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Basic Bangle Bracelet
Basic Bangle BraceletJanuary 7, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00 Includes $85.00 class fee as well as a $60.00 materials fee (no refunds after December 15, 2022)
Skill Level: Beginner
Bracelets are a hot commodity right now and are currently my best seller. This is a basic class that will teach you all of the necessary steps for creating a wire wrapped piece. In this class you will learn about measuring and straightening the wire. You will also learn how to bundle all the wires together and hold everything in place with strategically placed wraps, how to make the clasp and how to determine bracelet sizes for small, medium and larger sized wrists. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will be working with both dead soft and half hard wire and will also learn how to twist the wire. The class fee includes both sterling silver and 14KGF wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is your to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Basic Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant
Basic Wire Wrapped Cabochon PendantJanuary 6, 9:00am - 1:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00 Includes $85.00 class fee as well as a $60.00 materials fee
Skill Level: Beginner
No experience required! This is a basic class and a foundation for many other types of wire wrapping. After this class you will be able to use any size cabochon to create a pendant of any size or shape of pendant. You will be able to vary your designs by adding or subtracting beads or crystals in a number of ways. I will provide many tips so you can produce a beautiful sterling silver wrapped pendant. A black silk cord will be provided so you can proudly wear your creation home! Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure, cut, clean and straighten your wire, You will also learn how to bundle and wrap your wire as well as how to make a bail. You will be working with half hard wire and will also learn how to twist the wire. The class fee includes sterling silver wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface, a custom made dichroic glass cabochon, a black silk cord and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Classic Chain Maille
Classic Chain MailleJanuary 8, 9:00am - 1:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00 (no refunds after December 15, 2022)
Skill Level: Beginner
There are many chain maille weaves but the Byzantine is my favorite beginner’s weave. It’s simple to make, easy to learn and wonderful to look at. The weave is actually comprised of smaller units each consisting of 14 jump rings. After you master the basic weave you can change things up by adding different metals to parts of the weave. There are infinite variations. This bracelet is worn by both men and women and can be expanded for a necklace/chain. We will be using fairly small rings so I would suggest some sort of battery operated light and magnification so you can see well. It is important to close the rings properly. You will receive all the necessary jump rings, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools and materials will be provided during the workshop so all you need to bring is a willingness to learn! Class is limited to 6 so register early.

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Keum Boo Earrings
Keum Boo EarringsJanuary 8, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Jewelry Design Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $85.00
Skill Level: All
No experience needed! Learn to create these unusual earrings in this introduction to the ancient Korean art of keum-boo, where 24 kt gold is fused to fine silver and patinated to create this unique effect. Keum-boo is a simple but precise process and the instructor for this class will walk you carefully and thoroughly through the process step-by-step, as we all create earrings that are your interpretation of those shown in the illustration. Each step will be carefully demonstrated and explained. Skills covered in this class include depletion gilding, cutting and placing foil, fusing, and patinating the metal, and finally polishing and finishing. Silver blanks will be available in a selection of shapes, and availability may vary. Cost of the kit with all the components needed to make earrings will be $85 including the silver ear wires, in addition to the class fee of $95. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully created your first piece of wearable art—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired. If you prefer to have the tools delivered to your home address, that option is also available.

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Layered Silver Pendant
Layered Silver PendantJanuary 6, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)January 8, 9:00am - 12:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Soldering Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $85.00
Skill Level: All
No experience needed! Learn to create this gorgeous layered pendant this introduction to soldering class. Silver soldering is a multi-step process and the instructor for this class will walk you carefully and thoroughly through the process step-by-step, as we all create the pendant shown in the illustration. Each step will be carefully demonstrated and explained. Skills covered in this class include cutting a shape, using a hammer to texture the metal, filing edges, soldering, and setting the cabochon, and finally polishing and finishing. Cabochon availability will vary—or you can provide your own 10 mm round cabochon. Cost of the kit with all the silver components will be $85 including the cabochon in addition to the class fee of $95. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully soldered your first piece of wearable art—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired. If you prefer to have the tools delivered to your home address, that option is also available.

