Step Bezel Pendant

Step Bezel Pendant – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Annealing/Hot Connections/Metalwork/Stone Setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Make a step bezel. Setting a stone in a step bezel. Forming a sterling silver wire flourish.  

Description: You have no silver sheet to set your stones in? No problem! In this class you’ll learn how to make a step (open back) bezel to capture and set your lovely stones. This technique is one that will expand your stone setting options and offer cost savings to you by eliminating expensive sterling silver sheet. After your bezel has been made you’ll embellish your piece with a flourish of sterlling silver wire. Create your own flourish or use ideas that the instructor will provide. Everything you need for this class will be provided to you. There’s nothing you need to bring to class!  You’ll be provided with everything you need for this project. Wear closed toe shoes, tie back long hair, and don’t wear loose flowing clothing. 

You WILL complete this project in class.

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

Kit includes: Sterling or fine silver bezel wire. Round and square sterling silver wire. Selection of stones, Waxed cotton cord or
stainless steel necklace chain.

Instructor will bring: Soldering supplies and soldering setup, pliers, cutters, hammers, pickle pot, pickling solution, bench grinder/polisher, torches,
butane, silver wire, sterling or fine silver bezel wire, stones. Typed instructions.

Skills Required: Willingness to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring: No need to bring anything. Everything needed to complete this project will be provided in class

 

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Fern Sprout Pendant

Fern Sprout Pendant – $80

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko​
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Bead Weaving & Stitching/Bead Embroidery with hard French Wire
Skills and techniques taught: Students will learn bead embroidery with Hard French Wire, how to make
herringbone bail, and finishing edges

Description: The fern is one of the most ancient plants on earth. Legends say that the person who finds the fern flower will learn to understand the language of animals, able to see treasures underground, and stay happy and lucky. But, as we all know, for a flower to bloom, you first need to plant and grow a plant. I invite you to grow your very personal Fern Sprout Pendant and let the magic happen.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $80.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Felt with drawn image & iron on material, Oval rivoly in setting, Gemduo, size 11 seed beads, 4mm bicones, Hard French wire, leather for the backing, crystal teardrop pendant.

Skills Required: Basic herringbone and basic bead embroidery

Materials You are Required to Bring: Beading needle #11 or 12, Scissors, E6000 glue, FireLine 4 or 6 lb tested, Beading matt, matches, toothpick or popsicle stick to spread the glue.

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Magical Mandala

Magical Mandala – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 |9am-1pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Niobium/Anodizing/Cold Connections

Skills and techniques taught: Anodizing, metalworking, cold connections, fold forming

Description: A mandala created in wearable metal form will inspire you as you craft it and when you wear it. You can design your own mandala to saw out or use a provided design. Then cut, file, and sand the mandala to prepare it for anodizing. The backplate adds texture to your mandala and it’s color shows through your piercings. Texture around the edge and use our “painting with sandpaper” technique to accent your texture. Rivets will hold the bail and the two layers together. Then attach your chain and your magical niobium mandala is ready to wear any time your spirit needs a lift

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor

Kit includes: 1 x 3″ 26 ga. unanodized niobium sheet, 6″ – 18 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3″ – 16 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3M sanding pad, 18″ aluminum chain.

Skills Required: None

Instructor Will Bring: Anodizers, mini grabbers, rivet hammers, texture hammers, pliers, wire cutters, bench blocks, metal shears, 1.5mm hole punch pliers, rawhide mallets, bail making pliers, fine point markers, 6″ rulers, sawframes and sawblades.

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly – $80.00 

Friday, March 24, 2023 | *10am-2pm (*With lunch break)

* With lunch break

Instructor: Betty Cox
Level: Advanced
Technique: Bead Embroidery/Peyote
Skills and techniques taught: Free form peyote styles

Description: A bead embroidered pendant using basic back stitching and peyote techniques. there are a few colorways to choose from

You will NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $95 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class                                                                                       

Kit includes: All materials excluding Needles and thread, need to bring bead mat and task lamp . I will provide colorful directions all seed beads, components, and extras to add to your kit, Im genorous plus ultrasuede backing, and colorful options.

Skills Required: Basic bead embroidery techniques will be helpful; peyote stitching will be a plus

Instructor Will Bring: I always have extra beads and supplies for your kits if you forgot something and Im always generous and add to make your kit fabulous! I have tools to use if needed.

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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Torch-Fired Enameled Earrings

Torch-Fired Enameled Earrings – $100.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 10am-3pm

Instructor: Dawn Lombard
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Enameling/Design
Skills and techniques taught: Basic sifted enameling and the techniques of stenciling and stamping for surface design.

Description: Explore the spontaneity of torch fired enameling. This is a beginner level class in which students will learn the art of fusing powdered glass to metal using a torch. Each student will learn the preparation of metal, applying of enamel, firing and proper safety. In addition to enameling, the class will teach you how to use a center punch, pliers, and Whitney Roper punch. Using simple yet sophisticated surface design techniques, we will spend the day making multiple pairs of earrings that you can take home with you that very day.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: 6 pairs of copper earrings blanks, 6 pairs of stainless steel ear wires and multiple stainless steel jump rings and 2 stencils to keep.

Skills Required: No fear of a torch.

Instructor Will Bring: Torches, tripods, trivets, enamels, stencils, propane gas cylinders, sifters, magazines, Whitney Roper punch, center punch, pliers, ink pads, stamps and tweezers.

