Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Workshops

90 minutes: $45  |  2 hours: $65

3 and 4 hours: $85  |  6 hours: $155  |  2 Days: $355 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Leslie Venturoso
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This necklace showcases a classic design shape, the quatrefoil or clover. The clover shape is used everywhere in jewelry, architecture, and all types of designs. To some it means good luck (four-leaf clover) and or harmony. This elegant necklace will be sure t
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Phyllis Flora & Scott Mason
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This fast-paced, fun class is a unique opportunity to learn how to make riveted and soldered bangles. Bangle-making is addictive and you will be well on your way to your own collection, with an opportunity to make at least three bangles.
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Helen Driggs
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you an incurable scavenger when you go to the beach, park, lake or other natural area? In this class, you will learn how to mount natural objects like shells, pebbles, sticks, driftwood, sea glass, and other found objects using wire, cold connections and other no
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Susan Lenart Kazmer
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Explore the cage form in sterling silver as small wearable relics by creating your own unique hollow form pendant. Learn my personal wire techniques to connect and finish jewelry. In this hands-on workshop, learn or polish up on proper metalworking techniques
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Kieu Pham Gray
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Get started in metalworking with a timely fashioned pendant. Using mixed metals, you will be introduced to sawing, soldering, and stone setting. Adventurous students will be also be able to put their signature on the piece to create their own flare.
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Cindy Grayson
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Graduating bead sizes has never been easier. In Kumihimo pattern design, learning how to graduate bead sizes to achieve visually pleasing finished pieces of jewelry is one of the necessary skills taught by instructor Cindy Grayson. Learn how to use a center cor

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Diane Dennis
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
I have always been intrigued by marcasite jewelry, so very delicate with tiny sparkles! This is my own version of this look, using a combination of different sizes and shapes of seed beads and the newer Demi beads -- the bracelet is delicate in nature and very lightwe
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Anne Mitchell
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
In this jam-packed full-day class, we will start by creating the dimensional accent, fold-formed centerpiece for this fitted bracelet. Each bracelet will be personalized with a variety of differing texturing techniques applied to the base pieces and reinforcement ac
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Pamela Hawkins
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Optimism, positivity, mindfulness and love are mantras we all want to keep front and center in our lives. What better way to express those feelings than adding your own personal inspiration words and favorite colors to a bracelet you can wear as a daily reminder!
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Marti Brown
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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; then take your created pieces and colorfully anodize them. Learn the cold connections that will tur
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Nancy Sacco
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fusing sterling silver and copper together, making a sterling silver a toggle, making leather strap ends, soldering sterling silver, flame painting, using a small butane torch
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Eva Sherman
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Attach Rings 2 Rings plus tube set faceted stones in a random pattern to create a truly one-of-a-kind cuff! Use of positive/negative space as a design element, plus the economy provided by the pre-made jump rings, allows students to create larger pieces without
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Richard Salley
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

2-Day Workshop (Weds. & Thurs. 8:30am - 4:00pm) Padlocks date back to the Roman Era (500 BC - 300 AD) and have gone through many changes over the years. In this 2-day workshop, you will learn to construct a working padlock with key that

