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Workshop PhotoFREE Open Studio

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $0

Do you have questions about one of the classes you took with me this week? Maybe you didn’t have time to finish your project? Perhaps you made one in your room and need help finishing it? Whatever the reason, if it has to do with Traditional Wire Jewelry Design, feel free to pop in to ask questions or advice or to work on a... Read More

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... Read More

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee

A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... Read More

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee

A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... Read More

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee

A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
MATERIALS LIST QUANTITY 2 6mm druks (smooth rounds) 16 3mm bicones 1 color 11/0 seed beads 1 color 15/0 seed beads 2 colors mini-duos 16 2mm druks (smooth rounds) 1 pair earrings findings beading needles beading thread scissors beading mat magnifying lamp Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLEATHER WRAP BRACELET

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $15

In this 1 hour beginning leather class, you will make a leather bracelet with a pearl button. Instruction and materials are valued at over $40, but this special make-n-take class is offered for only $15! Offered: Tuesday, 1/31 at 5:30pm and Friday, 2/3 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoLEATHER WRAP BRACELET

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $15

In this 1 hour beginning leather class, you will make a leather bracelet with a pearl button. Instruction and materials are valued at over $40, but this special make-n-take class is offered for only $15! Offered: Tuesday, 1/31 at 5:30pm and Friday, 2/3 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... Read More

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... Read More

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... Read More

Workshop PhotoUFO Party

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 HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $25 » fee for the class can be used as credit for any components purchased during the evening of the class

Unfinished Objects Party. Bring your purchases – there will be refreshments provided. And free discussion of beautiful endings to the items you want to make. . fee for the class can be used as credit for any components purchased during the evening of the class. Read More

Workshop PhotoMake It & Take It: It's Impressionable

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $25 » all materials included

Come for a quick earring project and introduce yourself to the magic of niobium. Choose a pre-cut shape, impress a design into it and anodize it for your own niobium creation. Anodizing is simple, magical and your color choices make the earrings personally yours! Necessary tools will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoMake It & Take It: It's Impressionable

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $25 » all materials included

Come for a quick earring project and introduce yourself to the magic of niobium. Choose a pre-cut shape, impress a design into it and anodize it for your own niobium creation. Anodizing is simple, magical and your color choices make the earrings personally yours! Necessary tools will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoFractal Foundations Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$30 » Kit fee

Geometry and poetry can create beauty. These ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSedona Dreams Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$30 » Kit fee

When you slip this bracelet on your wrist, you are entering a ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDesert Lily Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$14 » Kit fee

Some of us do our best work in the background, unobserved, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDesert Lily Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$14 » Kit fee

Some of us do our best work in the background, unobserved, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoArchipelago Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$35 » Kit fee

Each little jeweled isle is connected to the next - forming the ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLuminous Flora Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$40 » Workshop
$12 » Kit fee

We all love metamorphosis. This pendant has already ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Scroll Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $40 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This has been one of my most popular rings to sell and teach. You will learn to manipulate your 16 gauge sterling silver wire into scrolls that fit together to create this beautiful ring. In this class you will learn to use a template to measure your material for a proper fit for your ring. The kit includes enough Sterling silver wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Scroll Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $40 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This has been one of my most popular rings to sell and teach. You will learn to manipulate your 16 gauge sterling silver wire into scrolls that fit together to create this beautiful ring. In this class you will learn to use a template to measure your material for a proper fit for your ring. The kit includes enough Sterling silver wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Spinner Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $45 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

A spinner ring is one of those unique designs that you will enjoy making and wearing. In this class you will learn how to measure your sterling silver sheet so that you will have a perfect fit for your ring. The techniques that you learn in this class will make sizing any band type ring a breeze. You will have your choice of sterling... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Spinner Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 10:30am
Fees: $45 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

A spinner ring is one of those unique designs that you will enjoy making and wearing. In this class you will learn how to measure your sterling silver sheet so that you will have a perfect fit for your ring. The techniques that you learn in this class will make sizing any band type ring a breeze. You will have your choice of sterling... Read More

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes materials and use of instructor”s tools If you would like your own tools you may purchase a kit from me. Kit is $20 and includes a bench pin(for sawing on) Jeweler’s saw and saw blades, wax and metal.

Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder “How did they do that?” Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler’s saw. You will practice Piercing - using the... Read More

Workshop PhotoChandelier necklaces

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee. Please bring your own needle nose pliers and flat heads pliers. I will supply everything else!
$20 » Kit #1. Or I can give you a tool and supply list.
$40 » Kit #2. Pliers included

You will learn new ways to use sheet metal, by texturing, and drilling then wire wrapping beads. Learn new techniques for production, like the good old assembly line. These are fun designs that are great for presents. You will make no less than 2 necklaces. Join me for an evening of fun and productivity. Read More

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes materials and use of instructor”s tools If you would like your own tools you may purchase a kit from me. Kit is $20 and includes a bench pin(for sawing on) Jeweler’s saw and saw blades, wax and metal.

Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder “How did they do that?” Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler’s saw. You will practice Piercing - using the... Read More

Workshop PhotoStamping and texturing metal

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes all materials and use of instructors tools. Kit is not required-$50 bench block, hammer, letter stamps metal

This is a great class to invigorate our creative energies. Jewelry designers, mixed media artists, collage artists, and crafters alike will find a useful way to incorporate these beauties into their art. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGemstone Tree of Life

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

There are many different ways to create a Tree of Life pendant! (The style I prefer really highlights the strength of a tree.) Students will choose from a wide variety of silver and colored wire and learn how to create their own style of tree. Then each will choose their own combination of gemstone chips and crystal beads and discover how... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Ring Class

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This design was made to enhance and frame a focal bead. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or other round flat or low dome bead. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, focal bead, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This is a fun class that works up quickly using 18 gauge wire so you have a nice substantial bracelet when complete. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This is a fun class that works up quickly using 18 gauge wire so you have a nice substantial bracelet when complete. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoGemstone Tree of Life

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $55 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

There are many different ways to create a Tree of Life pendant! Students will choose from a wide variety of silver and colored wire and learn how to create their own style of tree. Then each will choose their own combination of gemstone chips and crystal beads and discover how to embellish their tree with leaves, ice, snow, or a moon! The... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Ring Class

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This design was made to enhance and frame a focal bead. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or other round flat or low dome bead. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, focal bead, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Collars

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $60 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Everyone should have at least one sterling silver collar in their jewelry wardrobe, but in this class you will make 2 different styles. Both will be created in 10 gauge Sterling Silver half round wire and will be hammered to add texture and harden your wire. Simply following a design doesn't work when creating collars. I will show... Read More

Workshop PhotoDouble the Love

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $60 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

I also call this project the “anything” harness. Students will learn this technique on a 3-dimensional gemstone heart which can later be redesigned to work on many different, irregular shaped items. The workshop fee includes teacher fee, student’s choice of 2 gemstone hearts, silver wire, and embellishment beads, pearls,... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Collars

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $60 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Everyone should have at least one sterling silver collar in their jewelry wardrobe, but in this class you will make 2 different styles. Both will be created in 10 gauge Sterling Silver half round wire and will be hammered to add texture and harden your wire. Simply following a design doesn't work when creating collars. I will show... Read More

Workshop PhotoLet’s Make Earrings

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Oh My Goodness! Imagine being able to make your own earrings: as long or short as you want, in the colors you prefer, using your choice materials. Students will discover easy ways to cut chain lengths quickly, how to choose gemstone/pearl/crystal combinations, how to make ear wires, and more! The workshop fee includes: teacher’s... Read More

Workshop PhotoLet’s Make Earrings!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Oh My Goodness! Imagine being able to make your own earrings: as long or short as you want, in the colors you prefer, using your choice of premium materials. Students will discover easy ways to cut chain lengths quickly, how to choose gemstone/pearl/crystal combinations, how to make ear wires, and more! The workshop fee includes:... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar of Wonder Ornament

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee

Your Christmas tree has never looked so good! This is one ... Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo/Magnetic Bracelet

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 HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $65

Make this stylish and comfortable bracelet and attach to the half bracelet Magnetic Clasp This is a beginning/intermediate kumihimo class. Class is from 1-4. and includes beads, cord and magnetic clasp. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one. Read More

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

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$65 » Kit fee. 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 PhotoKeumboo

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Ust as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$55 » Kit fee

A sure way to make your work stand out and increase value is to add high karat gold in an easy to learn technique called Keum-boo. Each student will learn and practice this fun metal gilding technique. I have learned these techniques from many teachers and compiled the best most successful way to do keum-boo. 24k gold and argentium... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoodland Fairy Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit Fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, electroformed flower, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, 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 bracelet or cuff using a heavy adjustable premade copper bangle, electroformed flowers, stamped brass charms,... Read More

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

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed shells material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing 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 bracelet or cuff using heavy adjustable premade copper bangle combined with shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks,... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making up to two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant, and discussing other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work best and which etch to use where. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp…... Read More

Workshop PhotoMicro Mosaic

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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Anyone who knows Carole knows her passion for Micro Mosaic. After research, calling, studying with, and hounding as many authorities as she could, she finally gathered up enough fun facts and techniques to offer Traditional Micro Mosaic. We will pull our own tessere, incanalato, and leaves,and boccio using enamels and glass, and learn... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Fusing - But I Don’t Have a Kiln!

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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

“But I Don’t Have a Kiln”… DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU! We will cover microwave kilns! And their instant gratification! “But I DO Have a Kiln”…YOU WON”T BE BORED! We will cover so many aspects of glass fusing that you will be thrilled. We will Play with as many technique as we can cram... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flowers

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Torch Enameling is recommend
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Focus on enameling domed and curved surfaces while blending beautiful color combinations. We will be taking the mystery and heartbreak out of working with transparent colors. While you are creating –from scratch- these adorable, and useful, flowers you will be exploring color and texture combos that can then be used on countless... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, 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! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All tools are provided. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroPlating

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Turn a boring piece into a thing of beauty! Get rid of your solder marks! Fix Grandma’s pieces! After months of research and experimentation, we are confident you will enjoy electroplating- with an extra nod at electroforming. We will pen-plate a section of a piece. We will each emersion-plate an entire piece, and we will discuss... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $79 » allsupplies 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 PhotoRhinestone Jewelry

