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane torch, Butane, Solder board, Metal shears, Metal file, Round nose pliers, Flush cutters, Chasing hammer, Rubber or rawhide mallet, Steel bench block, Oval steel bracelet mandrel

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232, Playing with Fire - $115 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016
365, Caught in a Net Pendant - $134
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic weaving
  •Creating uniform loops
  • Looping with beads

Learn how to encase a stone in a looped wire net while creating this fun pendant. Students in this class will learn the secrets to making uniform looking and tightly fitting loops that hold the stone securely. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with wire and wire tools will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flush wire cutters, blue masking tap, ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task lamp and magnification

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365, Caught in a Net Pendant - $134 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
406, A Drum Roll Please - $150
    
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Variation of Ndebele Herringbone stitch
  • Layer the beaded bezel
  • Work a round shape into a square shape
  • Work with a combination of bead types
  • Layer with two-hole beads

A Drum Roll Please Bracelet is so much fun to make and even more fun to wear in your desired configuration! I love this piece for everyday and I have worn it for dressier occasions also. It’s your piece and your option!The component based bracelet has 3 options; a band of single components, a cuff width of two components; and wide cuff stitched on the diagonal. Start with bezeling a two-hole drum bead’ embellish it with layers seed beads, crystals and mini-duo beads. Take a round shape and make it square. Work this piece component by component until you have enough completed components to work them into your desired bracelet width. And the great part of a component based piece as once you are familiar with the stitching pattern you are then able to pick up speed. This piece is sponsored in part by Back2Bead. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students need to be proficient in the peyote stitch and with stepping up.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles in several sizes, Scissors, Fireline 6lb. test, Micro-crystalline/synthetic beading wax, thread-burner if desired. Magnification, task light, extension cord, bead mat.

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406, A Drum Roll Please - $150 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
08/18/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
579, Designing Stretchy Chainmaille Bracelets - $110

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Chainmaille
  • Working with EPDM Rubber O-Rings
  • Designing inlays
 • Seamless closures in a stretchy cuff
 • Speed-weaving chainmaille

This is a great introductory workshop on how to incorporate rubber O-rings into your chainmaille projects! Students will learn how to design their own patterns using close to two dozen different colours of rubber O-rings to create an endless variety of different stretchy chainmaille cuffs. Students will learn how to weave saw-cut bright aluminum jump rings and rubber O-rings together to create a seamless cuff and how to apply the technique to speed weaving chainmaille without using rubber rings. Students will finish one cuff in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have experience working with jump rings.

Materials you are required to bring:
Proper magnification and task lighting if required

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579, Designing Stretchy Chainmaille Bracelets - $110 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/19/2016

08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 19, 2016
061, No Sweat Soldering - Soldering Mixed Metals - $115
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forming
  • Forging

Learn how to solder mixed metals without a mess. Sweat soldering will reduce bleeding of solder onto mixed metals. Additionally, you learn how to cut, shape and forge sterling silver. Put all the pieces together to create these distinctive earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, nylon nose pliers, ultra Flush Cutters, chain nose pliers

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061, No Sweat Soldering - Soldering Mixed Metals - $115 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 19, 2016
290, Byzantine and Circles Bracelet - $130
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Open and close jump rings
  • Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Chain maille techniques for an intermediate weave

The Byzantine and Circles Bracelet is a chain maille piece that will have a presence on your wrist. The beauty and flexibility of this piece is wonderful. You will weave jump rings utilizing two pairs of pliers to make this magnificent bracelet. Please join me for this class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of chain maille basic techniques

Materials you are required to bring:
Clasp (large), chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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290, Byzantine and Circles Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT 398, Caging and Brazing Hollow Forms - $110

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Brazing, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Brazing or soldering wire to sheet metal
  • Setting and soldering filigree bezel wire
  • Hard, medium and sold solder presented and used
 • Pick soldering
 • Shaping a hollow cage form with wire

Explore the cage form in sterling silver as small wearable relics by creating your own unique hollow form pendant. In this 3 hour hands on workshop learn or polish up on proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Discover some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in the classroom. Understand the process of combining filigree bezel wire, round silver wire and sheet metal. Solder with medium and soft solder to finish a jewelry component that we will complete with leather. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Simple soldering, basic knowledge of metalworking.

Materials you are required to bring:
Please bring-pliers- round and chain nose, wire snips, tin snips.

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398, Caging and Brazing Hollow Forms - $110 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, August 19, 2016
405, Crystal Cocktail Ring - $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of wire working tools
  • Basics of wire sculpture
  • Utilizing Swarovski Elements in wireworking

Eye catching twist on a Pharohs ring made of silver filled wire and a Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stone. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, chain nose pliers, flat nose standard pliers (wide), round nose pliers, flush end-cutting pliers, permanent marker (pointed), ruler, task lamp, Swiss style pin vise (optional)

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405, Crystal Cocktail Ring - $120 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
488, Pirouette - $111

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Level: AdvancedDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to embellish Half Persian 3-in-1 to create a new weave
  • How to incorporate beads into this weave
  • Squeeze into tight spaces to get good closures

Pirouette is a multi-layered chainmaille bracelet which is a variation on a classic Persian weave and uses several sizes and colors of jump rings. Students will learn to start and finish this new, original chainmaille weave by the instructor and how to incorporate beads. Take advantage of optional at-home prep to ensure project completion during class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Proficiency in at least 5 chainmaille weaves, including Half Persian 3-in-1.

Materials you are required to bring:
2 flat-nose pliers (no grooves in jaw; Tool Magic coating recommended), bead mat or work surface, task lamp

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488, Pirouette - $111 [More Info]
Rebeca Mojica
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
523, Wire Art Rivoli Pendant - $123

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating a framework
  • Creating attachment points
  • Wire wrapping/weaving
 • Connecting and finishing wire ends
 • Following a detailed pattern

The beautifully colorful and eye catching pendant takes an old technique and makes it new again! Using wire wrapping and weaving techniques you will create a unique piece of art with some added WOW in the center. Whether you choose a crystal rivoli or acrylic cabochon to fill the center of your pendant, it is sure to be a conversation piece when worn. 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 hand dexterity are a must. Also the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire. You must also have the ability to follow an intricate, detailed pattern.

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, ruler or measuring device, beading mat or tray, a plastic ring mandrel or 1" dowel, a task light and extension cord. Optional: nylon jaw pliers.

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523, Wire Art Rivoli Pendant - $123 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
533, Beachin' Glass - $110

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Drilling, Fusing, Metalwork, Texturing, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drill through glass using a drill press
  • Create jump rings and focal point with wire
  • Texture metal with various hand tools
  • Fuse headpins with torch

Face it, you have walked hundreds of beaches and collected bowls of gorgeous sea and beach glass. Now what? In this class students will learn how to carefully drill those gorgeous Neptunian gems to create a focal point that will truly dazzle. Students will also learn how to create jump rings, wrap and coil wire, fuse headpins for making crystal drops, work with various hammers to create texture, and assemble to make a stunning pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable working with hand tools. Experience using a drill is a plus, but not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, flat or needle nose pliers, wire cutters and jump ring mandrel. Sea glass if you have something special but instructor will provide.

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533, Beachin' Glass - $110 [More Info]
Melissa Kay-Steves
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
536, Beads, Glorious Beads - $125
 
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Torche set up
  • Immersion enameling
  • Safety procedures

Start enameling beads within minutes! Immersion enameling is fast, fun and safe! Students will learn how to safely set up a torch station, how to immerse and heat metal beads and fuse powdered glass to the metal. We will also cover how to ball and enamel head pins! There will be a wide variety of colors available. Please note this is a technique class and students will leave with enameled beads to use in their creations. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should not fear working with a flame.

Materials you are required to bring:
Nothing

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536, Beads, Glorious Beads - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
539, Chain Link Necklace - $100

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to make flat herringbone strips
  • How to build a beaded curb chain linked necklace
  • How to attach clasp

This single or double curb chain link style necklace is a great way to learn how to work with seed beads. The technique is easy to master. It is easy to make both the single and double link chain, and the finished necklace can be made any length you desire. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some bead weaving experience is helpful.

Materials you are required to bring:
Size 11 or 12 beading needles, thread conditioner, scissors

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539, Chain Link Necklace - $100 [More Info]
Patricia Parker
08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
622, Ocean Waves Chain Maille Bracelet - $105

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• European variations
  • How to blend weave families together
  • Working with small rings

Using a twist on European weaves the wavy texture of this bracelet and bright anodized aluminum colors resemble the ocean. Small anodized aluminum rings add silver crests to each chainmaille wave. Using concepts of European weaves, students will learn this new way of linking rings together. Proper chainmail opening and closing techniques will also be covered. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of chainmail, previous work with small rings

Materials you are required to bring:
Two pairs of flatnose pliers without grooves.

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622, Ocean Waves Chain Maille Bracelet - $105 [More Info]
Vanessa Walilko
08/19/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
089, Get on the Bus - $110

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cubic Right Angle Weave Basics
  • Multi-Layer CRAW
  • Changing Angles with CRAW

Take your cubic right angle weave skills to a new level with this Mondrian inspired bracelet. Learn to make CRAW components, add color and sparkle with crystals and put it all together for a unique bracelet. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of right angle weave stitch necessary

Materials you are required to bring:
Bead mat, size 10 or 12 beading needles, 6lb Fireline, scissors or thread burner, task light, reading glasses or magnifiers as needed.

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089, Get on the Bus - $110 [More Info]
Shae Wilhite
08/19/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
234, The Jump Ring - $120
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Hot Connection, Silversmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Silversmithing
  • Patina application

Combining pre-made jump rings in varying sizes is a great way to create a stunning statement ring (or pendant) while perfecting soldering skills. In this beginner friendly class students will learn soldering tips and skills while creating a ring or pendant. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering experience is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane and butane micro torch (Eurotool max flame recommended by instructor), 6"x6" solder board, cross locking tweezers, steel ring mandrel, rubber or rawhide mallet, chasing hammer

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234, The Jump Ring - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/19/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
369, Embellished Fold Formed Cuff - $115
  
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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Riveting, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold Forming
  • Metal work
  • Riveting

In this class, we'll explore fold forming, making tight line folds by annealing copper, folding, and hammering it. Then we'll create background texture, cut or saw out the final shape, form it into a cuff, and embellish it using one of two unique methods. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose, round nose, flat nose, flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer and steel bench block. If you are able, a raising or forming hammer.

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369, Embellished Fold Formed Cuff - $115 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
043, Copper Overlay Cuff - $190

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing
  • Jeweler's Saw
  • Solder Copper
 • Bezel Setting
 • Using a bracelet mandrel

In this class you will make this stunning copper cuff. By utilizing a variety of metal techniques, each student will take home their own individual cuff. You will learn texturing techniques, proper use of a jeweler's saw, how to solder copper, form a bezel, form a cuff on a bracelet mandrel, set a cabochon, and copper-plate your silver solder joints. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades, files, scribe (awl), bench pin, cabochon, sharpie, rawhide mallet, straight edge ruler, bench block, bezel burnisher, 320 or 400 grit sand paper. Suggested but not required: Stamps, Brass mallet, eye protection, flex shaft, dividers, texturing hammers, cut-off wheels.

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043, Copper Overlay Cuff - $190 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
048, Graffiti Bangles - A Liquid Enamel Adventure - $185
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Enameling, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to use liquid enamels
  • Enamel using a kiln
  • Use sgraffito enameling techniques
  • Create, size, and rivet a bangle
  • Finishing an enameled bangle

Whether you have never tried kiln enameling, or have some experience, you'll love making these delightful and colorful Graffiti (Sgraffito) Bangles that were featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry Summer 2015! You will make at least two bracelets that fit you perfectly using a wide selection of colors. Jean will provide lots of ideas for markings (scratchings), or bring along some ideas of your own. You'll love the look and feel of your new bracelets, and the best part is that you can say that you made them yourself! Proceed with caution - Enameling can be addicting! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some enameling experience suggested. Accomplished beginners would be successful

Materials you are required to bring:
Students may wish to bring (teacher will also have some to share) - eye protection, personal dust mask, hammer, round, chain, and flat nosed pliers. Art Girls' Tools (http://artgirlstools.etsy.com) and Enamel Warehouse (http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com) are both great sources for tools and enameling supplies!

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048, Graffiti Bangles - A Liquid Enamel Adventure - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
107, PMC 960 - with Glass and Other Inclusions - $234

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Cold Connections, Design, Dichroic, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Glassworking, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Tube riveting and cold connections
  • Soldering on metal clay
  • Drilling holes in glass and other inclusions

One-of-a-kind art jewelry is unique and reflects the unconventional taste of the wearer. The allure of hand wrought silver and artisan made glass pieces together is a hard to beat combination. In this workshop students will experience the excitement using traditional and alternative metalsmithing techniques using PMC 960! Students will create and develop 2-sided reversible sterling silver settings for gorgeous reversible dichroic glass focal pieces, as well as other inclusions. Each piece created will be original and uniquely their own creation. In this workshop, students will learn to work with sterling silver metal clay, PMC 960, to create findings for their "jewels." Metalsmithing techniques we’ll explore will include: drilling glass, clay and other inclusions, cold connections, tube and standard rivets, bail construction, annealing, and soldering. Some jewelry experience is necessary to participate, but advanced skills are not required to be successful! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some metal clay experience is requested, but advanced skills are not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring:
Bring your favorite metal clay tool and supplies, but everything you need for this workshop will be supplied.