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Jean Van Brederode
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Let Jean show you the ease and beauty of sawing and enameling as you create a stunning one-of-a-kind pendant necklace out of copper and glass enamel. All pendants will be round to accommodate the tree shape. Several sizes will be available. You will learn
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Kaska Firor
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Work with 3 colors of metal and several wire shapes to create this classic-look twist bracelet. You will learn the circular weave and other wire techniques to complete the project. Techniques learned in this workshop can be used to create bracelets and necklaces of di
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Sara Lukkonen
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
First we will design and enamel several different types of flowers and then place them in a cone-shaped vessel that can be worn as a necklace or made into a pin.
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Sulie Girardi
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
In this fun and relaxing class, students can browse through a large collection of vintage brass stampings and use their favorites to construct beautiful pendants and/or earrings with a nostalgic feel. We will discuss and practice filling the stampings with clay, a
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Robyn Cornelius
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Hand-forge your very own wave bangle, then texture, solder, and embellish the inside using a variety of techniques.
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Kristi Evenson
Wednesday 8/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wrapping and stamping will be combined to create an awesome unique stone pendant, completed in class and ready to walk out the door!
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Kieu Pham Gray
Wednesday 8/15/18
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Create delicate works of art with filigree. We will bend, twist and turn sterling silver stock to create an intricate pendant. Students will be challenged to put their creativity to action while continuing to fine tune your skills. Pre-requisite, must have solder
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Pamela Hawkins
Wednesday 8/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Explore Vintaj Patinas on metal. We will learn how to layer color for multi textural effect, personalize and highlight lettering with your own inspirational words. Explore design concepts in shapes and direction. Create 5 pairs of Beach inspired earrings using Vin
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Phyllis Flora & Scott Mason
Wednesday 8/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a great beginning soldering class -- you will learn how to make a delightful little ring out of sterling silver wire. Then we will sweat solder a little bezel cup on top of the ring and set a stone in it, for a thoroughly adorable ring. Then we will do it
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Kristi Evenson
Wednesday 8/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
We will create a 5x wrap bracelet with multiple materials and textures. Adjust to correctly fit your wrist and learn to wire wrap to connect different materials. This piece also doubles as a necklace! You will leave with a completed piece!
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Lisel Crowley
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Art Nouveau movement is known for its fluid lines and natural shapes. Metal clay is a perfect medium to use to explore creating designs in this genre. Students will learn how to form a variety of tapered and elegant coils in metal clay that will be combined with
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Nancy Sacco
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Constructing a sterling silver ring, backplate and bezel, setting a stone, using a butane torch
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Kaska Firor
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn several wire techniques as you create these beautiful earrings. The class will introduce the basic over-over weave and wire shaping methods. Students will also learn how to bead the ends of wires with a torch. Most students will complete at least one earr
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You can create professional connections and learn how to connect anything to anything without using a drop of glue. Using rivets, tabs, staples and other connections, explore the possibilities of uniting plastics, metals, wood, ceramics, papers and fibers with clean,
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Steven James
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wrap yourself up in a the idea of working with wire and torch enameling. In class, students will work to produce several different projects, including the Bouquet Garni pendant. Students will learn how to work with fine-gauge copper and fine-silver wire.
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Jean Van Brederode
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
In Eye of the Beholder, you will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind torch-fired enameled pendant necklace. You will discover the magic of crackle-effect enamels in creating your domed enameled cabochon focal piece which will be tab set in a nickel silver hand-craft
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Kate Richbourg
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tube set stones add a sleek sparkle to jewelry designs. In this class, students create a variety of rings from thin to thick bands and then learn the simple steps to embellishing the pieces with tube set stones. Students learn to fabricate the settings from
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Kristi Evenson
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hand applied textures will be added to a sterling pre-cut ring base, then basic soldering techniques will be taught and utilized to create the central textured veining along with accent dots. The ring will then get a final texturing, forming, and a finishing patin
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Cheryl Erickson
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Work with brick stitch in a new way. Let your imagination run wild, pick up a unique bead and find a way to fit it in to your pattern. We will start out by making a base to work off of and then go on our own journey. We will make our own clasps to fit with our d
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Diane Dennis
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
These simple but elegant earrings remind me of the earrings of the glamour girls of the past and the jewelry they wore, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford are just a few. These earrings feature Chatons and a pear-shaped fancy stone, and work up quickly after the first one
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Michelle Brennan
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Have you ever wanted to create beautiful chainmaille jewelry but were intimidated by all the different types of jump rings available? Then this class is for you! We'll go over different types of materials, jump rings and their sizes, learning how to open and c
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Robyn Cornelius
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In this tiny version of the popular wave bangle class, make a mini-wave ring. Students will learn a variety of embellishment techniques.
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Leslie Pope
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Students will make a component necklace using modified peyote using 2-hole beads. The components will then be embellished with lovely backlit 2-hole baroque cabochons.

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Leslie Venturoso
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tassels are timeless. This necklace was inspired by an Art Deco necklace made of black spinel gemstones and diamonds. The delicate looking chain is actually quite sturdy and can be used alone, as a layering necklace, or chain to use with your other pendants. You
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Eva Sherman
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This ring has spunk! Using square wire and a square ring mandrel, students will shape, hammer, solder, and size their ring to fit perfectly. Finish the ring by adding an off-centered tube bezel to accent a beautiful faceted stone.
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Cindy Grayson
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Challenge yourself to take your beaded kumihimo skills to the next level. Meet instuctor Cindy Grayson, inventor of the Bead Runway™ (patent pending), as she teaches essential contemporary kumihimo techniques that elevate skills and revolutionize your pattern la
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Agnieszka Watts
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Lush, sparkling, and full of glamorous glow necklace. The project incorporates 4 different kinds of beaded components, which later can be successfully used to create other equally elegant, matching pieces. The glimmering colors of the necklace, its gentle lattice,
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Susan Lenart Kazmer
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The exploration and use of the cage form is a very distinctive component to my personal and Talismans work. Here in this workshop, students layer wire, build and braze a look of elegant simplicity using the simple cage form to capture a stone without distractio
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Sulie Girardi
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Be honest: what is the first thing you do when you pick up a piece of jewelry? You turn it over and look at the back, right? Nevertheless, many of us tend to neglect the backs of our pieces, or at best file and polish them smooth. In this technique-packed cla

