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2019 Workshop List

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Workshop PhotoCREATE A CHAMPLEVE PENDANT WITH WET ENAMELS & ART CLAY SILVER

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit fee (Art Clay silver, enamels) and use of tools kilns and materials

In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in washing and wet packing enamels into an Art clay Silver textured pendant made by the student. Learn the tricks for enameling success and how to make your colors pop! Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoSherry’s Twisted Circle Earrings

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » includes class fee, all supplies needed, handout, and use of instructor’s tools

These light weight earrings are sure to become a favorite “Go-To” accessory because they can be worn with any outfit, and for any occasion! Students will choose to use either Tarnish Resistant Argentium Silver or 14k Gold-Filled (shown) and discover a new way to use a popular wire shape. Learning an easy way to recreate... Read More

Workshop PhotoDiamond Weave Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $95 » workshop fee

You will use sterling silver wire and learn to weave using a flat vice. Just think of the beautiful beads that can be framed in this bracelet. The techniques taught in class will be weaving using the flat vice and how to adjust this pattern to accept beads of your choice. Class fee includes all material, a complete photographed... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnhanced Basic Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.)

You will learn how to make a basic pendant using any shape of cabochon and then how to embellish it with a variety of beads. Once you learn this technique you will be able to vary your design by adding or subtracting beads or crystals in a number of ways. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and wire shapes as well as tools. You will learn... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Vessel

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $195

Create a two part sterling silver vessel that can hold your mad money, essential oil, or a list of you secret desires. Skills covered include rolling mill use, soldering, forming, sawing, and tube cutting. No tools necessary, kit fee included Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow, The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, glass and other arts and crafts, with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography,... Read More

Workshop PhotoKITCHEN TABLE SOLDERING

Instructor: Francesca Watson
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $225 » includes all materials

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Wire Wrap Design

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $85

This is a perfect class to learn how sterling silver and gold filled square wire can come together to create a classic wire wrapped bracelet. You will learn to twist square wire and use half round wire to bind your wires together. You will learn a technique that is used to create curved surfaces on multiple wires then fit those wires... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake It & Take It

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $15 » (all materials and tools provided)

Experience the magic of niobium. Choose a pre-cut, embossed shape and anodize it. Anodizing is simple, magical and your color choices make the earrings personally yours! Necessary tools will be provided. For more information & registration: https://marti-brown.com/2019-tucson-classes/ Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginner Silver Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes 15g fine silver metal clay and use of materials and tools

Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, cut, texture, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so... Read More

Workshop PhotoFan and Feather Bracelet

Instructor: Adele M. Kimpell
Adele Kimpell’s love affair with needle and thread arts began at the age of thirteen. Introduced to off-loom bead weaving in 1994 she has been designing jewelry, authoring and illustrating patterns and teaching for the last fourteen years at bead shops, bead societies and guilds, and bead... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee

Sponsored by Toho Beads, the Fan and Feather Bracelet resembles the knitting classic of the Eyelet and Lace knit family. So named due to the resemblance of the stitches to the fanned feathers of a peacock. The base of the bracelet is worked in the designers adaptation of Ndebele (herringbone) stitch with size 6°, 8° and 11°... Read More

Workshop PhotoWrapped Sharks Tooth and Arrowhead Pendants

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $65

You will use sterling silver wire to learn a 1- wire wrapping technique for a sharks tooth and an arrowhead to make very attractive and sellable pendants. This technique can easily be modified to make a more masculine pendant by increasing the wire size. The techniques taught in class will be a 1-wire wrap for both a sharks tooth and an... Read More

Workshop PhotoAssisted Studio Polishing Time

Instructor: Carrie Story
Carrie Story Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 8, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $5

Join Carrie for a relaxing jewelry work session. This is open studio time and can be used however you wish. This is a perfect opportunity to refine and polish your metal clay pieces. Carrie will be on hand to answer questions and assist you where necessary. You will have access to all of the studio tools including the bench polishers. No... Read More

Workshop PhotoBuilding Jewelry with Wire & Resin

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $75 » All Kit fees will be collected by the Instructor at the workshop

A staple in my personal work is a process of a forging and annealing technique which flattens wire and allows this new dead soft and bendable metal wire to operate as a metal fiber. You can use this wire in your work as you would a piece of ribbon, string or ... Read More

Workshop PhotoOverlay Cuff with Stones

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $115

Design, form and fuse an argentum silver overlay for a copper cuff. Highlight your design with sterling silver tube set CZ’s. Skills: fusing, forming, texturing, soldering, setting stones, designin All tools and kit fee included Sterling Silver Cuff Upgrade +$25.00 Read More

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 7:00pm
Fees: $159 » includes van rental, guide fee, valet parking, gas, brunch, snacks, water, & more!

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 individual gemshows happening at the same time, does the thought of going gemstone shopping in Tucson intimidate you? Do you know where to go to get the products on your shopping list at excellent prices from vendors you know you can trust? Do you have limited time? Then let me do the driving and... Read More

Workshop PhotoResin 101

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $75 » workshop fee

Explore the vast possibilities that resin has to offer to create a beautiful and interesting jewelry piece or mixed media finished compositionIn this hands on beginning workshop learn and explore using ice resin, an amazing jewelers grade super clear resin, in combination with metal bezels. Be introduced to mixing in materials such as... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntegrated Enamel with Silver Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125 » includes 25g fine silver metal clay, selection of enamel, hoops and use of materials and tools

Have you seen this yet?!? Learn this unique enameling technique to incorporate into your jewelry designs. Carrie Story will show you how to create fine silver metal clay pieces with enamelled textures in one easy step! This technique allows for texture on your metal clay to remain detailed, while simplifying the steps involved in enamel... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwo in One Necklace

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company Kim Fox Jewelry Design provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 8 years. From her love... Read More

Skill Level: Intermediate. Know kumihimo with beads
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Make this two-part necklace. We will work on the front part in class and you can finish the second part at home. Class includes beads and cord with $25 credit for findings purchased from Kim Fox. . Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one. Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Butterfly Jewelry - Learn to Solder Silver

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $100

You will use sterling silver wire and paste solder to create these beautiful butterflies. You will make 4 butterflies in various sizes to make a ring, pendant and earrings. We will use premade cabochon bezel cups and you will have a choice of cabochon to add a splash of color to the larger butterfly . The techniques taught in class... Read More

Workshop PhotoQUILLED MANDELLA WITH BEZELED CAB IN FINE SILVER

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » includes kit fee (Art Clay Paper Type, clay, paste, cab & bezel) use of tools, and materials