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107, PMC 960 - with Glass and Other Inclusions - $234 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
161, Making An Impression - $235
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium, Stamping, Texturing, Embossing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing with different types of hammers
  • Embossing metal with the Sizzix Big Kick
  • Corrugating metal
  • Stamping niobium

Students will cut, file and sand niobium sheet and then emboss, imprint, texture and stamp the pieces to create pieces that can be used in jewelry pieces.  There is no "finished" project for this class as it is a techniques class. The students will finish the techniques being taught.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic use of hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine point marker

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161, Making An Impression - $235 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
193, Textures and Patinas Boot Camp - $230

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Technique Based, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing Metal
  • Patination of Metal
  • Basic Fabrication
 • Rolling Mill Use
 • Annealing

Learn how to create dozens of exciting textures by direct and transfer methods and several unique patination techniques for copper brass and jeweler's bronze. Students will create as many textures as time allows on their own sheet metal. Instructor will demonstrate 1 dozen metal texturing techniques using hand tools and other tools, and she will show popular patination methods with commercial and homemade solutions. We will focus primarily on technique, and there is a practice object to complete, however the instructor encourages free experimentation and artistic expression as far as creating a jewelry object. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have some metalsmithing experience.

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and pencil, Ruler, Portable bench pin, jewelers saw and blades, strong wire nippers, ball peen hammer, chasing hammer, center punch, steel bench block, flat file, sanding sticks, goggles. Don't stress over tools -- I have loaners and am happy to share!

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193, Textures and Patinas Boot Camp - $230 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
201, Coin Frame Pendant - $180
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Design, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forging a ring band
  • Soldering
  • Filing

Do you have old coins tucked away somewhere collecting dust and either forgotten or seldom brought out to enjoy? In this workshop you'll learn to make a special type of frame that will securely encase the coin and allow both sides to be visible. Add this skill to your jewlery making arsenal and you'll be ready to make pendants for those negleted coins that you will enjoy and others can see them too. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing skills are necessary for this class

Materials you are required to bring:
Coin, token or other circular object that will work with a round frame (no bigger than the size of a quarter) Safety glasses, basic jewelry making tools - (round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers), hand files (half-round), needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc., ring mandrel, bench pin, bench block or anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound, jeweler's saw and blades (size #2/0 or 3/0), calipers (Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight for around $20), rawhide mallet, chasing hammer or goldsmithing hammer, Optional: texturing hammers/metal stamps, bail-making pliers, loupe, magnifying glasses or optivisor, small machinist square (2" size or larger), miter cutting vise/jig, work light, 3inch or 4inch c-clamp to attach bench pin to table

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201, Coin Frame Pendant - $180 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
302, Wire Woven Cabochon Pendant - $213

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Technique Based, Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating patterns with wire weaving
  • Wire woven cabochon bezel
  • Designing with the stone in mind

Learn several intermediate to advanced weaving techniques as you complete a beautiful wire-woven pendant. Students will follow precise instructions to create a woven bezel for the cabochon and the pendant’s bail then use the skills learned in class and their own creativity to finish the pendant in their own unique way. Discussion and demonstrations will include design process, various weaving techniques and several construction methods. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know over-under and over-over wire weave. There will be no practice time in this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl tip pliers or wire straightener, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, work mat, task lamp and magnification recommended

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302, Wire Woven Cabochon Pendant - $213 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
414, Stamping For Metal And Leather Jewelry - $284
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Leatherwork, Metalwork, Riveting, Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic leatherwork including stamping, cutting, dyeing and finishing
  • Metal stamping
  • Riveting

Learn the basics of stamping on metal and leather. Students will learn for stamp, dye, add hardware and give leather a professional finish as well as to stamp, attach, antique and polish metal embellishments to adorn the cuffs. Students will also learn to rivet metal to leather as well as foolproof stamping techniques for both mediums. Students should expect to finish several cuffs in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiar with basic jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Bench block, chainnose without grooves pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, ruler, scissors, riveting hammer, plastic or rawhide mallet, metal shears, file metal stamps and stamping hammer if students have them. Instructor will have stamps and stamping hammers for class to share.

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414, Stamping For Metal And Leather Jewelry - $284 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
436, Fine Silver Cabochon Pendant - $275

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Deal with the shrinkage properties of metal clay
  • Impart a texture onto metal clay
  • Build a clever, no-solder stone setting
 • Sink the setting securely into the clay
 • Learn to set a cabochon

In this workshop, students will make a beautiful pendant of their own design from fine silver metal clay, featuring a beautiful, non-fireable cabochon stone, such as turquoise, tiger eye, etc. The clay will be cut and textured, and a setting of fine silver bezel wire will be anchored securely into the pendant: no soldering required. Fine silver decorations and a bail of your choice will be added. Students learn techniques to work against the shrinkage of the silver clay, so that the stone fits after the pendant has been fired. Your finished will be a work of art that you can wear home from class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills are desirable, but not a must.

Materials you are required to bring:
A hairdryer, sharp tweezers, small cardboard or wooden box. A pair of jewelry-making pliers, any kind will do.

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436, Fine Silver Cabochon Pendant - $275 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
478, Nestled Pods Bracelet - $205

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Make peyote ruffles off of right-angle weave band
  • Students will learn to peyote and RAW with different sizes of beads
  • Students will learn to create a dimensional bracelet

Add peyote ruffles to flat RAW to create a dimensional cuff that encircles your wrist. Nestle pearls or crystals in the pods for an eye-catching touch. As a result, you will achieve a beautiful cuff that can balance on the wrist without the use of a clasp if desired. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know flat peyote and RAW.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading Mat, Microcrystalline wax or beeswax, scissors, magnifiers if needed

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478, Nestled Pods Bracelet - $205 [More Info]
Paulette Baron
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
501, Tribal Tassel Necklace - $185

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Level: AdvancedDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Make your own tassels
  • How to make a cubic right angle weave ring
  • Techniques for joining components

A trio of swingy tassels adorns this classy necklace. Students will learn to combine ladder stitch, fringing techniques, cubic right angle weave, herringbone stitch, and peyote stitch to make this stunning piece. Components can be combined in multiple ways to create different looks. During class students will most likely complete one of each component. This class is a great one to brush up on your stitching skills, or learn a few new ones. Multiple colorways will be available. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have a familiarity with right angle weave. Students should be comfortable working with a needle and thread and be willing to move at a fast pace.

Materials you are required to bring:
6 pound smoke fireline, lighter, scissors, wax, beading surface, task lamp, and magnifiers if necessary.

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501, Tribal Tassel Necklace - $185 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
551, Corbel Pendant or Brooch - $215

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Ladder four-hole beads together
  • Layer four-hole beads to add dimension
  • Learn to use a bead rivet to attach one layer to another
 • Embellish the pendant or brooch with O beads
 • Make a unique neck strap for the pendant or to attach a brooch pin

The Corbel Pendant is worked in an adaptation of square stitch and laddering techniques. The Corbel pendant had depth created by layering the four-hole QuadraTiles and riveting them in place with O Beads and seed beads. A pin back with bail allows one to wear it as a brooch or a necklace. A unique neck strap can also be launched from the upper corners using Rolo Chain and O Beads to make it into an appealing necklace. What makes it unique is the way the QuadraTile layers add dimension and depth. A myriad of opportunities exist for embellishing. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous experience working with four-hole beads is desirable but not mandatory. A desire to work with four-hole beads and previous stitching experience.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, scissors, sticky notes, pencil, and personal task lamp if desired.

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551, Corbel Pendant or Brooch - $215 [More Info]
Adele Kimpell
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
561, Mark Making and Embellishment with Torch Fired Enamels - $180

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling, Flex Shaft, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Enameling
  • Torch Use
  • Flex Shaft
 • Embellishment
 • Mark Making

Combining metal and glass is an ancient art, and one that doesn’t require a kiln to get great results. In this fun, fast-paced workshop, you’ll learn how to create metal components that pop with glossy color using just a culinary torch and few small tools. Then you’ll take it up a notch by drawing, carving and embellishing your pieces with color, pattern and fine silver. You'll learn how to clean, shape and prepare copper for enameling and several ways of applying enamel powder and embellishing your pieces to create unique marks and detail. At the end of the day, you’ll have two completed pairs of earrings and several components to use in other projects. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring:
Bring a battery-powered task light, a pen and notebook for note-taking, and eye magnification if needed. Everything else required to complete the project is provided - all tools, materials and equipment. Just come and have fun!!

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561, Mark Making and Embellishment with Torch Fired Enamels - $180 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
600, Sterling Shield Necklace - $230
  
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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Design
  • Sawing
 • Prong Stone Setting
 • Patina

Select a cabochon then design a shield, or other pendant from our collection of hundreds of templates. We'll use a leading edge flat sterling wire then solder prongs to capture the stone. Time permitting we'll make a sterling chain as well. Entire project will be in sterling. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a saw and torch

Materials you are required to bring:
None. Optional: Hand towel, Sharpie, earplugs, and safety glasses if desired.

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600, Sterling Shield Necklace - $230 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/19/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
629, Creating Chains with Heavy Gauge Fine Silver Wire - $280

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalwork, Patina, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine Silver Fusing Techniques
  • Fine Silver Metal Working Techniques
  • Fine Detail Texturing
  • Liver of Sulpher Patina and Finishing

Has working with and fusing heavy gauge fine silver wire been a challenge? In this full day session I will show you the tricks and techniques that I use to get uniform sizes, shapes and textures on my own 12 & 10 gauge creations. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies or tools needed, instructor brings all supplies, tools and materials.

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629, Creating Chains with Heavy Gauge Fine Silver Wire - $280 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/19/201610:00 am - 11:15 am Friday, August 19, 2016
767, Record Breaking Jewelry: UPcylcing Records and Tins with Sizzix - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Drilling, Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting records
  • Cutting tin
  • Drilling plastic and tin
  • Stringing
  • Forming tin

An old record, that cool cookie tin you found thrifting....you can turn both of them into jewelry pieces in this unique class! One of her most requested technique how-tos, Candie Cooper will show you how using the Sizzix Jewelry Studio too. She'll show you tips for cutting and forming then participants will have the opportunity to string their unique pendant with beautiful Jesse James Beads and Beadalon findings. Sponsored by Jesse James Beads, Beadalon and Sizzix You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: We will have tools on hand, but feel free to bring your own basic jewelry making pliers and cutters.

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767, Record Breaking Jewelry: UPcylcing Records and Tins with Sizzix - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/19/201610:15 am - 11:15 am Friday August 19, 2016
296, Stamped Cuff Bracelet - $35

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Students will learn to metal stamp. Stamp a word or phrase of choice onto an aluminum bracelet blank
  Learn to form a bracelet. Use the bracelet bending pliers and the bracelet bending bar to make a cuff bracelet
  Learn to stamp enamel. Will be able to highlight stamped impressions using a water based stamped enamel
 
 

In this workshop students will use metal stamps, a hammer, bracelet bending pliers, a bracelet bending bar and stamp enamel to create a lightweight, wearable cuff bracelet. Using an aluminum bracelet blank and metal stamps, students will stamp a word or phrase of their choice onto the blank. They will then be able to use several different tools to create the cuff bracelet. After highlighting the impression with stamp enamel, students will walk out of the class wearing a hand crafted, personalized piece of jewelry. You WILL complete this project in class. Receive a $5 coupon for use at the ImpressArt booth.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: All materials and supplies will be provided by the instructor.

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296, Stamped Cuff Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Sarah Scheffler
08/19/201611:30 am - 12:45 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
771, Leather Macrame Pendant with Fringe Benefits - $35

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Leatherwork,Macramé

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Macrame
  • Basic stringing
  • Opening and closing jump rings
 


Let’s take an inexpensive part from the hardware store and knot luxurious leather around it. Candie Cooper will show you the ins and outs of this simple technique that you can use over and over. You’ll also have the opportunity to paint and add texture to your leather tassel and focal pendant. The pendant is surrounded by beautiful Jesse James Beads and Beadalon findings. Leather from LeatherCord USA.
You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students are welcome to bring favorite pliers (crimpers, round nose, chain nose, cutters) to class or instructor will have some.

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771, Leather Macrame Pendant with Fringe Benefits - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/19/20161:00 pm - 2:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
667, Flat Peyote Flower Bracelet - $35
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Flat peyote
  • Adding changing threads
  • Embellishing with flowers
  • Adding a button clasp
 

Learn Flat Even Count Peyote using mat and shiny triangles and then embellish the top with cute flowers made using the new pip beads, Learn how to change threads, and attach a button clasp. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Lighting, scissors, beading mat, magnification is needed

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667, Flat Peyote Flower Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
08/19/20161:00 pm - 2:15 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
774, Making Metal Bails: Metalworking 101 - $35

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Metalwork, Riveting,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texture metal
  • Making bails with flat wire
  • Punching holes in metal
 


Learn how to make a slick metalworked bail from author of Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Candie Coope,r in this class. Candie will show you how to texture and form different metal elements as well as how to attach it all with micro-bolts. Class kit includes beautiful Jesse James Beads and Beadalon findings for you to string your creation on the spot. Basic stringing techniques will be shown too! Sponsored by Jesse James Beads and Beadalon. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students are welcome to bring their favorite jewelry making pliers (crimpers, wire cutters, round nose and chain nose) or instructor will provide some on loan.