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Kieu Pham Gray
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Make a twist and add a twinkle to create stacking bracelets. You will learn to solder, forge and twist sterling silver.
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Debora Mauser
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn to use your scrap and complete several castings to create small and large water castings. In the afternoon we will design and create several pieces of jewelry. Students should bring sterling scrap (clean, very little solder). Kit fee will include 10 grams of st
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Pamela Hawkins
Thursday 8/16/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
As a bead and tiny glass lover, what better way to view and admire them than with the sun kissing them every day in your window! It doesn’t get better than that. In this class we will create a Sun Catcher using several different gauges and colors of wire from Pa
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Kaska Firor
Thursday 8/16/18
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn how to make a beautiful, intricately patterned toggle clasp that you can use in your beaded or other designs. Students will follow step-by-step instructions to create one clasp. Discussions will include ideas for customizing the size and design to specific need
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Michelle Brennan
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn to create a unique chain maille bracelet featuring square wire anodized aluminum, EPDM rubber O-rings, stainless steel beads, and bright aluminum jump rings. Multiple colors of square wire anodized aluminum and EPDM rubber O-rings will be available for stu
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Leslie Pope
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Students will make a square stitch base using Tila and half-Tila beads that will then be embellishment using seed beads and playful baby drops.
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Sara Lukkonen
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Each student will learn the basics of torch enameling. Including beads, flat pieces and headpins
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Scott Mason
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Braid this Viking knit lookalike with no special equipment -- no drawplate, no angst, just your fingers, some wire, and a common C-clamp. Do not miss out on this amazing class!
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Diane Dennis
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Add some flash to your ears with these earrings that dangle and sparkle. First capture a crystal chaton with a beaded bezel, and then encase these beaded beauties with a beadwork loop. Add a little additional shine by suspending your chaton in the loop from ear-wires
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Robyn Cornelius
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn all the tricks to piercing with ease while making this multi-layered mini pierced pendant. Choose from a variety of images or bring your own.
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Kieu Pham Gray
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bending tubes can be tricky. This class will take you through the steps without crushing your tubes. You will leave with a trendy ring that will make all of you friends want one!
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Marlene Quigley
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Students will learn to design and, using their own pattern, cut out sterling silver with a jewelers saw in the shape of a feather. Then texture and using various tools to bring their creation to life. Finally, they will learn to attach their piece to a leather s

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Eva Sherman
Thursday 8/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create a dramatically textured pendant by fusing sterling silver wire to a silver base plate. Embellish the pendant with a tube-set bezel for an added touch of elegance.
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Helen Driggs
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you love colorful buttons? If so, break out your old button box! We'll elevate ordinary buttons into wonderful, wearable center-stage focals for all types of jewelry. Learn how to modify old or new buttons using wire and inventive connection methods like wiring,
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Kieu Pham Gray
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Earring jackets are back in fashion and we have given them a contemporary makeover. No longer reserved for just diamonds, you can use anything from crystals to pearls to silver for studs. Bring your own inspiration to class to design you own jackets.
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Steven James
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Raindrop Pendant is lovely to look at and equally fun to make. Come learn how to make one of Steven's most popular projects -- learn about secret techniques and tools to produce this beautiful pendant. A cluster of color and creativity await you in this class with
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Cindy Grayson
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Meet instructor Cindy Grayson, inventor of the Bead Runway™ (patent pending) as she teaches essential contemporary kumihimo techniques that elevate your skills by exploring current trends and combining with kumihimo. Techniques used: Using long magatamas, usin
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Phyllis Flora & Scott Mason
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
File this under "L" for lovely. Join us to make this lovely pendant and earring set. Working with rectangular wire, you'll learn how to use your metal file to create a unique texture. You'll also learn how to solder tube bezels and set blingy, beautiful CZs for a
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Michelle Brennan
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Combine gorgeous Czech quadratile beads and fine stainless steel jump rings to create a fabulous, geometric chainmaille bracelet. Multiple colors of quadratile beads will be available to choose from. Although this project will not be completed in class, studen
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Sara Lukkonen
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This class will allow you to make enough tiles to make two cuffs. We will be making the tiles out of 32-gauge copper and applying them to already made cuffs for one-of-a-kind designs.
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Debora Mauser
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you like texture? By using heat and reticulation silver, students will learn to depletion gild their silver and then heat the metal with a butane torch to achieve humps, bumps and crevices. To accent your design we will set a small cabochon in a bezel cup.
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Eva Sherman
Thursday 8/16/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Create a stunning multi-level textured cuff! Begin by making a textured cuff blank. Then install varying sizes of tube bezels to create a multi-level effect. Finish by accenting the piece with various color faceted stones. Students will learn: Roll printing, s
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Kaska Firor
Thursday 8/16/18
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This class introduces the fundamentals of wire-weaving. Students will learn the most basic weave while creating several shapes that can be put together into a fun necklace. Skills learned in this class can be used to create bracelets,
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Friday, August 17, 2018
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Susan Lenart Kazmer
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Start by focusing on making a sterling silver bezel by braising a simple open back bezel form using gallery wire. Learn practical metalworking skills in brazing (soldering), filing, sanding and finishing to create a small open form bezel of traditional bezel
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Shae Wilhite
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join the carrier bead craze and learn how to design your own carrier bead jewelry! You will learn how to use carrier beads, make your own patterns, incorporate other elements into your project and make the most of these fun additions to Planet Bead.
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Sulie Girardi
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This doubled-sided pendant is a real eye‐catcher: both classic as well as elegant. Each student will design their own pendant: the shape and texture is up to you. Students will learn an unusual method of hollow construction that imparts height yet saves clay, a
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Ronda Stevens
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Love the concentric circles and teardrops in 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 and ho
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Eva Sherman
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bring your own sterling silver scraps (or purchase from the instructor) and melt them to create unique design components. Using a crucible, a torch, and some broom straw, we will create several organic shapes. Students will select their favorite which will be made
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Steven James
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Spend a full-day crafting a lantern pendant, while combining several different techniques including enameling, etching, metal stamping and simple soldering. Create a one-of-a-kind focal piece that will shed light on your personal style. (Yes, it really lights up!)
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Leslie Venturoso
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This pendant showcases a classic design shape, the Quatrefoil or clover. The clover shape is used everywhere: in jewelry, architecture and all types of design. The significance of each leaf is thought to represent Faith, Hope, Love and Laughter. The