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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79

Haven’t you always wanted to make rhinestone brooches, necklaces, and bracelets? I know I have, but no one ever tells their secrets! Well we do! Learn what you need for assembly, soldering, and plating a piece, from beginning to end! Vintage Heaven happens here! All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when... Read More

Workshop PhotoPaper Beads

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

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

Learn how to shape, structure, glaze, and preserve paper beads. We will glaze to a glass-like finish. We will cover Quilling (spiraling), Mixes, Texturing and SO MUCH More!!! Great ideas for using this versatile material – Just think a bead for every outfit. Yes, we will cover cloth, too. A variety of paper and “stuff”... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » 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 PhotoSoft 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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Sometimes we can’t use a torch! And sometimes we just don’t want to! Using a lot of old skills and new skills, old techniques and new techniques, old tools and new tools, old components and new components, we will create some really fun and functional jewelry. Great tips on which tips to use for what technique, how to keep... Read More

Workshop PhotoProng Setting

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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Okay, you’ve been asking for years, sooooooo… here it is! Prong Settings! We will cover how to make prongs from scratch, how to use pre-made prongs, how to set uneven stones, calibrated stones, etc. Extensive handouts will cover basket setting assembly, prong cutting, and many other aspects. In class we will make a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoDrape Me in Blooms - A shrink plastic necklace

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $80

Using shrink plastic we will from a flower shaped bead and draped pendant altered with unique colorations These will hang from a wire wrapped hammered hanger . all are attached using cold connection techniques . A wire wrapped chain and fibers creates a special necklace for out pendant to hang on. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER BRAIDED RING WITH GEMSTONE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste and finding) and use of tools, kilns and materials

In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in braiding fine silver into this unique ring. A gemstone setting will be attached. Firing and polishing will be completed in class and students will leave with a finished ring. Various gemstones will be available to set following completion of the ring. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER BRAIDED RING WITH GEMSTONE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste and finding) and use of tools, kilns and materials

In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in braiding fine silver into this unique ring. A gemstone setting will be attached. Firing and polishing will be completed in class and students will leave with a finished ring. Various gemstones will be available to set following completion of the ring. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoFILIGREE PETAL & PEARL PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $80

Just back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to coil, fire, combine and layer these beautiful shapes into an elegant, fine silver filigree pendant. A cultured pearl will top off this piece. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an... Read More

Workshop PhotoFILIGREE PETAL & PEARL PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (Paper Type, paste & pearl) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Just back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to coil, fire, combine and layer these beautiful shapes into an elegant, fine silver filigree pendant. A cultured pearl will top off this piece. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an... Read More

Workshop PhotoUnisex/Classic Cabochon Ring

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Sparkly or manly? It’s your choice as you learn this unisex ring design that has been around since the age of the Pharaohs. Cougar will teach you her methods of properly sizing this ring EVERY time you make one!! The pattern taught can later be utilized for many cab sizes, as well as for faceted stones. The workshop fee includes... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

The is one of my favorite designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoven Teardrop Pendant

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge Sterling Silver wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a Faceted Briolette and will choose how to finish your pendant to... Read More

Workshop PhotoUnisex/Classic Cabochon Ring

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times:
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Sparkly or manly? It’s your choice as you learn this unisex ring design that has been around since the age of the Pharaohs. Cougar will teach you her methods of properly sizing this ring EVERY time you make one!! The pattern taught can later be utilized for many cab sizes, as well as for faceted stones. The workshop fee includes... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

The is one of my favorite designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors... Read More

Workshop PhotoCOOL LAVA & TORCH FIRED ENAMELS

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay & enamels) and use of tools, kilns and materials

After making a textured base of fine silver, Jackie will instruct you in preparing and sifting colorful enamel powders onto your design. Using a butane torch, you will fuse the enamels and, after cooling, burnish to a high shine. Pendant will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready for you to take home. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoCOOL LAVA & TORCH FIRED ENAMELS

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay & enamels) and use of tools, kilns and materials

After making a textured base of fine silver, Jackie will instruct you in preparing and sifting colorful enamel powders onto your design. Using a butane torch, you will fuse the enamels and, after cooling, burnish to a high shine. Pendant will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready for you to take home. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoLIFE’S A SLICE OF FRUIT— RESIN & SILVER PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & resin) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Learn Jackie’s technique for using silver clay and UV resin to design a mouth-watering slice of your favorite fruit in only 3 hours! You’ll finish your pendant and be able to take it home after class. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoLIFE’S A SLICE OF FRUIT— RESIN & SILVER PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & resin) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Learn Jackie’s technique for using silver clay and UV resin to design a mouth-watering slice of your favorite fruit in only 3 hours! You’ll finish your pendant and be able to take it home after class. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER AND POLYMER SUNSET PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay and syringe, polymer clay) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Use Art Clay Silver to make a fine silver base. Add interior shapes with fine silver syringe. After firing, Jackie will show you how to use various Sculpy polymer clays to create your own colorful background. All pieces will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready to bake at home. Or, have Jackie bake your piece to pick up a little... Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER AND POLYMER SUNSET PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay and syringe, polymer clay) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Use Art Clay Silver to make a fine silver base. Add interior shapes with fine silver syringe. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoven Teardrop Pendant

