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Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: String Bead
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26-July 29, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Located in the Classroom. Read More

Basic Beading & Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Charolotte Silverstein
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26-July 28, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including beadwork & stringing. Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 28, from 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 29, from 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 26, from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 27, from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 28, from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 28, from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 26, from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 26, from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 26, from 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 29, from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 28, from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 27, from 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 28, from 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 29, from 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 27, from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 29, from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 27, from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Charm Make & Take

Instructor: Taught by Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum Age: 12
Dates/Times: July 29, from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Fees: $20 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Get a true taste of working with Art Clay Silver by making your very own fine silver charm, from start to finish! We supply all the tools, textures, and silver – all you have to do is come and enjoy creating your personalized, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only can you design your charm, form it, refine it, and watch it be fired, but... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting

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: May 5, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $40 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Take the mystery out of pearl knotting! Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Knotting

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$50$25 » Kit fee

Learn the art of bead knotting. You can make a 1 strand or 2 strands small necklace as time allows. Make a beautiful design Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Knotting

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50$25 » Kit fee

Learn the art of bead knotting. You can make a 1 strand or 2 strands small necklace as time allows. Make a beautiful design Read More

Workshop PhotoShimmery silver and dichro flower pendant

Instructor: Laura Moore
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$69 » workshop fee
$30 » 10 grams of Art Clay Silver Micro glass dots Use of tools to complete the project

Create a lovely silver pendant with dichroic flower buds. Learn a fun use of dichroic glass in your silver clay designs. Add tiny dots of sparkle and make your silver designs pop! Laura will provide several molds of plants for you to choose from and you can customize your design with your choice of tiny sparkly glass cabochons. For... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet Necklace

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$70$40 » Kit fee

In this class you will be able to make a wire crocheted necklace. It is simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$70$50 » Kit fee

Come and enjoy this very popular class. Learning this centuries old technique. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$70$50 » Kit fee

Come and enjoy this very popular class. Learning this centuries old technique. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet Necklace

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 11:00am to 1:30pm
Fees:
$70$40 » Kit fee

In this class you will be able to make a wire crocheted necklace. It is simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed 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: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This stunning bracelet combines several techniques all of which require no torch or solder to create an outstanding piece that is easier to do than the 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoRhinestone Jewelry

Instructor: Carole Witt
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Don't you love the sparkle you get with rhinestones? I know I do, but no one ever tells their secrets on how! WE WILL! Learn how to assembly, and solder, from beginning to end! The endless things you make with these skills. This is a different kind of soldering than with an iron, and hard soldering like our "Beginning... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

Instructor: Kevin Witt
String Bead instructor, Kevin Witt has been around jewelry his whole life, having Carole Witt as his mother. Kevin has his own studio in Mexico, where he makes his own line of jewelry. For the past 3 years, he has played a vital role helping us at the show. With his experience as a teacher in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all 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 PhotoSoldered Findings

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
String Bead instructor, Atalia Molaro has been creating new classes and teaching all different elements of bead work and fabrication for over 11 years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She is a patent teacher that loves to teach. Atalia plays a vital role in helping String Bead... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies included, instructional handout are provided

How do they solder jump rings on to chain? or I wounder if i can make my own earwires? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoElegant Cabochon Pendant in a no Solder/Torch Bezel 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: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

In this class, you will make a truly beautiful piece of jewelry using a simple, cold connection technique with no heat required! 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoAmazing Pendant using Micro-Chasing…Pushing and Pulling Metal-it’s Easier than it Sounds!

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

Micro Chasing is based on two ancient techniques, Repousse and Chasing. Simply put, it’s a method of creating wonderful dimension and detail in metal by pushing and pulling it back to front and front to back. The classic European technique for this is complicated and requires many specialized tools-we will not be doing that in this... Read More

Workshop PhotoFanciful Segmented 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: July 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

We love segmented bracelets! This class teaches you how by using copper panels of any shape – even free form, you can create unique bracelets. You will also learn how to make your own clasp which will add to the cachet of your beautiful bracelet. The techniques you will learn in this class are particularly valuable as they work in... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

Instructor: Kevin Witt
String Bead instructor, Kevin Witt has been around jewelry his whole life, having Carole Witt as his mother. Kevin has his own studio in Mexico, where he makes his own line of jewelry. For the past 3 years, he has played a vital role helping us at the show. With his experience as a teacher in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all 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 PhotoEmbossed 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: July 29, from 11:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This stunning bracelet combines several techniques all of which require no torch or solder to create an outstanding piece that is easier to do than the 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoA Pea in a Pod