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Jan Van Bibber
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

In this class you will create two fold-formed leaf varieties of jewelry. You may choose to make two out of the following 3 selections: pendant, hair sweep, or earrings. This lovely piece starts as simple copper sheet and you will magically transform this into a

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Michelle Gowland
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This bracelet lets you wear your favorite flower garden on your wrist! The center path up the center of the bracelet resembles your stepping stones - and the SuperDuos and your choice of edging creates flowers, lining both sides of your garden path :) The resultin
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Agnieszka Watts
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This workshop is a fresh take of the baroque opulent theme using an elegant, lace like design. The project abounds with multi-colored sparkling crystals, pearls, and highlighted with variety of seed beads. The lattice frame around glimmering crystals will adorn your w
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Kieu Pham Gray
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Construct harmonic mechanical orbs by assembling hollow forms that chime as they are worn. Every piece will resonate a unique tone depending on its maker.
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Richard Salley
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn how to fabricate your own tubing on your way to creating this beautiful and functional secret compartment pendant. When completed, it can serve as a container to hold a message, a momento, cremains or other relic. There will be plenty of challenges and a few n
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Pamela Hawkins
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
If you have never played with resin you are in for some fun. Resin itself is completely versatile, but resin paper is to me, transformative. A seemingly simple piece of tissue paper will become altered in so many ways. We will make resin paper from many different
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Phyllis Flora & Scott Mason
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mixed-metal jewelry is all the rage! Why have one when you can have them all!? In this class we'll be soldering copper, sterling and fine silver to create a whimsical pendant. There are tips and tricks to mixed-metal soldering and we'll cover them, along with saw
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Jean Van Brederode
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
In Odyssey Within, you will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind copper and glass pendant necklace. You will discover the magic of creating your domed enameled cabochon focal piece with an opening revealing opalescent glass beads and a hand-crafted backplate. So
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Maggie Thompson
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Oh! Bead Bracelet features a unique pairing of a focal bead (lampwork, ceramic, glass, etc.) and O beads. It's a fun bracelet to make and even more fun to wear -- whether by itself or stacked with other bracelets! This class is a beginner level so students wil
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Marti Brown
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium wire and sheet, and explore how different resist materials allow you to create unique pieces that can be used in designing jewelry. Bath anodizing will be used to create the colors.
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Robyn Cornelius
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn this low tech way to cast your very own solid rings without the use of big equipment. Learn how to cast shapes that would otherwise be hard to make in a home studio and embellish with a set gemstone. Students need to bring a cabochon gemstone.
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Lisel Crowley
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The sculptural qualities of fine silver metal clay make it an excellent medium for setting glass in all shapes and sizes. Since the glass can be fired in place, the clay can be formed around it in organic and interesting ways, creating unique and fully int
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Kate Richbourg
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Get your metalworking into shape! Kate teaches all the basics you need to get started in this fast paced class including setting up your small space, understanding torches, soldering mixed metals, basic finishing techniques and working with rotary tools and setti
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Nancy Sacco
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Soldering sterling silver, making a bezel, adding embellishments, making a “self” bail, all using a small butane torch

 