Recently back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to use a small amount of Art Clay Silver clay, Art Clay Paper Type, and stone cabochon to create this gorgeous pendant. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an option of creating a... Read More

Workshop PhotoWater Casting

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $140

Learn low tech water casting! A perfect way to use your scraps.. Bring your sterling silver scraps. We will use sterling silver casting grain as a supplement. After casting we will design, then create a ring or a pair of earrings. All tools and kit fee included Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Niobium

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $125

If you want to learn how to work niobium into your jewelry designs, this is the class for you. Learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium sheet and wire and colorfully anodize them. Then turn your new pieces into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, texture, file, and sand niobium sheet... Read More

Workshop PhotoOcean Jasper Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.) Fee includes four hours of instruction, a large pear shaped ocean jasper cabochon, sterling silver wire, crystals of your choice, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

The “DD” in the title refers to one of my former students who came up with this design, hence the name “DD” (for Dexter Design)! Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to straighten wire, how to bind your bundle of wire, how to make a bail and... Read More

Workshop PhotoPhotoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC and Glass Artists

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185

See how to extract objects from backgrounds, add new backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows, multiple object composites, and more. Students will learn how to create color accurate files of their art for use on their website, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, in magazine articles, books, portfolios and for juried competitions. Plus, how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoTHE BIG ASS RING

Instructor: Francesca Watson
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $225 » includes all materials

The Big Ass Ring is BACK! This fast-paced one day jewelry workshop will have you cutting, stamping, soldering and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous statement ring. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and set a stone using age-old techniques... Read More

Workshop PhotoENAMELING ABSTRACTS WITH ART CLAY SILVER CLAY & SYRINGE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $110 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & enamels) and use of tools, kilns, materials

In this 4 hour class you will create a base in Art Clay silver clay and then lay an abstract design on top using Art Clay syringe type. After firing, learn to pack your enamels into the pattern’s spaces. Final firing will reveal the brilliant colors in all their glossy glory! You will complete this piece in class Read More

Workshop PhotoMystic Medallion

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60 » workshop includes kit

This beaded medallion is infused with sangria, paella & salty ocean breeze. As you bead each layer, let your own story add more spice and flavor to the mix. Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Bracelet w/Cabochon - Learn to Solder Silver

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver wire and paste solder to create this beautiful bracelet enhanced with a cabochon of your choice. You will be shown how to twist your round wire using a drill, then you will begin preparing your wire for soldering. You will create end caps on the cuff to make it very comfortable to wear. You will use a... Read More

Workshop PhotoRugged Relic

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $120

Was this created in the 21st century or found at an archeology dig? It’s rugged and gnarly, yet comfortable and classy! Using heavy gauge sheet metal create a ring that we will texture, heat, and beat into submission and then add a cultural pearl to bring the design to another level. Skills, soldering, texturing, filing, adding... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeautiful Bangles; Firing Mixed Metal Clays

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $120 » includes Five Star Light Bronze clay bangle, 25g Five Star Red Bronze, cubic zirconias and use of materials and tools

Want to create custom designed bangles with gemstones and multi-metals? Learn how to combine non-precious metals and fire together without failures and even set cubic zirconias. You will learn to make a bronze bangle from metal clay and add texture and color to your piece by using other bronze colors. Carrie will provide detailed... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainforest Leaves

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115

Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, bend, texture it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; some fold forming techniques; anodizing techniques. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRhombus Fever (Off loom bead weaving)

Instructor: Adele M. Kimpell
The Rhombus Fever Bracelet is worked in tubular Ndebele (Herringbone) stitch and utilizes the CzechMates two-hole diamond bead and size 11° seed beads. The bracelet has a slim line and is very comfortable to wear. Easy to stitch it works up quickly. With the plethora of colors the CzechMates... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$45 » kit fee

The Rhombus Fever Bracelet is worked in tubular Ndebele (Herringbone) stitch and utilizes the CzechMates two-hole diamond bead and size 11° seed beads. The bracelet has a slim line and is very comfortable to wear. Easy to stitch it works up quickly. With the plethora of colors the CzechMates diamond is available in I bet you... Read More

Workshop PhotoANCIENT ARTIFACTS CASTING

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75

While in art school, my studies of Cultures, Ancient adornment and artifacts led me to the thought process of creating my own ancient looking objects from whatever shape I choose with no limitations, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Inner Circle Earrings - Learn to Solder Silver

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $80

You will use sterling silver wire and paste solder to create these fantastic earrings. Once you have learned this technique, you'll want to make more of various sizes, use pattern wire or add beads on future pairs, the possibilities are endless. The techniques taught in class will be soldering with silver paste and forming and... Read More

Workshop PhotoTrapeze Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $95

Learn to safely hang stones from a hot riveted wire while creating a unique and dynamic pair of earrings. I will have stones from which to choose, and we will make our own unique ear wires as well Skills covered: filing, making ear wires, using Little Smith Torch No tools needed, kit fee included Read More

Workshop PhotoAltered Surface & Resin

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $75

In this hands on workshop learn this innovative new technique in jewelry to provide layers of wax and resin while imbedding symbolism, color and unique style. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to rub, blend, layer and sgraffito with wax, beeswax, iced enamels for gorgeous colors of stone, metal, glint and brilliance and set using a low... Read More

Workshop PhotoLuscious Leather Bracelet

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $140 » includes 50g Five Star Light Bronze, choice of leather, crystals and clasps and use of materials and tools

Dates/Times: TWO SESSION CLASS Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLace Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver wire and traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this beautiful bracelet. You will have your choice of bead color to complete your bracelet. The beauty of this bracelet is that you are not limited to bead size or shape. You can use round, rondells or even cubes in your future bracelets. The... Read More

Workshop PhotoDressy Beaded Earrings

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.)

