Puffy Holiday Rhinestone Charms

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Instructor: Mary Soucy
Mary Soucy, of Bead Me A Story, creates unique chain maille items in mixed media from her Glen Burnie, Maryland studio in the suburbs of Baltimore. Originally a seed bead and polymer clay artist, she finds new ways to use beads, rings, rubber and metal in her chain maille items. As a chain maille supplier, it offers Mary the opportunity to experiment with a lot of different items to see if they can be worked into her chain maille designs. Mary creates everything from whimsical and colorful flowers from rubber and acrylic to elegant rhinestone creations. Basically, she is someone who has a hard time thinking inside the box. In addition to making jewelry and selling supplies, Mary enjoys teaching at bead stores for one day or weekend events. Her projects have been featured in special editions of Bead Stringing as well as Step by Step Wire magazine.

Skill Levels: Intermediate. You should have at least a little bit of experience with chainmaille and be comfortable opening and closing jump rings. If you are unable to see small shiny objects, this class will be extremely challenging. Please bring magnification and battery powered light if you need them.
Dates/Times: October 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $30 » Kit fee: $15-$17

Learn to work with rhinestones and chainmaille. Mary has devised the most adorable 3D rhinestone charms that can be worn as pendants or charms. These can be used as decorative ornaments as well. In this class, you will learn to make the simplest 3D shape with jump rings and rhinestones. From candy corns to Christmas trees, these make great gifts once you master a few basic skills. The objects being used in this class are small and shiny. Please make sure that you are able to see small items well. You are encouraged to bring a task light and magnifier to class if you need these tools to see better.

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