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Debora Mauser
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Design and create three components to be worn individually or all together. Students should bring a stone of their choosing or purchase one from the teacher. All other materials are included. Your designs will dictate how construction is done: fusing, soldering . .
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Michelle Brennan
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Students will combine a variety of colored EPDM rubber O-rings with bright aluminum jump rings to create a large, colorful, and stretchy cuff. This project may be completed during class time.
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Sandra Lupo
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sound techniques and creative expression are taught in this class. Students will learn the basics of metalwork, wirework, and custom design. One or more pairs of earrings may be created. The Conetastic Tool will be introduced for wire conemaking to customize all compon
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Kaska Firor
Friday 8/17/18
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Use a combination of wire-weaving and other wire techniques to create this fun bracelet. Students will be introduced to the basic weave and its variations. Techniques learned in this class are the basis for creating bracelets of many different widths and various desi
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Debbie Tlach
Friday 8/17/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Debbie Tlach to learn techniques using ICE Resin® products by Susan Lenart Kazmer along with Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo® and create a vibrant and unique piece of mixed media jewelry. In this 1 ½ hour class we will use translu
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Ronda Stevens
Friday 8/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
This set is perfect for the student that would love to try their hand at wire working. You'll learn to create a diagram that will allow you to place your focal bead in the center of your bracelet based on the size of your wrist. The matching ring is the perfect c
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Cheryl Erickson
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make this unique necklace with a great combination of 2-hole and single-hole beads and crystals. Students will learn to use a very detailed pattern of peyote stitch to create this knitted look. Discussions will include stitch techniques and properties, working tens
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Michelle Brennan
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Students will learn how to design various color patterns that will then be woven into a detailed chain maille dragonscale cuff. Various colors of anodized aluminum jump rings will be available to choose from. Although students will not finish the project in class
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Patricia Parker
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This pendant is a solid two sided piece that hangs on a silk cord. It uses many types of multi holed beads and can be created in two separate colorways.
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Leslie Venturoso
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create your own Fanfare with these stunning statement earrings. While they feature a bold look, they are light on the ear. The finished earring measures 2 inches long x 1 3/4 inches wide. Techniques covered include: Back stitiching, Attaching cupchain, Edgin
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Shae Wilhite
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of cubic right angle weave (CRAW). Take this stitch on from the ground floor up. This class is technique based, not project based, so that you will know the fundamentals of CRAW and its variations.
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Eva Sherman
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create a dramatically textured ring by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate and soldering the plate to a band. Embellish the ring with tube set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Students will learn fusing, soldering, stone setting and finishing.
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Kieu Pham Gray
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Soldering, ring making, setting stones, wearable art. What more could you want from a class? Jump into metal work with this eye catching project, perfect for any level student.
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Maggie Thompson
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Silken Threads Kumihimo Bracelet is your little slice of the "Heavenly Kingdom"! It features mixed elements of silk cords and seed beads. This unique design is easy to create and even more fun to wear! This class is a beginner level so students will learn how
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Roxan O'Brien
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come join us for some fun creating texture and color with Crackle Medium to create a beautiful pendant. This process is unpredictable, and you never know what you will end up with, but it is always beautiful! Experience this new technique that adds dimension and textu
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Phyllis Flora & Scott Mason
Friday 8/17/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hone your soldering skills while you create these elegant earrings. We'll texture, solder, and saw these beauties out of sterling silver. And for a bonus, we'll also make nifty ear wires.
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Kaska Firor
Friday 8/17/18
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Expand your wire skills as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. Ideas for customizing the design will be discussed.
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Ronda Stevens
Friday 8/17/18
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Helm Weave is a classic chain maille pattern that looks lovely combined with traditional wire wrap. You will be shown how to properly open and close jump rings and then create your helm weave using shiny aluminum rings. We will then capture your weave in a traditi
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Steven James
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Take your torch enameling skills in an entirely new design direction with the stunning beauty of this Japanese technique. Learn how to get the glimmer, shine, and mysterious look of an authentic raku design. Steven will take you through all of the steps you need to kno
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Kieu Pham Gray
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whether you are continuing your exploration in enamels or just starting out, this twofer will add to your repertoire of skills. First, you’ll learn how to cut and emboss metal for texture and depth. Then you’ll learn how to enamel it to add color and pi
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Scott Mason
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Braid this Viking knit lookalike with no special equipment -- no drawplate, no angst, just your fingers, some wire, and a common C-clamp. Do not miss out on this amazing class!
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Sulie Girardi
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This short yet informative class is aimed at jewelry artists with little or no previous metal clay experience. We will discuss the basics of working with silver metal clay, then add pizazz by learning how to set fireable cubic zirconia stones. Each student will des
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Cheryl Erickson
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Make this elegant cuff using pearls, crystals, hematite slices and other beads. This project is three rows wide but it can be modified to be one, two or more rows. We will discuss possible bead substitutions and other variations.
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Roxan O'Brien
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how
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Helen Driggs
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you want to become a jeweler's saw Ninja? One of the most important jewelry making tools is the jeweler's saw, yet many students express dislike for using this critically important tool. In this class, I will show you how to make your metal sawing experience more fu
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Shae Wilhite
Friday 8/17/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Channel your inner warrior and make a beautiful double strand necklace. Learn how mathematics plays a part in beading and how to get creative with color!
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Kaska Firor
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Learn to merge a variety of jewelry-making techniques while crafting this magical pendant. Students will employ soldering skills to fashion the focal piece for the middle of the pendant, and then use wires to shape, forge and weave a beautiful frame around it. Students will work with templates to hel
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Agnieszka Watts
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Create this cuff using diagonal peyote stitch and beaded components, which resembles the beautiful yet elusive northern lights. You will have the opportunity to exercise your peyote skills, learn how to work around the clasp part of this project (which can be al