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: July 27, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

Make a fabulous pendant using only a hammer and small piece of metal. In this class, you will make a Pod or Leaf shaped copper Pendant. This technique is a wonderful introduction to “fold forming.” You will do no soldering but will learn to work with a torch to anneal (heat treating to soften and/or change color) the copper as... 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: July 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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! You make 2 to 4 pieces in this class. We go over lots of different rights, wrongs, and safety about torch enameling. This is an amazing technique that make easy to sale... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Bangles

Instructor: Kevin Witt
String Bead instructor, Kevin Witt has been around jewelry his whole life, having Carole Witt as his mother. Kevin has his own studio in Mexico, where he makes his own line of jewelry. For the past 3 years, he has played a vital role helping us at the show. With his experience as a teacher in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 PhotoApplique

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
String Bead instructor, Atalia Molaro has been creating new classes and teaching all different elements of bead work and fabrication for over 11 years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She is a patent teacher that loves to teach. Atalia plays a vital role in helping String Bead... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate.. Torch Soldering skills necessary.
Dates/Times: July 27, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This class will teach you more advanced soldering techniques, like how to solder two flat sheet metals together, to make an amazing pendant or charm. This class really forces on seeing the solder flow. Some techniques we will be doing includes: saw work, finishes, and advanced soldering. We will be making one charm/small pendant. You can... Read More

Workshop PhotoCluster Earrings

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: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Cluster is so pretty! In this class you will learn how to assemble cluster. We will go over color combo, spacing, and techniques that will make it all mouth watering gorgeous. This class will give you the skills to cut hours out of trying to figure it out yourself. We will be making earrings in the class and giving you notes and patterns... Read More

Workshop PhotoEverything Leather

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
String Bead instructor, Atalia Molaro has been creating new classes and teaching all different elements of bead work and fabrication for over 11 years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She is a patent teacher that loves to teach. Atalia plays a vital role in helping String Bead... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Look over there; look over here, its Leather! Learn how to make the jewelry with the new hottest material! Our goal in this class is to show you how to properly assemble your projects the best, and strongest way! We will be talking about how leather moves and stretches over time, and what is the best ways to hold them together. Bring your... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch 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: July 26, 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 PhotoElegant Cabochon Pendant in a no Solder/Torch Bezel 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: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

In this class, you will make a truly beautiful piece of jewelry using a simple, cold connection technique with no heat required! 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoStunning Cabochon Pendants with no Solder Prong Setting

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginners if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This surprisingly easy “cold”, no solder/torch connection technique is an unconventional method to set a beautiful Cabochon. Using any size, type or cut of stone you will create a unique copper setting that will enhance its color and shape. Intermediate skill level recommended but beginners with some skill using simple hand... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch 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: July 29, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
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 PhotoTexture, Saw, & Patina

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Want to make jewelry out of metal? This class shows you almost everything to help you assemble your metal jewelry. We get to learn all about metal, hammers, saws, and some patina work. We start the class off by talking about the different kinds of metal and the gauges. Then move on to how the hammer falls, and how to get your tools to do... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, which is revolutionary for all of us that don't like the torch! We will be learning 4 different kinds of rivets; Wire Rivets, Pre-made Rivets, Screw Rivets, and Tube Rivets. Bring in any of your own pieces to ask question on how to rivet them or if there is time in... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Findings

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies included, instructional handout are provided

How do they solder jump rings on to chain? or I wounder if i can make my own earwires? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTassels, Tassels, & More Tassels!

Instructor: Carole Witt
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies included, instructional handout are provided.

TASSELS! You see them everywhere! Learn how to make these amazing tassels. We will be providing notes on how to do chain, S-lon cord, beads, leather, and a few other different kinds of tassels. You can pick which ones you want to do in the class, there will not be time to do them all. The notes will help you finish and make all the... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Pendants

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
String Bead instructor, Atalia Molaro has been creating new classes and teaching all different elements of bead work and fabrication for over 11 years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She is a patent teacher that loves to teach. Atalia plays a vital role in helping String Bead... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Learn how to make the hottest styles of pendants. In this class we will be making up to 3 different pendants. We will be using Sterling Silver, CZ's, & Fresh Water Pearl to complete our projects. This is a great class for all skill levels, from just learning soldering or just need some new ideas. This will be a fun, information,... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroforming Sculpted Beads with Klew and Terry For Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructors: Terry Henry and Karen Lewis
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees:
$80 » workshop fee
$35 » lab fee will be paid to each instructor at the beginning of class. First half of the class has a fee of $15 for polymer clay materials and the second half of the class has a fee of $25 for electroforming materials.

