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Registration for this show will open Dec. 15, 2016. Please register at Bead Fest Spring

Classes Offered

  • Mobius Pendant Mobius Pendant

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    Tired of the same old thing? Take a turn in your silver to create this classic yet modern pendant. You will learn the secret to transforming sterling silver sheet into a graceful moving form. In this class you will refine your sawing, soldering and finishing skills. Students should have some soldering and sawing skills. (Students will complete the pendant however, some will want to refine the pendant at home.)
  • 1+1+1+1=10 - Intro to Basic Soldering 1+1+1+1=10 - Intro to Basic Soldering

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3.5 hours

    Project Overview

    1+1+1+1=10??? Yup! In this fast paced class you will learn how to multiply your skills from 4 simple ingredients. Using 4 materials you will learn to create TEN different chain links while learning to solder silver. We will discuss all the basics and safety, then you will get hands on experience in torching and soldering silver and jump rings. Although you do not need any experience some wire work is helpful.

  • Cascading Dewdrops Cascading Dewdrops

    Details

    Level: Intermediate    Sessions: 1    Hours: 4hrs

    Project Overview

    We will cover all the basics to metal work in this class: shaping, forming, soldering and sawing. Students will learn how to create silver granules to enhance their projects along with sweat soldering and sawing metal.

  • Hole-y Rocks Hole-y Rocks

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    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.
  • Enamels To Flight Enamels To Flight

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Take enamels to new heights with separation enamel. Through a series of layers and firing students will learn to transform copper and transparent enamels. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.)
  • Silver H2Oh! Silver H2Oh!

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create nature inspired pieces for one of a kind pendants, rings, earrings and more. This free form technique is fun, easy and fool proof; no piece could ever be wrong. In addition to completing the pendant shown, students will have the opportunity to make several pieces that may be used after the class. Students will finish the project in class.
  • Riveting Enamels Riveting Enamels

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces you will rivet the pieces together.  Students will finish at least one pendant.
  • Twinkle Twist Twinkle Twist

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    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.
     
  • Positively Negative Etching Positively Negative Etching

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn how to create your own etched designs in Sterling Silver. In this class you will learn how to transfer your own designs to sterling silver and create a chemical etch.
     

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