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Making Rings
Making RingsJanuary 6, 9:00am - 12:00pm (SOLD OUT)January 7, 9:00am - 12:00pm (ALREADY PAST)January 7, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Jewelry Design Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $35.00
Skill Level: All
Yes, you can make rings! In this class, you will be guided through the process of determining the length of metal needed to produce a particular ring size including for a ring that will be textured after soldering. Using various styles of silver wire, you will create three different rings in the same size, to be worn as a set. As time allows, you will add a small cabochon in a pre-made setting to one of the rings. All steps will be carefully demonstrated and explained by an experienced and patient teacher. Skills covered in this class include cutting wire to length, using a hammer to texture the metal, filing edges, soldering, setting a cabochon, and finally polishing and finishing. Cabochon availability and pricing will vary—or you can provide your own calibrated 5 mm stone. Cost of the kit with all the components will be $35 in addition to the class fee of $95. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully made your first rings—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher, Vilina Hutter, at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired. If you prefer to have the tools delivered to your home address, that option is also available.

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Nefertiti Bracelet
Nefertiti BraceletJanuary 6, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Metal Clay Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Although this bracelet looks complicated, it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this bracelet. You will not only be proud to wear this home in style, you will also learn how to re-create this stunning bracelet in various sizes. It can also be created using all 14KGF or brass and copper or any combination thereof. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to create a bundle of wire, how to bind a bundle of wire and how to make a clasp. You will receive over 10 feet of sterling silver and 14KGF wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools and materials will be provided during the workshop so all you need to bring is a willingness to learn! Class is limited to 6 so register early.

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UFO seminar- how to finish what you have done
UFO seminar- how to finish what you have doneJanuary 7, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Jewelry Design Class By Kim FoxClass Fee: $60.00 The amount can be returned to you through purchases in my booth at the show.
Skill Level: All
Do you have drawers full of strung, beaded, braided, wire wrapped projects that have everything but the clasp, cone, connector, etc. that will finish them? Are you tired of trying to figure out how to attach A to B or C or D? I have been making jewelry for over 20 years and designing all matter of clasps, cones, pendants, earrings, rings, as well as other items. I have used my designs as well as others to make jewelry that I sell and teach people how to make. In the seminar I will show how to attach and choose things to finish jewelry. I will discuss pros and cons to different ways of making things. Bring your questions and if time permits I will look at projects and suggest ways to finish them.

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Wire Findings
Wire FindingsJanuary 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Cathi MilliganClass Fee: $60.00
Skill Level: All
Learn how to make your own clasp and ear wires, and you’ll always have the parts that you need, made to your own style needs. We’ll make hook clasps in a variety of styles, as well as a variety of ear wires. This is just your start. Once you get some foundation skills under your belt, you’ll be able to expand upon it and make the coolest jewelry. Copper and sterling silver wire will be available for purchase. Tools are provided for this two hour class.

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Wire Sculpture Gemstone Donut
Wire Sculpture Gemstone DonutJanuary 7, 9:00am - 1:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00 Includes $85.00 class fee as well as a $60.00 materials fee
Skill Level: Beginner
So now you have come to the bead show and you see wonderful gemstone “donuts”. But, what to do with them? This class will teach you how to create a spectacular piece of jewelry showcasing this type of stone. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to bind your bundle of wire, learn a bit of wire sculpture and how to make a bail. Wire sculpture is more flowing than regular wire wrapping and gives each piece a unique look all its own. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will be working with dead soft wire and will learn how to clean measure and straighten the wire. The class fee includes sterling silver wire, a gemstone of your choice, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is your to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Wire Wrap Bracelet
Wire Wrap BraceletJanuary 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Cathi MilliganClass Fee: $60.00
Skill Level: All
Beginners are welcome to this wire wrap bracelet class. I've found that the best way to learn wire wrapping is to make a bracelet. You repeat the steps over and over and the next thing you know you've made a bracelet. A variety of wire, beads, and a lobster claw clasp will be available for purchase. Tools are provided for this two hour class.

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