These earrings are very classy! They appear complicated but with a bit of instruction you will be able to create these beautiful earrings. After learning the basic steps you will want to make additional pairs of earrings, some dressy, some more for daytime use. You can change the overall appearance of these earrings by changing the type... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainbow Explosion

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $145

First explore torching titanium to achieve bright vivid colors and then cold connect that to a sterling silver back plate. We will highlight your pendants with a variety of size tube set colored cz’s. skills covered: torch safety, design, filing, texturing, riveting, soldering and setting tube mounts ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow, The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, glass and other arts and crafts, with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography,... Read More

Workshop PhotoProng Set Stone Ring

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $165

Learn to handcraft individual prongs and set a faceted stone into a classic style ring. Several design possibilities will be shown and explained. Learn how to properly size this ring for a perfect fit about every time. Each student will make two settings, almost guaranteeing that they will wear one ring out of class! Class discussions... Read More

Workshop PhotoPainting In the Abstract on Niobium

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155

Anodic Painting is a unique way of applying color to niobium. You will cut, file and sand niobium sheet to prepare for anodizing. Bath anodizing is used to give your pieces a solid background. Then with special paintbrushes you will paint abstract designs on those shapes. This class is an introduction to anodic painting intended to... Read More

Workshop PhotoBROKEN SYMMETRY

Instructor: Francesca Watson
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $225 » includes materials

One side is cool, smooth stone, the other a rustic slice of textured metal in an open box. Related shapes echo one another across brushed silver and tiny hollows, joined and separated, together but distinct. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering Bronze Metal Clay Earrings

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes 2 premade bronze components, 2 bezel cups, 2 stones of your choice, patina and use of materials and tools

Learn how to start incorporating traditional metal smith techniques into your metal clay work. By soldering metals to your metal clay, you can create a more versatile design while improving the durability of your finished pieces. Students will learn to solder brass bezel cups onto finished bronze metal clay components and set gemstones. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBraided Leather Lariat

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $75

Learn how to create an on-Trend Braided Leather Lariat with this fun and inspiring class! You will learn quick and easy braiding and knotting techniques to create an elegant lariat necklace to wrap, toss or wear long. A simple and contemporary look that is all the rage! You can also wear your Leather Lariat as a wrap bracelet! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGolden Twist Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver and gold filled wire to create this classically elegant bracelet. You will learn to manipulate your gold filled wire so that it has a uniform look as it twists around your sterling silver. The techniques taught in class will be to create a consistent wire wave, how to wrap with half round wire and how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoDew Drop Pendant

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $110

Experience a quick and easy way to create water drops using argentium silver, then join them onto a base plate. Last add a cultural pearl to complete the look. Skills covered: Overheating argentium wire, soldering, fusing, adding pearls No tools needed, kit fee included Read More

Workshop PhotoRolling Reef Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60 » workshop includes kit

This bracelet naturally curves around your wrist and embodies the rhythmic undulations of ocean waves as well as the cyclical nature of the sea life within. It is a portal to the all that lies beneath and the ebb and flow of our lives. Read More

Workshop PhotoArabesque Bracelet

Instructor: Adele M. Kimpell
Adele Kimpell’s love affair with needle and thread arts began at the age of thirteen. Introduced to off-loom bead weaving in 1994 she has been designing jewelry, authoring and illustrating patterns and teaching for the last fourteen years at bead shops, bead societies and guilds, and bead... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$45 » kit fee

The Arabesque Bracelet is stitched with Zoliduo beads in right and left execution combined with Toho size 11° demi round beads and size 11° seed beads. The result is a supple, flexible bracelet. Arabesque refers to an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines, originally found in Arabic or Moorish decoration. It... Read More

Workshop PhotoLayering Bezels

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75

Be exposed to the ultimate transparency that only resin can offer in jewelry. Create layers of extraordinary jewelry by use of transparent images, text and photo transfers. Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with multiple metal bezels to build a complex and unique structure to catch your eye. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPeyote with a Twist

Instructor: Kim Fox
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Peyote with a twist is similar in appearance to bead crochet without the extremely long setup necessary with bead crochet. Within minutes you will be creating a graceful tube of beads with colors of your choice. The diagonal turn of the beads on the strand creates beadwork that is flexible and drapes beautifully. Basic beadwork knowledge... Read More

Workshop PhotoConcentricity Earrings

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85

Love the concentric circles and teardrops of these earrings. The circles offer all of the beauty of hoop earrings and the teardrops move and turn within each graduating size. You will learn the proper technique to create movement in your own earrings. We will use sterling silver with a touch of gold filled wire to create these... Read More

Workshop PhotoTexture Talks

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $100

Create a lively kinetic pair of earrings that express your uniqueness in color. Cut your shape, texture with hammers and stamps and then anodize with your chosen colors. Add a colorful dangle that you bend, forge and anodize. Attach anodized ear wires and leave class with your own statement earrings. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoNefertiti Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.)

Fee includes four hours of instruction, over 10 feet of 14KGF and sterling silver wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. She will also provide all tools for you to use... Read More

Workshop PhotoPhotoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC and Glass Artists

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185

See how to extract objects from backgrounds, add new backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows, multiple object composites, and more. Students will learn how to create color accurate files of their art for use on their website, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, in magazine articles, books, portfolios and for juried competitions. Plus, how to... Read More

Workshop Photo2+2=1 Amazing Bracelet!

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $195 » includes all supplies, class fees, and use of instructor’s tools & materials

2 Master Instructors + 2 Jewelry Making Techniques = 1 Amazing Bracelet workshop! Students will begin the day by working with Master Art Clay Instructor, Jackie Truty, where they will each discover how much fun it is to carve their own unique design, and then transfer it to Art Clay Silver. Next comes learning how to set a sparkling CZ... Read More

Workshop Photo2+2=1 Amazing Bracelet!

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $195 » includes kit fee (silver clay, wires,CZ, linoleum and beads) and use of tools, kilns and materials

2 Master Instructors + 2 Jewelry Making Techniques=1 Amazing racelet workshop! Students will begin by working ... Read More

Workshop PhotoColored Pencil Pendant

Instructor: Debora Mauser
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $150

Add color to your creations by incorporation colored pencils! This two layer pendant will show you how, plus learn a few tricks to deal with multi rivets and add dimension to your work with telescoping rivets. Skill covered: design, colored pencils, telescoping rivets, texturing, riveting No tools needed, kit fee included Read More

Workshop PhotoKITCHEN TABLE SOLDERING

Instructor: Francesca Watson
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $225 » includes all materials

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth... Read More

Workshop PhotoEarths Treasure Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95

I chose the name for this bracelet because of the beautiful double drilled stones that I have found to incorporate into this tailored wire wrapped bracelet. You will use sterling silver wire and traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this beautiful bracelet. You will have your choice of stone beads including impression jasper,... Read More

Workshop PhotoMacrame Bracelets

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $75

Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl bracelets. Make them short to stack together or wear separately; make them long to wrap several times around your wrist or wear as a necklace. We will design several different styles of macrame bracelets in this class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFloral Trellis