Materials You are Required to Bring: Your favorite pliers if you have them.

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About Dawn Lombard

Words From The Heart

Words From The Heart​ – $100.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | *10am-5pm (*With Lunch Break)

Instructor: Erin Keck

Level: All Levels.

Technique: Cold Connections/Etching/Metalwork/Stamping.

Skills and techniques taught: Chemical etching, cold enameling, metal stamping, cold connections.

Description: In this informative class students will be creating a unique heart shaped brooch. Using several different metal working techniques students will learn the process of altering metal. Techniques covered will be, chemical etching, cold enameling, texturizing, stamping, and jewelry design. Students will also be taught several different cold connections. Each student will leave with a finished fashionable pin and a wealth of knowledge to use in future metal working.

You WILL complete this project in class.

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

Kit includes: Everything – All metal for project, etching solution, cold enameling products, use of tools for texturizing and stamping, all embellishment Findings. Skills Required: Finger dexterity, bring glasses if needed

Instructor Will Bring: All tools – Stamping tools, hammers, rivet setters, metal shears, _heat tools, bench blocks, protective surface

Materials You are Required to Bring:  Apron, lap towel, safety glasses, vinyl gloves. Basic jewelry tool kit if they have it, consisting of chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutter. Teacher will also have extras to share. .

 

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About Erin Keck

Fantacy Necklace

Fantacy Necklace – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2022 | 1pm-5pm

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien

Level: All Levels

Technique: Cold Connections/Design/Metalwork/Colored pencil on copper.

Skills and techniques taught: How to color metal with colored pencils, riveting, design and proper tool use.

Description: If you love whimsical asymmetrical necklaces and want to have fun making jewelry, this class is for you. You don’t have to know how to draw to make a fun piece. Create your own design or one the teacher will provide with my colored pencil on copper technique. Beginners as well as seasoned crafter will enjoy this class, No prior experience needed.

Instructor will bring: All tools needed to create this project, hammers, steel, cutters, pliers, files and more.

You WILL complete this project in class. Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Five pre-cut pieces of copper, wire, chain, rivets, color prep and more. Optional : Students can bring their own Prismacolor Premier colored pencils or share the teaches pencils with the class.

Skills Required: None

Materials You are Required to Bring: Optional but helpful if the student brings their own Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.

 

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Stars and Shells Earrings

Stars and Shells Earrings – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 2pm-5pm

 

Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko​
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving & Stitching/Bead Embroidery with hard French Wire
Skills and techniques taught: Students will learn bead embroidery with Hard French Wire, how to add vintage
sequins onto design, finishing edges and embellishing them with mini fringes.

Description: What can tell you more about an ocean than a small pair of earrings featuring a starfish and seashell duo? These earrings are not just fun to wear, they also have tons of personality and can easily be a conversation piece. If you’ve always wanted to try traditional gold work but have been nervous about trying it, here’s your chance to use hard French wire (pearl purl). These earrings also feature unique vintage French sequins, drop beads, size 15 seed beads and size 11 demi round beads. Four colors will be available – with Indicolite, Light Amethyst, Topaz and Crystal cabs.

You Will complete this project in class.

Kit: $69.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Felt with drawn image, two German glass cabs, size 15 seed beads, Hard French wire, leather for the backing, size 11 Demi Round beads, drop beads, 2mm Fire Polish, Vintage shell sequins, Ear wire.

Skills Required: Basic bead embroidery

Materials You are Required to Bring: Beading needle #11 or 12, Scissors, E6000 glue, FireLine 4 or 6 lb tested, Beading matt, matches, toothpick or popsicle stick to spread the glue, flat nose pliers.

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Unisex Fused Sterling Silver Ring

Unisex Fused Sterling Silver Ring – $80

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels. Students must be at least 17 years old.
Technique: Annealing/Hot Connections/Metalwork/Patina/Wirework

Skills and techniques taught: How to fuse sterling silver. Soldering.

Description: In this class you will learn how to fuse sterling silver wire to a sterling silver base. You will be given enough materials to make a ring up to about half an inch wide, It’s perfect for either a man or woman. If you have never tried to fuse sterling silver to sterling silver you will be surprised at how easy it is. This classy ring will become an everyday staple for you in your jewelry box. You will do a small bit of soldering to attach the decorative wire focal piece. Everything you need for this class will be provided to you. 

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Sterling silver wire and sheet. Decorative wide wire for focal.

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

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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Quilted

Quilted – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Advanced
Technique: Niobium/Anodizing/Cold Connections
Skills and techniques taught: Anodizing, metalworking, cold connections, fold forming.

Description: Create a niobium quilt block that you can make as a pin or a necklace. Foldform a square and anodize it. Prepare a frame with a niobium pinback or a hidden bail riveted on. You will anodize it and then rivet your quilt block to it. Add a chain and then it’s ready to wear

You WILL complete this project in class.

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

Kit includes: 1 x 3″ 26 ga. unanodized niobium sheet, 6″ – 18 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3″ – 16 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3M sanding pad, 18″ aluminum chain.

Skills Required: None

Instructor Will Bring: Anodizers, mini grabbers, rivet hammers, texture hammers, pliers, wire cutters, bench blocks, metal shears, 1.5mm hole punch pliers, rawhide mallets, bail making pliers, fine point markers, 6″ rulers.

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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