Filigree Cocktail Ring

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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 traditional wire jewelry designs, and teaches how at events in North America, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland. Author of numerous magazine and Internet articles, and the bestselling book, “Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping”, Dale has also made more than 70 instructional DVDs, is a member of the Beadalon Design Team, and a live product presenter on Jewelry Television. Learn more on her website:

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Location: The Tucson Bead Show
Skill Levels: 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 size this ring for a perfect fit every time. The workshop fee includes teacher fee, silver wire, and student’s choice of embellishment beads, pearls, and crystals, to finish 1 ring in class.; along with written follow-up instructions.
Special Notes or requirements: Instructor will have tools for everyone to use in class, or you may bring your own: flat, chain and round nose pliers; wire cutters; foot long ruler; work surface; pin vise; ultra fine marker; graduated, smooth metal ring mandrel; rawhide or nylon mallet. Please bring your camera to take photos of difficult steps! Cancellation policy: no refunds will be given after January 13, 2017.

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