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge Sterling Silver wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a Faceted Briolette and will choose how to finish your pendant to... Read More

Workshop PhotoFiligree Cocktail Ring

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $90 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

The Filigree Cocktail Ring is one of Cougars' signature designs. Learn to personalize it by using her standard 'tease, curve and connect' method to add small rosettes, spirals, loops, pearls, crystals, etc to the wires as they develop the detailed look of fine filigree around a beautiful focal bead. Discover how to properly... Read More

Workshop PhotoFURNACE GLASS FRINGE

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $95

This 2.5 hour class will produce a fabulous necklace made from David Christensen Furnace Glass. Instruction and materials are included. Only $95. Skill Level: Beginner. Offered: Wednesday, February 1, 4pm and Saturday, February 4 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoUltimate Cabochon Pendant

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Discover Cougar’s secret formula for being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! You can later formulate this pattern to turn many other items into unique pendants, such as a coin, cameo, faceted stone, etc. This is a great class for the lapidary who would like to set their own stones using cold... Read More

Workshop PhotoMy Melting Heart - A shrink plastic bracelet

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95

In this class we will take shrink plastic to a new and charming level.We will create heart charms by altering the shrink plastic surface with paints, inks and pencils . Our hearts will be attached to a bracelet blank along with pre hand wire wrapped beaded dangles that out provided in the kit and metal heart charms . This will ... Read More

Workshop PhotoUltimate Cabochon Pendant

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Discover Cougar’s secret formula for being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! You can later formulate this pattern to turn many other items into unique pendants, such as a coin, cameo, faceted stone, etc. This is a great class for the lapidary who would like to set their own stones using cold... Read More

Workshop PhotoFalling into Spring , A shrink plastic charm necklace

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95

In this class you will take shrink plastic and create formed flowers and leaves using special molds created just for this purpose .Theses floral beads will then be wire warrrepd into beaded dangles and attached to a charm type necklace , creating a romantic waterfall drape in a luscious spring palette. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFURNACE GLASS FRINGE

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $95

This 2.5 hour class will produce a fabulous necklace made from David Christensen Furnace Glass. Instruction and materials are included. Only $95. Skill Level: Beginner. Offered: Wednesday, February 1, 4pm and Saturday, February 4 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoMirror Image Earrings

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

We’ll saw, make some rivets, cold connect them to a base and, voila! The intricacy of the sawing is up to you. We’ll have dozens of templates to choose from. As always, you’ll have your choice of base metals as well as the option to upgrade to sterling. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop Photo3-D Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Love to use the Jeweler’s saw? Maybe you will after this class. We’ll select a design from the hundreds of stamps, and then learn how to do some intricate sawing. We’ll solder the sawn out pieces as relief to the base, giving us a 3-D effect. Fun and interesting project. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting I

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100

Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped... Read More

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round wire
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Description of classes: You may remember seeing a similar classic wire wrap design, but I decided to put a twist on the traditional. Meet the Art Deco bracelet. The emphasis will be on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes enough Sterling silver and Gold filled wire to complete... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting II

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100

Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped... Read More

Workshop PhotoTeardrops and Horseshoes

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $100 » kit included

Develop two chain bracelets with niobium wire on the Now That’s A Jig® or using simple pliers. The links can be textured and anodized to your personal taste. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering 101

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $100 » this includes all materials and use of instructors tools Kits are not required but requested

Many people ask me how I soldered so many places together in one piece. Well soldering has a science, in this class I will explain the things you need to think about while soldering, then we will have lots of time to practice these skills. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoHi-Tech Hides

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » kit included

Use anodic painting with electricity to create the perfect accessory for those animal print clothes. Cut, file, sand and then paint animal prints onto niobium sheet. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round wire
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $100 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Description of classes: You may remember seeing a similar classic wire wrap design, but I decided to put a twist on the traditional. Meet the Art Deco bracelet. The emphasis will be on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes enough Sterling silver and Gold filled wire to complete... Read More

Workshop PhotoWonderland Fairy - a shrink plastic art necklace

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $105

Using shrink plastic we will from unique flower shaped beads using the instructors special molds. A flower body will then be created for our fairy. She will also have shrink plastic Iridescent wings. A tiny cabochon paper clay head will be formed and will rest in a bezel. Our fairy’s skirt will flow using ribbons, lace and... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearls Lampwork or Gemstones & Kumihimo

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 HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105

Make this necklace that combines knotting the pearls, lampwork or gemstone beads in the front and adding cords and then kumihimo at the sides. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSquiggles, Streamers & Hoops...Oh My!

