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Workshop PhotoBasics of Fine Silver Metal Clay - Introduction

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh is a certified Art Clay Senior Instructor and PMC Level 2 Instructor. She has been teaching since December 2014, primarily focusing on teaching techniques used in her own jewelry designs. Inez teaches many levels of metal clay classes, including Art Clay certifications, at her home... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a basic introductory class in working with silver metal clay. You will make a beautiful pendant and earring set, while learning the basics of working with silver metal clay. You will learn how to manipulate the metal clay to shape it, roll it, texture it, cut it to shape and make a bail. Once the clay is dry, you will refine the... Read More

Workshop PhotoFlat & Fabulous Fine Silver Ring

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani’s love of art began as a child with drawing and painting which led to her career in Graphic Design. Jewelry making was a hobby, but eventually she would sell her pieces at local boutiques and festivals. She loves mixing traditional metalsmithing techniques with metal... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner + (Should have metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 18, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $120 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

In this class we are going to think out of the box and create a ring that is flat! You will learn how to size your ring to accommodate for shrinkage, set a stone and create additional embellishments to enhance your finished piece. Get ready for the compliments that will come your way! Should have some metal clay experience. Project will... Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed Copper Bracelet

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$55 » Workshop
$20 » Materials

This stunning bracelet combines several techniques creating an outstanding piece that is easier to do than the end result suggests! Using a combination of metal forging and embossing you will create a bracelet that looks both organic and polished. Using a SIZZIX embossing machine and embossing folders you will leave class with a piece you... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Fees:
$110 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

An introduction to molding botanical specimens. We will make a pendant with a botanic imprint. Beginner and experienced clayers are both welcome. You will learn mold making, handling, forming, refining, firing, polishing and storing silver clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, if you have your own tool kit bring it along! Also... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Bangles

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Oh my goodness. Just look at them!!! These soldered bangles are out of this world! We are so excited about how easy these are to personalize. If you have ever wondered how to create those trendy stackable bracelets from scratch, then take this class! These bracelets are great soldering practice to get you to the next place and take more... Read More

Workshop PhotoJingle Tree Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Cathy “Cat” Burton
Cathy Burton has been involved in art pretty much her whole life. An introduction to beading led to other mediums including, wire wrapping & crochet, chainmail, and oh so many more. In 2008 she found her passion in metal clay, became a Certified Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor, as well as a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner (metal clay experience helpful)
Dates/Times: August 18, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $120 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This pendant is made of individual layers that swing against one another, making a fun jingling sound as they do. You will learn how to create and dome layers, drill holes so they line up, and set small fire-in-place CZs set in bezels made by you out of fine silver metal clay. The skills learned in this class will easily transfer to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSkeleton Leaf Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh is a certified Art Clay Senior Instructor and PMC Level 2 Instructor. She has been teaching since December 2014, primarily focusing on teaching techniques used in her own jewelry designs. Inez teaches many levels of metal clay classes, including Art Clay certifications, at her home... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner + (Should have metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 18, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

There is nothing more naturally elegant than the fragility of a skeleton leaf. This pendant is made using multiple layers of fine silver syringe to replicate that beauty. This project will be a great way to really enhance and refine your syringe use. You will learn a controlled syringe technique to be able to cleanly and crisply layer... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoFold-Forming a Pod or leaf pendant

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$20 » Materials

Fold Forming is an essential starting point for the creation of many types of fabulous jewelry. This valuable technique allows you to create rather elaborate, unique pieces using a hammer and small piece of metal. In this class, you will make a Pod or Leaf shaped copper Pendant. You will do no soldering but will learn to work with a... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Soldering

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Workshop PhotoLetter to a Friend Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Cathy Burton
Cathy Burton has been involved in art pretty much her whole life. An introduction to beading led to other mediums including, wire wrapping & crochet, chainmail, and oh so many more. In 2008 she found her passion in metal clay, became a Certified Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor, as well as a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner (metal clay experience helpful)
Dates/Times: August 19, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

Put your thoughts in this private, reversible envelope, and seal them with a drop of “wax” that will keep them secret. Address it to someone in particular, or keep it a mystery. You will learn how to cut out your envelope using a template and roll the flap over to form your bail. Just add a stamp, address, and seal it. No need... Read More

Workshop PhotoRound n’ Round We Go Fine Silver Semi-Precious Stone Earrings

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani’s love of art began as a child with drawing and painting which led to her career in Graphic Design. Jewelry making was a hobby, but eventually she would sell her pieces at local boutiques and festivals. She loves mixing traditional metalsmithing techniques with metal... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner + (Should have metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 19, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $120 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

Circles are the theme of these cute Fine Silver Semi-Precious Stone earrings! Add your selected texture to personalize your design. Learn how to fit pieces together and add additional support while decorating your earring at the same time. Finally add some bling with a pre-made Fine Silver bezel and beautiful Semi-Precious stone to finish... Read More

Workshop PhotoBezel Cabochon Setting

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

In this class, you will make a truly beautiful pendant using a simple, cold connection technique. This method creates a bezel out of a flat piece of copper and is suitable for mounting any type non-faceted stone. This is an effective non-solder process for creating bracelets or pendants. Because of the variety of stones that can be used... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables and Tube Settings

