Songbird Copper Silver Pendant

Class Schedule through July

I will be conducting classes and workshops at Mana Beads in Nevada City, CA for the next several weeks. Check out the schedule after the jump

and get more details or sign up at manabeads.com. If you have questions about any of the upcoming classes, feel free to comment below or contact me!

Jun 2016

COPPER ETCHING

Copper Etching for Jewelry
Sun, Jun 12th … 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm … $45.00

NEW DATE! Take the mystery out of copper etching! This class covers etching basics, safety with chemicals, and methods for transferring hand-drawn or digital images onto copper.

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Prong-Set Wire Wrapped Pendant

Prong-Set Wire Wrapped Pendant
Wed, Jun 15th … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $30.00

Learn this simple but useful variation on basic wire-wrapping. “Prongs” are created in the wrapping design to hold the stone with less wire getting int he way.

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Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet 1 of 2
Sat, Jun 18th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $75.00

NEW! This two part workshop will guide you through all the steps (including tips & tricks!) to make a gorgeous bead-embroidered cuff bracelet.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, Jun 25th … 10:30 am – 12:00 pm … $20.00

Fire can be fun! This class is a pre-requisite for all of our torch classes. We will cover safety considerations, how to use the tools we need, and the fundamentals of soldering.

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Hammered Loop Chain Necklace

Hammered Loop Chain Necklace
Sat, Jun 25th … 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm … $25.00

Learn basic wire skills or refine and expand what you already know with this contemporary, loopy link necklace! We’ll make & hammer all the links in the chain

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Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sun, Jun 26th … 11:00 am – 5:00 pm … $60.00

This six-hour class allows soldering students the chance to learn bezel setting in a personalized way.

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Jul 2016

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Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet 2 of 2
Sat, Jul 2nd … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $75.00

Part II of a two part workshop will guide you through all the steps (including tips & tricks!) to make a gorgeous bead-embroidered cuff bracelet.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Jul 3rd … 10:30 am – 12:00 pm … $20.00

Fire can be fun! This class is a pre-requisite for all of our torch classes. We will cover safety considerations, how to use the tools we need, and the fundamentals of soldering.

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Barrel Weave Chain Mail Bracelet
Sun, Jul 3rd … 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm … $30.00

This is a great introduction to chain mail, the art of linking jump rings together to form fabulous jewelry!

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Spinner Ring

SOLDERING: Spinner Ring
Wed, Jul 6th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $40.00

Learn the basics of soldering and ring sizing as you fabricate this fun ring! A great introductory class that offers interesting variations on the simple band ring design.

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Copper Silver Pendant Class

SOLDERING: Copper-Silver Pendant
Sat, Jul 9th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $45.00

This is one of our most popular soldering classes! You will make a fun copper & silver pendant using a lot of fabrication and soldering techniques.

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St Petersburg Stitch Earrings

St. Petersburg Stitch Earrings
Sun, Jul 10th … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $25.00

We’ll use seed beads and small faceted beads to make these pretty earrings while quickly learning the basics of the St. Petersburg Chain stitch.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, Jul 16th … 10:30 am – 12:00 pm … $20.00

Fire can be fun! This class is a pre-requisite for all of our torch classes. We will cover safety considerations, how to use the tools we need, and the fundamentals of soldering.

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Stamped & Riveted Metal Pendants

Stamping & Riveting Workshop
Sun, Jul 17th … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $30.00

Have fun stamping and texturing on metal and the cold-connection fundamentals of riveting. By riveting you can connect pieces of metal without soldering. We’ll have time to make several pieces, and you’ll have lots of freedom of design. This is a fun, creative class that is great with a friend!

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Fossil Coral Pendant

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Pendants)
Sat, Jul 23rd … 11:00 am – 5:00 pm … $60.00

This six-hour class allows soldering students the chance to learn bezel setting in a personalized way.

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Wire Wrapped Pendants

Wire Wrapped Pendant
Sun, Jul 24th … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $30.00

A fabulous class to get started wire wrapping! Use square and half-round wire to wrap a stone or glass cabochon into a pendant. Learn basic wrap skills of binding square wire and embellishment of your piece.

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Spinner Ring

SOLDERING: Spinner Ring
Sat, Jul 30th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $40.00

Learn the basics of soldering and ring sizing as you fabricate this fun ring! A great introductory class that offers interesting variations on the simple band ring design.

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Folded Copper Jewelry

Folded Copper Jewelry
Sun, Jul 31st … 11:00 am – 2:30 pm … $35.00

This free-form, creative class will show you the fundamentals of metal folding or “fold-forming” for jewelry components. We will cover several different folding effects and play with heat patina techniques using a torch.

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