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774, Making Metal Bails: Metalworking 101 - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/19/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
206, Separation Enamel - $113
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling, Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Enameling
  • Design
  • Forming

Learn to create a new effect in enamel. Through a series of firing layers of transparent enamels, students will learn how to create this unique process of separation enamel. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of torch fired enamel

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, side cutters, 10 magazine pages of any kind, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, #2 paint brush (detail brush), wood dap and punch

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206, Separation Enamel - $113 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/19/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
242, Polka Dot Delight - $125

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Cold Connections, Enameling, Metalwork, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Dapping and doming
  • Immersion enameling
  • Wire wrapping
 • Enameling head pins
 • Design

Students will combine simple metalsmithing techniques to dome discs, then using the immersion enameling method each disc will be enameled. The discs will be wire wrapped to paddles or directly to a neckwire, student’s choice! Many colors of enamel will be available to make your piece uniquely yours! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know basic wire wrapping skills, be comfortable with a torch.

Materials you are required to bring:
Hole punching pliers, bench block and pad, chasing hammer, flat file, wire cutters, round nose pliers Optional: dapping block

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242, Polka Dot Delight - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/19/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
291, Chainmaille Lace Bracelet - $130

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Follow a chainmaille pattern
  • Combine different chainmaille techniques
  • Weave a more complex design

The Chainmaille Lace Bracelet is a chainmaille piece that has both beauty and a presence on your wrist. You will be amazed as to how turning the piece and weaving in a different direction can alter the look of the chain. It is a fun project that I am certain you will enjoy. Please join me for this wonderful class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of chainmaille

Materials you are required to bring:
Two row clasp, chain nose piers, flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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291, Chainmaille Lace Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/19/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
400, Just Leather- Fashioning and Constructing Forms - $115

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Forging, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stitching on leather with glovers needle
  • Forging and shaping wire work for finishing techniques
  • Knotting and shaping design and length leather
 • Finishing techniques
 • Combining wire and leather to complete a finished jewelry neck form

Learn to build and complete 3 distinctive and unusual leather, neck forms that I use in my work and fashion assignments. Expand your leather vocabulary and allow it to add comfort, durability, sophistication and a trendy edge to your finished work in this 3 hour class. Walk away with these three leather neck forms. 1- choker form-Learn hand stitching to combine multiple leather strands using a Glovers needle and bright colored thread. Fabricate metal wire for a distinctive finish. 2-Fringe form- simple combination to allow use of tied leather fringe to enhance your look 3- Multiple strand with end caps, this piece includes rivet. Bring your own jewelry components or attend another class of mine to build a pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ready to learn my leather techniques.

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire snips, needle round and chain nose pliers,

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400, Just Leather- Fashioning and Constructing Forms - $115 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/19/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
534, Earring Frenzy - $120

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving, Forging, Fusing, Metalwork, Texturing, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forge metal to create earring base and ear wires
  • Wrap and weave wire and beads
  • Hammer texture onto metal
  • Fuse headpins to create crystal drops

You can never have enough earrings! In this exciting class students will explore different forging and wire wrapping techniques to make four fabulous pairs of silver and copper earrings that are truly stunning. Students will also learn to work with a torch to create head pins for crystal drops, as well as ear wires. This class is a must if for the student who wants to expand their earring design techniques. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: This is a great class for the novice and more experienced students alike.

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose and flat nose pliers and wire cutters. Bench block and hammers if students have them, but instructor will have tools to share.

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534, Earring Frenzy - $120 [More Info]
Melissa Kay-Steves
08/19/20162:00 pm - 3:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
754, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35
     
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• 7 cord braiding
  • Braiding with beads
  • Using a Kumihimo braiding disk
 
   


This workshop will teach how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. The Class assignment will be a key fob or zipper pull. Materials will be 1) Large Lobster Claw clasp, 2) size 8/0 seed beads, 3) various other beads (leaves, drops, flowers, pips), 4) cLon beading cord. and 5) Kumihimo Braiding Disk. The basic instructions will teach how to braid with various type of beads, that are commonly used in making jewelry. Doing the shorter key fob gives the skills needed for making bracelets or necklaces, in less time. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None


Materials you are required to bring:
Students will not need bring anything. They can bring a beading mat, but I will have some people can use.

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754, Fill the Gap - Keyfob- $35 [More Info]
Sally Battis
08/19/20162:30 pm - 3:45 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
773, Painted Patina Dragonfly Necklace - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Coloring Metal

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• What paints to use on metal
  • Basic stringing
  • Adding clasps to chain
 


Let's create an amazing dragonfly pendant through faux patinas and use one of Candie's secret mixed media jewelry weapons: liquid gold leaf. We'll stack and layer components then string them with Jesse James Beads and new chain. The dragonfly is a symbol of the free creative spirit which is exactly what this class celebrates. Come play! Sponsored by Beadalon and Jesse James Beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students are welcome to bring their favorite jewelry making pliers (crimpers, wire cutters, round nose and chain nose) or instructor will provide some on loan.

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773, Painted Patina Dragonfly Necklace - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/19/20163:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
668, Right Angle Weave Crystal Earrings - $35
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Right angle weave
  • Edging right angle weave
  • Fringe
 
 

Learn all about Right Angle Weave using Bi-cone crystals, and add fringe for a fun look. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Lighting, scissors, beading mat, magnification is needed

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668, Right Angle Weave Crystal Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
08/19/20164:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
764, Sizzix Presents: Die-Cut Leather Purse Fob - $35
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Gluing/Adhesive,Leatherwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn how to cut leather using the Big Shot machine and dies
  • Learn how to rivet and add eyelets
  • Learn how to assemble leather pieces into a finished design

Feel the die-cut leather love! Use the Sizzix Big Shot machine to cut leather pieces. Join the leather pieces using cold connections: riveting and eyelets. Decorate the leather using Swarovski flatbacks. All materials sponsored by Sizzix! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Personal magnification as needed

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764, Sizzix Presents: Die-Cut Leather Purse Fob - $35 [More Info]
Tamara Honaman
08/19/20164:00 pm - 5:15 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
772, Knotting on the Knot A Bead Tool - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Pearl Knotting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Knotting with thick silk
  • Attaching clasp to silk
  • Using alternative beads versus pearls
 


Knotting silk with beads creates a luxurious feeling wearable because of its texture and ultra flexibility. If you've struggled with a hand-knotting tool, come try out Beadalon's Knot a Bead tool. You'll learn how to attach a clasp to silk, what adhesive to use to secure it and how to use the tool itself. We'll combine chunky silk with Jesse James Beads to create a pretty bracelet then top it off with a charm from Tierra Cast. This is Candie's favorite Beadalon tool as of late and she can't wait to show you it's magic! Sponsored by Jesse James Beads and Beadalon. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

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772, Knotting on the Knot A Bead Tool - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
174, You Have Me Tied In Knots - $112

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Gluing/Adhesive, Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic Kumihimo braiding
  • Kumihimo Braiding with beads
  • Knot trying
  • Weaving Kumihimo pieces together

Twist up your basic Kumihimo skills with this double coin knotted bracelet. Simple techniques lead to stunning results! You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, ruler, scissors, reading glasses/magnifiers, task light

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174, You Have Me Tied In Knots - $112 [More Info]
Shae Wilhite
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
184, Pompeian Tiles Bracelet - $133

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Necessary techniques for beading with multiple holes beads system
  • Importance of using the stop bead
  • Practice with using long thread for beading
  • Creating designs with 2 and 4-hole beads

This is an introduction class to the newest multiple holes beads system. The class will explore techniques necessary for 2-and 4-hole beads and how to use them to create smooth and flexible projects. The students can learn the importance of using the stop beads and how to attach a new thread in that kind of beading. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiar with netting, has the basic knowledge of right angle weave stitch

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, beading thread Fireline 4lb.test, scissors, beading needles #12, task lamp, optional thread burner and plies flat bend nose

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184, Pompeian Tiles Bracelet - $133 [More Info]
Agnieszka Watts
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
233, The Dune Cuff - $125
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Cold Connections, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Chasing on air
  • Cold connecting
  • Bead embellishing on metal

When using the "chasing on air" technique there is no support for the metal. Various size dapping tools are used to create the three-dimensional effect. Since this technique is a bit unpredictable, it does create some great free-form designs! Students will learn the "chasing on air" technique while completing one cold connected cuff embellished with crystal or stone beads. All levels are welcome and no metal working experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
4inch drill press vice, metal shears, metal file, flush cutters, chasing hammer, rubber or rawhide mallet, steel bench block, oval steel bracelet mandrel

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233, The Dune Cuff - $125 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
367, Resin Romp - $120
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Resin, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Resin
  • Wire work
  • UV Resin

This funky bracelet is creative, unique, jingly, and just plain fun to make and to wear.You'll learn to make your own open wire bezels, then fill them using UV resin, mica powder, watch parts, glitter, micro beads, gold and silver foil, paper scraps, shells, and whatever else we can put our hands on. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose, round nose, flat nose, flush cutters, rawhide hammer, steel bench block, ruler.If you are able, bring low tack painters tape, and any ephemera you might like to include in your charms.

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367, Resin Romp - $120 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
421, Peacock's Delight - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Macramé

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic macramé
  • Utilizing beads in macramé work
  • Beginning & ending macramé pieces

Learn some basic macrame knots in this micro-macrame bracelet. Bracelet features Miyuki Seed Beads & Swarovski Crystals. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, task lamp and magnifiers (small beads)

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421, Peacock's Delight - $120 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
486, Colorful Rondo a la Byzantine - $115

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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating Helm Chain weave and Byzantine weaves
  • Combining the two weaves to create a wide cuff
  • Where to position colored rings to achieve desired affects
  • How to bring this piece to an elegant closure at the clasp point

Use aluminum and anodized aluminum rings to create the now classic Rondo a la Byzantine weave, the instructor's most popular weave. Students will combine two popular weaves—Helm with Byzantine—and will learn how to create a subtly reversible color scheme. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Proficiency with at least 3 chainmaille weaves, including Byzantine.

Materials you are required to bring:
2 flat-nose pliers (no grooves in jaw; Tool Magic coating recommended), bead mat or work surface, task lamp

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486, Colorful Rondo a la Byzantine - $115 [More Info]
Rebeca Mojica
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
544, Persian Fan Earrings - $112

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Weaving, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating a frame to build upon
  • Bead weaving using fine wire
  • Affectively work with very fine wire
 • How to overcome broken wire and adding wire to your project
 • Connecting and finishing wire ends

Super duo beads are extremely popular in the bead weaving community right now, but why limit the fun you can have with them? In this bohemian inspired pair of earrings you can learn to bead weave with very fine wire to create a beautiful, textural and ornate pair of earrings with Super Duo beads and some other small beads. This is a great project to use all the leftovers from other beading projects. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some wire working experience is necessary and student must feel comfortable working with very fine wire. With wire weaving, 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 hand dexterity are a must. Also the ability to feel comfortable and manage fine wire is required. .

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire cutters, chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers, a bead awl, a ruler or measuring device, bead tray or mat, a task light and extension cord. Optional: nylon jaw pliers.

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544, Persian Fan Earrings - $112 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
08/19/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
639, Painting on Polymer Clay - $115

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Polymer Clay, Texturing, Other

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forming clay in an organic manner
  • How to use Inca gold, alcohol inks and acrylics on polymer
  • Make a crackle effect on polymer
 • How to properly seal your work
 • Make a leather necklace for your pendant

Learn to make your own "stone " amulet using white polymer clay. You will learn to form your own personal stone like amulet using minimal tools. This class also teaches how to use Inca Gold, alcohol inks and acrylic to create a bright, yet aged look to your piece. To finish it up, you will use a crackle effect on your pieces and learn how to properly seal your beads. When the beads are all done, it will be made into a leather necklace using leather and wire- custom made for you by you! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some wire wrapping skills are helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Polymer work surface (a tile, or plastic cutting board), needle tool, paint brush (1" flat or medium/ large round brush), wire cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers

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639, Painting on Polymer Clay - $115 [More Info]
Staci Smith
08/19/20165:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
THIS OPTION IS SOLD OUT 765, Loomworked DiamonDuo, Leather, and Beads Bracelet - $35
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Loom

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Learn how to use a Jewel Loom
  Learn how to bead on a Jewel Loom
  Learn how to finish a loomed bracelet using a clasp

Weave DaimonDuo beads and seed beads onto leather using the Jewel Loom. Materials sponsored by BeadMaster, Beadalon, Leathercord USA. Design by Katie Hacker You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Personal magnification as needed

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765, Loomworked DiamonDuo, Leather, and Beads Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Tamara Honaman
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
164, Rainforest Leaves - $120

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Assembly, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming niobium without annealing
  • Anodizing
  • Embellishing with seed beads

Niobium sheet will be cut and folded so that a leaf shape can be cut out. Then the shape will be hammered to complete the fold forming. After unfolding the leaf it will be additionally textured, filed and anodized. To finish the earrings, earwires will be constructed and they will be embellished with drop seed beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use basic hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine point marker

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164, Rainforest Leaves - $120 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
192, Rotary Tools Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques - $145

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Dremel, Drilling, Metalsmithing, Mixed Materials, Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Confidence to use a Dremel Tool or flex shaft on all materials
  • Polishing and finishing
  • Grinding and sanding

A Dremel or Flexible Shaft tool is an important tool to master for making jewelry of all kinds with confidence. We will focus on safe and proper use of these tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, stone, ceramic, paper, metal and glass. This is a class for rotary tool users who have mastered the basics and are very familiar with their equipment. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Either my Dremels or Flex Shaft Beginner class; or permission from me. You must know how to set up, power up and change attachments without help to be in this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Dremel tool or flexible shaft machine and stand -- and know how to set it up, whatever attachments you own, Notebook and pencil, Portable bench pin, Strong wire nippers, Strong utility pliers with teeth, Ball peen or chasing hammer, Center punch, Steel bench block. An old, shallow glass or pyrex dish, a container for water, SAFETY GOGGLES.