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $105 » Kit Included

Get an easy and fun introduction to working with niobium wire and sheet while creating 3 unique pairs of earrings. Anodizing is simple, magical and makes the earrings personally yours. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoCatching The Dream

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $105 » kit included

Cut out a circle within a disc of niobium sheet to anodize your favorite color. Anodize 28 gauge niobium wire and weave a net within the disc. A colorful feather can be created to finish off your Dream Catchers with either niobium or Lucite. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoFloral Fibula

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105 » kit included

Cut and craft a flower and a leaf using fold forming and niobium sheet. Niobium wire makes the foundation and the pin and you will color them all by anodizing with electricity. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoThe "O" Ring

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $105 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Soldering experience is recommended, but not required. Adventurous beginners are welcome. Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Spiral Kumihimo 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 HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105

Make this necklace using different sized beads to create this beautiful spiral. This is an intermediate class. Experience with kumihimo with beads preferred Class is 1-5 and includes beads and cord for necklace.as well as $25 credit towards clasp/cones for necklace. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one Read More

Workshop PhotoLine Fold Cuff

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $110 » kit included

You will cut, file, and sand niobium sheet that can be textured and line fold-formed without the need to anneal. This is another fun way to explore the magic of niobium. Anodize the cuff with your choice of color then shape it into a cuff bracelet. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoAir Chased Cuff

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $110 » kit included

Beginning with a loose fold, hammers, daps and chasing tools will create a mix of raised and depressed textures in niobium. Open out the folds, add more texture if wanted and then anodize your cuff to suit your personal color sense. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoNo Solder, No Glue

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

A variety of cold connections and texturing techniques are used to create a one of a kind pendant. After cutting the copper shape of your choice, learn to texture and drill the base piece of the pendant. Using the patent pending Riveting Essentials tools, students will learn to use traditional wire rivets, make and use nail head rivets,... Read More

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional... Read More

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

This introduction to soldering covers the basics of sweat soldering. In addition to soldering a Sterling Silver shape to the copper disc, a pre-made bezel will be attached and a gemstone cabochon set. Additional interest is added with design/letter/number stamps and hole punching pliers. And last, but not least, learn a simple method of... Read More

Workshop PhotoMarquise Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round and square wire
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $115 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

You will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this stunning 3 Marquise bracelet. Emphasis will be placed on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes 3 Cubic Zirconia gemstones, 3 Sterling Silver Readyset Basket settings, enough Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire to... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainforest Leaves

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $115 » kit included

Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, bend, texture it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; some fold forming techniques; anodizing techniques. Necessary tools will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoButton Pearl Ring

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Utilize many techniques to make this gorgeous Sterling Button Pearl Ring. Soldering, texture, forming and design skills will be covered. You’ll have a choice of copper, brass or sterling accent wire as well. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoMarquise Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round and square wire
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

You will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this stunning 3 Marquise bracelet. Emphasis will be placed on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes 3 Cubic Zirconia gemstones, 3 Sterling Silver Readyset Basket settings, enough Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire to... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainforest Leaves

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $115 » kit included

Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, bend, texture it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; some fold forming techniques; anodizing techniques. Necessary tools will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoCopper Stamped Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $115

Learn to design and stamp two pair of earrings with Native American Stamps. The first pair will be an opening act that moves us onto a second pair where we will solder an accent bezel and set a stone. Students will have several choices of stones and metal shapes as well as over 20 stamps to create their designs. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWild Woman Bangles

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115

Use hardware components from your local store, leftover wire and beads from your bench and create a unique Wild Woman bangle. Students will learn to make coils, wire beads, discuss design options and use a variety of wire gauges and shapes. Your imagination is your guide! Kit includes enough material for 2 bangles and most students will... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Slider Bracelet

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Kim St. Jean ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

We’ll saw, cold connect, and do a little leather work to create this unique bracelet. You’ll have choices of stone, base metal, leather colors, etc., so no two should be alike. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoBasket Weave Stone on Stone Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

This class has a ton of techniques, yet in only 3 hours!! But…it’s been done several times so no worry. Everyone will get a slate backing piece which we’ll learn how to drill. We’ll then create a base for the weave using soldering and cold connections. Once connected we’ll set the stone and weave the wire,... Read More

Workshop PhotoOld Meets New

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $119 » kit included

In this necklace old vintage brass filigrees are attached to anodized niobium. A process I call “painting with sandpaper” is used to add highlights of colors to the surfaces textured with hammers. Students will learn cutting, creating holes, shaping, filing, sanding niobium, riveting and anodizing. The necklace and maybe... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetals 1

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Tucson special, normally priced at $200) includes all materials and shared use of instructor’s tools. Students wishing to have their own tools can purchase a kit. Cost - $70 and includes: saw and blades, file, wax, metal sheers, liver of sulpher, sand paper, drill bits, copper sheet.

This class covers the basic techniques needed to create your own unique metal jewelry pieces . Each student will create a pendant of their own design incorporating all of the skills and applications covered in this intensive 8 hours of instruction. We will use a jeweler’s saw to cut out shapes, and use hammers and stamps to create... Read More

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 27, from 8:30am to 7:30pm & January 28, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetal techniques part II

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Tucson special, normally $200) this includes all materials and use of instructors tools. If you want your own tools I have a kit you can purchase but is not necessary $75 it includes: saw and blades, file, wax, Liver of sulfur, sand paper, drill bits.