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115

Cut a shape out of niobium sheet and saw out an interior shape. This frame will be textured with hammer and anodized your chosen colors. With Shrinkets molds developed by Julie Haymaker you will create a flower to attach to the frame with wire wrapping. Add dangles and a chain then wear it with pride. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFloral Bronze Metal Clay Brooch

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $120 » includes 100g Five Star Light Bronze, bronze wire and use of materials and tools

Take your metal clay skills to the next level. Learn how to sculpt your metal clay with simple tools right in the palm of your hand to create stunning works of art. You will learn to create ultra detailed pieces of metal clay, design and join them to build a broach. Carrie will provide detailed instructions and demonstrations, and help... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo Triple Wrap Bracelet

Instructor: Yin Guang
Yin has been in bead business for more than 20 years and loves to play with beads, and work ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$25 » kit

Make a partial beaded long rope by the straight braiding technique, also call Kusari Tsunagi. Read More

Workshop PhotoSand Dollar Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $45 » workshop includes kit

The sand dollar is that unexpected treasure found on the shore - the perfect sized talisman to fit in the palm of your hand and live in your pocket - a reminder of a moment in time and place when you were at ease and focused on the far horizon. A wonderful tangible little inspiration to wear over your heart. Read More

Workshop PhotoTwisted Wrap Bracelet and Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $80 » workshop fee

This is a fun class that works up quickly and accents the gemstone beads and the matching focal. After finishing your bracelet you will learn how to make a matching ring to complete the set. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginner Bronze Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes 25 grams of Five Star Bronze Clay, bronze embeddable bails, findings and use of materials and tools

Learn the basics of Five Star Bronze Metal Clays in this fun beginner's class. Learn how to condition, shape, refine, fire and polish bronze metal clay. Class will include basic information on the composition of Five Star Metal Clays, tools needed, tips for success, various methods for firing and polishing. Carrie will provide... Read More

Workshop PhotoELEGANT GEMSTONE FINE SILVER PENDANT WITH ATTACHED BAIL

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit fee (Silver clay, gemstone) and use of tools, kilns, materials

Whether you've taken previous metal clay classes or not, you’ll learn something new in this class! Use a textured stamp, layered collar and gemstone to create a striking pendant, then add a separate bail from which you can hang your own chain. Read More

Workshop PhotoPortals

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $120

Cut, file and sand a shape to emboss with the Sizzix Big Kick or paint a scene on by anodic painting. Then cut a porthole frame that can be riveted over the scene. The pendant will then be hung on a SilverSilk chain. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Wire Wrap Design

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85

This is a perfect class to learn how sterling silver and gold filled square wire can come together to create a classic wire wrapped bracelet. You will learn to twist square wire and use half round wire to bind your wires together. You will learn a technique that is used to create curved surfaces on multiple wires then fit those wires... Read More

Workshop PhotoColor Change Purple Drusy with Dangling Amethysts

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.)

Fee includes four hours of instruction, an unusual color changing purple drusy cabochon, sterling silver wire, Amethyst stones wrapped in sterling silver, sterling silver headpins, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step... Read More

Workshop PhotoCustom One-to-One Photography and Photoshop Day

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $500

Specifically setup for one person, a couple (spouse, domestic partner, etc.) or two business partners. Custom designed with your particular needs in mind. Whether it's photography, photoshop or a combination of the two, you'll get the instruction and hands-on practice that will elevate the presentation of your arts and crafts to... Read More

Workshop PhotoCLEAR WATERS

Instructor: Francesca Watson
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $245 » includes all materials

Inspired by water slipping over river rocks and the sandy bottom of deep, still pools, this substantial necklace is nevertheless surprisingly lightweight. It combines sleek wire and textured metal to create both positive and negative visual space, and the nearly limitless shapes and combinations made possible by the simple construction... Read More

Workshop PhotoAll Meshed Up

Instructor: Julie Picarello
Award-winning artist, author and international instructor known for her color esthetics, design sense, and joyful teaching style. Learn more at http://www.yhdesigns.com. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $85

Explore how a polymer clay adaptation of the ancient Mokume Gane metalworking technique can be used to build vibrantly patterned and eye-catching mixed media pendants. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStars and Stripes Barrette

Instructor: Juanita Finger
Juanita is an award winning beading artist. Her passion for beading started about 25 years ago. She designs and beads various types of items including tapestries, sculptures, and jewelry. She has been published four times including the “Spring 2011 Showcase” by Beadcreator and the... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee

This barrette is an easy piece. This is a 3 hour class and students may not finish in class. Students will learn how to do the ladder stitch and there will be some need for the student to express their own creativity. It has lots of dangles to move with your hair. Colors offered may be different than picture. Read More

Workshop PhotoDiamond Weave Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $95 » workshop fee

You will use sterling silver wire and learn to weave using a flat vice. Just think of the beautiful beads that can be framed in this bracelet. The techniques taught in class will be weaving using the flat vice and how to adjust this pattern to accept beads of your choice. Class fee includes all material, a complete photographed... Read More

Workshop PhotoDefinitely A Statement Ring

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $150 » includes class fee, all necessary supplies, use of instructor’s tool, and handout

Discover how to set your favorite OMG gemstones into a contemporary ring design that’s sure to “Make a Statement”. Using square and half-round wires, students will learn how to formulate and finish this beauty so it fits every time. Class discussions will include: choosing the right stone for the right ring style and... Read More

Workshop PhotoLine Fold Bracelet

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125

Using niobium and fold-forming you will create three or more custom links for your bracelet. You will learn to cut niobium sheet in the shapes of your choice. You will line fold and texture them. Smooth the parts with files and sanding pads to ready your pieces for anodizing with electricity. Then you can express yourself with your... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginner Bronze Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes 25 grams of Five Star Bronze Clay, bronze embeddable bails, findings and use of materials and tools

Learn the basics of Five Star Bronze Metal Clays in this fun beginner's class. Learn how to condition, shape, refine, fire and polish bronze metal clay. Class will include basic information on the composition of Five Star Metal Clays, tools needed, tips for success, various methods for firing and polishing. Carrie will provide... Read More

Workshop PhotoMoroccan Moon Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $55 » workshop includes kit

A full moon rises and illuminates the intricate mosaics below. Each small piece is nestled beside the next to form a complete pattern. Bead by bead, you'll piece this pendant together - a shard of Moroccan moonlight. Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo Shell-Pearl Necklace

