Tree of Life Overlay Pendant

Class Schedule May-June 2016

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!

May 2016

Prong-Set Wire Wrapped Pendant

Prong-Set Wire Wrapped Pendant
Sun, May 1st … 11:30 am – 2:30 pm … $30.00

NEW! ($30) 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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Riveted Cut-Out Pendant

Riveted Cut-Out Pendant
Sat, May 7th … 10:30 am – 2:30 pm … $40.00

($40) Make this impressive mixed metal pendant from sterling silver, copper & brass without the use of a torch. Learn cold connections and the metalworking skills of stamping, sawing, riveting, and finishing.

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SOLDERING: Flower Charms

SOLDERING: Flower Charms
Sun, May 8th … 11:30 am – 3:00 pm … $35.00

($35) This pretty, layered flower is a great beginning soldering project. You will learn the basics of jewelry soldering and construct a silver flower pendant.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Wed, May 11th … 4:00 pm – 5:30 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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Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sat, May 14th … 10:00 am – 4:00 pm … $60.00

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

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Peyote Stitch Beaded Bracelet with Lucite Flowers

“Beaded Bouquet” Peyote Stitch Bracelet
Sun, May 15th … 11:30 am – 2:30 pm … $25.00

Make this sweet, simple peyote stitch bracelet embellished with flowers and leaves that is a beautiful accent to spring and summer outfits.

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Gemstone Bead Trunk Show & Sale
Wed, May 18th – Thu, May 19th … All Day … $0.00

For the past five years we have hosted a fabulous gemstone bead show and we’re excited to be doing it again this May.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, May 21st … 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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FUSING: Silver Link Jewelry

SOLDERING: Loops & Links Jewelry
Sun, May 22nd … 10:30 am – 2:00 pm … $35.00

($35) Make cool, contemporary link jewelry while you learn the beginning fundamentals of soldering and fabrication.

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Classic Knotted Pearl Necklace

Pearl Knotting
Sat, May 28th … 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm … $25.00

Learn the classic technique of knotting silk cord between each bead. We will cover how this elegant skill applies to many contemporary designs.

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COPPER ETCHING

Copper Etching for Jewelry
Sun, May 29th … 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm … $45.00

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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Jun 2016

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Wed, Jun 1st … 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm … $20.00

($20) 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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Fossil Coral Pendant

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Pendants)
Sat, Jun 4th … 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. ($60.00)

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Free-form Wire Wrapped Pendants

Free-Form Wire Wrapped Pendants
Sun, Jun 5th … 11:30 am – 2:30 pm … $30.00

Learn simple solutions to wrapping irregular stones and baubles and how to make design decisions when faced with an unusual shape.

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Overlay Tree Pendant

SOLDERING: Tree of Life Overlay Pendant
Sat, Jun 11th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $40.00

Build on what you learned in the “Intro to Soldering” class and learn to master the jeweler’s saw! By making this overlay tree pendant, you will learn the basics of sawing a pattern as well as how to “draw” with your saw.

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Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet I of II
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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Jul 2016

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Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet II of II
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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