Designer Dragonscale Bracelet

Designer Dragonscale Bracelet – $100.00

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Michelle Brennan

Level: Advanced

Technique: Chain Maille & Design

Skills and techniques taught: How to design patterns in a Dragonscale Bracelet.

Description: Learn how to create a Dragonscale Bracelet and how to design your cuff using a variety of colors and patterns with anodized aluminium jump rings.

You will not complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes:  A large selection of bright anodized aluminum jump rings plus a selection of clasps.

Skills Required: None

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

Spinner Ring

Spinner Ring – $100.00

Saturday, April 4, 2020| 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Patina
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering, texturing metal, filing, forging, measuring for a correct ring size

Description:

Students will learn how to form and torch solder (using a small butane torch known in cooking circles as a creme brulee torch) sterling silver sheet metal into a ring that will be custom sized to his or her finger, how to make the spinners, and learn the secret of how to keep the
spinners from falling off the ring band! After the ring is complete, it will be tumbled to a glorious shine. Customize the ring by choosing to make a straight or wavy edge on the band, leave it smoothly pristine, hammer it for a cool faceted look, or choose to decorate it using metal stamps of your choice. Then select the metal or metals you want for the spinners. So many choices–so little time!
Students must tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class.

Kit includes:
Sterling silver sheet Sterling silver patterned wire
Gold filled patterned wire (Kit fee $27)

Skills Required: Good motor skills. Willingness and ability to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

Byzantine Bracelet

Byzantine Bracelet – $100.00

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 2pm-6pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Chain Maille/Basic
Skills and techniques taught: Byzantine chain mail weave. 

Description:

A Byzantine chain is a metal chain-mail design used in jewelry making that results in a beautiful and supple rope-like texture. In this class students will learn to weave a lovely bracelet using bright aluminum jump rings, and finish it with a silver box clasp. Great for those who want to venture into the intriguiging world of chain mail!

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class.

Kit includes:
Aluminum jump rings
Silver plated box clasp

Skills Required: Good motor skills. Willingness and ability to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

Sterling Silver Pendant with Reticulated Texture and Bezel Stone

 Sterling Silver Pendant with Reticulated Texture and Bezel Stone – $100.00

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Patina/Stone setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering, texturing metal, filing, forging, making a bezel and setting a stone cabochon, making a beaded necklace cord.

Description:

Maybe you’re like me and love jewelry with surprising textures and patterns. If so, you will enjoy this pendant class where you will transform smooth sterling silver sheet metal into a wonderful and unexpected dimensional work of art using the flame from a small butane torch. When you have achieved the look you like, choose a stone that complements the pendant. You’ll create a bezel from fine silver or sterling silver bezel wire, solder it to the pendant and set the stone as th finishing touch. Soldering will be done with a small torch known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch.
Students must tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothi

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class.

Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet, Sterling silver jump rings, Sterling or fine silver bezel wire, Necklace cord, Stone Cabochon.

Skills Required: Good motor skills. Willingness and ability to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

Sterling Silver Feather Necklace

Sterling Silver Feather Necklace – $100.00

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 2pm-6pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Patina/Stone setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering, texturing metal, filing, forging, making a bezel and setting a stone cabochon, making a beaded necklace cord.

Description:

Mother Nature is so very generous with her colors, shapes and textures, lending inspiration to jewelry makers. She provides a veritable feast for us to borrow for our creations! For this class I’ve borrowed the theme of feathers to create a fanciful necklace enhanced with a bezel set stone and a beaded necklace cord. Students will learn how to design and cut out a feather pendant from silver sheet metal. They will texture it to simulate each little tuft of feathers, and a quill will be made with sterling silver wire which will be soldered onto the pendant. A variety of
stones will be provided to choose from to further embellish the pendant, which the student will set by making their own bezel to fit the stone they choose. Students will also make a necklace using satin or leather cord and silver tone beads that will beautifully show off the stunning
pendant. Soldering will be done with a small torch known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class.

Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet, Sterling silver wire, Sterling or fine silver bezel wire, Necklace cord, Silver tone Beads.

Skills Required: Good motor skills. Willingness and ability to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None