New Class Schedule at Mana Beads for May-June

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

May 2017

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, May 27th … 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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Tubular Peyote Stitched Vial

Tubular Peyote Stitched Vial
Sat, May 27th … 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm … $35.00

By stitching around a sweet little glass vial you’ll learn the basics of tubular peyote stitch – a classic beadweaving stitch that comes in handy in lots of situations. If you prefer, you can bring something else to bead around.

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Copper Silver Pendant Class

SOLDERING: Copper-Silver Pendant
Sun, May 28th … 10:30 am – 2:30 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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Jun 2017

Fold Formed Cuffs

Fold-Formed Riveted Cuff
Sat, Jun 3rd … 12:00 pm – 4:00 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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Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sun, Jun 4th … 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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Etched Copper Pendants

Copper Etching for Jewelry
Sat, Jun 24th … 1:00 pm – 5:00 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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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, 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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"Crossroads" Bracelet with Tila Beads

“Crossroads” Bracelet
Sun, Jun 25th … 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm … $0.00

Zig-zag your way through glass Tila beads to make this interesting (and comfortable!) woven bracelet.

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Jul 2017

Spinner Ring

SOLDERING: Spinner Ring
Sat, Jul 1st … 10:30 am – 2:30 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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