Each student will create a pendant of their own design incorporating all of the skills and applications covered in this intensive 8 hours of instruction. In this class you will expand on your basic metalsmithing techniques by learning all the tricks and tips on how to solder, bezel set stones, ball metal, add bails and make your own... Read More

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoENAMELING ABSTRACTS WITH SILVER CLAY & SYRINGE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $120 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & enamels) and use of tools, kilns, materials

Forget those little cloisonné wires, and endless bending and firing. In this 6 hour, full day class (9am to 4pm) you will create a base in Art Clay silver clay and then lay an abstract design on top using Art Clay syringe type. After firing, learn to wash and wet pack your enamels into the pattern’s spaces. Final firing will... Read More

Workshop PhotoExplosion Pendant

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $120

Create a statement necklace using the hydraulic press, enameling and cold connections. Students will press a silhoutte die, insert an enameled focal piece and cold connect them all together. Skills used are, filing, texturing, pressing, sawing, enameling and riveting! We cover it all! Some metalsmithing experience helpful. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCaptured Cabochon

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $120

Do you want to add stones to your designs without soldering? This is the class for you! We will design and cold connect metal to encase your stone, each design being different and then make a quick and easy handcrafted chain! Choice of stone included or bring your own! Tools: Riveting hammer/bench block 2 flat nose pliers Read More

Workshop PhotoJump Ring with Bling

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Combining pre-made jump rings in varying sizes is a great way to create a stunning statement ring (or pendant) while perfecting soldering skills. Add a faceted stone to your design for a little extra bling appeal. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are also welcome. Read More

Workshop PhotoBubble Earrings

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Students will practice and perfect soldering skills, while creating a unique pair of earrings. Since the circular shape is such a foundational design element, pre-made sterling silver jump rings make the perfect building block for designing. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are... Read More

Workshop PhotoDaisy Chain Pendant

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Students will practice and perfect soldering skills, while creating a unique pendant. Since the oval shape is such a foundational design element, pre-made sterling silver jump rings made into ovals make the perfect building block for designing. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are... Read More

Workshop PhotoGraffitti Bracelet

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125 » Includes Kit

Learn the Painting with Fire method of enameling! We will start by enameling beads, then move on to flat pieces. Students will each have a complete torch set up to use and over 20 colors to play with. The bracelet shown is an example of what can be made quickly with little experience. This is a process class and students will have many... Read More

Workshop PhotoJoolTool Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Do you have a JoolTool and want to learn how to use it to its best capabilities? Have you decided to make the leap and purchase one for your studio and want to learn about the different accessories? In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with Melissa Muir to learn how to get that desirable high polish on your metals, and any other... Read More

Workshop PhotoJoolTool Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $125

Do you have a JoolTool and want to learn how to use it to its best capabilities? Have you decided to make the leap and purchase one for your studio and want to learn about the different accessories? In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with Melissa Muir to learn how to get that desirable high polish on your metals, and any other... Read More

Workshop PhotoPlaying with Fire (and Leather)

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! In this class we will use fire to create a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. All flame painted copper will be sealed to preserve the patina before being installed on a premade leather cuff. With just a few basic metal working skills, students will complete two... Read More

Workshop PhotoHot Wired

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Create several unique pendants by bending pieces of copper wire into desired shapes, and brazing them together. Brazing is a unique way to permanently bond copper. Unlike soldering which fills the joins with a fine seam, brazing takes advantage of the “capillary action” of the material and... Read More

Workshop PhotoLasso Ring

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Soldering experience is recommended, but not required. Adventurous beginners are welcome. Read More

Workshop PhotoScraffitto Enameling

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125

Using both liquid and 80 mesh enamel, learn to scratch in designs and fire the enamel to create one of a kind enamel components. We will use the Painting with Fire (torch enameling) method of enameling. Each student will have their own torching station, and their choice of enamel colors. The possibilities are unlimited! No tools needed Read More

Workshop PhotoArgentium Fused Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Learn to fuse Argentium silver while fusing three pair of earrings! We will design, form, fuse, and texture. You will be able to solder and set a small set of stones to one of your designs. Prefab sterling silver ear wires are included in your kit. Tools: Flat file Read More

Workshop PhotoPeek-a-Boo Pendant

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125

Using one of the hottest tools in today’s jewelry making, students will use a hydraulic press to form two shapes that will cuddle into each other. One will be textured, one will be enameled and all will be cold connected to a freeform back plate. Explore design options with your choice of colors and shapes! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoInspired by Filigree

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Bend, curve and solder Sterling Silver Wire into a modern interpretation of filigree. Using one of the instructor’s designs, students will create a pendant. In this introduction to soldering, learn the basics of sweat soldering and soldering wire forms. Finally, learn to set a gemstone cabochon in a pre-made bezel. Bring a chain or... Read More

Workshop PhotoWearing Wonderland- A shrink plastic chunky bracelet

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $130

Come join me in taking shrink plastic to a new level. We will bend it, ruffle it, drill it and then turn it into a beads. These will be used in creating wire-wrapped dangles along with metal findings and smaller glass beads. The result is a finished dangle that resembles a bell flower. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLampwork Bead Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Advanced - students must have experience and be adept at wrapping with half round wire and be comfortable working with/handling multiple wires
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

