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Workshop PhotoInspired by Filigree

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Bend, curve and solder Sterling Silver Wire into a modern interpretation of filigree. Using one of the instructor’s designs, students will create a pendant. In this introduction to soldering, learn the basics of sweat soldering and soldering wire forms. Finally, learn to set a gemstone cabochon in a pre-made bezel. Bring a chain or... Read More

Workshop PhotoLayered and Riveted

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

This class explores basic metalsmithing and creative riveting techniques using Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials, including the use of tubes to create a dimensional, elevated pendant. Also included are discussions of additional design ideas, opportunities to practice cutting, shaping and texturing metal and a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetalsmithing 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $210 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Learn the basics of metalsmithing in this day-long class of cutting, texturing, soldering and cold-connecting metal. Create a multi-layer pendant featuring a soldered bezel. Cut, form and solder the bezel portion of the piece. Add some texture and cold connect it to the base. Choose from multiple techniques for adding the bail. Give it a... Read More

Workshop PhotoNo Solder, No Glue

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

A variety of cold connections and texturing techniques are used to create a one of a kind pendant. After cutting the copper shape of your choice, learn to texture and drill the base piece of the pendant. Using the patent pending Riveting Essentials tools, students will learn to use traditional wire rivets, make and use nail head rivets,... Read More

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional... Read More

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

This introduction to soldering covers the basics of sweat soldering. In addition to soldering a Sterling Silver shape to the copper disc, a pre-made bezel will be attached and a gemstone cabochon set. Additional interest is added with design/letter/number stamps and hole punching pliers. And last, but not least, learn a simple method of... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Is wire a mystery? Tired of “wonky” loops? Ever wondered how to make those findings that complete your jewelry designs? This is the class for you!! This class will take the mystery out of wire and those pesky loops – you will be making consistent loops in no time! Students will also learn tried and true techniques to... Read More
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