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192, Rotary Tools Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques - $145 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
207, Short Stack - $123
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stamping
  • Bezel setting
  • Soldering

Make stacking rings with personalized monograms and add a touch of color by setting a stone. (a variety of stones will be provided to choose from.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Flush cutters, chain nose pliers, nylon pliers, bezel rocker, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, leather mallet (optional), steel ring mandrill (optional), metal stamps (optional)

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207, Short Stack - $123 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
299, Graduated Double Spiral Rope Necklace - $160
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Open and close jump rings
  • Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Weaving a basic chain maille design

The Graduated Double Spiral Rope necklace is a chain maille project that is simple to make and beautiful to wear. The weave is timeless and you will find yourself reaching to wear it again and again. With two sets of pliers, you should make it at least half way through the necklace in class. Some students will complete the necklace. Although the kit is 18inches in length, you will be able to upgrade to a longer length if you wish. Please join me for this class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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299, Graduated Double Spiral Rope Necklace - $160 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
355, Fire and Ice - Creating Fused Glass Cabochons Part 1 of 2 - $100
   
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Dichroic, Fusing, Glassworking, Kiln Fusing, Technique Based 

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting glass
  • Selecting specific types of glass for specific effects
  • Creating fused glass cabochons
  • How to prepare and fire fused

Cabochons in fused glass can be made to mimic opal, drusy, fire agate, and other beautiful stones. During this class, we will begin with an overview and basic instruction in creating fused glass cabochons. We will address the different types of fused glass, firing schedules and size considerations. You will then create your own unique fused glass cabochons which can be used in a variety of jewelry making designs. You will be shown specific ways to create cabochons that have the desired finished appearance, i.e. looking like opals, fire agate, etc. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills

Materials you are required to bring:
Basic metal clay tools are desirable.

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355, Fire and Ice - Creating Fused Glass Cabochons Part 1 of 2 - $100 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
576, Gardenia Necklace - $115

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Level: AdvancedDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille, Scale Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Mixed-media Chainmaille
  • Scalemaille
  • Working with small jump rings
  • Creating structural chainmaille components

The Gardenia Necklace is comprised of five double-sided micro scale flowers that are intricately woven together with very fine saw-cut bright aluminum or bronze jump rings. Students will have a choice of both metal and scale colours. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have prior experience with chainmaille, especially with smaller jump rings.

Materials you are required to bring:
Proper magnification and task lighting if required.

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576, Gardenia Necklace - $115 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, August 19, 2016
594,Sterling Pod Earrings - $130
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Fold Forming,Silversmithing,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming
  • Annealing
  • Soldering

Tired of fold forming copper, then let's make these sterling earrings using fold forming techniques. We'll then solder sterling ear wires in place. A practice pair in copper will be made first. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to yield a heavy hammer while standing.

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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594,Sterling Pod Earrings - $130 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/19/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
682, Barbell Earrings - $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Hot Connection, Silversmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Balling wire
  • Drilling
  • Finishing

Students will design a pair of sterling silver earrings, drill holes and use a torch to ball both ends of fine silver to create balls. We will use a drill, a center punch, torch (butane and little smith) as well as discuss finishing with a patina. Kit will be for the straight earrings, but students can upgrade on site if they change the design. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be able to file, and not be afraid of flame

Materials you are required to bring:
Flat file, center punch, ruler, sharpie, round nose pliers

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682, Barbell Earrings - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/20/2016

08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 20, 2016
116, Filigree Wire Wrapped Bracelet - $130
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn about shapes and hardness of wire
  • Twist square wire with a pin vice
  • Wrapping with half round wire
  • Work with and control multiple pieces of wire

This is a class designed for beginners, but you will leave with a bracelet that has the look of a high end piece of jewelry. You will learn about different wire shapes and the hardness of wire used in wire wrapping projects. I will have the silver twisted wire prepared before class using my rolling mill, but I will go over the technique with you. Everything else will be twisted, bent and wrapped by you. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have familiarity with wire working tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Task light and magnification if necessary.

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116, Filigree Wire Wrapped Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
172, Easy Peasy Peacock Bead Embroidery - $110

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Bead Stitching, Embroidery, Gluing/Adhesive, Soutache

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic bead embroidery
  • Introduction to shibori ribbon
  • Introduction to soutache
  • Incorporating mixed media elements

Preen like a peacock with this superfast pendant and learn basic bead embroidery as well as the basics of using shibori ribbon and soutache. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Bead mat, size 10 or 11 beading needles, scissors/thread burner, 6lb Fireline, reading glasses/magnifiers, and task light

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172, Easy Peasy Peacock Bead Embroidery - $110 [More Info]
Shae Wilhite
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
208, The Essential Pendant – Essential Oil Diffuser - $121

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Sawing
  • Forming

Create your own personal essential oil diffuser to take wherever you go. You will learn to saw, solder and shape sterling silver to create a diffuser you can fill with your favorite oils. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Metal working skills helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed. 2 Chain nose pliers or 1 flat and 1 chain nose, Bench pin

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208, The Essential Pendant – Essential Oil Diffuser - $121 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, August 20, 2016
224, Celestial Medallion - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Easy riveting
  • Texturing
  • Designing
  • Using patina
  • Coloring metal

Create this one-of-a kind medallion pendant, and explore the use of cold connections to secure a copper piece of your own design set in copper. Learn proper riveting techniques, metal stamping, and using patinas to make a gorgeous pendant anyone would be proud to wear. Beginners welcome, no prior skill or experience is needed. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, chasing hammer or small hammer and a steel block. Optional: Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only), flat nosed pliers, metal stamps or texturing tool of your choice.

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224, Celestial Medallion - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
254, Rippling Metal Pendant and Chain - $115

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Hydraulic Press, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to use hydraulic press
  • Using microfold brake
  • Riveting
 • Texturing
 • Design

Students will use a micro fold brake to form a corrugated piece of metal, and then form in a silhouette die with the hydraulic press. This piece will be connected to a textured back plate with simple rivets. Students will have several choices of dies to create their own unique pendant. A coordinating chain with riveted metal completes the look. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should not be afraid of butane torch.

Materials you are required to bring:
Riveting hammer, wire cutters, metal shears, bench block and pad, sharpie

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254, Rippling Metal Pendant and Chain - $115 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
506, Hugs and Kisses Bracelet - $130

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Reading and understanding a chainmaille pattern
  • Incorporating twisted rings into a chainmaille project
  • Tips and techniques of chainmaille

The Hugs and Kisses Bracelet is a beautiful chainmaille bracelet. It is easy to make and fun to wear. Simply with two tools, you will be able to construct this bracelet and hopefully complete it in class. Please join me for some fun. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous chainmaille experience

Materials you are required to bring:
Clasp, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers

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506, Hugs and Kisses Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
524, Old Wise Oak Pendant - $117

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating a frame
  • Wire sculpting
  • Wire wrapping
  • Connecting and finishing wire ends

In this class you will learn how to memorialize the Old Wise Oak in wire, stone and small beads to create a beautiful and unique pendant. Like oak trees in nature, no two will look alike! 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 hand dexterity are a must. Also the ability to manage multiple wires at one time and work with small beads is required.

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, ruler or measuring device, a beading mat or tray, task light and extension cord. Optional: nylon jaw pliers, bench block and chasing hammer (if you would like to hammer the frame).

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524, Old Wise Oak Pendant - $117 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
555, Galaxy Necklace - $125
     
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Adding crystal rivolis to chainmaille
  • Working with rubber rings
  • Chainmaille with bright aluminum

The Galaxy Necklace is a stunning chainmaille necklace that showcases six 14mm crystal rivolis in steampunk-inspired settings. A choice of rivoli and EPDM rubber ring colour will be available. The necklace is constructed from gorgeous, lightweight, saw-cut bright aluminum jump rings.  You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have prior experience working with jump rings

Materials you are required to bring:
Proper magnification and task lighting if necessary


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555, Galaxy Necklace - $125 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
568, Bobbi Bracelet - $115

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire wrapping
  • Wire wrapping with beads
  • Bracelet shaping

This class will teach the fundamentals of classic wire wrapping techniques and how to incorporate beads into this unique and stylish bracelet which, with its floating silver beads and simple elegance, will become a favorite for everyday wear. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Flush cutting pliers, permanent marker, ruler, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, stepped nose pliers, nylon jaw bracelet shaping pliers*, bracelet mandrel*

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568, Bobbi Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Scott Mason
08/20/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSaturday, August 20, 2016
592, Button Pearl Ring - $124
 
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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Texture
  • Forming
 • Sizing
 • Patina

Make a sterling ring to size, with copper accents and a button pearl. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a jeweler's saw and a torch

Materials you are required to bring:
None. Optional: Hand towel, Sharpie, earplugs, and safety glasses.

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592, Button Pearl Ring - $124 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/20/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
109, Coral Twist - $85

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Selecting color schemes
  • Tubular peyote stitch
  • Change of beading directions in tube
  • Making toggle closures by hand

A wavy scalloped bracelet created by redirecting the beading direction in tubular peyote utilizing a variety of bead sizes and shapes. Incorporate semi-precious material and glass beads to jazz up this funky, colorful adornment. Can be worn from both sides with a slightly different color pattern. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Able to work with very small beads, helps to know tubular peyote.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, size 10 and 12 beading needles, beading thread, scissors. If not purchasing a kit: a variety of beads including large pointy magatama, 3-4mm rounds, 2-3 colors size 6, 2-3 colors size 8, 3-4 colors size 12, 2 colors size 15

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109, Coral Twist - $85 [More Info]
Annette Mackrel
08/20/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
547, Beaded Bead Necklace - $115

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Create self-supporting hollow bead
  • Enhance skills with two hole beads
  • Learn or enhance shills with four hole beads
 • Work with O beads
 • Sales tag knot

Make three separate samples of beaded beads. Two of the beads are made with two hole beads and the third bead is made with four hole beads and O beads. All three beads use size 11 Japanese seed beads. Students will hopefully make more beads after Bead Fest so that they can wear them as a stunning necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous beading experience. Working with two and four-hole beads optimal but not mandatory.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, scissors, sticky notes, pencil, personal task lamp if desired, Note: Instructor will have supplies to loan if student does not have them

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547, Beaded Bead Necklace - $115 [More Info]
Adele Kimpell
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
110, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $175
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Learning to use a butane micro torch
  • Cutting Metal
  • Soldering Mixed Metal

Get in your metalworking into shape! Kate Richbourg teaches all the basics you need to get started in this fast paced class that includes a variety of techniques including sawing, soldering and riveting. Based on the unique sampler section in Kate's book Simple Soldering, students learn a variety of basic soldering techniques in this class. Students will complete a series of sampler projects on 1" x 1" copper squares. After finishing this fast-paced class, students will be ready to move on to more complex projects with confidence. From sawing and riveting to soldering and stone setting; it's all covered right here. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None. This class is for beginners.

Materials you are required to bring:
1.8mm hole punch pliers, bench block, chasing hammer, flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, metal file, metal shears.

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110, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $175 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
118, Fire and Ice - Combining Fused glass and Metal Clay  Part 2 of 2 - $295
  
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Level: IntermediateDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Finishing, Fusing, Metal Clay, Patina, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Technique Based, Tool Instruction   

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating cab surround settings for glass
  • Creating embrace settings for glass
  • Setting cubic zirconias in metal clay
  • Using coils of clay to create ornate settings 

During this workshop we will explore the delightful and varied ways that fused glass can be combined with fine silver metal clay. Cabochons in fused glass can be made to mimic opal, drusy, fire agate, and other beautiful stones. Because the glass can be fired in with the clay, your designs will integrate beautifully with the glass and there is no need for measuring and shrinkage calculation.  You will be shown a variety of ways to set glass cabs, including cab surrounds, embrace settings and traditional bezel style settings, taking into account the shrinkage of the clay and how that impacts the glass. you will also be shown how to use fireable cubic zirconia as accents in your designs. You will then create your own unique designs using your choice of the techniques you have been shown. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills

Materials you are required to bring:
Basic metal clay tools are desirable.