I designed this to enhance an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead. This is an advanced class. You will work with multiple square wires to create a 3 dimensional frame around your bead. The student will be provided with an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead, Sterling Silver accent beads, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square and... Read More

Workshop PhotoLampwork Bead Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Advanced - students must have experience and be adept at wrapping with half round wire and be comfortable working with/handling multiple wires
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $135 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

I designed this to enhance an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead. This is an advanced class. You will work with multiple square wires to create a 3 dimensional frame around your bead. The student will be provided with an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead, Sterling Silver accent beads, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square and... Read More

Workshop PhotoFun with Brazing

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Use copper brazing techniques to create a variety of pendants and cuffs. . With this method you can easily set non-traditional shaped cabs or most any bead. You’ll get up to 3 stones, an assortment of wires, and enough brazing rods to create several pieces. This is a fun fast-paced class. e-mail to info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoReticulation Pendant and Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $140

Learn to depletion guild reticulation silver, bringing the fine silver to the top, then heat until you mold, move and melt the silver into creating one of a kind texture. Take the metal and create a pendant and earrings with small bezel set stones! This class is jam packed with techniques!! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSimple Soldered Silver Rings

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, silver sheet, and a few premade bezels, students will create 2 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in sweat soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful, but not required. Adventurous... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Scroll Cuff

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Soldering experience
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Incorporating silversmithing techniques while designing with wire opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities. Students will learn to use a hydraulic press, plus basic silversmithing techniques using 14-gauge silver wire, and how to incorporate tube-set bezels. Previous soldering experience is... Read More

Workshop PhotoCelebrate the Stone!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Learn to handcraft individual prongs and set a faceted stone into a stunning, versatile pendant that really “celebrates” the stone. Believe it or not, almost any size or shape faceted stone will work with this design! Each student will make two settings, almost guaranteeing that they will wear one pendant out of class. The... Read More

Workshop PhotoHip to be Square II Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Students will make a mixed metal pendant utilizing design, sawing, texturing, patina, polishing, and soldering techniques. Using a leading edge large gauge square wire and tension allows for non-traditional cab setting. Freehand design the base and prongs, or select from our hundreds of templates. Time permitting we’ll finish it... Read More

Workshop PhotoTrapeze Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All. Some metal experience helpful
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $150

Movement, articulation, call it what you want, but these fun earring remind me of a trapeze artist with the artist and focal point being a stone! Students will make two pair of sterling silver earrings, one with a stone, one without. Design your own or use my designs. We will cut, file, drill and use a torch to connect the segments... Read More

Workshop PhotoBarbell Pendant and Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $150

They are hot, hot, hot!! Hot rivets that is! Create both a pair of earrings and pendant while learning the secret of creating these hot rivets. We will work in sterling silver and fine silver. Finish with a simple sterling chain and lobster clasp. Tools needed: Flat file Bench block Read More

Workshop PhotoSticks and Stones Earrings

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

With heavy gauge square wire as the focal point, add yourstone and setting preferences to create 3-4 pair of earrings. We’ll be setting a small cab, beads, ½ drilled pearls, and graduated balls. All earwires will be sterling and one pair of sterling “sticks” included. Option to upgrade to as many sterling as you... Read More

Workshop PhotoCab on a Bead Pendant/Link

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Well, isn’t that fancy? We’ll select a cabochon to bezel set in sterling, or copper if desired, then pick out a “flat-ish” bead to attach it to. We’ll be drilling a hole in the bead and riveting the mini pendant to it. A thin cord can be used to thread through into a pendant, or we can use coordinating wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoThat’s a Wrap Bracelet

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Leather is in, why? Because we said so! In that case, let’s make a statement bracelet with a bezel set stone, which is toggled after wrapping the leather around your wrist 3 times. Choices of: shape, cabochon, leather color, and metals make for a myriad of design options. (Sterling available at class time for an up-charge if... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Stone Setting)

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.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $158 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced, in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of 1-on-1... Read More

Workshop PhotoByPass Earrings and Bracelet

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Intermediate (need to know how to file, measure, comfortable with a torch)
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $165

Create a unique wrap-a-round bangle with silver and stones! Complete the looks with complimentary earrings. We will use oxy/propane torch to create hot rivets to capture stones inside our wrap around bracelet and earrings. They are cool, contemporary, and very sassy! Tools needed: Flat file Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Shield Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $165 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Select a cabochon then a shape from our template book, and then design a unique pendant with leading edge wire and prongs. We’ll work on soldering, texture, prongs, etc. Time permitting; we’ll use a leather cord to finish the necklace. Freehand design or select one our hundreds of templates. No experience necessary and all... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoPhotoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC, & Glass Artists

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175

Students will learn to process, color correct and crop their photos of jewelry, glass beads, and other art objects using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 with an experienced professional photographer and glass artist. Exposure level optimizing, background removal, color balancing, print and online file formats will be covered. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoR2R Cuff