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Pamela Garbig
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This starfish design was created for movement. This unique technique was developed for this bracelet -- an art and beading class rolled into one.
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Jean Van Brederode
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Let Jean show you the ease and beauty of enameling as you create a stunning one-of-a-kind pendant necklace out of copper and glass enamel. The shape will be oval to accommodate the leaf shape. You will learn design techniques, copper patina, metal embellishing
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Steven James
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Everybody say LOVE! In one of Steven's newest workshops he'll introduce students to several torch enameled heart-themed projects. While learning how to fire without a trivet you'll create the Hearts on Fire Bracelet - with convex and concave components. You'll also
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Amy Katz
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Create a sparkly multi-look bracelet with great versatility. Combine a Swarovski galuchat, crystals, and seed beads to obtain different looks. Wear it to highlight the sparkle or a chain look. Can't decide? Just wear it down the middle to show it all. Learn how to co
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Maggie Thompson
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
These enchanting earrings are a breeze to make using a kumihimo disk and delicate dragonscale beads. They measure 2" in length from the earwire to the bottom of the crystal bicones. They are lightweight, unique and so very sparkly!!
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Nancy Sacco
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fusing fine silver using a butane torch, making a bail​

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Kieu Pham Gray
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Take enamels to new heights with separation enamel. Through a series of layers and firing, students will learn to transform copper and transparent enamels. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.)
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Jan Van Bibber
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
If you really want to have a great time and leave with a fabulous bracelet, join us at the Eye of the Kraken workshop. We will explore various means of creating a substantial cuff bracelet. As you, the artist might envision it, you will use two layers of copper and
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Debora Mauser
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Make a unique enamel and copper pendant by combining an enamel 'stone', a cold connection copper pendant that swings from a bail that has an accent stone. By combining liquid enamel and mason stain, students will choose from 3 colors to create their base enamel ston
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Ronda Stevens
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The beauty of colorful seed beads combined with the shine of precious metal creates a unique bracelet that will make you smile each time you wear it. You will have many color options for your bracelet, or you can choose a single color. The emphasis in this class
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Richard Salley
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
If you are intrigued with clasps, hinges and mechanisms, you're sure to enjoy fabricating this handsome bracelet. An added bonus will be that this bracelet will be adjustable to make for a very custom fit. Bring your soldering and sawing A-game to this class and
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Kate Richbourg
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Make a ring fit for a Queen! Learn to fabricate a ring featuring a set stone and decorative elements. Students will design and create their unique piece from start to finish.Students will learn to use design stamps, shot plates and repousse stamps and dies. Choo
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Patricia Parker
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This is an easy introduction to using multi-holed beads. These earrings work up quickly. The use of the two and three holed beads makes for a sturdy yet delicate earring.
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Marti Brown
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Using niobium and fold-forming, you will create a custom focal for your bangle. You will learn to cut niobium sheet in the shape of your choice. Next you will texture and shape a wire bangle. Smooth the parts with files and sanding pads to ready your pieces for ano
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Annette Mackrel
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
A wonderfully textured cuff with an eye-catching closure. Having fun with various new bead shapes is only part of it. Practice Ndebele when working the cuff with pinch and peanut beads. It works up in a jiffy. The finishing touch is an extravagantly bezeled, matte ca
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Sulie Girardi
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This class is designed for jewelry artists who have never worked with metal clay, but who are curious about exploring this fascinating medium. We will discuss basic metal clay skills such as how to correctly roll and texturize clay, how to keep the clay moist, and
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Shae Wilhite
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn to work with the hottest trend in the bead market, two holed beads. Stitch with multiple types of two holed beads and accent the design with the sparkle of crystals!
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Susan Lenart Kazmer
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with metal bezels. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands-on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow be
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Phyllis Flora
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn how make open-back wire bezels and to use UV resin to create these adorable charms. We'll embed the charms with mica powder, watch parts, glitter, micro beads, gold and silver foil, paper scraps, shells, and whatever else we can put our hands on.
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Pamela Hawkins
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Create a fun bead embroidery pendant using a ceramic centerpiece from Michelle McCarthy. I will have several themes to choose from like bikes, mermaid, whales, ocean themes and others. We will use ball chain as a design element along with use as the necklace. A Tierr
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Helen Driggs
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Admit it: You own a Dremel and you've never opened the box. Sound familiar? In this beginner technique class, we focus on the safe and proper use of rotary tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff al
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Lisel Crowley
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This multi-layered pendant utilizes the drama of a large cubic zirconia with textured metal clay and coil embellishments to create a truly unique statement piece. During this workshop, Lisel will teach you best practices for creating clean and perfect be
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Roxan O'Brien
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Come join us for some fun creating texture and color with Crackle Medium to create a beautiful starfish pendant. This process is unpredictable, and you never know what you will end up with, but it is always beautiful! Experience this new technique that adds dimens
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Eva Sherman
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Using a butane torch, sterling silver, and a few pre-made bezels, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn soldering, stone setting and finishing techniques.
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Robyn Cornelius
Saturday 8/18/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Have an unusual stone that you have been itching to use but just can’t because it’s too pretty? Learn how to professionally set an unusual stone that is flat on the bottom, using prongs and a type of channel setting without the use of glue. So, join
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Debbie Tlach
Saturday 8/18/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Debbie Tlach and learn how to create flowing images that look like watercolor using Vintaj® Patinas and Tim Holtz® Yupo®. These watercolor effects look magnificent when used under ICE Resin® by Susan Lenart Kazmer! In this 1 ½
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Shae Wilhite
Saturday 8/18/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Create your own leather wrap bracelet and learn how to work with leather, make cold connections using riveting techniques, embellish your wrap by learning metal stamping techniques, and learn to stitch beads onto leather. This class has it all, and no prior experien
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Ronda Stevens
Saturday 8/18/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a faceted b
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Helen Driggs
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn how to add a splash of vibrant color to your jewelry metal! We’ll use colored pencils and pastels to create rich layered color on copper or brass. We will create an easy pair of earrings in class, or students have the option to create a simple riveted pen
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Roxan O'Brien
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect,

