Gemstone Tree of Life

A The Tucson Bead Show Workshop [select another show]

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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 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 workshop fee includes teacher fee, student’s choice of colored wire, and all necessary gemstone chips and crystal beads to make 1 pendant, a silk cord to wear it on, and 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; ultra fine marker. 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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