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 MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Debby Anderson
Embracing the Sacred
$145 all-day class
Once again, we embrace the regal women of history….
During this 6-hour class I hope to inspire you to create a beautiful spiritual, or theme of your choosing antiqued “time-worn” pendant.  While applying inks, chalks and paint to further color and antique your image.   You may also want to further embellish using small medals, crosses, rhinestones and gems of your choosing.  An ornate reproduction antique brass frame will cover your bezel and then it will be sealed behind resin.
In the second phase of our projects I am so excited to share my techniques in teaching you to create gorgeous forged metal, hand-worked, distressed crosses; you will create 2 to 3, or more.  The ideas are endless in designing and embellishing; while securely soldering your created crosses from start to finish!
If time permits and you want you can create a complete necklace while adding beads & crystals from your own source to compliment your masterpiece!
KIT FEE: $25 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Brass bezel cup
Selection of spiritual images
Antique brass pendant frame
Wire in Nickel Silver and Brass - 16 & 18 Gauge
Cross Templates
Copper Sheet
Ice Resin
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Cross Templates
Copper Sheet
Ice Resin
Baby wipes
0000 steel wool
Sanding papers
Patina solution for antiquing
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Beautiful spiritual medals, crosses and sacred hearts to embellish your pendant and/or created crosses
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
*Soldering Iron (Weller 100 watt - W100PG) & Stand
Paste Flux
Lead Free Solder
Jewelry Tools: Round Nose, Chain and Flat Nose Pliers Flush Cutters
Chasing Hammer
Bench Block & Pillow
Pigment Inks, Acrylic Paints, Fluid Chalk
Beads & Crystals for Necklace if you choose
Found Objects for embellishing, spiritual medals, small crosses
*No battery operated soldering irons, and must be at least 100 watts)
CONTACT
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
April Bower
Totally tubular
Air Chased Copper Bracelets
$145 one-day class
I will teach you how to use copper tubing to create wonderfully organic textured bracelets without the sharp thin edges of sheet metal.
In this 6-hour workshop, you will be able to complete two "air-chased bracelets" while leaning the art of "chasing" on air.”
This is a fun, fast paced class with hammering, annealing, forming & patinating copper tubing ( all supplied) 
KIT FEE - $10– PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
2 prepared copper tubings cut to bracelet lengths
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
torches for annealing
fuel
anvils
chasing hammers
punches
pickle
bracelet mandrel
grinder/ buffer
patina
scratch brush
sealer
many  mounted vises and stumps
hammers & mallets
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
apron
OPTIONAL
Students will  bring if they have these and want to continue to use technique at home
a vise with a minimum of 3 inch jaw that will clamp onto table
2-3" C clamps  to clamp  this vise to table
A chasing hammer, largest head  recommended
leather, rubber or plastic  mallet
bracelet mandrel
some small dapping punches or chasing tools
fine sanding cloth or pads
steel wool 000 or 0000 grade
contact
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
HINGES, DOORS, BOOKS & LOCKETS
$145 one-day class
Using copper sheeting, students will design a hinged locket.  Students may bring a personal photo, image or favorite paper to place in the locket, or use papers and 
images that Mary has selected.  Mica is used to protect the image and cold connections hold it in place.  Students will make one locket with a copper back and a sterling silver front and will have material to make more books and lockets using just the copper.  Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including embossing will also be covered.  The focus of this class is to master the hinge using tabs to create a variety of moveable doors.  It is a low-tech process with fabulous results.  Students will make several different designs.
KIT FEE - $45 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Bent Nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters
CONTACT
Monday
February 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 PM
Debora Mauser
BRACELETS GALORE!
A STUDY USING THE HYDRAULIC PRESS
$145 one-day class
Explore one of the many reasons you will love a hydraulic press while making fabulous bracelets.  This class will explore embossing metal and then forming anticlastic and synclastic bracelets with a press. Time saving techniques at their best!   Students can also hone their stamping skills or use hammers to add dimension and texture. Once the bracelets are formed, students will have a chance to add patina with a torch or use alcohol inks or Gilders Paste to add color to their creations.  Students should be able to complete three bracelets during this full day class.