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Phyllis Flora
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Now this is an adventure -- learn how to fold copper by heating and hammering it, then bring it into a new dimension by covering it in glass using enamels and a torch. The result is spectacular and the process is fun.
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Eva Sherman
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Layer an alcohol inked sheet of copper between forged and fabricated sterling silver for instant drama. Students will learn: Alcohol ink application and sealing, soldering, cold connecting, and finishing techniques.​<
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Patricia Parker
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Create a beautiful pendant using two holed beads and seed beads. Pendant is reversible, and will be created in two separate colorways.
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Marti Brown
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reminisce a bygone era by cutting a shape from niobium and embossing it with the Sizzix machine. Then anodize it the colors you choose. Hammered dangles and a chain made with wire wrapped Swarovski crystals will complete your look.
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Susan Lenart Kazmer
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Focus on new works in jewelry and resin as it has never been presented before. Cast, sand, scratch, and sgraffito your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin la
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Kieu Pham Gray
Saturday 8/18/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create flare and movement with this class. Students will learn to shape and form a brass ring or copper ring and then lock an inner ring that will spin.
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Shae Wilhite
Saturday 8/18/18
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the new Hubble stitch and turn it from basic to blingy by embellishing then embellish the embellishment! This bracelet is worthy of long gloves and a walk on the red carpet!
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Ronda Stevens
Saturday 8/18/18
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This workshop will introduce you to several gauges of dead soft square wire. You will begin to understand how to bend the wire and shape it to your needs. You will be shown how to wrap with half round wire and create your own unique clasp for your bracelet.
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Annette Mackrel
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sparkly Ndebele rope entwined by delicate flower chain. Colorful crystals are inserted on one side of the rope with a contrasting line of beads on the other.
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Michelle Brennan
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Students will learn how to "capture" 9 Swarovski crystals into a stunning 2" diameter chain maille pendant. Various colors of Swarovski crystals will be available.
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Marla Salezze
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Show off this sparkly druzy cabochon with a patterned peyote stitch bezel. Create a dreamy tassel with leather and a channel bead end cap, embellished with a decorative strip of flat peyote stitch. This is a mixed-media project incorporating multiple techniques to m
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Marti Brown
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cut a shape out of niobium sheet. With a jeweler's saw cut out an interior shape. You will then texture it with hammers and anodize it. With the Shrinkets molds developed by Julie Haymaker you will create a flower to attach to the frame with wirewrapping. Add dangles
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Sulie Girardi
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This class is designed for jewelry artists who have never worked with metal clay, but who are curious about exploring this fascinating medium. We will discuss basic metal clay skills such as how to correctly roll and texturize clay, how to keep the clay moist, and
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Eva Sherman
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Students will use fire to paint a broad spectrum of color while creating a one-of-a-kind patterned copper canvas. All flame-painted copper will be sealed to preserve the patina before being installed on a copper cuff. Students will learn how to create color on metal
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Helen Driggs
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Once you've mastered the basics of your Dremel or flexible shaft tool, it's time to learn about the many different advanced techniques and attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, stone, ceramic,
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Kieu Pham Gray
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Create nature-inspired pieces for one-of-a-kind pendants, rings, earrings and more! This free-form technique is fun, easy and foolproof. No piece could ever be wrong! In addition to completing the pendant shown, students will have the opportunity to make several pieces
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Debora Mauser
Saturday 8/18/18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn to safely hang stones from a hot riveted wire while creating a unique and dynamic set of earrings. Start with a simple sterling pair of earrings and move on to a pair with stones. I will have stones from which to choose, and we will make our own unique ear wi
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Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Annette Mackrel
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Capture the moon! Wonderfully matte glowing cabochons are bezeled with a mix of round, demi round and rizo beads. Suspended from a flat RAW rope, you'll have the moon shine from your neck.
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Sandra Lupo
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The double link rivoli setting is tension-mounted within the formed and rolled ends of a flat metal strip. Students will size flat wire for a custom fit and shape the metal on a ring mandrel. The metal forms on an angle so that it covers a substantial area of any fi
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Kate Richbourg
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Perfect your riveting and soldering skills as you make a variety of metal beads to use in finished projects. Learn to stamp and texture metal as well as hammering, drilling vintage coins, tube riveting and how to use a dapping block. Basic metalworking techniques
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Steven James
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Bring the pages of Steven's book, Discover Torch Enameling to life in this all-day class. You'll learn the tricks and tips for 20 of his favorite torch enameled techniques. What's better, you'll take home beautiful, new components to weave into your personal jewelry
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Nancy Sacco
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Constructing earrings using sterling silver or copper sheet, texturing metal, embellishing with sterling wire, wire wrapping a bead, setting a small crystal, making ear wires, using a butane torch to solder
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Marla Salezze
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Elevate the basic flat peyote stitch with this innovative pattern that joins ladder and peyote stitch to create a multi-dimensional bracelet. Accentuate the bracelet with a bead rolled edge, silver ribbon ends and a handmade embroidery thread tassel. Students wil
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Sulie Girardi
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This fast-paced class is perfect for jewelry artists who have always wanted to try metal clay. Students will make either a beautiful pendant or a pair of earrings, using pre-made silicone molds of real leaves. We will learn how to give the leaves gentle, realistic
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Debora Mauser
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn the ancient Korean technique of Keum Boo, the application of pure gold onto silver. We will use fine silver, but discuss the process of depletion gilding as well. Each student will design, shape, file their earrings, apply keum boo and texture with a rolling
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Mary Soucy
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Create maximum sparkle with gorgeous navettes, rhinestone montee beads and Japanese chain maille techniques. You will learn how to mount rhinestones onto jump rings in a variety of formations. Then, use very basic chain maille techniques to link all rhinestone compone
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Marcia Balonis
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Use two hole beads to create these pretty CzechMate lentil flowers. There is a hidden base that works like magic to support the pretty flowers. The CzechMate cabochon centers are surrounded by crystals to add bling and are connected with even more crystals.
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Agnieszka Watts
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Create a colorful necklace using classic cylinder beads, peyote stitch, and tubular herringbone. By changing colors of beads, you can easily switch this summer/fall project into a springtime or even into an everlasting wintertime classic. Diagonal flat peyote stitc
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Robyn Cornelius
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Create a married metal cuff in gold and silver tones. Students will solder the different metals together and tube-set gemstones to produce a wonderful textured cuff.
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Richard Salley
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Numbers play a big role in everyone's life...phone number, social security numbers, address, height, weight, age, etc. Some numbers have special meanings: birthday, anniversary, lucky numbers, mystical numbers. In this class, we will use vintage ruler segments to cr
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Helen Driggs
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Admit it: You own a Dremel and you've never opened the box. Sound familiar? In this beginner technique class, we focus on the safe and proper use of rotary tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff al
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Kieu Pham Gray
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Create a setting fit for royalty. This introductory stone setting class will add another dimension to your glasswork or any stone. Students will have the opportunity to customize a pendant design to their liking. (Dichro cabochons will vary.) Additional material