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

String Bead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Instruction on how to make 5 different types of stackable rings. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. Choose which types of rings best suit your... Read More

Workshop PhotoSymbology Fine Silver Ring

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh is a certified Art Clay Senior Instructor and PMC Level 2 Instructor. She has been teaching since December 2014, primarily focusing on teaching techniques used in her own jewelry designs. Inez teaches many levels of metal clay classes, including Art Clay certifications, at her home... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate (must have some metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 19, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $120 » includes all materials and use of all tools)

This ring is symbolic in so many ways. The carving on this ring is used by native Americans to reference mountains, while the nuggets around the CZ could symbolize boulders. Once you climb the mountain and master carving on metal clay, you can take your skills anywhere. You will learn two different methods of carving, including carving... Read More

Workshop PhotoPick Up Sticks Semi-Precious Stone Fine Silver Earrings

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani’s love of art began as a child with drawing and painting which led to her career in Graphic Design. Jewelry making was a hobby, but eventually she would sell her pieces at local boutiques and festivals. She loves mixing traditional metalsmithing techniques with metal... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate (must have some metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 19, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $120 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

Challenge your metal clay skills creating these fun avant garde earrings. Arrange the pieces your way to create your one-of-a-kind pieces. Learn how to add a pre-made fine silver bezel, then set your semi-precious stone cabs to complete your earrings. Not into wearing these as earrings, no worries, they can be easily converted by adding... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoMicro Chasing: Creating a pendant

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

I love teaching techniques that create dimension and detail. My MICRO CHASING class does that. It incorporates aspects of two ancient forms of metal work, Repousse, pushing metal from back to front and Chasing pushing metal from back to front. This class eliminates much of the complicated detail and need for expensive tools those... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 19, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome.... Read More

Workshop PhotoRibbon Candy Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh is a certified Art Clay Senior Instructor and PMC Level 2 Instructor. She has been teaching since December 2014, primarily focusing on teaching techniques used in her own jewelry designs. Inez teaches many levels of metal clay classes, including Art Clay certifications, at her home... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner + (Should have metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 20, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

Just like that Christmas ribbon candy, this fine silver pendant is candy to the eye. This pendant is made with ribbons of fine silver metal clay and CZs. You can incorporate these techniques in many future projects to enhance the beauty of your designs. You will learn to manipulate ribbons of fine silver metal clay, make a jump ring bail... Read More

Workshop PhotoScratch Foam Butterfly Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Cathy “Cat” Burton
Cathy Burton has been involved in art pretty much her whole life. An introduction to beading led to other mediums including, wire wrapping & crochet, chainmail, and oh so many more. In 2008 she found her passion in metal clay, became a Certified Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor, as well as a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate (metal clay experience is required)
Dates/Times: August 20, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $120 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

Choose a shape, in this case a butterfly, and make some squiggles, swirls, and lines. It’s that simple. You will create your design on Scratch Foam (think take out containers) with pens, pencils, and burnishing tools. Then add some embellishments and you will have a pendant that is uniquely yours. Time permitting, color will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoSegmented copper bracelet with embossing

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 20, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

We love segmented bracelets! This class teaches you how using square panels but is applicable for circles, free-form, triangles-any shape you desire. You will also learn to make your own clasp adding to the unique look of your bracelet. This is a valuable technique that works in concert with many others offered during this show. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 20, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 20, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoPainted Garden Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Cathy “Cat” Burton
Cathy Burton has been involved in art pretty much her whole life. An introduction to beading led to other mediums including, wire wrapping & crochet, chainmail, and oh so many more. In 2008 she found her passion in metal clay, became a Certified Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor, as well as a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate (metal clay experience is required)
Dates/Times: August 20, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

You will learn a technique to create flowers that look like they’ve been piped on the way professional bakers do on cakes and cookies. Learn to turn squiggles into flowers, add vines, create leaves, and create ferns with a newly created technique. Add a hidden bail on the back and you will have a wearable garden that will attract... Read More

Workshop PhotoContemporary Fine Silver Pendant Ensemble

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani’s love of art began as a child with drawing and painting which led to her career in Graphic Design. Jewelry making was a hobby, but eventually she would sell her pieces at local boutiques and festivals. She loves mixing traditional metalsmithing techniques with metal... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate (must have metal clay experience)
Dates/Times: August 20, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

Join me to create this lovely two piece pendant ensemble. Learn how to set stones two ways, create cutouts, make bails, and to add dimension to your piece by adding layered design elements. Once patinated, add chain to complete your pendant. Enjoy!. Must have metal clay experience. Project will be finished in class. Minors must be... Read More

Workshop PhotoMini-Intro Make & Take Class

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructors
Instructors teaching this mini Intro class are all certified Art Clay Instructors. They all have been working in Art Clay Silver for several years. Now they want to share that knowledge with you in this Mini-Intro Make & Take Class. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 20, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $20 » (includes all materials and use of all tools)

This is a fun and easy way to get your feet wet working with metal clay. Learn the very basics of working and firing Art Clay Silver and creating your very first Art Clay fine silver (.999) metal clay jewelry. Read More

ArtClay Demonstrations

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18-August 20, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demo!

Daily demonstrations of how to use artclay to create pure silver jewelry. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Wristy Business
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 18-August 20, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Located in booth #204. Read More
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