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118, Fire and Ice - Combining Fused glass and Metal Clay  Part 2 of 2 - $295 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
162, In My Garden - $235

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming leaves without the need to anneal
  • Creating flowers from metal
  • Anodizing niobium
  • Making armatures and findings

Using niobium wire, you will create an armature and clasps for your necklace. Leaves will be fold formed without the need to anneal. Flowers will be cut, filed and dapped. All the pieces will be anodized and wired together. A SilverSilk chain will be assembled to complete the necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use pliers, hammers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine point marker

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162, In My Garden - $235 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday August 20, 2016
200, Stacking Stones - $190
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone drilling
  • Bezel setting
  • Soldering
  • Filing

Learn an exciting way to add interest and intrigue to your jewelry pieces. Everyone will want to know how you manage to secure one stone on top of another. In this class the mystery will be revealed and you will acquire a skill that will blow the lid off the design possibilities! From here, the sky is the limit! In this class you will have the option of creating a ring or pendant with the stacked‐stone process. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing experience at a beginner or higher level will be needed

Materials you are required to bring:
Students should bring the following tools, safety glasses, basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or needle file set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc., bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher, bench pin, bench block or anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound, jeweler's saw and blades (size #3/0 or 4/0), calipers (Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight for around $20), rawhide mallet, ball-peen hammer or goldsmithing hammer or other type of small hammer for riveting. Optional: ring clamp, loupe, magnifying glasses or optivisor, small machinist square (2inch size or larger), miter cutting vise/jig

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200, Stacking Stones - $190 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
228, Simple Soldered Silver Wire Rings - $195
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Design, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Fabrication
  • Stone setting

Using a butane torch, silver wire, and a few premade bezels, students will create 3 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful but not required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering experience is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane micro torch (Eurotool max flame recommended by instructor), butane, third hand, solder board, flush cutters, rawhide or plastic mallet, steel ring mandrel

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228, Simple Soldered Silver Wire Rings - $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
244, Crystal Constellation Bracelet - $220
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating dimensional craw structures
  • Embellishing craw
  • Jewelry design elements

A sparkling dimensional bracelet filled with enough dazzle to adorn your wrist with beauty. Using CRAW to create each component that is embellished with Swarovski bicones and barrel beads then joined together with pearls. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some knowledge of CRAW (cubic right angle weave)

Materials you are required to bring:
Task lamp (if needed), magnifying eye ware (if needed), beading mat, 6lb fire line, thread conditioner (if desired)

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244, Crystal Constellation Bracelet - $220 [More Info]
Jacqui Higgins
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
257, Spinner Bangles - $230

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver soldering
  • Measuring your wrist for proper fit
  • Several texturing methods
 • Forming bangles
 • Finishing

You've made the spinner ring, now take a step up and make a bangle to go with it! In this class you'll get a chance to have fun while making a couple of spinner bangles. We will focus on proper silver soldering technique to ensure a good joint, as well as several texturing techniques. We will also go over proper filing technique so you get better results for your efforts You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Files, jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades, rawhide mallet, texturing hammers, 320 or 400 grit sand paper, bench pin, diagonal flush cut pliers, ruler, scribe (awl), and bench block. Suggested but not required: round bracelet mandrel (stepped and/or tapered), brass brush, silver/copper wire for additional spinners, brass malle, combination square (sliding T-square), stamps, cloth measuring tape

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257, Spinner Bangles - $230 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
366, Wire Woven Drop Earrings - $197

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basket weave
  • Working with a template to create matching earrings
  • Working with large gauge wire

Capture the magic of freeform wire while creating these stunning earrings. Students will learn the basket weave techniques needed to complete the project, large gauge wire shaping techniques and how to use a torch to draw beads at the ends of wires. Students will make a practice earring in copper then work on their fine silver pair. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic basket weave experience and some experience with working with wire and wire tools will be helpful.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task lamp and magnification

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366, Wire Woven Drop Earrings - $197 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
392, Moonscape - $185
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Stone Setting - Faceted, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic torch enameling skills
  • Create a viewing hole in copper
  • Making a tab setting
  • Hydraulic press forming
  • Creating a "geode-look" in an enameled piece

Make a fascinating geode look using a unique and fascinating torch enameling process. No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible! Each student will learn torch enameling, metal-working skills, hydraulic press embossing, and forming cold-connecting and soldering techniques and leave with a beautiful complete necklace in his/her choice of color, shape, and size. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have their hair tied back. Experience using a torch is helpful, but not required. . You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some torch enameling and/or metal-working helpful, but not necessary

Materials you are required to bring:
Students may wish to bring their own dust mask, safety goggles, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer, narrow flat-nosed pliers, small steel bench block, pounding pad. Instructor will have extras to share.

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392, Moonscape - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
430, Pacific Ice - $240

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezel created with rose montees
  • Tubular herringbone wrist strap
  • Make a detachable centerpiece

Dress up your wrist with this shimmering bracelet that combines the techniques of tubular herringbone stitch, peyote stitch, and netting. Learn to bezel different sizes and shapes of sparkling Swarovski stones in the asymmetrical centerpiece which attaches to the wrist band with magnetic clasps and can be removed for a more subtle look. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Right angle weave, netting, tubular herringbone (ndebele), peyote stitch.

Materials you are required to bring:
#12 beading needles, fireline 6lb. test, scissors, task lamp, work surface

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430, Pacific Ice - $240 [More Info]
Melissa Shippee
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
452, Abyssinian Bracelet - $250

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Create solid beaded rings and embellish them
  • Creating a bezel for Swarovski Stones
  • Combining several stitches for connecting and embellishing

Stitch an intricate, wide bracelet with open rings and settings for sparkling crystals that will be a great addition to your beaded jewelry collection. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring:
Task lamp, scissors, beading mat

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452, Abyssinian Bracelet - $250 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
563, Roll Printing and Keum Boo - $210

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Roll Printing
  • Keum Boo
  • Tool Instruction
  • Depletion gilding

This fun workshop introduces you to two completely different metals techniques, and while each one by itself will add a new dimension to your metalworking repertoire, together they create high-impact drama on simple sheet metal. First, you'll learn how to use a rolling mill to create deep, detailed patterns on both copper and sterling silver using a variety of materials, including paper patterns. Then you'll learn the process of depletion gilding as a method of preparing sterling silver for the application of pure 24k gold foil. This ancient Korean technique, known as Keum Boo, adds the lustre and warmth of real gold to your jewelry pieces for a striking and unique design element. Best of all, this technique requires only simple, inexpensive equipment and a little elbow grease to get started. Join us for a day of out-of-the-box fun! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring:
Bring a battery-powered task light, a pen and notebook for note-taking, and eye magnification if needed. Everything else required to complete the project is provided - all tools, materials and equipment. Just come and have fun!!

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563, Roll Printing and Keum Boo - $210 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
586, Spin-It! Intensive Flex Shaft Workshop - $193

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Carving Stone, Chasing, Drilling, Etching, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Carving with High-Speed Burs
  • Finishing
  • Electro Etching

Let Thomas Mann be the one to introduce you to the tool that wins the contest for the most VERSATILE tool on the metalsmith’s workbench— The Flexible Shaft Machine. It is also one of the most INDISPENSABLE tools that a serious artisan must master in order to MAKE at an elevated level, but one that jewelers rarely use to its maximum advantage. From burs to buffs to burnishers to bits, you’ll learn the basics & also a few secrets that only Mann can bring you from his 40+ years as a jewelry artist. Projects: TESTplate – RING blank – PENDANT blank – STONE/SHELL drill – CARVE acrylic You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic sawing skills required. Familiarity with basic jewelry making hand tools such as pliers and files.

Materials you are required to bring:
Students are welcome to bring their own jewelry making hand tools but Tom will have tools for students to use in class and for sale.

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586, Spin-It! Intensive Flex Shaft Workshop - $193 [More Info]
Thomas Mann
08/20/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
630, Thick Gauge Bezel Set Honey Quartz PMC Pendant with A Fine Silver Chain - $280

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metal Clay, Metalwork, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine Silver Fusing Techniques
  • Prong Settings for Faceted Semi-Precious Stones
  • PMC-3 Techniques
  • Patina & Finishing Techniques

n this action packed and intensive day we will make a PMC base to hold a Honey Quartz Baguette Cut Gemstone. After firing, we will add the prongs for the pressure setting and the heavy gauge hand created bezel and bail to set off this amazing pendant. All of this will be finished off with a handmade fine silver chain in its creation; I will show you my tricks for fast and furious chains You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies or tools needed, instructor brings all supplies, tools and materials.

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630, Thick Gauge Bezel Set Honey Quartz PMC Pendant with A Fine Silver Chain - $280 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/20/20168:30 am - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
140, Charmed 4 U - $315

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Surrounding different size crystal pearls with seed beads
  • Blending of different sized and shaped beads
  • Detailed connection of components
 • Use of three different components into a cohesive design
 • Blending of different techniques

For the first time ever Marjorie Barnes, Paulette Baron, Diane Dennis and Amy Katz have combined their talents to bring you an elegant necklace project, Charmed 4U. Using a combination of right angle weave and peyote stitch, create a chain and three stunning components each designed by one of the participating artist. At this special class, you will spend two hours with each artist learning how to make the various necklace adornments. The artists will express their own style in the presentation of their necklace component. As a result, you will create one beautiful piece from the perspective of four national artists. This is a project oriented class and time will not be spent on learning basic stitches. This is a higher intermediate beading level project. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: All students will need to be proficient in peyote, right angle weave.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles: #10, #12. Micro-crystalline or synthetic beading wax. Fireline 6lb. test. Scissors, thread burner, beading surface, task light and magnification.

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140, Charmed 4 U - $315 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
08/20/201610:00 am - 11:15 am Saturday, August 20, 2016
768, Light As A Leather Feather Pendant - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Leatherwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting leather with Sizzix tool
  • Embossing leather with Sizzix tool
  • Making wrapped links and connections
 


Curious about leather embossing, dying with pigment and more? This class was made for you! Candie Cooper will show you how easy it is to make this fun leather pendant and necklace from start to finish from cutting, to forming, to dying and embellishing this sweet leather feather. Truly an amazing process! Candie will also show you how to attach findings to crystal cup chain. Class Kit will include beads, findings and chain so you can finish your necklace! Sponsored by Sizzix, Beadalon, and Jesse James Beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Basic jewelry making pliers will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own set of pliers and cutters.

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768, Light As A Leather Feather Pendant - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/20/201611:30 am - 1:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
770, Doodle a Pendant with Paint and Pencil - $35

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Painting tips
  • Colored pencil techniques
  • Sealers
 


Doodle it…just a little bit! That’s just what Candie Cooper is going to show you how to do in this fun class! Students will play with paints and colored pencils to create a one of a kind pendant. She will also discuss how to seal your one of a kind creation. Class kits will include Jesse James Beads so you can string your pendant into a necklace, because, well unique pendants deserve the best unique beads! Sponsored by Jesse James Beads and Beadalon. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students can bring their own basic pliers, cutters and crimping pliers or instructor will provide some on loan.

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770, Doodle a Pendant with Paint and Pencil - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/20/20161:00 pm - 2:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
669, Bezeled Rivoli Pendant - $35
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Bezeled Rivoli Pendant

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Tubular peyote
  • Flat peyote
  • Embellishing
 
 

Learn Tubular Peyote to bezel a rivoli, and then stitch in the ditch and make a Flat Peyote bail where you zip fhe fron to the back then add some surface embellishment and enjoy your new found peyote skills. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Lighting, scissors, beading mat, magnification is needed

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669, Bezeled Rivoli Pendant - $35 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
135, Lace Bracelet - $115
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to techniques to keep square wire "on the square"
  • Make a self-closure for wire wrapped bracelets
  • Becoming more comfortable estimating measurements

The lace bracelet is one of my most versatile wire wrapped bracelets. There are so many beautiful beads to choose from, why limit your bracelet to one bead size. In this class you will become more knowledgeable of working with square, half hard wire. You will create a unique hook and eye for your bracelet. Each skill taught in this class can be used throughout many wire wrapping projects. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have previous experience working with square and half round wire

Materials you are required to bring:
Task lamp and magnification is necessary.

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135, Lace Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
169, From the Ruins - $107

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of twisted tubular herringbone stitch
  • Basics of brick stitch
  • Beginning bead weaving

Unearth this lovely necklace that was inspired by the ancient ruins of Greece and Pompeii. Simply stitched, this is a great project for every beader. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Bead mat, size 10 or 11 beading needles, 6lb smoke Fireline, scissors/thread burner, reading glasses/magnifiers, task light.

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169, From the Ruins - $107 [More Info]
Shae Wilhite
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
210, Twinkle Twist Bracelet - $147
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering, Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging
  • Shaping

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:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, ultra flush side cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers

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210, Twinkle Twist Bracelet - $147 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
220, Dazzling Color on Copper - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Stamping, Technique Based, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring metal
  • Texturing
  • Design
  • Metal stamping
  • Proper tool use

Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color, and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skill or experience is needed. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils or larger set (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least four weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00. 1-#0 or #1 small flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt tip marker (sharpie), pencil, and soft eraser. Optional: Small metal files for jewelry making, flat head pliers, chasing hammer or small hammer, steel block, texturing tools.