This class explores electroforming polymer clay. Klew (aka Karen Lewis) will share her techniques for sculpturing polymer clay into beautifully textural interesting beads and Terry Henry will provide instruction for electroforming and finishing your sculptured creations. The results are extremely lightweight metallic beads that can be... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly and Butterfly Copper Electroforming Inspired by René Lalique

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$65 » Fee is payable to instructor at beginning of class and includes prepared organic material, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, pearls/stones/crystals, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals.

René Lalique was very influential in the Art Nouveau movement. He is known for his designs, which incorporated butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, moths and other insects into beautiful works of wearable art. This class transforms a dragonfly or butterfly into an embellished necklace or a charm to be worn alone or used in your own... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuperduo Bracelet

Instructor: Kim Fox
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $90 » kit included, plus $25 credit at the booth

Have fun designing your own bracelet or beginning of a necklace and then creating it. Experiment with shapes, colors and proportions. We will be using super-duos in a tubular design to create a 3-d design. The bracelet may not be completed during the class. There is a $25 credit to choose a clasp or component of your choice included in... Read More

Workshop PhotoWrapped Around You

Instructor: Brenna Jimenez
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 27, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

This is a basic class in working with fine silver metal clay and leather. You will make a beautiful focal piece for your bracelet, 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 holes for the leather to be attached. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSong of the Sea Pendant

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a master beader of her “Raised Texture Bead Embroidery” style. Taking bead embroidery to the next level. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so inspirational and creative. She owned o bead store... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100 » plus kit $85.00 that is payable to Jody @ class

This is a special workshop and one of my new designs, representing the Song of the Sea. One-of-kind kit includes a beautiful Nautilus shell that are now band from exporting. You will learn bead embroidery, peyote, edging, fringe, design and finishing techniques with a nice soft leather backing. Your beadwork will be placed upon an... Read More

Workshop PhotoFiber Art Bracelet

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a master beader of her “Raised Texture Bead Embroidery” style. Taking bead embroidery to the next level. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so inspirational and creative. She owned o bead store... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100 » plus kit $85.00 that is payable to Jody @ class

This light weight and soft bracelet is made of felted silk that I created for you to bead upon. Each kit is one-of-kind ranging in many different color ways and different focals. You will learn bead embroidery, raised texturing, peyote, edging, design, and finishing techniques with slide clasp and soft leather backing. Everyone will... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Strata

Instructor: Katie Baum
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate; must have practicing knowledge and comfortable use of metal clay.
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

This abstract, undulating silver pendant is a study in open design and negative space. We begin with long silver clay strips, arranging waves within a frame to form a unique pattern. Each pendant will also feature gemstones embraced between strata of silver. For questions or to register, please call (toll-free) 866-381-0100 or... Read More

Workshop PhotoTriunity Constellation Necklace

Instructor: Katie Baum
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Fast-paced beginner. Min age 18
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

You’ll be over the moon with this snazzy necklace! “Triunity” means ‘set of three’, and here we create a set of three pendants, each able to revolve and swing around the others. All of the pendant discs are formed in fine silver clay, include negative space and positive embellishments, and are even domed for... Read More

Workshop PhotoKaleidoscope of Color Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

This is such an exciting kaleidoscope of colors. You can use this technique to add color on many future projects without having to pull out the torch or use a kiln. You will learn how to make a windowed pendant with an articulating bail, (that’s right the pendant swings!) along with the ins and outs of applying and preserving color... Read More

Workshop PhotoSkeleton Leaf Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Practicing knowledge and comfortable use of metal clay. minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

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 PhotoIntro to Silver Clay

Instructor: Katie Baum
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 27, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Allow me to introduce you to your next art addiction! Art Clay Silver is the best way to create pure silver jewelry and accessories: everything we make is higher quality than sterling, our processes are faster and the equipment we use is far less expensive than traditional metalsmithing, and our silver is even 100% recycled and completely... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwist and Shout Earrings

