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Registration for this show will open Nov. 8, 2017. Please register at Bead Fest Texas

Classes Offered

  • Nestling Silver Nestling Silver

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    If you have a knack for melting silver, this is the perfect class to put those “skills” to use. We will take advantage of your melting ways and create this trend-worthy pendant.
     
  • 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 foolproof. 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.
  • 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, I will teach you how 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.

  • Filigree 101 Filigree 101

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create delicate works of art with filigree. We will bend, twist and turn sterling silver stock to create an intricate pendant. Students will be challenged to put their creativity into action while continuing to fine tune their skills. Pre-requisite: Must have soldering experience and wire working experience.

  • 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.
     
  • Chroniker Chroniker

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Get started in Metalworking with a timely fashioned pendant. Using mixed metals, you will be introduced to sawing, soldering, and stone setting. Adventurous students will be also be able to put their signature on the piece to create their own flare.  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.
     
  • 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 them together. Students will finish at least one pendant.
  • Silver Illuminations Silver Illuminations

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Ready to move on from copper enameling? Silver, here we come! In this class, we will use fine sheet to allow transparent enamels colors to shine and show off the brilliance of silver. This technique will add new life to your enamel work. Students will have the opportunity to put their own flare to each piece.
     
  • Enamel in Detail Enamel in Detail

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Gone are the days of basic surface enameling. We will take the time to create colorful custom designs in enamel, one stroke at a time. Dots, lines, swirls; whatever you like; we will fire it to metal.
     
  • 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.
     

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