Beaded “Butterfly” Bracelet

A Pasadena Bead And Design Show Workshop [select another show]

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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 different textures and materials which unite to create unique one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Merilou began her fascination with jewelry in college. She is a California credentialed art teacher with a B.A. as well as a doctorate degree and has been a practicing attorney in the State of California. She has been an exhibiting artist at the Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach for the past fifteen years and is the recipient of numerous national and local awards for her intricate wire wrapping. She has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” as well as winning numerous juried competitions. Her work has been featured in publications as well as on the cover of a national magazine. She has taught wire wrapping all over the western United States as well as on a Celebrity cruise ship in Alaska in 2013. She currently works with dichroic glass which is cut, layered, fused, cold worked and fired in stunning color combinations. Natural gems and stones, fossils and pearls are also intricately wire wrapped or sculpted in wire with 14K gold fill and/or sterling silver wire producing fine jewelry superbly crafted and filled with detail and drama. Merilou will also be offering jewelry making tools, instruction books, as well as workshops.

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: 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 use. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to straighten wire, how to create a clasp and how to bind your bundle of wire. Inasmuch as all tools are provided during the workshop, all you need to bring is a willingness to learn! Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

Fee includes four hours of instruction, your choice of 14KGF or sterling silver 3mm beads, sterling silver wire, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface, and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. She will also provide all tools for you to use in class so it is not necessary for you to bring anything.

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