Instructor: Brenna Jimenez
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

This metal clay class teaches you how to make your very own fashionable hooped earrings. Working with Art Clay Silver, you will learn how to shape roll, twist and shape your earring, just like the ones you see in the store. You will also learn how to embed your ear post and prepare it for firing. Once the clay is dry, you will refine the... Read More

Workshop PhotoColorful Cab Earrings

Instructor: Brenna Jimenez
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

During this technique-filled workshop, you’ll learn to make a beautiful pair of earrings and set a cabochon, while learning the basics of working with metal clay. You will learn how to manipulate the metal clay to shape it, roll it, texture it, and cut it to shape. Once the clay is dry, you will refine the piece and get them ready... Read More

Workshop PhotoCenter Stage Pendant

Instructor: Brenna Jimenez
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Ever wonder what to do with your oversized or large stones? This exciting class in working with metal clary introduces you to the basics of metal clay, while you learn how to set an oversized fireable stone and then embellish it with handmade flowers, vines and leaves. You will learn to manipulate the metal clay to shape and set your... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Guardian

Instructor: Katie Baum
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Fast-paced beginner
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

In the oceanic depths, she guards her precious bauble… A graceful tentacle cleverly wraps around to form both a stunning bail and also to embrace a single pearl. Sculpt a pendant that will delight all who see it while also learning techniques for forming silver coils and tendrils as well as mounting pearls. For questions or to... Read More

Workshop PhotoGone Medieval

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

These earrings transport you back into the dangerously gorgeous adornments of medieval times. Not only do you learn to finish and refine odd shapes, you will learn to set gems and make components to be able to add some additional dimension to your earrings. You will be working with alcohol inks and resin to add a pop of extra color. These... Read More

Workshop PhotoBalancing Act

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate; must have practicing knowledge and comfortable use of metal clay.. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Just as in the balancing act of life, there is so much to learn with this pendant. We will set the large trillion & 4mm CZs, make the frame for this pendant, and create a bail. You will then assemble the parts to balance it all out, and finally carve the trillion CZ bezel to give it a scalloped edge. This is a fast-paced class so be... Read More

Workshop PhotoSplit Personality Ring

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate.. Practicing knowledge and comfortable use of metal clay
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Go a little extravagant making a ring with a split personality. In this class you will learn how to set and shape a larger marquis CZ, then perfectly size and shape the ring band to fit your finger once it’s fired. Enhance the ring with pebbles and make this beautiful ring all your own. Time permitting rings can be tumbled to bring... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoodland Fairy Cuff Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$125 » Class Fee
$75 » Kit fee is payable to instructor at beginning of class and includes: heavy copper bangle, electroformed flower, dichroic glass cabochons, glass micro-beads, 6mm and 3mm CZ’s, Victorian stamped brass charms, copper wire, conductive paint, injection wax, glue, sealed organic material, tutorial containing detailed instructions, resources and photographs, and use of electroforming and buffing equipment and chemicals.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a customized copper bangle cuff using electroformed flowers, stamped brass charms, dichroic glass gems, and cubic... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapped Glass Florals

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since the day after her retirement in November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$125 » Class Fee
$65 » and includes: 5 handmade lamp work disk beads, 3 handmade lamp work leaves on nichrome wire, 3 handmade lampwork flower buds on nichrome wire, 5 handmade lampwork bell flowers on nichrome, and copper wire. A tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs. Additional components will be available for purchase.

This class focuses on the assembly of a necklace using handmade lamp work disk beads as a base and artfully combining glass components: flowers, buds, leaves, accent beads, etc. to create a lightweight, comfortable, and wearable piece of art. This project provides artists with wire wrapping and coiling experience and a basic assembly... Read More

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Pendent Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$125 » Workshop
$65 » Kit Fee, Fee is payable to instructor at beginning of class and includes fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed organic material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals. Copper neck collars will be available for purchase in class.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will combine shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, and minerals, into a pendent of your own unique creation. Techniques for... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwo in One Lariat Necklace

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company Kim Fox Jewelry Design provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 8 years. From her love... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Know kumihimo with beads
Dates/Times: July 28, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $125

Make this two-part necklace. We will work on the front part in class and you can finish the second part at home. Class includes beads and cord with $25 credit for findings purchased from Kim Fox. . Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one. Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Scene with Sliding Settings

Instructor: Katie Baum
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate.. Early Intermediate; must have taken previous metal clay class. Min 18 years old.
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $125 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 8, 2018)

Wait… Did that…. Move? Yes, it did! During this workshop, we create a bracelet or pendant with moving gemstones that will slide back and forth in their pure silver track. We decorate the piece to make it look like a scene from nature, allowing the gems to travel across the piece with simple movement. Not only is this an... Read More

Workshop PhotoSnow and Ice Ring

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2018.)