Instructor: Yin Guang
Yin has been in bead business for more than 20 years and loves to play with beads, and work ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

It’s 8 element 2-drop Kongo Gumi braiding, , drop and add beads by a braiding pattern, braid the focal pendant at the middle of necklace, embellish a pearl, a starfish later. Read More

Workshop PhotoWrapped Sharks Tooth and Arrowhead Pendants

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $65

You will use sterling silver wire to learn a 1- wire wrapping technique for a sharks tooth and an arrowhead to make very attractive and sellable pendants. This technique can easily be modified to make a more masculine pendant by increasing the wire size. The techniques taught in class will be a 1-wire wrap for both a sharks tooth and an... Read More

Workshop PhotoRolling Reef Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $60 » workshop includes kit

This bracelet naturally curves around your wrist and embodies the rhythmic undulations of ocean waves as well as the cyclical nature of the sea life within. It is a portal to the all that lies beneath and the ebb and flow of our lives. Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Inner Circle Earrings - Learn to Solder Silver

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $80

You will use sterling silver wire and paste solder to create these fantastic earrings. Once you have learned this technique, you'll want to make more of various sizes, use pattern wire or add beads on future pairs, the possibilities are endless. The techniques taught in class will be soldering with silver paste and forming and... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginner Silver Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes 15g fine silver metal clay and use of materials and tools

Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, cut, texture, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so... Read More

Workshop PhotoI Love Your Ring!

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » includes all necessary materials, class fee, handout, and use of instructors tools.

Imagine the simple beauty of a stunning 9-10 mm pearl ring on your hand! Learn how to make one to wear out of class while using your preference of precious metal wire, either 14kgf (shown) or bright white Argentium silver, and your choice of a huge freshwater pearl. (The resale value of this ring is much more than the cost of the class!)... Read More

Workshop PhotoLove Knot Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: Advanced
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.) Fee includes four hours of instruction, over 22 feet of sterling silver wire! a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. She will also provide all tools for you to use in class so it is not necessary for you to bring anything.

This bracelet is a bit complicated however it can be done by those with basic wire wrapping experience as well as the ability to follow directions carefully! Beginners should probably not attempt this project unless they are very good with their hands. However, experienced wire wrappers will enjoy this bracelet. You will not only be proud... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Niobium

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $125

If you want to learn how to work niobium into your jewelry designs, this is the class for you. Learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium sheet and wire and colorfully anodize them. Then turn your new pieces into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, texture, file, and sand niobium sheet... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow, The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, glass and other arts and crafts, with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography,... Read More

Workshop PhotoTHE REDEMPTION RING

Instructor: Francesca Watson
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 7-February 8, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $425 » (includes all materials!)

Two day class. 10-6 each day with lunch breaks. Rustic and weathered, this dimensional ring is a metaphor for the lives of many women we know: exteriors marked and textured by life, exteriors we gild and make beautiful to the best of our ability, while we hide our true treasure inside. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Butterfly Jewelry - Learn to Solder Silver

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $100

You will use sterling silver wire and paste solder to create these beautiful butterflies. You will make 4 butterflies in various sizes to make a ring, pendant and earrings. We will use premade cabochon bezel cups and you will have a choice of cabochon to add a splash of color to the larger butterfly . The techniques taught in class... Read More

Workshop PhotoFocus on Focals

Instructor: Julie Picarello
Award-winning artist, author and international instructor known for her color aesthetics, design sense, and joyful teaching style. Learn more at http://www.yhdesigns.com. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $85

Immerse yourself in a riot of color, pattern and texture as you design and shape unique focal beads in polymer clay! Students will explore my adaptation of an ancient metalworking technique and "imprint" a design into a custom-mixed stack of polymer clay. The imprints will be made using a variety of tools and implements that I... Read More

Workshop PhotoCOBBLESTONE ART CLAY SILVER EARRINGS

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit fee (Art Clay Silver clay, ear wires & mesh) and use of tools, kilns, materials

Create these one-of-a-kind earrings using brass mesh and Art Clay Silver. Then, after firing, Learn to patina and finish them to bring out their unique character. Read More

Workshop PhotoIntegrated Enamel with Silver Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » includes 25g fine silver metal clay, selection of enamel, hoops and use of materials and tools

Have you seen this yet?!? Learn this unique enameling technique to incorporate into your jewelry designs. Carrie Story will show you how to create fine silver metal clay pieces with enamelled textures in one easy step! This technique allows for texture on your metal clay to remain detailed, while simplifying the steps involved in enamel... Read More

Workshop PhotoConfetti on Glitter Earrings

Instructor: Ginger Shockey
Born in Colorado, Ginger was inspired by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Now residing in New Mexico she is further inspired by the desert beauty surrounding her home. Beading is one of her guilty pleasures and she has been indulging since childhood. Always with the passion to create, her... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$15 » kit fee

One of the funnest classes I teach. In this 2 hour class, students will learn a reverse 2 X 2 wire weave that includes a wavy colorful mix of glass pearls or crystals, your choice. This is a beginners class, no prior experience needed. Kits include the wire; beads; ear hooks; and a tutorial pamphlet. Read More

Workshop PhotoLight of Lyra Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $72 » workshop includes kit

If the stars sang and we were able to capture a freeze framed moment - a musical burst of the cosmos - we would like to think it would look like this - an art deco musical constellation. Read More

Workshop PhotoTexture Talks

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $100

Create a lively kinetic pair of earrings that express your uniqueness in color. Cut your shape, texture with hammers and stamps and then anodize with your chosen colors. Add a colorful dangle that you bend, forge and anodize. Attach anodized ear wires and leave class with your own statement earrings. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRuffled Rainbows

Instructor: Marilyn Peters
I love to bead, but especially I love to teach beading and to show the way colors work together. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I have been in the SF Bay area since the early 1970's. Now, happily retired, I am spending as much time as possible beading, teaching, and figuring out new... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $50 » kit fee $15 paid to instructor

Nothing makes for a happier day than wearing a ruffled rainbow on your wrist. Using Oglala Butterfly Stitch the student will create a lush, fun rainbow to be admired by one and all. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Bracelet w/Cabochon - Learn to Solder Silver

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver wire and paste solder to create this beautiful bracelet enhanced with a cabochon of your choice. You will be shown how to twist your round wire using a drill, then you will begin preparing your wire for soldering. You will create end caps on the cuff to make it very comfortable to wear. You will use a... Read More

