Glass Craft & Bead Expo

Las Vegas, NV    April 1 - 5, 2020

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Classes Proposed

  • Kaleidoscope - Torch Fired Enamel Kaleidoscope - Torch Fired Enamel

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Combine transparent and opaque enamels to create a kaleidoscope of colors. Using a series of multiple torch firings we will create a special effect that will dazzle the eye. This is listed as an intermediate class because the basics will not be covered during the class time so that we can focus on the technique and get right to work creating. 
     
  • It Takes Time It Takes Time

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    It will only take 3 hours, but by the end of class you will have a working Hour Glass Pendant. We will use sterling silver to make caps and add additional sparkle with a gemstone setting at the bottom. Students who work quickly may be able to finish two projects.

  • Wave Link Wave Link

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating a Wave Link Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class.
  • Penumbra Penumbra

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 6 hours

    Project Overview

    Hollow forms let you create a lot of depth to your work while utilizing all of your skills. Starting from sheet metal and jump rings we will do some soldering, sawing and stone setting to build a pendant that will not be left in the shadows. Students are asked to come to class prepared with a few design ideas of their own, however remembering that complex designs simply means more sawing.

  • Bespoke Bezels & Bails Bespoke Bezels & Bails

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4-6 hours

    Project Overview

    Regardless of which direction you view this piece there will be something special to tantalize the eye. Starting from sterling silver stock you will make twists and turns to create an open back setting and a unique bezel to set a cabochon in place. Then we will the final touch with a custom bail to push this pendant over the top. Pre-requisite: Must have soldering experience and wire working experience.

  • Jolie Fleur Jolie Fleur

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn to forge sheet metal to form a cone shape that will blossom into a Calla Lilly. Not only can you make a great pair of earrings, you will have the skills to customize your own cones for future projects. Students who don’t wear earrings may convert the flowers into pendants. Just for good measure, copper stock will also be provided for practice.

  • Multiplicity Ring – Solder Workout Multiplicity Ring – Solder Workout

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    This ring might look simple, but the challenge for this project will be soldering one part of the ring without melting another. We will work through the difficulties of soldering small parts in place while managing not to melt the entire unit. Students much know how to solder silver and make simple rings.
     
  • Pearls Apart Pearls Apart

    Details

    Level: Beginner      Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    This ring might look simple, but the challenge for this project will be soldering one part of the ring without melting another. We will work through the difficulties of soldering small parts in place while managing not to melt the entire unit. Students much know how to solder silver and make simple rings.
     
  • 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.