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220, Dazzling Color on Copper - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
243, Peek A Boo Pendant - $125
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Annealing, Cold Connections, Design, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Patina, Riveting, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Riveting on enamel
  • Immersion enameling
  • Sawing
  • Design
  • Textures

Create unique pendants by sandwiching pressed silhouette shapes with an enameled and highlighting the shapes with fancy sawn shapes. Students will learn immersion enameling a large piece, how to use the hydraulic press and how to rivet enameled pieces. Depending on speed, student might complete 2 pieces in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have basic skills with metalsmith tools, like filing, sawing, texturing. Any enameling or press experience a plus but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Riveting hammer, bench block and pad, flat file, hole punching pliers, saw, slotted bench pin, metal cutting shears, sharpie, optional : texture hammers, metal stamps

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243, Peek A Boo Pendant - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
280, Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet - $130

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Following a chainmaille pattern
  • Incorporating twisted jump rings into a weave
  • Different chainmaille techniques

The Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet is a chainmaille piece that is fun to make and easy to wear. By utilizing two pairs of pliers, you will be able weave jump rings into a completed project. Some students will complete the project in class. This is an outstanding piece of jewelry that you will wear often. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous knowledge of chain maille

Materials you are required to bring:
Clasp, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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280, Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
532, Fabulous Finger Weaving - $105

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire Weaving
  • Wire Work
  • Wire Braiding

Finger weaving is all the rage! This super fun, super easy technique creates a stunning woven bracelet ready for adding a precious lampwork bead or blingy pave set focal bead - the possibilities are endless. Students will learn the fun and easy technique which we call finger weaving. Minimal supplies, minimal tools and minimal time create a super interesting bracelet that looks like it was purchased at a high-end jewelry store. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Round and chain nose pliers, flush cutters. Heavy duty flush cutters, bracelet shaping pliers, if you have them and are able to bring them.

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532, Fabulous Finger Weaving - $105 [More Info]
Scott Mason
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
540, Stackable Cuff Bracelets - $114

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Several wire weaving techniques
  • Bending and forming
  • Finishing
 • Techniques to keep wire kinking and work hardening to a minimum
 • How to affectively deal with multiple wires

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. Just as you can decide, the woven pattern that brings this piece to life. 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. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire weaving and wire wrapping, your hands are your tools through the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good hand dexterity are a must. Also the ability to feel comfortable and manage fine wire and multiple wires at one time is required.

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. Optional: nylon jaw pliers.

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540, Stackable Cuff Bracelets - $114 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
08/20/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
599, Negative Space Pendant - $195

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalwork, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • Design
  • Cold Connections
 • Texture
 • Patina

Select a stone then design a shape or choose one of our templates to create a bi-level pendant with a cabochon. Space between the levels allows for a non-traditional cab as there will be depth. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a jeweler's saw

Materials you are required to bring:
None. Optional: hand towel, Sharpie, earplugs and safety glasses if desired.

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599, Negative Space Pendant - $195 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/20/20161:30 pm - 2:45 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
769, Photographing Your Jewelry: Easy Tips and Tricks - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Photograhpy

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
•Basic photo set up-props
  • Lighting
  • Apps on your phone to help edit
 


“I’ve tried taking photos a hundred times and I’m just not happy with the outcome.” If you’ve made this statement, this class is for you. Candie Cooper will share her tips and tricks for taking successful jewelry photos. You’ll learn about lighting tricks, apps for editing with your tablet or smart phone as well as how to add text to photos. This is a great class for people that post their jewelry pieces to social media sites or submit photos to craft shows. Sponsored by Beadalon and Jesse James Beads. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

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769, Photographing Your Jewelry: Easy Tips and Tricks - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/20/20162:00 pm - 3:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
755, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35
     
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• 7 cord braiding
  • Braiding with beads
  • Using a Kumihimo braiding disk
 
   


This workshop will teach how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. The Class assignment will be a key fob or zipper pull. Materials will be 1) Large Lobster Claw clasp, 2) size 8/0 seed beads, 3) various other beads (leaves, drops, flowers, pips), 4) cLon beading cord. and 5) Kumihimo Braiding Disk. The basic instructions will teach how to braid with various type of beads, that are commonly used in making jewelry. Doing the shorter key fob gives the skills needed for making bracelets or necklaces, in less time. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None


Materials you are required to bring:
Students will not need bring anything. They can bring a beading mat, but I will have some people can use.

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755, Fill the Gap - Keyfob- $35 [More Info]
Sally Battis
08/20/20163:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
763, Beadalon Presents: Jig Formed Swarovski Drop Earrings - $35
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wirework

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to form wire on a jig
  • How to form a wrapped loop
  • How to create your own earring findings

Create a fabulous pair of earrings using a Beadalon earring finding form and Swarvsoki crystals. All materials sponsored by Beadalon! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Personal magnification as needed

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763, Beadalon Presents: Jig Formed Swarovski Drop Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Tamara Honaman
08/20/20163:00 pm - 4:15 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
776, Follow Your Arrow Crystal Fringe Earrings - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Basics

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
•How to use cup chain
  • Attaching findings to cup chain
  • Working with ear wires
 


This fringe earring project has gone viral on Pinterest and now you can make a pair yourself with the designer, Candie Cooper! Participants will use multiple crystal chains and ball chains to create a heavy fringe look along with learning about special findings to connect charms. Fun, fast and fabulous earrings at their best! Sponsored by Beadalon and Jesse James Beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

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776, Follow Your Arrow Crystal Fringe Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/20/20164:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
297, Floral Stamped Earrings - $35

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Learn to use metal stamps. Use stamps to create an overlapping floral pattern to create on two circle blanks
  Learn to stamp enamel. Have the opportunity to highlight the stamped floral pattern using stamped enamel
  Attach earring findings. Use two pairs of pliers to attach an ear wire to the stamped blank
 
 

Students will use metal stamps and Alkeme blanks to create a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings. Using a brass hammer and floral metal stamps, students will stamp a unique pattern into the circle blanks. They will then use pliers to assemble the earrings. Students will leave the class with a finished pair of wearable earrings. You WILL complete this project in class. Receive a $5 coupon for use at the ImpressArt booth.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor.

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297, Floral Stamped Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Sarah Scheffler
08/20/20164:30 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
775, Long and Layered Wire Necklace with Now That's a Jig - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Jig, Wire work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Intro to Now That's A Jig
  • Adding beads to Jig links
  • Making a wire clasp
 


Make a modern layering necklace in this fun class using Now That's a Jig! You'll learn how to form rings, links with beads, and make a clasp on the jig. Candie will show how to harden the links so they are strong, then connect them to make one fabulous necklace! Sponsored by Beadalon, Jesse James Beads, Now That's A Jig. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: None

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775, Long and Layered Wire Necklace with Now That's a Jig - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/20/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
469, Flower Pod Earrings - $85

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Crochet

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Color assembly
  • Bead crochet with pattern
  • Make invisible seam with crochet ends
 • Bead stringing
 • Finishing assembly and stitching

Patterned stringing with different bead sizes enables us to crochet wonderful, flowery wheels. Sew to full circles hiding the seams and add a stunning large pod bead to assemble these gorgeous dangles. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Needs to be able to crochet and work with small beads.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, size 10 or 12 beading needles, large eye beading needle, polyester thread (button hole or upholstery strength) for crocheting, crochet hook (size 1.00-1.5 mm) regular beading thread for assembly stringing. Size 11 metallic beads, size 8 striped beads, drops or magatama for crochet work. 2 large silver pods or other large beads and a variety of colorful beads (sizes may vary) for assembly. 2 earring hooks.

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469, Flower Pod Earrings - $85 [More Info]
Annette Mackrel
08/20/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
500, Lots O Links Necklace - $160

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezelling a Rivoli
  • 2 Different Types of Peyote Stitch Links
  • Altering pre-made components to work with your design

Add a touch of class to your wardrobe with this vintage inspired design. Metal filigree pieces are embellished with rivolis, and linked together with two styles of beaded links. This piece is worked in components that can be combined in multiple ways. You will also learn how to alter pre-made metal links to make them conform to your designs. Students will learn multiple forms of peyote stitch in this class. Multiple colorways will be available, though the metal color will be the same throughout the kits. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous beadweaving experience required. Students should be comfortable working with a needle and thread.

Materials you are required to bring:
2 pairs flat or chain nosed pliers, scissors, wax, beading surface, lighter, task light, and magnifiers if necessary. Optional 1.25 millimeter metal punch

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500, Lots O Links Necklace - $160 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
08/20/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
510, Heliotrope Earrings - $110
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Right-angle-weave stitch
  • Herringbone stitch
  • Bezeling a pearl
  • Peyote stitch

Two-hole beads radiate from a central round to form earring components evocative of sunflowers. Learn to use a combination of right-angle weave, circular peyote, and herringbone stitches to create these 3-dimensional disc-shaped earrings. Elegant and unique, these earrings work for every occasion. This project was featured in BEADWORK magazine's Quick and Easy 2014 Special Issue. Workshop participants will choose from several glorious color palettes. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with right-angle-weave, peyote, and/or herringbone stitches.

Materials you are required to bring:
Reading glasses or magnifier if needed; task light or rechargeable LED book light recommended; work surface (bead mat). Note: Bead weaver starter kit will be available for purchase during class (beading tray, mat, bead scoop, needle, and thread conditioner).

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510, Heliotrope Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen
08/20/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
549, O Bars Bracelet - $125

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Variation of Ndebele Herringbone stitch
  • Work with or enhance skills with two hole beads
  • Learn new technique for attaching clasps
  • Stitch with O Beads

The O Bars bracelet is worked in an adaptation of Ndebele Stitch with O Beads and the new two-hole bar bead. The bracelet has a supple drape and is a joy to wear. What makes it unique is the way the Ndebele columns are worked with the O Beads and size 11° beads replacing the Bar bead on one-half of each Ndebele column. Use all one color of bar beads or multiple colors for a dramatic effect. The bracelet works up quickly. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: A desire to work with two hole beads in a stunning variation of Ndebele Herringbone stitch.

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, scissors, sticky notes, pencil, and personal task lamp if desired. Instructor will have extras of these supplies for students in need.

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549, O Bars Bracelet - $125 [More Info]
Adele Kimpell
08/20/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
584, Mac N Metal Earrings - $115

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing/Knotting, Coloring Metal, Design, Forging, Macramé, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cavandoli Knotting
  • Designing & forging with metal
  • Attaching components

Macramé meets metal in this class that takes a new look at something that was the rage in the 70's. Using small cord, beads & metal, we'll create some fabulous earrings, perfectly accented with custom textured and forged metal pieces. A little bit of macramé, a little bit of metal=a fun, new adventure! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Be able to use hands to tie knots & manipulate light metal. Use hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Small scissors, metal shears, small metal file, chain nose pliers (2 prs) or chain nose & flat nose

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584, Mac N Metal Earrings - $115 [More Info]
Cooky Schock
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
115, Woven Love Knot - $130
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wireweaving with a vice
  • Bend wire consistently to achieve desired outcome

We will use gold and silver filled to weave the love knot. Each side is completed separately, then woven together to complete this unique bracelet. We will finish off the bracelet with a sterling silver clasp. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: You must be comfortable working wire with your hands and maintaining tension. You do not need previous weaving experience, but you should have experience working with wire and understand how to control it

Materials you are required to bring:
Task light and magnification if necessary.

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115, Woven Love Knot - $130 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016
163, Line Fold Niobium Cuff - $125
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming niobium without annealing
  • Anodizing
  • Texturing with hammers and other metal tools

You will cut , file and prepare niobium sheet. The created blank will be line folded and textured. Anodizing will allow you to color the cuff to your personal taste before shaping it to fit your wrist. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use basic hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
6 inch ruler, fine point marker

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163, Line Fold Niobium Cuff - $125 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
170, Loom Love Cuff - $113

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving, Loom

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of looming
  • Adding elements to loom work
  • Edging loomed pieces

Learn to love your loom with this fun cuff using different sizes and types of beads, motifs and sliders and incorporating a unique wooden clasp. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Bead mat, size 10 or 11 beading needles, 6lb Fireline, scissors/thread burner, reading glasses/magnifiers, task light

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170, Loom Love Cuff - $113 [More Info]
Shae Wilhite
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
211, Weave It To Metal - $125

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering, Wire Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Weaving
  • Shaping

This isn't your high school basket weaving class. In this class, the challenge will be keeping it together. Your dexterity and attention to details will be put to the test. If you are ready for challenge, join me for this class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
Ultra Flush side cutters, flat nose or parallel pliers, round nose pliers, metal ruler, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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211, Weave It To Metal - $125 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
223, Get your Color On - $110
  
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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalwork, Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring metal
  • Creating designs
  • Shaping metal

Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, to design beautiful earrings you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skill or experience is needed You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least four weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00. 1-#0, or #1 flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt tip marker (sharpie). 1- Pencil with soft eraser and a metal scribe or micro engraver. Teacher will have some micro engravers for students to use and will be for sale in class for $17.00. Optional: flat nosed pliers, small crystals, beads, and embellishments to add to your earrings.

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223, Get your Color On - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
236, Hot Wired - $115

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Brazing
  • Designing with Wire
  • Patina Applications

Create at least 2 unique pendants by bending pieces of copper wire into desired shapes, and brazing them together. Brazing is a unique way to permanently bond copper. Unlike soldering which fills the joins with a fine seam, brazing takes advantage of the "capillary action" of the material and overflows the joins, resulting in more organic and unstructured style. Students will learn wire work techniques, brazing, design, and patina application. All levels are welcome and no metal working experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane micro torch, Butane, Solder board, Cookie sheet, Metal shears, Metal file, Round nose pliers, Flush cutters, Chasing hammer, Rubber or rawhide mallet, Steel bench block

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236, Hot Wired - $115 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
343, Simple Silver Bracelet - $110

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire forming
  • Wire working
  • Precious metal wire

Don't be fooled by the name -- simple refers to the easy elegance of this wire wrapped bracelet, an everyday piece that will become a staple of your wardrobe. This class will teach the principal technique of wire wrapping, as well as the best way to work with large gauge, half-round wire. This primer on wire wrapping will provide all the skills and confidence you need, while producing a simply gorgeous bracelet. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Flat nose and round nose pliers, flush cutter, rawhide or nylon hammer, permanent marker, ruler. Stepped round nose and bracelet shaping pliers if you have them and able to bring them.