Workshop PhotoCzech Swirl Kumi Bracelet

Instructor: Maggie Thompson
Maggie Thompson is a self-taught jewelry designer who began designing with seed beads as a hobby 25 years ago. Eight years ago she turned this passion into a business, Maggie T Designs. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee

The Czech Swirl Bracelet design features Czech glass 4mm fire polished rounds paired with Super Unos to create a sparkling textural piece of jewelry. It’s a fun bracelet to make and even more fun to wear! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSand Dollar Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $45 » workshop includes kit

The sand dollar is that unexpected treasure found on the shore - the perfect sized talisman to fit in the palm of your hand and live in your pocket - a reminder of a moment in time and place when you were at ease and focused on the far horizon. A wonderful tangible little inspiration to wear over your heart. Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering Bronze Metal Clay Earrings

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes 2 premade bronze components, 2 bezel cups, 2 stones of your choice, patina and use of materials and tools

Learn how to start incorporating traditional metal smith techniques into your metal clay work. By soldering metals to your metal clay, you can create a more versatile design while improving the durability of your finished pieces. Students will learn to solder brass bezel cups onto finished bronze metal clay components and set gemstones. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGolden Twist Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver and gold filled wire to create this classically elegant bracelet. You will learn to manipulate your gold filled wire so that it has a uniform look as it twists around your sterling silver. The techniques taught in class will be to create a consistent wire wave, how to wrap with half round wire and how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Kumihimo Bracelet

Instructor: Kim Fox
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

In this class you will learn how to create this fashionable and comfortable bracelet with its secure curved magnetic clasp. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLuscious Leather Bracelet

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $140 » includes 50g Five Star Light Bronze, choice of leather, crystals and clasps and use of materials and tools

Dates/Times: TWO SESSION CLASS Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainforest Leaves

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $115

Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, bend, texture it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; some fold forming techniques; anodizing techniques. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRING AROUND THE ROSE FINE SILVER ART CLAY RING W/SCULPTED ROSE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit fee (14gm Art Clay Silver) and use of tools, kilns and materials

This is your chance to make the ring of a lifetime! Learn the techniques that made Jackie an Art Clay Master Instructor. You will make a ring to your size, and then sculpt silver clay into a rose and leaves that will turn this ring into a showpiece! Read More

Workshop PhotoUnisex Turquoise Bangle Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 15, 2018.) Fee includes four hours of instruction, 14KGF and sterling silver wire, 6mm turquoise beads, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. She will also provide all tools for you to use in class so it is not necessary for you to bring anything.

Once you have learned this technique you will be able to vary the design and create a multitude of different designs. You can vary the design by using different kinds of metals, by using more or fewer wires, by twisting additional wires or by adding different kinds of beads for a totally different look. You will want to make several!... Read More

Workshop PhotoPhotoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC and Glass Artists

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185

See how to extract objects from backgrounds, add new backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows, multiple object composites, and more. Students will learn how to create color accurate files of their art for use on their website, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, in magazine articles, books, portfolios and for juried competitions. Plus, how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwing Bracelet

Instructor: Juanita Finger
Juanita is an award winning beading artist. Her passion for beading started about 25 years ago. She designs and beads various types of items including tapestries, sculptures, and jewelry. She has been published four times including the “Spring 2011 Showcase” by Beadcreator and the... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee

This simple bracelet will teach the student peyote, harringbone and embellishment. The beaded flower clasp adds interest to the piece. This is a three hour class and project might not get finished in class. Read More

Workshop PhotoAva's Planet & Pod Earrings

Instructor: Lisa Krupp-Dooley
Lisa Krupp-Dooley is a self-taught jewelry designer and hobbyist who began beading in high school and has continued to enjoy beading for over 20 years. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

The Ava’s Planet earrings uses Ava® beads as an architectural element to create these self-supportive beaded beads. The added crystals and DiscDuos® add sparkle and dimension to theses one-of-a-kind earrings. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo 4Dragonfly Necklace

Instructor: Yin Guang
Yin has been in bead business for more than 20 years and loves to play with beads, and work ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

String and braid beads and a set of dragonfly charms into cords; braiding by straingt line 8- element round disk braiding technique, also call Kusari Tsunagi Read More

Workshop PhotoPrumihimo Grape Bracelet

Instructor: Sally Battis
I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap many years ago. I created a 7 cord template that sits... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $50 » plus $35 kit fee paid to instructor

The Class is an ancient Japanese braid called Kusari Tsunagi. Pru McRae of London England created a special foam disk which allows for this Marudai braid to be braiding using a more portable means. The braid is done with a combination of satin cord and beading weight cord together. The structure of the braid is straight, meaning it has... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Flower Garland Necklace

Instructor: Ren Farnsworth
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $60 » Class Fee Material cost 30 and upward as students will be picking their own bouquets for the pendants.

Description of classes: students of all skill level will learn and create one of a kind glass flower garland necklaces. The glass flowers, leaves, buds and bees are hand made by the instructor. Students will be instructed thru basic wire work and cold connects, followed by a wee bit of magic. Read More

Workshop PhotoIndustrial Chic Necklace

Instructor: Adele M. Kimpell
Adele Kimpell’s love affair with needle and thread arts began at the age of thirteen. Introduced to off-loom bead weaving in 1994 she has been designing jewelry, authoring and illustrating patterns and teaching for the last fourteen years at bead shops, bead societies and guilds, and bead... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$60 » workshop fee
$50 » kit fee

Expand your cubic right angle weave skills with this necklace that explores the designer’s variation of cubic right angle weave (CRAW) using Minos and Japanese seed beads. In this tutorial you will learn to strategically replace certain seed beads with the Minos to create a stunning Industrial Chic necklace, bracelet or earrings.... Read More

Workshop PhotoExotic Bali Ha'i Bracelet

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 12:45pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $150 » includes all necessary materials, use of instructor’s tools, class fee, and handout

The name Bali Ha’i often brings to mind the myth of an exotic and mystical island, barely visible on the distant horizon. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the actual island of Bali is home to some of the most unique silversmiths in the world. Each student will create their own exotic bracelet by using their chosen combination of... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Link Leather Cuff

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $75

In this class, you’ll practice making Wire Wrapped Links and interlocking them together as you build your bracelet. This technique of connecting Links together is the basis for creating longer dangles as well as your own Beaded Chain. Top it off by adding the Beaded Chain segments to a Leather Bracelet Blank, and you’ll end up... Read More