KIT FEE - $25– payable to instructor at class time
I will provide all materials for this class
Including torches, fuel, alcohol inks and Gilders paste
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Flat file
bench block
texturing hammers
any metal stamps you would like to use
CONTACT ME
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LAURIE MIKA
JEWELED ICONS
$145 one-day class
Jeweled Icons is a workshop where we will delve into working with polymer clay combined with jewelry bits and pieces to create beautiful mixed media mosaic icons. Students will make personal icons that have a highly embellished and jewel-like quality. The focus in this workshop will be on embedding jewelry parts into polymer clay. It is a fabulous way to utilize some of your small junk jewelry in a new way. We will cover a wide range of mixed media tile making techniques that include rubber-stamping, painting, gold-leafing, collage, embedding and transfers. This class is technique driven and a variety of surface effects for polymer clay will be explored. Students will leave class with a beautiful jewel-like icon that is ready to adorn a wall!
KIT FEE - $10 – payable to instructor at class time and I will have the following for use in class  
gold leaf
ink
collage images
paint
mica powders
Rub n Buff
seed beads
gel medium
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
- A wood substrate not larger than about 6 x6  inches and at least  ½  inch thick, can be square (5x5) or rectangular. (4 x 6)  I love the deep cradle birch panels from Dick Blick online). Michaels now also sells birch deep cradle panels too though I haven’t seen them 6x6 or less.
- 7 small (2 ounce) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay: buy 3 of the same color,  other 3 related colors and 1 package of white or ecru (for transfers) . Buy clay that is somewhat soft to the touch by pushing on it, if it feels rock hard don’t buy it!  Please condition the clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then placing in a baggie to store it.
- Rolling pin or even a large diameter piece of PVC pipe works (about 12 inches long)
- A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)
- Assorted paintbrushes to include a fine detail brush and a one-inch brush
- A small bottle of metallic acrylic paint-gold, silver or copper
- A pencil with an eraser
- Small Doo-dads- like junk jewelry pieces, metal charms, beads, wings, crowns, Milagros, buttons, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, pearls and ball chain to embed into the clay.
OPTIONAL
Laser copies of preferred images, I will be bringing plenty of female figures for you to use!
CONTACT ME
Email Laurie@mikaarts.com
Website http://www.mikaarts.com
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 12:00 pm
LYLE RAYFIELD
Metal Clay Magic
A Beginner’s Guide to Silver Clay
$75 three-hour class
Come create some beautiful bling as you learn the a-b-c’s of this fabulous new jewelry medium. Silver clay is a mixture of microscopic particles of pure silver, combined with an organic binder and water. You work it like modeling clay and fire it in a kiln at a very high temp. That’s when the magic begins. The binder and water burn off, the silver particles bond together, and the result is a solid piece of pure metal.  Come experience the magic and make some great earrings, charms, and/or a pendant.
KIT FEE: $35 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
Silver clay

Sterling silver ear wires/jump rings
Necklace cord
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables
Metal clay tool kits
Textures
Equipment for student use
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Round Nose Pliers
OPTIONAL
Apron
Magnification
CONTACT
email bdangled@dakotacom.net
website http://www.lylerayfield.com/
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
LYLE RAYFIELD
Roll Me Over
An Easy “Slide” into the World of Bronze Clay
$75 three-hour class
If you like the look of gold but not the cost, you’ll be enchanted with bronze clay, a great substitute at a very reasonable price. You’ll start with powdered clay and get hands-on experience in proper mixing and composition procedures, along with tips and tricks for working successfully with base metal clays. Come expand your jewelry repertoire and create a beautiful two-sided slide/pendant that will catch the eye of all who see it.
