Just a few short days before the new year begins. Registration for the Bead and Button Show is on January 6th.
Below are the classes that Cristina Leonard and I will be teaching. Cris and I actually met at Bead and Button in a class. It was the first year that I decided to go to the show alone...rather than drag Lou with me. We met in a class and ended up going to Meet the Teachers together...with Paul. The rest is history. A great history. We became the best of friends and took all our classes together each year. We came to a point where we decided to teach together.
This year we have 4 classes over 5 days. We will be teaching you lots of techniques and have a great time in the process.
The first class will be a two day workshop in metal clay. We will be working with both bronze and silver metal clay in designing a multi-layered pendant. Other techniques covered will be various types of bails, filing, riveting, patinas and finally, the creation of a necklace using beads and artifacts that accent the pendant.
|Bronze and Silver Metal Clay Necklace|
The next class is a one-day workshop. We will be forging bronze wire in the creation of bracelets, rings and earrings. Multiple techniques for finishing will be demonstrated including riveting, filing and twisting the metal in your desired shapes.
|Forged and Twisted Bronze Bracelets, Earrings, and Rings|
We will be offering the twisted bronze class a second time in a shortened version. We will be forging bronze wire in the creation of bracelets. Multiple techniques for finishing will be demonstrated including riveting, filing and twisting the metal in your desired shapes.
|Forged and Twisted Bronze Bracelet|