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Eva Sherman
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, some silver wire, and a few premade bezels, students will create 3 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in soldering, filing, fabrication, and
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Jean Van Brederode
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
A handmade chain and clasp will accompany this beautiful and unique three-section bib necklace. Students will learn torch firing enamel on copper, how to use a stencil or object as an overlay, outlining with over-glaze enamel, and design techniques. Each s
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Marti Brown
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Create 3 unique bead caps for your choice of a beautiful lampworked hollow bead. Chainmaille will allow you to create a special fringe. You will connect the pieces with wire work. Then hang the completed pendant from a SilverSilk chain.
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Leslie Rogalski
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A chill class for any beader with some experience. Peyote stitch two-holed superduos for a statement cuff with a most unique metal focal piece. Learn to follow a charted pattern, attach beadwork to the component and embellish edges, and attach clasps. Slim but st
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Kaska Firor
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Expand your wire skills, as you build this beautifully unique pendant. The class will focus on learning 3 distinctive techniques for setting three differently shaped stones within a wire wrap. Student will use several weaving, wrapping, and coiling techniques to frame
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Mary Lowe Lukacs
Sunday 8/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Have you ever wondered what you can do with the Venetian-style lampwork floral headpins you see on Etsy and at shows? Then this class is for you! Participants will create a fabulous pendant using botanical-themed glass headpins and embellish it with pearls, cryst
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Marla Salezze
Sunday 8/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cascading dagger beads accent this long lariat made with seed beads and crystals with the tubular open netting stitch. This bold and structured necklace commands attention and is a statement piece for a true dragon queen. Students will learn how to create a lo
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Helen Driggs
Sunday 8/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Once you've mastered the basics of your Dremel or flexible shaft tool, it's time to learn about the many different advanced techniques and attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, stone, ceramic,
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Debora Mauser
Sunday 8/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Using Argentium sterling silver and copper, learn to fuse these metals into one simple sheet of metal that can be used in many of your designs. We will start with earrings in this class. Controlling the heat is the key!
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General Admission: 3-DAY
$9.00
General Admission: 1-DAY
$4.00


Cancellation Policy:
Tickets to Bead Fest are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, football games and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend.

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