***Due to the long firing schedule for base metal clays, pieces will not be available for pick up until the following day***
KIT FEE: $25 – payable to instructor at class time and includes 
Bronze clay
Necklace cord
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables
Metal clay tool kits
Textures
Equipment for student use
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
n/a
OPTIONAL
Apron
Magnification
CONTACT
email bdangled@dakotacom.net
website http://www.lylerayfield.com/
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
LYLE RAYFIELD
Bedtime Stories
A Novel Project using Copper Clay
$75 three-hour class
This mini-book may not land you on the best seller’s list, but your friends will be clamoring at your door for their own personalized copy. You’ll create and texture book covers using copper clay, embellish them with tiny clay elements, then fill them with personalized notes for your reading pleasure. Add some jump rings and a cord, and wear your story for all to see.
***Due to the long firing schedule for base metal clays, pieces will not be available for pick up until the following day***
KIT FEE: $25 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Copper clay
Jump rings
Page/material inserts
Necklace cord
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables
Metal clay tool kits
Textures
Equipment for student use
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Chain Nose Pliers (2)
OPTIONAL
Apron
Magnification
CONTACT
email bdangled@dakotacom.net
website http://www.lylerayfield.com/
MONDAY and TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 2 and 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RICHARD SALLEY and JESSICA JORDAN
PRESTO CHANGE-0!
$290 two-day class
In this two-day workshop you learn to make a hinged bracelet with a bezel-set stone as the focal piece which is held in place with two box clasps. The stone portion can be detached from the bracelet band and other box clasps can be attached to change it into a pendant with interchangeable dangling components. Think of it as creating accessories for your accessories!
KIT fee: $30 payable to Instructor at class time AND includes
150mm 12gauge bronze square wire (2)
150mm x 15mm 22g sheet copper
150mm x 10mm patterned brass or copper sheet
50mm x 10mm 24g nickel silver sheet (4)
8mm x 9mm 25g copper sheet (4)
100mm x 6mm 24g copper bezel wire
30mm x 40mm 20g copper sheet
3mm x 30mm 26g copper sheet
1/8” copper tubing
1/16” copper tubing
18g Brass rivets
18” copper chain
copper jump rings
Cabochon approx 22x30mm
Carnelian cabochon and bezel cups
Hard, Medium and Easy Silver Solders
Silver Solder Flux
Butane fuel and Torches
Sandpaper
Polishing supplies
Pickle Solution
Patina
Handouts
Use of miscellaneous tools and machines
Students should bring the following supplies to class
Bring items to be used as the "dangle" part of the pendant. This could include found objects, beads, sheet metal, stones, etc.
Wire for wrapping/securing the dangle pieces to the catch
Polishing pads, papers or cloth
Students should bring the following tools to class
Safety glasses
Basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, metal shears
Needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc.
Bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher
Bench Pin
Bench Block or Anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound
Jeweler’s saw and blades (size #3/0 or 4/0)
Calipers (Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight for around $20)
Rawhide Mallet
Chasing hammer, rivet hammer or goldsmithing hammer
1.25mm hole punch
Optional
texturing hammers, planishing hammers
Ring clamp – for holding small items for filing
Hand files
Liner chasing tool
CONTACT
Richard’s email art@rsalley.com
Richard’s website http://rsalley.com
MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Lorri Scott
Reconstructed, Upcycled and Wearable!
$145 one-day class
If you want to take used and abandoned shirts and reconstruct them into a new fun and artsy garment then this class is for you!  Perhaps you have a plain shirts hanging around that you don’t wear anymore for one reason or another.  Bring it along with 5 other shirts that co-ordinate with it and I will help you redesign it.
Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary (if not experienced be prepared to learn basic sewing machine operation or you can hand stitch). I will show various samples and designs of how to recreate your garment. Pattern ideas and information will be given to each student about how to cut your shirt so it becomes a style that fits and flatters each individual.   This is an exercise to give you freedom to cut existing garments and confidence that you can reconstruct unloved clothing.
Once the basic shirt is completed it will be a wearable garment that can be further embellished by adding pockets, lace, doilies, buttons, embroidery, whatever you envision.  I will give each student individual time and help with designing and give ideas for embellishments.
