Philadelphia, PA

Beginner Workshops

Sponsored by Ranger and Sally Bead Jewelry in the Expo Marketplace


Butterfly Cupid
Join Debbie Tlach and learn how to create a glittering necklace using Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Ice Resin®, a Rune Bezel, Opals, Iced Enamels and other Ice Resin products. Ice Resin is versatile, and in this 1½ hour class you will learn how to coat objects and fill a bezel with this jewelers grade resin. In addition, you will learn how to make a sparkling pendant using Ranger’s Quick Cure Clay and Iced Enamels that will hang from the bottom of your Rune Bezel creation. Leather cord and findings will bring it all together to create an eye-catching necklace. All supplies will be provided.

Friday 10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Click here for details and to register

French Countryside Necklace
Join Debbie Tlach to learn techniques using Susan Lenart Kazmer’s ICE Resin®, a Rune Bezel, Iced Enamels, Tissue Paper Assortment and Ranger’s Quick Cure Clay to make an elegant piece of mixed media jewelry. In this 1½ hour class we will start with Iced Enamels to create a subtle, textured background and layer over it with a stylish image & pattern found in the Tissue Paper Assortment to showcase in your bezels. Using Quick Cure Clay & Iced Enamels you will make a stone-like charm to hang from your bezels. Finally you will create your finished necklace by joining Leather Cord, Jewelry Wire, End Caps and Findings from the ICE Resin® line. All supplies will be provided.

Saturday 10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Click here for details and to register


Fill the Gap - Keyfob
This workshop will teach you how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. In this class you will create a key fob or zipper pull. You will learn how to braid with various types of beads that are commonly used in making jewelry. Learning the shorter key fob design gives you the skills needed for making bracelets and necklaces in less time.

Friday 12:30pm – 2:00pm  |  Click here for details and to register

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