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January 17, 2020

Beaded “Butterfly” Bracelet with Magnetic Clasp
9:00am - 1:00pm
Beaded “Butterfly” Bracelet with Magnetic ClaspJanuary 17, 9:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $135.00 (no refunds after December 15, 2019)
Skill Level: All
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 attach a magnetic 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 6 so register early! The class fee includes four hours of instruction, your choice of 14KGF or sterling silver 3mm beads, sterling silver wire, sterling silver magnetic clasp, a 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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Let's Face It! Copper Electroformed Pendant
10:00am - 5:00pm
Let's Face It! Copper Electroformed PendantJanuary 17, 10:00am - 5:00pmMetalwork Class By Terry HenryClass Fee: $135.00Kit Fee: $75.00 Variable from $75 to $95, depending on materials.
Skill Level: All
Mountain Robbins Art Studios and Terry Henry Glassworks have teamed up to provide you an opportunity to create your own unique piece of wearable art. We will use the process of copper electroforming to create a setting for Judie Mountain’s hand made porcelain cabochon into a pendant. Other materials that will be available include shells, gems, glass, stones and additional electroformed items. Skills taught include basic electroforming, texturing, stone setting, sealing, and framing. No previous knowledge or skill needed for this class. This class does not use torches or kilns and showcases an inexpensive technique that can be done at home. All materials and tools are provided. Kit fee is variable and based on your selection of materials. Students will learn the basic process associated with copper electroforming with emphasis on rectifier settings, tank setup and maintenance. Tutorials are provided with color photos and clear instructions. This class requires processing over two nights to assure a thick deposition of copper. Projects will be ready for cleaning Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 am. Students are expected to return to clean and polish their project. If students are unable to return I will finish and mail their project for a small fee. Class Equipment List for Students to Bring: (Required items) Magnifying glasses or readers, Personal light. Optional Supplies: Additional gem stones cut and uncut, Notebook, and pen. The class will use liver of sulphur (LOS) to darkenfinal project.

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Bead-Loom-Woven Bracelet or Choker
10:30am - 1:00pm
Bead-Loom-Woven Bracelet or ChokerJanuary 17, 10:30am - 1:00pmBeadwork Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $69.00Kit Fee: $15.00 For loom and needles.
Skill Level: All
Learn to set up and weave on a Native American style bead loom and create a beautiful, beaded bracelet or choker with a braided, macrame slide closure! In this class, you’ll learn to design your own weaving patterns, take home a finished bracelet or choker, and learn a unique, easy-to-use method of finishing off your woven projects. Choose from a wide range of bead and cord colors! For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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Beaded Macrame
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Beaded MacrameJanuary 17, 3:00pm - 5:30pmBeadwork Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $69.00 Includes materials.
Skill Level: All
In this class, you will learn the basics of macramé knotting and then choose from a fascinating variety of bead placements to create a unique bracelet of your own! We will cover a variety of usual and very unusual ways to combine beads with cord. You will come away with a finished bracelet, along with detailed, printed instructions for applying these techniques in future projects. All tools needed will be available to use in class, and for purchase. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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January 18, 2020

Nefertiti Bracelet with a Magnetic Clasp
9:00am - 1:00pm
Nefertiti Bracelet with a Magnetic ClaspJanuary 18, 9:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $135.00 (no refunds after December 15, 2019)
Skill Level: All
Although this bracelet looks complicated, it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this bracelet. You will not only be proud to wear this home in style, you will also learn how to re-create this stunning bracelet in various sizes. It can also be created using all 14KGF or brass and copper or any combination thereof. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to create a bundle of wire, how to bind a bundle of wire and how to attach a magnetic clasp. You will receive over 10 feet of sterling silver and 14KGF wire, a sterling silver magnetic clasp, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools and materials will be provided during the workshop so all you need to bring is a willingness to learn! Class is limited to 6 so register early.

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Copper Electroforming on Glass
10:00am - 2:00pm
Copper Electroforming on GlassJanuary 18, 10:00am - 2:00pmMetalwork Class By Terry HenryClass Fee: $105.00Kit Fee: $65.00
Skill Level: All
Learn copper electroforming and take home your very own electroformed glass pendant. You will gain a clear understanding of how to electroform so you will be able to reproduce electroforming techniques at home! I will share electroforming equipment needs, techniques, and methods and will provide you an opportunity to practice in class. Additionally you will receive “how to” documentation. Every student will electroform a pendant and understand tank set-up and maintenance, rectifier settings, and processes associated with electroforming. Students are encouraged to bring one of their own beads to decorate in class and truly make their creation one of their own. My methods are easy to understand and always effective! Class will break twice during the day to provide time for bonding, and drying. Pick up and finish projects on Sunday, January 19, or by prior arrangement. If students are unable to return I will finish and mail their project for a small fee. Kit includes handmade glass face bead; copper, conductive paint, micro beads crystals, electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals, and a tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs. Class Equipment List for Students to Bring: (Required items) Magnifying glasses or readers. Lamp worked beads with depressions for CZ and elevated spots. Optional Supplies: Notebook and pen. The class will use liver of sulphur (LOS) to darken final project.