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Sewing machine to share
Ironing station
Garment racks and hangers
***If you need extra items, I’ll have many shirts to choose from if you’d like to buy them from me @ $5.00 each (my cost). ***Embellishment kits will be available for purchase as well which will include lace, buttons, etc. for a small fee. Some free goodies too!!!
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Scissors
Tape measure
Straight pins and pincushion
Dritz disappearing ink marker
15-18” straight edge ruler, a strip of poster board works or a yard stick.
Sewing needles and thread if hand stitching
Sewing machine
5-7 button-down shirts - One that fits you (or person who will wear shirt) as the base shirt, can be sleeveless, short sleeved, etc. but needs to button up the front.  Other shirts to coordinate with base shirt need to be button down shirts; they can be men’s.  You can find decent shirts to up-cycle at thrift stores or yard sales. Think about shirt weight and how it will drape as a skirt. I prefer to use natural fibers. We will cut the coordinating shirts to use parts of to add onto the base shirt so don’t have the shirt fabrics too heavy for the base shirt, i.e. you wouldn’t want to add denim to a silk top.
OPTIONAL
Buttons, laces, trims, flounces, doilies
Embroidery thread and needles
Any embellishments you might want to add to your finished shirt
CONTACT
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DEBBY ANDERSON
QUEEN OF HEARTS - GILDED
$145 one-day class
“But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?” ― Marie Antoinette
Let’s be inspired by the Victorian Era as we design one of a kind jeweled art using a Queen image; Mother Mary, Marie Antoinette, or the Queen of your own Heart to create beautiful ornate Gilded Crown Pendants.
During this 6 hour class, we will work with a soldering iron and create pendants and crowns ~ I will share my very popular Gilded and finishing techniques.  We will further embellish our works of art by securely soldering vintage gems and found objects from your individual collections.  I will provide a selection of stampings and filigrees to further decorate with.
We will also be forming, manipulating, forging and work-hardening wire to create bails, chain links and closures. 
To complete your necklace design you will be using your favorite beads and crystals to compliment your one of a kind crowned pendants.
KIT FEE: $28 PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES
2-Glass shaped hearts (2 inch and 3 inch), a small selection of images to choose from, copper foil, crown template, selection of wire in two gauges, product to create an “image-free” heart to solder and embellish, as well as the rubber stamp for the gilding techniques.
I will also supply a selection of stampings and filigrees, baby wipes, 0000 steel wool, sanding papers, patina solution for antiquing. 
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
*Soldering Iron (Weller 100 watt - W100PG) & Stand
Paste Flux
Lead Free Solder
Burnisher
Jewelry Tools: Round Nose, Chain and Flat Nose Pliers Flush Cutters
Chasing Hammer
Bench Block & Pillow
24 gauge wire for bead & crystal wrapping
Beads & Crystals for Necklace
Vintage Rhinestone Jewels (earrings, destash to repurpose); small Found Objects
*No battery operated soldering irons, and must be at least 100 watts) ~ necessary for successful gilded techniques.
CONTACT
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
APRIL BOWER
RETICULATED BI-METAL BRACELETS
$145 one-day class
First practicing in copper, students will reticulate the edges, learn to fold the bracelet edges, texture or form the exposed center and shape the bracelet. Then with confidence and gained skill, you will choose to create a second bracelet out of a silver brass bi-metal, or maybe choose to make another copper bracelet. Silver bi-metal is a sterling layer bonded to a brass layer. Using this product, with the silver layer exposed and touching the skin on the interior, making a unique wearable silver clad bracelet at a much reduced cost over solid sterling silver. Beginners may want to create their second bracelet out of copper as well, saving the expense of the silver bi-metal.