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343, Simple Silver Bracelet - $110 [More Info]
Scott Mason
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
453, Fair & Square Bracelet - $184

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Use peyote stitch to create square shapes
  • Construct bezels to set tiny crystal stones
  • Attach components with crystals

Graceful and sophisticated, this bracelet wears comfortably and has a lot of shimmer. A real statement piece with a blinged-out magnetic clasp. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring:
Task lamp, scissors, beading mat

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453, Fair & Square Bracelet - $184 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/20/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pmSaturday, August 20, 2016
587, Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw with Thomas Mann - $100

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chasing, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • Piercing
  • Chasing
  • Ergonomics for Jewelry Making

Thomas Mann delivers a succinct understanding of one of the primary tools of metalsmithing and guarantees students will be sawing like champs in less than three hours. Students will be able to saw precise designs out of everything from paper to steel and will leave with several finished charms and mini slot-sculptures from the sawing experience. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Students are welcome to bring their own tools such as saws, hammers etc. but not necessary as Tom will provide.

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587, Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw with Thomas Mann - $100 [More Info]
Thomas Mann
08/21/2016

08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSunday, August 21, 2016
008, Enchanted Heart - $105

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Soldering, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Metalwork
  • Enameling
  • Soldering
 • Torchwork
 • Texturing Metal

Use a trifecta of easy techniques to create your very own stunning Enchanted Heart Necklace! In this information-loaded, fast-paced workshop, design your own heart shape & size, and then combine metal-working, kiln-enameling, and solder stamping to create your customized one-of-a-kind treasure to show off proudly as a piece you designed yourself! Choose from a selection of brass embellishments (birds, flowers, bees, angels, for example) and enamel colors that I will provide as part of your kit along with plain, embossed, or corrugated copper to use as your base. We’ll finish it off with a Sari Silk ribbon necklace in your choice of colors. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Apron, eye protection, and dust mask suggested. Wear hair tied back, natural fiber clothing, and closed-toe shoes.

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008, Enchanted Heart - $105 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 21, 2016
148, Wrap,Wrap, Wrap It Up Leather Bracelet - $110
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Leatherwork, Mixed Materials, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Calculate desired length when using 3 wraps of flat leather
  • Use 26-gauge wire to wrap cup chain onto leather
  • Inserting additional 26-gauge wire to bracelet as needed
  • Finish by using E-6000 to adhere toggle in place

We've taken the wrapped leather bracelet in a whole new direction by adding crystal cup chain. You'll begin by measuring the desired length of leather and cup chain, and use 26 gauge wire to anchor the chain to the flat leather base. Wrap, wrap and wrap some more with the wire until you have secured the cup chain all around three wraps of your bracelet. We'll show you how to add additional wire as needed, and how to hide the loose ends to make your bracelet neat and snag proof. Adjust the size to your liking, and then finish by gluing on a very unique spiral toggle clasp. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Nothing

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148, Wrap,Wrap, Wrap It Up Leather Bracelet - $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
Amy Gunn
08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, August 21, 2016
222, Into the Woods - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Stamping, Technique Based, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring on metal
  • Metal stamping
  • Texturing
  • Using patina
  • Proper use of tools

Rich in meaning, the tree of life is a powerful symbol, if you are interested in symbolic jewelry or just have a love of nature this workshop is for you. Create this beautiful Tree of Life pendant in copper using a colored pencil technique. Students will learn how to apply color to metal, stamping, and the use of patina to enhance the overall beautiful appearance of the finished design. No prior experience needed. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils or larger (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least 4 weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00. 1-#0 or #1 flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt tip marker (sharpie), pencil and soft eraser. Optional: Flat nosed pliers, metal stamps of your choice, and small steel block for stamping. Small metal files for jewelry making, chasing hammer or small hammer, and metal scribe.

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222, Into the Woods - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSunday, August 21, 2016
266, Exploring the Shape Beads - $100

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Use of new shapes of beads
  • Right Angle Weave
  • Hana Ami motif
  • Picot edge

Students will explore the use of different shapes of beads in 3 different designs. Students will receive all 3 different patterns and select 1 of 3 kits to work in class. Additional kits will be available for purchase. Pictures show three different patterns. More than one color option will be available for all 3 designs. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work with needle and thread with small beads. No specific stitch required.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle and thread, bead mat, lighting, magnification if desired, scissors. Thread of choice to include Fireline, Nanofil, One-G or your preferred thread 6 pound.

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266, Exploring the Shape Beads - $100 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSunday, August 21, 2016
381, Sweet and Spicy Bracelet - $153

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• A quick, easy way to do right angle weave
  • How to set Swarovski crystals with two-hole settings
  • Use Swarovski set stones

Learn a quick and easy way to make a right angle weave base for this stunning bracelet, and then embellish multiple layers on top. Learn how to set custom-coated Swarovski soft-square stones in pronged settings with holes for a quick way to add bling without bezeling! You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Right angle weave, basic bead weaving skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
#12 beading needles, fireline 6lb. test, scissors, task lamp, work surface

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381, Sweet and Spicy Bracelet - $153 [More Info]
Melissa Shippee
08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSunday, August 21, 2016
497, Nudibranch Party Bracelet - $117

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Chenille Stitch
  • Embellishing Techniques
  • Designing Unique Clasps

In this class students will learn how to do chenille stitch, and then take it to the next level with some fun and funky embellishment. This creates a supple and slinky bracelet perfect for your next undersea party. The bracelet is finished off with a festive little beaded bead clasp. Instructor will also show how to turn those clasp beads into earrings. This bracelet works up quickly, it probably won't be finished in class, but it should only take an hour or two more to finish it up after class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous beadweaving experience required. Student should be comfortable with working with a needle and thread.

Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors, wax, beading surface, task light, magnifiers if necessary, extension cord for task light.

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497, Nudibranch Party Bracelet - $117 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
08/21/20168:30 am - 11:30 amSunday, August 21, 2016
635, Pinch N Twist Wire Work Technique - Level One - $100

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bead Soup type discovery using color and bead mixes
  • The use of Art Wire to create interesting forms
  • Abstract and free-form creativity

This class is meant to inspire all levels of artists in the unique and easy Pinch N Twist beading, jewellery and wire art form. The goal is to empower everyone to create their own unique jewellery or home décor design pieces. It engenders a passion for Pinch N Twist that has its beauty in comforting free flow (i.e. without even the need for patterns) and is immediately personal and pleasurable. Pinch N Twist is easy; versatile doesn't really need much formal instruction or any special tools for beginners. Its stress relieving, relaxing, personalized and can be done quickly and anywhere! Students will enjoy the original and bold Pinch N Twist art form, and will learn to evolve the technique with their personal style and creativity. Target audience is: Beaders and those interested in jewellery or other personalized art forms. No age bias, very suitable for teenagers to golden agers. No experience bias, suitable for beginners and enriching for advanced Beaders. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading Tools: Mat, beading pliers and cutters, visual aids if required, lighting aids if required

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635, Pinch N Twist Wire Work Technique - Level One - $100 [More Info]
Caroline Andrews
08/21/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
055, Cascading Dewdrops - Intro to Basic Soldering - $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Finishing, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Sawing
  • Forming
  • Forging
  • Granulation

Create this contemporary pendant using sterling silver and copper. We will build from the beginning starting with stock material. Along the we will reinforce all the basics to metal work; shaping, forming, soldering and sawing. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have some basic knowledge of metal working

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, benchpin, nylon nose pliers, ultra flush side cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers

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055, Cascading Dewdrops - Intro to Basic Soldering - $125 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/21/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
112, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Setting up an Etsy site
  • Setting up a Pinterest site
  • Setting up a Square account
  • Basics for using a Table Top Studio for jewelry photography
  • Marketing and sales tips

Etsy, Pinterest and Square Tools to Improve Marketing and Sales Join kate for a workshop to learn about Etsy, Pinterest and Square. The workshop is designed to give you an introduction to these three powerful marketing and sales tools and instructions to set up each program. A screen, projector and I Pad with wi-fi will be used to visit each of these programs in real time to explore and learn about their potential. Learn how Etsy can serve as your web site with a fraction of the cost of maintaining a web page. Learn how Pinterest can be connected to your Etsy site to drive sales. Square is a tool to take credit card sales. The advantages of credit cards over cash will be discussed. The goal is to have participants sign up for these programs on their own devises during the presentation or to have detailed instructions to set up the programs when at home. A booklet developed by Kate is part of the class giving step by step instructions for set up as well as tips and resources. Picture taking is an important part of Etsy, Pinterest and Craft Shows. Demonstration of a reasonably priced Table Top Studio will be part of the class with information about purchasing this system. Kate is a Baby Boomer, and understands the struggles of learning new technology. She had to have a young waiter show her how to answer her new IPhone. If she can do it, you can do it. She will answer all questions at all levels. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic computer skills, basic photography skills, a tablet, iPad, or laptop (not required)

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and pen. IPad, Tablet, Laptop (not required to take the class)

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112, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
08/21/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
270, Captured Cabochon and Chain - $110
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chain Maille, Cold Connections, Design, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Riveting
  • Stone setting
  • Simple chain maille
  • Design

Students will design and create a unique cold connected stone with a simple one in one or two in two chain maille chain. Limited by only your imagination! Combine metal, rivets, tabs and more to cold connect one of favorite stones. A great way to set a stone without soldering. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be familiar with riveting, sawing, filing

Materials you are required to bring:
A cabochon and complimentary beads, rivet hammer, bench block and pad, 2 pair chain/flat nose pliers your choice

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270, Captured Cabochon and Chain - $110 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/21/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
449, Mirage Bracelet - $180

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezel Swarovski Chatons
  • Connecting components
  • Use a combination of stitches to create sparkling chaton components

Sparkling crystals on top and sparkling crystals on both sides all embellished with pearls this bracelet is fun to look at from all angles. Use a combination of peyote and right angle weave to create this sturdy and fun to wear bracelet. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with peyote and right angle weave stitches

Materials you are required to bring:
Task lamp, Scissors, Beading Mat

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449, Mirage Bracelet - $180 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/21/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
472, Vesta - $85

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Ndebele
  • Inserting
  • Color coordinating
  • Closures

A wonderful necklace or bracelet worked in Ndebele. It sports two different colored side panels by inserting contrasting large beads while building up the rectangular tube. This necklace is a great project for beginners and for people who have a difficult time working with very small beads as the bead size can be adjusted. It looks as great made with big chunky beads as it does make with smaller ones. You will have the choice of making a necklace, bangle or bracelet. Works up quickly, maybe you will make all 3! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: This is a great class for absolute beginners and for people who have difficulty working with tiny beads!

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, beading, thread, needles (size 11 for small beads, size 10 or even larger for big beads), and scissors. If not purchasing a kit: Size 12 base color, size 6 or larger in 2 colors for inserts. Chunky version: Size 6 color base, larger beads (4-8mm) in 2 colors for inserts.

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472, Vesta - $85 [More Info]
Annette Mackrel
08/21/20168:30 am - 12:30 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
633, Hour Glass Pinched Loop Chain - $140

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalwork, Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing and Shaping Fine Silver
  • Creating identical shapes and sizes
  • Patina and finishing techniques

My exploration and updating of classic chains to fine silver creations continues. This current variation is an embellished version of the classic pinched loop chain. By rounding out and opening up the loops and adding a single fused link for movement and flash this delicate chain is a great addition to the classic links series that I started 4 years ago. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies or tools needed, instructor brings all supplies, tools and materials.

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633, Hour Glass Pinched Loop Chain - $140 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
044, Wrap Around Raindrop Ring - $200

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver soldering
  • Making raindrops
  • Sizing a ring
 • Forming a ring on a mandrel
 • Finishing

Simple, yet detailed, this ring is a stunner. Truly a "One-Size-Fits-All" ring that is deceptively simple to make. By the end of this class you'll understand what ti takes to make and secure raindrops on your jewelry piece. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Rawhide mallet, files, bench pin, scribe (awl), Sharpie, forming pliers (like Wubber's med. round mandrel pliers) bench block, jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades. Suggested but not required: Ring mandrel, brass mallet, stamps, ring finger gauge, straight edge, charcoal block.

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044, Wrap Around Raindrop Ring - $200 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
156, Pop Top Bead Bracelet Plus Extras! - $173
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Metalsmithing, Recycling

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Repurposing soda bottle tops and tin
  • Basic jewelry assemblage using all basic jewelry tools
  • Use of metal hole punch set
  • Use of a Dapping block
  • Design and color techniques

In this workshop students will learn how to create two different style beads using bottle caps. Using a metal Disc Cutter, and Dapping block we will transform ordinary metal bottle caps into unique beads that will then be added to chain to make a unique bracelet. As time allows students may make as many beads as they like. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: There are no prerequisites required

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, ball peen hammer, rubber or leather mallet, steel bench block with sound buffer (sand bag).

