New Class Schedule at Mana Beads March-April

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!

Mar 2017

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, Mar 11th … 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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Free-form Wire Wrapped Pendants

Free-Form Wire Wrapped Pendants
Sat, Mar 11th … 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm … $35.00

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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Stack Rings

SOLDERING: Stack Rings
Sat, Mar 25th … 10:30 am – 2:30 pm … $45.00

What a fun and easy way to learn the basics of ring making! You will make an assortment of rings, varying in shape, texture, metal and technique.

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Fold Formed Cuffs

Fold-Formed Riveted Cuff
Sun, Mar 26th … 10:30 am – 2:30 pm … $45.00

new! Learn three techniques in one project! First we’ll explore various fold-forming techniques to create texture in metal. then the cold-connection of riveting, and forming metal into a cuff bracelet.

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Apr 2017

Viking Knit Bracelet

Viking Knit Bracelet
Sat, Apr 1st … 11:00 am – 2:30 pm … $40.00

Wow. It looks impossible but making this rope chain is actually pretty easy. We’ll knit, or weave, wire into a loose pattern and then learn how to draw it down into a smaller, longer, compact rope. Also learn lots of ways to finish your piece.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Apr 2nd … 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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Loomed Bracelet

Beading on a Loom
Sat, Apr 8th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $45.00

new! Learn the ins and outs of basic loom beadweaving. While creating our bracelet, we will learn how to thread our loom, how to weave, splice, & split, how to follow a pattern and two methods for finishing.

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Overlay Tree Pendant

SOLDERING: Tree of Life Overlay Pendant
Sun, Apr 9th … 11:00 am – 3:00 pm … $45.00

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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Fossil Coral Pendant

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Pendants)
Sat, Apr 15th … 11:00 am – 5:00 pm … $65.00

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

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Multi-strand Necklace

Multi-Strand Necklaces
Sat, Apr 22nd … 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm … $35.00

new! Step up your bead stringing skills with this in-depth class. We’ll explore several ways to create multiple strand necklaces, including design considerations, hardware/findings, and troubleshooting

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Spiral Garden Bracelet

Spiral Garden Bracelet
Sun, Apr 30th … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $30.00

Using the easy and versatile Spiral Rope stitch, combine beads in varying sizes and colors to make a beautiful rope bracelet.

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