Amazonite Beaded Pendant

New Class Schedule at Mana Beads through September

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!

Aug 2017

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Aug 20th … 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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Treasure Beaded Bracelet

Treasure Bracelet
Sun, Aug 20th … 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm … $30.00

Using Miyuki Tila beads, created these jeweled medallions and link them together for a striking, feminine bracelet. The result is lightweight and comfortable and each medallion has a bit of height to it, giving the bracelet some added dimension.

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Copper Silver Pendant Class

SOLDERING: Copper-Silver Pendant
Sat, Aug 26th … 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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Hammered Loop Chain Necklace
Sun, Aug 27th … 11:00 am – 2:00 pm … $30.00

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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Sep 2017

Fossil Coral Pendant

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Pendants)
Sat, Sep 2nd … 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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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Sep 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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Wire Wrapped Pendants

Wire Wrapped Pendant
Sun, Sep 3rd … 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm … $35.00

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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Bead Embroidered Cabochon Pendant

Bead-Embroidered Cabochon
Sat, Sep 9th … 10:30 am – 2:30 pm … $45.00

Great class for embroidery fundamentals! Learn the basics of bead embroidery by stitching a cabochon to a suede backing.

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Viking Knit Bracelet

Viking Knit Bracelet
Sun, Sep 10th … 10:30 am – 2:00 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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Overlay Tree Pendant

SOLDERING: Tree of Life Overlay Pendant
Sat, Sep 23rd … 10:30 am – 2:30 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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Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sun, Sep 24th … 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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