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156, Pop Top Bead Bracelet Plus Extras! - $173 [More Info]
Erin Keck
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
160, Niobium Painting in the Abstract - $220
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting, and finishing niobium
  • Anodic painting
  • Basic wireworking

Students will cut, file and sand niobium sheet to prepare for the anodizing process. They will learn how to manipulate wired paintbrushes to create abstract patterns that will be made into earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with using pliers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter and fine tip marker

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160, Niobium Painting in the Abstract - $220 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
168, The Clasp Class - $170
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to fabricate a box clasp
  • Fabricate a fold-over clasp
  • Fabricating a spring clasp

So, what's the catch? The catch (or clasp) with be the focus of this full day class. We will look at a variety of clasps that you can make to add a truly handcrafted closure to your pendants, necklaces and bracelts. No longer will you be limited by commercial catches for your creations. In this class you will fabricate three types of clasps...the box clasp, the fold-over clasp and the spring clasp. ***NOTE: we will NOT be making the bracelet shown in the photos...only clasps that could be used on a bracelet, necklace, or chain. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and silver soldering experience required

Materials you are required to bring:
Safety glasses, digital caliper (available at Harbor Freight and Radio Shack for around $20), scribe or fine point marker, basic jewelry making tools, including: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, hand files or needle files, jeweler's saw and blades (#3/0 or #4/0), small hammer, metal shears, rawhide mallet, bench pin, bench block, sandpaper/polishing papers optional: 3inch or 4inch C-Clamp (or other clamp) sometimes needed to clamp bench pin to table work light magnifying glasses or optivisor

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168, The Clasp Class - $170 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
314, Romancing the Stone - $235
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Design, Finishing, Metal Clay, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted, Technique Based, Tool Instruction, Other

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating bezel in metal clay for fireable faceted stone
  • Best practices for creating metal clay coils
  • Working with Coils and embellishments
  • Joining, refining and finishing delicate designs

Metal clay is an exciting medium that is perfect for creating romantic, delicate and organic designs. During this workshop, you will learn the best ways to create bezels for fireable faceted stones. You will then create your own unique, romantic design using tendrils, coils, balls, leaves and other embellishments, all created from the metal clay. You will be shown how to join these diverse elements to create a beautiful finished piece. Pieces will be fired and finished as part of the workshop. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with metal clay, what it is and how it is worked with. Basic understanding of metal clay tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Basic metal clay working tools are great; I will also have tools on hand for students to use.

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314, Romancing the Stone - $235 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
319, Wire Woven Freeform Cuff - $210
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Technique Based, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Several wire weaving techniques
  •Weaving with beads
  • Secrets to creating uniform weaves

Take your weaving skills up a notch as you work to create this unique cuff. Students will learn how to merge different weaving techniques to create exciting new patterns. The class will focus on improving weaving skills and learning more advanced techniques including weaving with beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have basic skills in over-over and over-under weaves

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, work mat, task lamp and magnification recommended

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319, Wire Woven Freeform Cuff - $210 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
474, Royal Scepter Bracelet - $240

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezeling a cube beads.
  • Flat odd-count peyote stitch.
  • Joining/zip-up technique using peyote stitch.

Creating an embellished bezel around each sparkling Swarovski cube bead into open links of peyote stitch for this regal adornment, which holds a dazzling moving scepter to add beauty as this bracelet circles your wrist. All links are then joined together and finish with a magnetic clasp. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Working knowledge of peyote stitch.

Materials you are required to bring:
6lb smoke/crystal fire line braided beading thread, task lamp (if needed), beading mat, magnifying eye ware (if needed), and scissors.

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474, Royal Scepter Bracelet - $240 [More Info]
Jacqui Higgins
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
475, Spike Me! - $240

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Turn flat peyote into dimensional spirals.
  • To use WireKnitZ® as both a decorative and functional base for your piece.
  • Students will learn to peyote with different sizes of beads.

Use seed beads, three sizes of spikes and WireKnitZ® to create a dimensional bracelet that is surrounded with flat peyote stitch curls. Embellish the piece with drop beads, using the latest materials to add dimension to your work. Learn how to use WireKnitz® as both a decorative and functional base for your piece. Add flat peyote stitch techniques to give your bracelet a dimensional look. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know flat and tubular peyote.

Materials you are required to bring:
6lb FireLine, E-6000 glue, wire cutters, scissors, microcrystalline wax or beeswax, light and magnifier (if needed), bead mat

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475, Spike Me! - $240 [More Info]
Paulette Baron
08/21/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSunday, August 21, 2016
509, Heart-to-Heart Bracelet - $185

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Right-angle-weave stitch
  • Beaded clasp
  • Fringe stitch
  • Shaped RAW

Two hearts join together in this spectacular bracelet made with Czech farfalle beads and embellished with Swarovski crystal pearls and fire-polished crystal rounds. Resembling cubic-right-angle weave, the bracelet is stitched using right-angle-weave and barbell-shaped seed beads (farfalle). Learn how to shape right-angle-weave into ovals, circles, and hearts. This bracelet was featured in the August/September 2013 issue of BEADWORK magazine. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know right-angle-weave stitch.

Materials you are required to bring:
Reading glasses or magnifier if needed; task light or rechargeable LED book light recommended; work surface (bead mat). Note: Bead weaver starter kit will be available for purchase during class (beading tray, mat, bead scoop, needle, and thread conditioner).

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509, Heart-to-Heart Bracelet - $185 [More Info]
Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen
08/21/20169:30 am - 10:30 am Sunday, August 21, 2016
354, No Fail Stack Ring - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making a ring
  • Soldering
  • Hammering

Are you curious about soldering? Want to use a torch but are fearful about getting started? Kate will help put those fears to rest. In class students will learn how to use a butane torch to make three stacking finger rings. Using pre-cut bands, students will learn to solder, hammer and polish the rings and wear them right out of class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
none

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354, No Fail Stack Ring - $35 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/21/201610:00 am - 11:15 am Sunday August 21, 2016
748, Record Breaking Jewelry: UPcylcing Records and Tins with Sizzix - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Drilling, Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting records
  • Cutting tin
  • Drilling plastic and tin
  • Stringing
  • Forming tin

An old record, that cool cookie tin you found thrifting....you can turn both of them into jewelry pieces in this unique class! One of her most requested technique how-tos, Candie Cooper will show you how using the Sizzix Jewelry Studio too. She'll show you tips for cutting and forming then participants will have the opportunity to string their unique pendant with beautiful Jesse James Beads and Beadalon findings. Sponsored by Jesse James Beads, Beadalon and Sizzix You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: We will have tools on hand, but feel free to bring your own basic jewelry making pliers and cutters.

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748, Record Breaking Jewelry: UPcylcing Records and Tins with Sizzix - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/21/201611:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
111, No Fail Stack Ring - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making a ring
  • Soldering
  • Hammering

Are you curious about soldering? Want to use a torch but are fearful about getting started? Kate will help put those fears to rest. In class students will learn how to use a butane torch to make three stacking finger rings. Using pre-cut bands, students will learn to solder, hammer and polish the rings and wear them right out of class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
none

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111, No Fail Stack Ring - $35 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/21/201611:30 am - 12:45 pm Sunday August 21, 2016
777, Making Dazzling Wire Wrapped Links and Tassels - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Wire wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making wrapped wire links
  • Making custom tassles
  • Attaching clasps to chain
 
 

Learn how to make dazzling wire wrapped bead links that will frame your unique beads perfectly to create a necklace in this class. You'll also learn how to make a sassy tassel from random pieces of chain. We'll connect it all to some radiant poly-chain to create a stylish necklace. Participants can bring their own chain scraps to create a tassel or there will be some in class for you. Class sponsored by Jesse James Beads and Beadalon.
You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Optionally, students can bring their favorite basic jewelry making tools--round nose, chain nose, crimping pliers and wire cutters OR instructor will have some to loan

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777, Making Dazzling Wire Wrapped Links and Tassels - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/21/201612:30 pm - 1:30 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
416, Simple Stamped Rings - $35
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stamping on metal
  • Polishing
  • Antiquing metal

Everyone loves a "cigar band" style ring. Kate teaches how easy it is to make this stylish ring that has a bit of vintage flair. This whirlwind class teaches the basics of design, layout, and stamping on metal. Students will learn annealing, simple tricks for successful stamping and a special antiquing and sealing technique just for brass. Expect to complete three rings in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
All supplies are provided.

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416, Simple Stamped Rings - $35 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/21/20161:00 pm - 2:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
670, Herringbone with Cellini - $35
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Tubular herringbone
  • Cellini variation
  • Attaching a clasp
 
 

Learn Tubular Herringbone and incorporate the Cellini stitch for a fun variation. Several different aspects of tubular herringbone will be addressed. Learn to attach a toggle clasp, and change threads.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Lighting, scissors, beading mat, magnification is needed

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670, Herringbone with Cellini - $35 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
08/21/20161:00 pm - 2:15 pm Sunday August 21, 2016
778, Fit for a Mermaid: From Button to Bracelet PLUS Wire Wrapped Pearl Earrings - $35
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Wire wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making a button clasp
  • Stringing/Crimping
  • Wire wrapping stick pearls
 
 

Have a button in your stash that you’ve been saving for just the right project? In this class, Candie Cooper will show you a couple different designs where you can use it! You’ll string a bracelet then top off the class with matching wire wrapped earrings using a fun criss-cross technique. Fun and simple techniques that make your jewelry unique—that’s what this class is all about! Students will have the chance to play with components from Jesse James's stunning new Mermaid Collection along with Beadalon findings. Sponsored by Jesse James Beads and Beadalon You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students can bring their favorite jewelry tools (pliers, cutters and crimpers) or instructor will have some for use

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778, Fit for a Mermaid: From Button to Bracelet PLUS Wire Wrapped Pearl Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
08/21/20162:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
721, 60 Minute Marketing: Top Tips for Promoting your Jewelry Business - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn essential tips for a business marketing "tune up"
  • Learn about a variety of digital marketing resources, how to use them and find what works for you
  • Create an action plan specifically tailored to your business and marketing goals

With over 25-years of industry experience, instructor Kate Richbourg shares her digital marketing and promotional tips in this fast-paced, 60-minute workshop. Kate will clarify and explain the often confusing online world of creating and maintaining an engaging online presence. Topics include digital marketing, social media, web design and ecommerce. You will leave class with the tools to create a personal marketing plan to give your business and creativity a shot-in-the arm. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies needed. Students will need a notebook and pen. An emailed synopsis of the presentation will be emailed to students after class.

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721, 60 Minute Marketing: Top Tips for Promoting your Jewelry Business - $35 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/21/20162:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
756, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35
     
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• 7 cord braiding
  • Braiding with beads
  • Using a Kumihimo braiding disk
 
   


This workshop will teach how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. The Class assignment will be a key fob or zipper pull. Materials will be 1) Large Lobster Claw clasp, 2) size 8/0 seed beads, 3) various other beads (leaves, drops, flowers, pips), 4) cLon beading cord. and 5) Kumihimo Braiding Disk. The basic instructions will teach how to braid with various type of beads, that are commonly used in making jewelry. Doing the shorter key fob gives the skills needed for making bracelets or necklaces, in less time. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None


Materials you are required to bring:
Students will not need bring anything. They can bring a beading mat, but I will have some people can use.

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756, Fill the Gap - Keyfob- $35 [More Info]
Sally Battis
08/21/20162:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
357, Photographing Your Jewelry: How to Hands-On - $100

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Basics for using a Table Top Studio for jewelry photography
 
 
 
Join Kate for a workshop to learn the basics of photographing your jewelry and taking pictures during the class. The workshop is designed to go over the basics of good photographs for your Etsy shop, Ebay site, web site, Pinterest board or social media. This is a hands-on class. There will be four stations set up with a maximum of three students at each station. Each station will have a complete table top studio with lights, backdrops, tent and tripod. Included with each station will be a computer with an editing program allowing you to review, choose and edit the photos of your jewelry. A camera will be available at each station if needed. There will be setups for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Each student will be able to photograph three pieces. You are invited to bring your own laptop or tablet to edit your photos and to bring your own camera or smart phone for picture taking. This class is for the beginner photographer and the more experienced photographer searching to improve the quality and composition of their pictures for on line publication. Kate believes in making learning fun and interactive. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Three pieces of jewelry to be photographed. The following are not required for the class: Laptop, Tablet, Smart Phone, Digital Camera

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357, Photographing Your Jewelry: How to Hands-On - $100 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
08/21/20163:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016
298, Domed Heart Pendant - $35

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping, Dapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Learn to use metal stamps. Use stamps to create an overlapping floral pattern to create on two circle blanks
  Learn to use a dapping block. Use a wood dapping block and punches to create a concave or convex form
  Learn to stamp enamel. Have the opportunity to highlight the stamped word using black stamp enamel
 
 

Students will create a unique pendant using metal stamps and an Alkeme heart-shaped stamping blank. After stamping a name or word of their choice into the blank, students will have the opportunity to use a dapping block. They will use the block to create a concave or convex form. Using pliers and a jump ring, students will assemble the necklace. They will have a wearable, personalized, truly one-of-a-kind necklace at the end of this class. You WILL complete this project in class. Receive a $5 coupon for use at the ImpressArt booth.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor.

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298, Domed Heart Pendant - $35 [More Info]
Sarah Scheffler