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Attach Rings 2 Rings in a random pattern to create a truly one of a kind cuff! Using positive/negative space as a design element, plus the economy provided by the premade jump rings, allows students to create larger pieces without the traditional limitations of cost and weight. Soldering experience is... Read More

Workshop PhotoTalisman Trio

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » kit included

Fold form without annealing three charms that will be anodized to your personal taste. Create a chain with niobium wire, and complimentary beads to make your charms into a unique talisman. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoMetal Morphosis

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Owner at Grand River BeadStudio Blogger at Eva Sherman Designs Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Create dramatically textured links by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate. Embellish the central links with tube set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Students will create 8 links which may be linked together to form a bracelet or statement necklace, or used individually to create pendants and/or earrings. Students... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Enameled Necklace in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Fees: $190 » workshop & kit fee

This fast-paced, hands on beginner workshop will begin by introducing you to the magic of roll printing patterns on copper sheet. Then we’ll punch up the impact by using the heat of a torch to coax incredible color from simple white enamel – you won’t believe the effects you get with just this one color! We’ll... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Is wire a mystery? Tired of “wonky” loops? Ever wondered how to make those findings that complete your jewelry designs? This is the class for you!! This class will take the mystery out of wire and those pesky loops – you will be making consistent loops in no time! Students will also learn tried and true techniques to... Read More

Workshop PhotoLayered and Riveted

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

This class explores basic metalsmithing and creative riveting techniques using Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials, including the use of tubes to create a dimensional, elevated pendant. Also included are discussions of additional design ideas, opportunities to practice cutting, shaping and texturing metal and a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoKitchen Table Soldering in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $200 » Kit and Workshop fee

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth... Read More

Workshop PhotoKitchen Table Soldering in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $200 » Kit and Workshop fee

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetalsmithing 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $210 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Learn the basics of metalsmithing in this day-long class of cutting, texturing, soldering and cold-connecting metal. Create a multi-layer pendant featuring a soldered bezel. Cut, form and solder the bezel portion of the piece. Add some texture and cold connect it to the base. Choose from multiple techniques for adding the bail. Give it a... Read More

Workshop PhotoRoll Printing and Keum Boo in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Fees: $215 » (includes all tools and materials necessary to complete the project!)

This fun beginning workshop introduces you to two completely different metals techniques, and while each one by itself will add a new dimension to your metalworking repertoire, together they create high-impact drama on simple sheet metal. First, you’ll learn how to use a rolling mill to create deep, detailed patterns on both copper... Read More

Workshop PhotoBezel and Tube Setting Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

Have you always wanted to be able to create stunning jewelry with clean bezels and set round faceted stones in a tube setting? Then this class is for you. In this hands-on project based workshop you will learn how to properly measure, size and shape bezels to fit any cabochon. Use a rolling mill to add texture and interest to your pieces... Read More

Workshop PhotoHollow Form and Shadow Box Jewelry Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

The hydraulic press is a powerful tool for creating multi-dimensional jewelry. We will make multiple pieces using both hot and cold connection techniques. You will use hammers and the Rolling Mill to create unique textures and patterns. This class uses a torch for soldering and joining. We will also be using a jewelers saw to create... Read More

Workshop PhotoA Classic Turquoise Necklace in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » workshop & kit fee

Put a new twist on that old classic: turquoise and silver. You’ll use textured sterling silver sheet to create a unique setting for a gorgeous chunk of genuine American turquoise. You’ll frame it out with textured wire, then learn ways to add hand-made links to commercial chain for a time-saving custom look. Put it all... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Metal Glass

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

Leather, Metal and Glass Workshop: Friday, February 3, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm ... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Big Ass Ring in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » workshop & kit fee

This fast-paced one day workshop will have you cutting, stamping, soldering and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous, chunky free-form stone. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and set a stone using age-old techniques with a modern twist to... Read More

Workshop PhotoKinetic Jewelry

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

Jewelry can be fun in its own right. But it is so much more exciting and really stands out when it MOVES. In this hands on workshop you will learn skills and techniques to make kinetic jewelry. We will learn how to use and create different types of rivets, ball up the ends of wire for decorative and functional purposes, and hinges for... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrion Arc Welding Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $250

Have you been considering an Arc Welder for your studio or shop? In this day and a half long workshop come and get your hands-on experience with it and try it all out yourself. We will have a Sunstone Engineering Representative to help answer all of your questions. Bring your pieces and let's give it a try. Have a problem piece that... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrion Arc Welding Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $250

Have you been considering an Arc Welder for your studio or shop? In this day and a half long workshop come and get your hands-on experience with it and try it all out yourself. We will have a Sunstone Engineering Representative to help answer all of your questions. Bring your pieces and let's give it a try. Have a problem piece that... Read More

Workshop PhotoGLAMOROUS GLAMOROUS

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Location: Radisson Suites Tucson
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:30am to 3:00pm
Fees: $295 » kit included

You will be the talk of the party, and the envy of your friends, with this incredible multi-strand necklace! Basic knowledge of wire working will be helpful. We anticipate about 4.5 hours and of course, we’ll have to take a break. Instruction, use of tools and all materials are included in the price: $295.00. Offered only... Read More
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