Workshop PhotoLace Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver wire and traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this beautiful bracelet. You will have your choice of bead color to complete your bracelet. The beauty of this bracelet is that you are not limited to bead size or shape. You can use round, rondells or even cubes in your future bracelets. The... Read More

Workshop PhotoIt’s Impressionable

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125

You will choose or design a shape to cut out of unanodized niobium sheet. Prepare the shape by filing and smoothing the edges. The Sizzix Big Kick will be used to emboss your shape. Punch holes and anodize the shape with your favorite colors. Create dangles and bead links and finish your necklace with aluminum chain. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLacy Marquise Earrings

Instructor: Ginger Shockey
Born in Colorado, Ginger was inspired by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Now residing in New Mexico she is further inspired by the desert beauty surrounding her home. Beading is one of her guilty pleasures and she has been indulging since childhood. Always with the passion to create, her... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$26 » kit fee

In this 2 hour class, students will learn to combine cube seed beads with a wire weaving technique that captures and surrounds your choice of Lapis or Iron stone Marquise shaped drop beads. Students will also learn how to weave a pretty lacy finish to complete these earrings. Kits include the wire; beads; ear hooks; needle tool; and a... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo Spring Honey Bee Necklace

Instructor: Yin Guang
Yin has been in bead business for more than 20 years and loves to play with beads, and work ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$39 » kit fee

Fresh water pearls, blister pearl, glass, crystal, lamp work glass bumble bee …lots of different size, shape, color beads, braiding them together by 7-stand braiding aka Fill the Gap. Read More

Workshop PhotoVictorian Grace Ornament

Instructor: Melissa Mauk Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots out of thread, threading stubborn needles, and unique project problem solving (aka bead surgery.) She has been beading for over 20 years and teaching for more than half of that time. She loves when... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60 » workshop includes kit

These little beauties will transport you to the holidays of a bygone era - a time of plush velvet dresses, decorative ribbons & candles adorning the Christmas trees. We are grateful that grace is as abundant now as then. Read More

Workshop PhotoEasy Peasy Kumi Bracelet

Instructor: Maggie Thompson
Maggie Thompson is a self-taught jewelry designer who began designing with seed beads as a hobby 25 years ago. Eight years ago she turned this passion into a business, Maggie T Designs. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

The Easy Peasy bracelet is just that – easy peasy!! This funky boho design features a center leather lace that makes this piece completely adjustable. It’s fun to make and even more fun to wear! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead a Square Star

Instructor: Marilyn Peters
I love to bead, but especially I love to teach beading and to show the way colors work together. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I have been in the SF Bay area since the early 1970's. Now, happily retired, I am spending as much time as possible beading, teaching, and figuring out new techniques... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $50 » kit fee $15 paid to instructor

There is a phrase: A Square Peg in a Round Hole. This technique teaches you how to make a Square Star. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet and Earrings

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $95

You will use sterling silver wire and your choice of beads to create this fun bracelet with matching earrings. The Whimsical is one of my favorite techniques because it works up quickly and each bracelet/earrings are unique because of their freeform nature. Both the bracelet and earrings use the same technique, just different wire size.... Read More

Workshop PhotoTiffany Treasures Necklace

Instructor: Adele M. Kimpell
Adele Kimpell’s love affair with needle and thread arts began at the age of thirteen. Introduced to off-loom bead weaving in 1994 she has been designing jewelry, authoring and illustrating patterns and teaching for the last fourteen years at bead shops, bead societies and guilds, and bead... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

Sponsored by Toho Beads, this necklace has the fabric like quality of fine wire mesh chain but is stitched with glass size 11°Japanese Demi round beads. The necklace is stitched in non-traditional tubular odd count peyote with a five bead base ring. The necklace can be made using a single color of Demi round beads or two, three, four,... Read More

Workshop PhotoEarths Treasure Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95

I chose the name for this bracelet because of the beautiful double drilled stones that I have found to incorporate into this tailored wire wrapped bracelet. You will use sterling silver wire and traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this beautiful bracelet. You will have your choice of stone beads including impression jasper,... Read More

Workshop PhotoLine Fold Bracelet

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Using niobium and fold-forming you will create three or more custom links for your bracelet. You will learn to cut niobium sheet in the shapes of your choice. You will line fold and texture them. Smooth the parts with files and sanding pads to ready your pieces for anodizing with electricity. Then you can express yourself with your... Read More

Workshop PhotoSOLID SILVER TEMPLE BELL TRIO

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Fees: $185 » includes kit fee (Art Clay silver, wood form, beads, findings and wire for finishing) use of tools, kilns and materials.

Beginning with Master Art Clay Instructor, Jackie Truty, students will use a premade core of wood clay to design a solid silver Temple Bell. Roll out the clay and then overlap small pieces to develop your design. After firing, you will finish the piece and have a one hour lunch break. After lunch students will work with Master Wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoSolid Silver Trio of Temple Bells

Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fees: $185 » includes class fees, all necessary materials, use of instructor’s tools, & handouts.

Two of your favorite instructors have teamed up to bring you a great combo class! Beginning with Master Art Clay Instructor, Jackie Truty, each student will use a premade core of wood to personally design a solid silver Temple Bell. First you will roll out Art Clay Silver and then, learn how to create and then overlap small pieces to... Read More

Workshop PhotoEvening Star Bracelet

Instructor: Juanita Finger
Juanita is an award winning beading artist. Her passion for beading started about 25 years ago. She designs and beads various types of items including tapestries, sculptures, and jewelry. She has been published four times including the “Spring 2011 Showcase” by Beadcreator and the... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$26 » kit fee

The elegence of this bracelet hides the complexity of it. This class will teach turbular Right Angle Weave, and Cubic Right Angle Weave. This is a 3 hour class and project might not be completed in class. Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo Choice of Charm Bracelet

Instructor: Yin Guang
Yin has been in bead business for more than 20 years and loves to play with beads, and work ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$23 » kit fee

Braiding tiny crystal, counting the number to make blocks by the straight line braiding technique, aka Kusari Tsunagi, hook your favor charms to your bracelet! Read More

Workshop PhotoI Spy earrings

Instructor: Lisa Krupp-Dooley
Lisa Krupp-Dooley is a self-taught jewelry designer and hobbyist who began beading in high school and has continued to enjoy beading for over 20 years. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

The I Spy earrings uses Arcos Par Puca, Amos Par Puca, crystals and O beads to give this design a look of elegant lace. These beaded beads are self-supportive and tension friendly. These eye-catching earrings are an enjoyable project to make. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFill the Gap – a 7 Cord Beaded Bracelet

Instructor: Sally Battis
Sally Battis – I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap a few years ago. I created a 7 cord... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $50 » Class Fee- $35 Kits, will include the braiding disk, 7 cord template, beads, cord and clasp. Additional kits of just beads and cord are $25

Class is for a beaded bracelet of 7 different beads. There will be many different kits to choose from. Students will learn how to load and braid a beaded bracelet using only 7 cords as compared with the normal 8 cord Kumihimo round braid (Kongo Gumi). The finished braid looks very much like a kumihimo braid, but is much easier to braid. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Flower Garland Necklace

Instructor: Ren Farnsworth
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $60 » Class Fee Material cost 30 and upward as students will be picking their own bouquets for the pendants.