KIT FEE - Approximately $35 (depending on spot silver market near class time) – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
3" x 6.5" silver bi-metal 24g
3" x 6.5" copper sheet 24g
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
anvils
torches & fuel for annealing
vises
clamps
hammers
folding tool
forming punches
patina
scratch brush
pickle
copper tongs
green scratch cloth
bracelet mandrel
stump
blue tape
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
anvil or bench block
leather or rubber (non mar) mallet
metal shears
OPTIONAL
vise & clamps (strongly recommended)
bracelet mandrel if you have your own
your favorite texturing hammer/ tools
CONTACT
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
TORCH FIRE ENAMELING AND TAB BEZELS
$145 one-day class
Using torch firing in a variety of ways, students will make colorful and unique pieces of jewelry.  Copper sheeting, wire, enamels, cold connections and embellishments

will all be used to create layering and unusual effects in enameling.  Patinas, texturing, and basic wire and metal applications will also be covered.  Many torching techniques will be covered, such as adding Glass beads, silver foil, resist, sifting, embedding items, stencils, patinas and more.  The focus will be the endless possibilities of torch fire enameling and the benefits of using tab bezels to connect when using enamels.
KIT FEE - $48 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Metal scissors
Bench block or small anvil
Needle nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters
CONTACT

TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Debora Mauser
Coloring Outside the Lines
TORCH-FIRED ENAMELING
$145 one-day class

Combining Painting with Fire immersion enameling and torch enameling on a tripod results in some very unique opportunities to “color outside the lines!”  First we will enamel beads  with the Painting with Fire method, to get the day off to an easy and productive start.  From there we will cut and file our metal into a nice focal piece and torch fire a counter enamel and front coat of enamel.  To jazz it up just a touch more, we will had some 6/20 frit enamel and blend that into the base coat. The results will be a magical world of color!  To use all of our wonderful enameled pieces we will end the class combining all into a striking necklace utilizing copper wire and silk. I will demonstrate several easy and quick wire components from which students may choose to utilize to construct their finished work.
KIT FEE - $42– payable to instructor at class time and includes
10 beads
one 2x3 piece of copper sheet
copper wire
use of all enameling tools, enamels and frit
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Silk ribbon
hole punching pliers
all enameling tools
choice of enamels and frit
enamel
hand tools
***I will have all Painting with Fire tools for sale***
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Metal cutting shears (I like Joyce Chen),
bench block and pad
chasing hammer
round nose pliers
flat nose pliers
flat file
CONTACT ME
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LAURIE MIKA
WEARABLE RELIQUARIES
$145 one-day class
The earliest reliquaries were simple box-like designs meant to hold relics that were often the physical remains of saints. In the broad sense, a relic is a venerated object and in this workshop we will be making ancient looking polymer pendants based on that traditional box-like shape.
We will cover a variety of techniques using polymer clay including using rubber stamps, acrylic paint, transfers, mica powders, mica, gold leaf and even shrink plastic. I will also demonstrate techniques for embedding all types of materials into the clay and for creating windows in clay. We will also explore ways to create faux metal-like surfaces.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
- 4 small (2 ounce) packages of Premo polymer clay. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying, if it feels rock hard, don’t buy! I prefer the darker colors-buy two packages in two colors. Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until softened and then placing it in a baggie to store it.
- 1 small (2 oz) package of Premo white or tan clay-for transfers
- Rolling pin (larger diameter pvc pipe works too)
- A small bottle of Weldbond glue
- Small doo-dads like charms, jewelry parts, Milagros, beads, wings, crowns, glass domes, metal findings, small frames, rhinestone chain, ball chain, glass rhinestones, pearls and collage elements to place in the tiny window and for embedding into the clay. I will be bringing lots of “female” images to use. See pictures for ideas.
OPTIONAL
jewelry pliers
scissors
a few paint brushes
jump ring and ball chain for your pendant
personal images-tiny laser copies
CONTACT
Laurie@mikaarts.com
http://www.mikaarts.com
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
LYLE RAYFIELD
MIXED METAL MOJO
A Colorful Experience in Bronze and Copper Clay
$75 three-hour class
Double your pleasure with these fun mixed metal earrings….Double the color, double the design…quadruple  your metal clay experience. Come put your talent to the test and get the lowdown on the latest techniques for successfully combining bronze and copper clay into intriguing art jewelry designs.
Note: due to the long firing schedule for base metal clays, pieces will not be available for pick up until the following day.