This is a very wearable and attractive ring. Once you have learned this technique you will be able to vary your designs. You could make this in any kind of metal using a variety of beads for a totally different look. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to straighten... Read More

Workshop PhotoGolden Drusy with Swarovski Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2018.)

Drusys are extremely popular right now. They are delicate looking and their sparkle adds a little “bling” to whatever you are wearing. Once you have learned the technique of wire sculpture you will be able to vary the design and create a multitude of different sculptural designs. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as... Read More

Workshop Photo“DD” Ocean Jasper Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2018.)

The “DD” in the title refers to one of my former students who came up with this design, hence the name “DD” (for Dexter Design)! Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to straighten wire, how to bind your bundle of wire, how to make a bail and... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Earrings

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2018.)

These earrings are versatile and have a dazzling effect. They are spectacular and will get a lot of compliments. They can be varied and made in brass, copper, all silver or all gold for a totally different look. You could make them with different kinds of beads and, with a little know-how, you can enlarge the pattern to make a similar... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded “Butterfly” Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 15, 2018

There are many different kinds of wire bracelets but this one is quite delicate looking and very attractive. You will be using square wire and adding 3mm beads of your choice (either14KGF or sterling silver). You will learn how to adjust the size for any size wrist. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as the proper tool to... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnhanced Basic Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2018.)

You will learn how to make a basic pendant using any size of cabochon and then how to embellish it with a variety of beads. Once you learn this technique you will be able to vary your design by adding or subtracting beads or crystals in a number of ways. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as tools. You will learn how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoUnisex Classic Bangle Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2018.)

Once you have learned this technique you will be able to vary the design and create a multitude of different designs. You can vary the design by using different kinds of metals, by using more or fewer wires, by twisting additional wires or by adding different kinds of beads for a totally different look. You will want to make several!... Read More

Workshop PhotoPrimitive Petals

Instructor: Robert Lopez
Robert is a self-taught metalsmith. He tries to design his pieces to stand out from everything else out there. He feels he was drawn to fabricating jewelry due to its difficult and physical nature, forcing the metals and stones to transform into what he envisions them to become. He began slowly... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees:
$150 » workshop fee
$70 » kit fee payable to instructor day of the workshop

The ability to walk that fine line between total collapse of a piece and control of the fine nuances is a skill that must be accomplished while fusing Argentium Sterling Silver. This skill can be mastered with practice. When learning to fuse, one tends to go a little too far and the metals may shrink, warp, bubble or melt a bit. I find... Read More

Workshop PhotoCloisonné Enamel

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: July 28, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $158 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Having fun shaping and turning a custom design to put in your kiln enameled cloisonne' piece. We will learn to prep a piece, layer colors, wet pack, trouble shoot, and, best of all, blend multiple colors for depth and clarity. Cleaning and add more layer as you go, multiple times to the kiln. This will give you the confidence and a... Read More

Workshop PhotoDelicate Works

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: Must have Soldering Experience, and provide pictures of soldered work.
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $158 » supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

If attention to detail is something you hold close, this class was meant for you! Focus on 20 to 18 gauge sterling silver wire with delicate tube and prong settings. Learn how to create small detail work out of wire, using tools, hands, and needle file to help you. You will gain the skill to not melt your metals, and gain the know how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoArchaic Alchemy

Instructor: Robert Lopez
Robert is a self-taught metalsmith. He tries to design his pieces to stand out from everything else out there. He feels he was drawn to fabricating jewelry due to its difficult and physical nature, forcing the metals and stones to transform into what he envisions them to become. He began slowly... Read More

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Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Minimum age 18
Dates/Times: July 27-July 28, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees:
$250 » workshop fee - two day class
$70 » payable to instructor day of the workshop

Two day workshop focusing on heat treating titanium to obtain an attractive and durable crystalline structure. The heat treatment can achieve vibrant colors ranging from gold, magenta, purples and blues. We will also cover the benefits of working with tarnish resistant Argentium Sterling Silver. Argentium is a silver alloy that is whiter... Read More
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