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European 4-In-1 Chainmaille Bracelet
10:30am - 1:00pm
European 4-In-1 Chainmaille BraceletJanuary 18, 10:30am - 1:00pmChainmaille Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $69.00 Includes materials.
Skill Level: All
Learn this classic chain maille weave and spice it up by adding colorful seed beads. You’ll have a wide choice of colors of jump rings and beads, and you’ll take home a stunning, personalized bracelet, along with color illustrated instructions for future projects. Tools will be available for purchase or borrowing in class. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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SNOW AND ICE RING
1:00pm - 6:00pm
SNOW AND ICE RINGJanuary 18, 1:00pm - 6:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $135.00 (no refunds after December 15, 2019)
Skill Level: All
Fee includes sterling silver wire, Swarovski pearls, Swarovski crystals, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. You will also have the use of all tools to complete the project in class. This little bauble is quite the attention getter. I will show you how to size the ring to fit your hand and, with this information, you can create more in the future to give as gifts. We will be using Swarovski pearls and crystals but, in the future, if you desire something a bit more demure you can use smaller beads. On the other hand, if you want to make a statement you may desire to use more flashy beads. The choice is yours! Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to straighten and clean your wire, how to create a bundle of wire and how to bind the bundle of wire. I will also teach you how to wrap the shank of your ring. Class is limited to 6 so register early!

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Bead Stringing Basics
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bead Stringing BasicsJanuary 18, 1:30pm - 2:30pmSee Other DatesBeadwork Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $39.00 Includes materials.
Skill Level: All
Are you buying beautiful beads at the show but don’t know what to do with them? Don’t wait! Come to this class and we’ll show you how to turn your purchases into the beautiful necklace or bracelet you’re fantasizing about. We have everything you need to string your beads and end them off with a professional-looking finish. We’ll provide the know-how, wire, clasps and anything else you need, including tools you can borrow at the show or purchase to take home for future use. BRING YOUR OWN BEADS!!! For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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Elegant Mabe Pearl Pendant
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Elegant Mabe Pearl PendantJanuary 18, 2:00pm - 6:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $135.00 (no refunds after December 15, 2019)
Skill Level: All
We will be utilizing a mabe pearl to create this elegant pendant, however you can take the skills you learn in this class and use them to create a multitude of different pendants simply by changing the cabochon. I will demonstrate how to capture the pearl in a basic pendant setting and then complete the piece by creating a bail and utilizing multiple wires simultaneously to curve around the top of the pendant creating a simple, yet elegant, look. As previously stated you can change the entire effect by changing the cabochon and/or the type of wire you choose to use. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to create a bundle of wire, how to bind your wire and how to create a bail. The class fee includes sterling silver wire, a mabe pearl, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Beaded Kumihimo BraceletJanuary 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pmKumihimo Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $69.00 Includes materials.Kit Fee: $15.00 For Kumihimo tool kit.
Skill Level: All
In this class, you will learn the (surprisingly simple) basics of Kumihimo, the ancient art of Japanese braiding. You will then learn to combine this finely detailed (but still easy!) braiding with metal beads to create this unusual and beautiful bracelet! You will come away with a finished bracelet, along with detailed, printed instructions for applying these techniques in future projects. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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January 19, 2020

FANCY WIRE SCULPTURE PENDANT
9:00am - 1:00pm
FANCY WIRE SCULPTURE PENDANTJanuary 19, 9:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $135.00 (no refunds after December 15, 2019)
Skill Level: All
You may learned how to wrap a cabochon but now you can take it to the next level. . .you can learn how to do free form sculpting with wire to create elegant and distinctive pieces of jewelry. Wire sculpture involves using multiple pieces of dead soft wire simultaneously while curling them into elegant swirls. The final piece can stand alone as a stunning pendant or you can incorporate it into a necklace for a truly spectacular effect. The results will always be different depending upon the stone you use, the type of wire you use as well as the different types of sculptural affects you incorporate into your piece. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will be working with dead soft wire and will learn how to clean measure and straighten the wire. The class fee includes sterling silver and14KGF wire, a marquise shaped kyanite stone, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is your to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Cleopatra Necklace
10:30am - 1:00pm
Cleopatra NecklaceJanuary 19, 10:30am - 1:00pmJewelry Design Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $69.00 Includes materials.
Skill Level: All
Surprise everyone by using common safety pins to create this exotic, patterned collar necklace! You’ll learn to design your own pattern and choose from a wide variety of bead colors to make a unique necklace unlike any other! In this class, you’ll also learn to use crimp beads and attach clasps. You’ll take home a beautiful necklace and printed instructions to refer to for all your future projects. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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Bead Stringing Basics
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bead Stringing BasicsJanuary 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pmSee Other DatesBeadwork Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $39.00 Includes materials.
Skill Level: All
Are you buying beautiful beads at the show but don’t know what to do with them? Don’t wait! Come to this class and we’ll show you how to turn your purchases into the beautiful necklace or bracelet you’re fantasizing about. We have everything you need to string your beads and end them off with a professional-looking finish. We’ll provide the know-how, wire, clasps and anything else you need, including tools you can borrow at the show or purchase to take home for future use. BRING YOUR OWN BEADS!!! For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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Hoop Earrings
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Hoop EarringsJanuary 19, 3:00pm - 5:30pmMetalwork Class By Susan RyzaClass Fee: $69.00 Includes materials.
Skill Level: All
Learn to make full hoops, half-hoops, single hoops & double hoops from scratch! Make them plain or wire-wrapped with gemstones or Swarovski crystals. You can also apply this bead-wrapping skill to any future pendant, bracelet, earring or necklace project you choose! You will come away with one or two beautiful pairs of earrings, along with detailed, printed instructions for applying these techniques to future projects. All tools needed will be available to use in class, and for purchase. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email susan@susanryza.com or call 310-944-1299. Location: California Room, Booth C182-183

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