Ultimate Cabochon Pendant

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: http://www.cougarscreations.com

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Location: The Tucson Bead Show
Skill Levels: 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 connections. Class discussion will include how to choose the right gauges and lengths of wire; different embellishment styles; formulas; bail technique; pricing your work for profit, and more. The workshop fee includes teacher fee, all necessary silver wire, crystals, pearls and student’s choice of a designer cabochon for 1 pendant, 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; sm/med double barrel bail pliers or 3/6 step loopers; 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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