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Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry. Susan’s work includes building talismans, prayer boxes, amulets and magic for the fashion, museum, gallery and commercial world for over 20 years. Early on in her career, Susan built a handmade and commercial line of jewelry for Henri Bendel, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, as well as various independent and upscale boutiques. She recently built the successful commercial line of components called Industrial Chic. Susan’s work has been in numerous traveling exhibits including the Smithsonian Museum and the Art Institute of New York. She is the author of Resin Alchemy, which was on Amazon’s 2013 best seller list. It includes a pioneering ten-year body of work combining metal and ICE Resin®, a jeweler’s grade resin she developed and brought to market. Susan authored her first book Making Connections: A Handbook of Cold Joins for Jewelers and Mixed-Media Artists in 2008. Susan’s innovative new work can be seen in the March 2014 issue of U.S. ELLE magazine as she re-enters the fashion world and on the runway in New York and on her website at susanlenartkazmer.com.

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Location: To Bead True Blue
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65

In this hands on workshop learn the usefulness of this age old technique reminiscent of our ancestors long ago. Using 10 gauge bronze wire, explore the possibilities of how it relates to jewelry design, form and structure. Learn the correct methods for hand hammering and alternately annealing wire for malleability and compliance. This technique of rendering round wire, flat allows for a handmade rustic look and feel. Drawing a bead for closure. Use this link bracelet as the start of a Talismans charm bracelet or for housing amulets, fringe or personal mementos. Finish at least one piece.

ADDITONAL FEES:
$20 Class Kit Includes:
10 gauge bronze wire, as much as needed in class, silver 20 gauge for attaching links, expendables such as liver of sulfur and sandpaper.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:
Please bring, anvil, hammer, needle nose round, chain nose pliers, wire snips. Non asbestos soldering block (I will have extra)

PROVIDED SUPPLIES:
Anvil, sandpaper, liver of sulfer, torches, fuel, burning pliers,

*$20 CLASS KIT FEE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP PRICE. PLEASE BRING CASH PAYMENT TO CLASS.

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