Bead Fest Tacoma  Oct 26-29 2017

 

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

1pm-2:30pm

905 PMC Silver Earrings with Pearl Dangle

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great quick in and out way to try PMC for the first time.  These are really easy to make and you will learn

how to create them in a snap.

  

Walk out with silver earrings to wear. 

You will be making your own ear wires too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday October 26, 2017

4:30-8:30pm

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899 Bark Pendant with Granulation

THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOT BE TAUGHT AGAIN FOR AWHILE

 






      

 

 

 

I am so in love with this pendant! The rustic natural charm of bark offers texture simply not available anywhere else.  We can use the sneaky fun type of granulation that is unique to metal clay. This is foolproof! Who can hate that?

You will learn how to make a fantastic mold from silicone that you can use over and over again.

Bring a piece of bark or cactus or any wonderful texture you adore (or use mine) to create the base for this one of a kind work of art jewelry that is uniquely your own.

Don't forget to bring an 18 or 20 inch silver chain or leather cord so you can wear it right away. The chain in the photograph is a popcorn chain. Let me know if you need one, I do have a few I can offer for sale. Cost would depend on price of silver.

I will have some PMC tools available for use if you don't have metal clay utensils.If you are interested in purchasing a toolkit please let me know 2 weeks in advance.

The kit is on my Tools page for reference

Final piece will be approximately 2 inches long by 1/2 to 1 inch wide. It will only be about a 1/4 inch high so keep that in mind when choosing your organic source.


 

 

Friday October 27, 2017

8:30am to 4pm

895 Stone Set Chunky Wrap PMC Silver Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This chunky funky wrap ring is so comfortable to wear.  It's wonderful to be able to wear a big ring that will give ever so slightly when you move your fingers.

An amazing way to work with texture as your guide.

One of my favorite rings to wear still.

I can't wait to see your pieces!   There will be several different colors of stones to work with -  even white if you like.

 

 

Saturday October 28, 2017  

8:30am to 4pm

898 Organic Silver Rings with PMC

THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOT BE TAUGHT AGAIN FOR AWHILE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is always my most popular class! These rings are so much fun to make and every one really looks different.

You have a chance to try out PMC silver, add fool-proof granulation metal clay style and create some seriously funky hand built rings.

You will learn how to size for shrinkage and finish both in green and fired state.If you haven't worked with PMC you will be amazed by what you can do with no experience!

Please be sure to bring a great stepped ring mandrel on a stand for the best experience.

I will have some PMC tools available for use if you don't have metal clay utensils.

If you are interested in purchasing a toolkit please let me know 2 weeks in advance.

The kit is on my Tools page for reference

 

 

Sunday October 29, 2017  

8:30am to 4pm

896 Fabulous Riveted Cuff Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will create an aluminum oval bracelet mandrel using mine as the master.

Then take a piece of ABS plumbing pipe and form a fantastic lightweight cuff with a leather-like texture and a fit that is just for you.

Bring a piece of bark or any organic item to mold.

You will create an organic silver focal, add granulation the metal clay way, patina; then rivet to your cuff.

Focal will be approximately 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. It will only be about a 1/8  inch high so keep that in mind when choosing your organic source.

I will have materials and molds to choose from as well.

Large statement piece which is so easy to wear and fun to make!       I love mine and wear them all the time. They fit me so perfectly.

You will definitely need to bring your own Dremel Tool for this one. If you have a heat gun you won't have to share one with others, but that portion doesn't

take too terribly long so the wait won't be horrible.

I will have some PMC tools available for use if you don't have metal clay utensils. For this workshop we won't need many.

If you are interested in purchasing a toolkit please let me know 2 weeks in advance.

The kit is on my Tools page for reference

 

 

 


 

 

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I am a member of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Art Clay Society, SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths), Ganoksin,

Board of Directors and juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance, and Treasurer of the Scottsdale Artist's League


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