Description of classes: students of all skill level will learn and create one of a kind glass flower garland necklaces. The glass flowers, leaves, buds and bees are hand made by the instructor. Students will be instructed thru basic wire work and cold connects, followed by a wee bit of magic. Read More

Workshop PhotoSophia Medallion

Instructor: Adele M. Kimpell
Adele Kimpell’s love affair with needle and thread arts began at the age of thirteen. Introduced to off-loom bead weaving in 1994 she has been designing jewelry, authoring and illustrating patterns and teaching for the last fourteen years at bead shops, bead societies and guilds, and bead... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$60 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

Sponsored by Toho Beads, the Sophia Medallion is reminiscent of webbed filigree medallions and costume jewelry brooches. The base is worked in flat circular netting with size 6° Demi Round beads. The base is embellished with multiple layers of size 8° Demi Round beads and 4mm glass pearls. A warped square bail, embellished with... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Starfish

Instructor: Marilyn Peters
I love to bead, but especially I love to teach beading and to show the way colors work together. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I have been in the SF Bay area since the early 1970's. Now, happily retired, I am spending as much time as possible beading, teaching, and figuring out new techniques... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Fees: $75 » kit fee $25 paid to instructor

Remember the “Pet Rock”? The student will use a combination of Peyote and Herringbone to create their own Pet Starfish out of four colors of seed beads. I will have kits available but I also provide over 50 tubes of size 11\0 seed beads to make their own choice. There is also a vast collection of little and small crystals and... Read More

Workshop PhotoConcentricity Earrings

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85

Love the concentric circles and teardrops of these earrings. The circles offer all of the beauty of hoop earrings and the teardrops move and turn within each graduating size. You will learn the proper technique to create movement in your own earrings. We will use sterling silver with a touch of gold filled wire to create these... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnotted Gemstone Tassel Necklace

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $75

Join us for this inspiring class, and make yourself a gorgeous Mala-inspired Knotted Gemstone Tassel Necklace that has a sense of earthy richness - warm brown waxed linen, dusty matte gemstones in a comforting palette, a sumptuous silk tassel, distressed silver beads. With all these goodies, you'll create a knotted Mala-inspired... Read More

Workshop PhotoToni's Treasure Kumi Bracelet

Instructor: Maggie Thompson
Maggie Thompson is a self-taught jewelry designer who began designing with seed beads as a hobby 25 years ago. Eight years ago she turned this passion into a business, Maggie T Designs. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee

The Toni’s Treasure bracelet combines the basic 8 cord spiral kumihimo braid with basic bead weaving techniques to create a truly unique design. The kumihimo braid includes 2-hole Super Duos which provide the foundation for this design, while the Swarovski bicones provide the sparkly “icing on the cake”! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoVictorian Lace Earrings

Instructor: Ginger Shockey
Born in Colorado, Ginger was inspired by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Now residing in New Mexico she is further inspired by the desert beauty surrounding her home. Beading is one of her guilty pleasures and she has been indulging since childhood. Always with the passion to create, her... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$28 » kit fee

In this 2 hour class, students will learn to combine cube seed beads with a wire weaving technique that captures and surrounds your choice of crystal teardrop beads. Students will also learn how to weave a pretty lacy finish to complete these earrings. The student can choose from 5 different color paths, Blush, Peridot, Amber, Grape or... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo Feather Necklace

Instructor: Yin Guang
Yin has been in bead business for more than 20 years and loves to play with beads, and work ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$42 » kit fee

The necklace is braided by 8-element Kongo Gumi after string colors of beads, feather charms, and hematite stone beads with the pattern. Read More

Workshop PhotoFill the Gap – a 7 Cord Beaded Bracelet

Instructor: Sally Battis
Sally Battis – I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap a few years ago. I created a 7 cord... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » Class Fee- Kits are $35 Kits, will include the braiding disk, 7 cord template, beads, cord and clasp. Additional kits of just beads and cord are $25

Class is for a beaded bracelet of 7 different beads. There will be many different kits to choose from. Students will learn how to load and braid a beaded bracelet using only 7 cords as compared with the normal 8 cord Kumihimo round braid (Kongo Gumi). The finished braid looks very much like a kumihimo braid, but is much easier to braid. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwisted Wrap Bracelet and Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She has been teaching at larger venues around the country since 2015. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $80 » workshop fee

This is a fun class that works up quickly and accents the gemstone beads and the matching focal. After finishing your bracelet you will learn how to make a matching ring to complete the set. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use... Read More

PARAWIRE Wire and Jewelry Design Demos

Instructor: Parawire Design Team
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0

Free Demos in jewelry design, wire wrapping and more from top designers such as Diana Harwood, Lisa Pavelka and Jamie North. Read More

Jewelry Making Demos!

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Daily demonstrations ongoing each day on jewelry making techniques, crimping, knotting and more! Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo Demos

Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Has always had a passion for creating and teaching. She is the founder of Design & Adorn Beading Studio and has been teaching a variety of jewelry making classes here since 2008. Her specialty is kumihimo jewelry, which she creates using both the foam disk as well as the more traditional wooden... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0

Stop by booth #G182 for on-going kumihimo demonstrations. Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Studio Time

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is an internationally known instructor. She teaches her classes in her studio in Flemington, NJ and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, BeadFx in Canada, for east coast bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 8, ongoing.
Fees: $10

When: Daily, February 2 - 8, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Pendent Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$125 » Workshop
$65 » Kit Fee, Fee is payable to instructor at beginning of class and includes fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed organic material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals. Copper neck collars will be available for purchase in class.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will combine shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, and minerals, into a pendent of your own unique creation. Techniques for... Read More
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