KIT FEE: $30 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
bronze and copper clays
niobium ear wires
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables
metal clay tool kits
textures
equipment for student use
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Round Nose Pliers
OPTIONAL
Apron
Magnification
CONTACT
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Lorri Scott and Pamela Huntington
WAYWARD BLOOMS
$145 one-day class
Create a garden of blooms using hand dyed silk and velvet fabrics, tea stained fabrics, or perhaps using undyed natural colors.  We will spend the morning dyeing fabrics in resist techniques such as simple arashi shibori, tea dyeing, and dye painting.  I will help you choose colors that will coordinate for your final blooms.
In the afternoon Pamela Huntington will guide you into creating a variety of bloom styles using the dyed fabrics.  All blooms will be hand sewn from simple, easy gathering to more elaborate hand stitched petals and leaves or layer fabrics and ribbons for a more wayward but still fantastic flower.   Blooms can be used as adornment in many ways.  You can choose to add a pin back, a hair barrette, sew them on the bodice of a garment or the hem of a skirt, put them on a headband or hat, the lapel of a jacket, or pin a scarf together at the shoulder.  Create small blooms to attach to a choker or a wrist wrap.  Think of all the possibilities!
KIT FEE $20 – payable to instructors at class time and includes
A variety of silk and cotton fabrics
Silk ribbons, laces
Pins backs and/or barrette backs
Felt fabric for backing
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Microwaves
Irons, ironing pads
Extension cords
Water buckets and tubs
Dye equipment - dyes I premix, shibori wrapping tubes, rubber bands
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Millinery sewing needles
Quilting thread in both a light and dark neutral color (ivory or taupe, black or dark gray)
Small scissors for cutting fabric
Straight pins
A variety of items for your flower center – buttons, small decorative pins, crocheted buttons or tiny flowers, beads, etc.
CONTACT
Lorri - Email lasfibers@yahoo.com
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Karen Valentine
She Talks to Angels
$120 one-day class
In this class you will be making a beautiful keepsake angel that can be displayed year round. She will be made from a vintage bottle and you will learn how to use encaustic wax to apply an assortment of lace and other textiles as well as special embellishments to create her lovely persona.
KIT FEE - $10 – payable to instructor at class time and includes the following items to be used in class
Lots of assorted laces and fabrics, trims and doilies
Wood knob for head
Snowflakes for halo as well as other halo options
Encaustic wax
Brushes
Paint
Sheet Music
Assorted Charms, buttons, etc.
Rhinestone Chain
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Vintage Bottle at least 6 inches tall, but no taller than 8-9” tall
***I will have some bottles available to purchase during class***
Fabric Scissors and Paper Scissors
(I will have some bottles available to purchase during class)
OPTIONAL
Your own stash of laces and trims
Your favorite charms and doodads (ie - crosses, vintage brooches, anything special that you have to make her have special meaning to you.)
CONTACT ME
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DEBBY ANDERSON
CHATELAINE
$145 one-day class
“In the 18th and 19th centuries, women in charge of their estates wore a decorative clip of long chains holding important household items about the waist. These items were things like the key to a pantry where valuable tea, spices and food were kept; a small notebook; sewing items; a magnifying glass; or maybe a watch, nail file, or compass. The earlier waist-hung items were referred to as “equipage”, later evolving to “chatelaine” in the early 1800s.”
Source: Archives
In this six- hour class, we will be inspired by past historical ornate beauties to create our own individualized “Chatelaine”.   I look forward to sharing one version of how I make  my beautiful reproduction hand-sculpted *embellished, painted, antiqued hands.   Using items from your vintage *destash…you will repurpose and create interesting and romantic dangles.  Our focal Pendant/Holder will be created

while repurposing beautiful *Art Deco Shoe, Dress, and/or Fur Clips from your individual collections ~ I will share techniques to tastefully and securely solder embellishments while respecting the historical nature of these beautiful vintage gems!  We will shape, manipulate, forge, work-harden wire and solder to hold your created hands, tiny *lockets, vintage shoe buttons and gems to just name a few. You may want to mix it up a bit and design in “steam punk” fashion!  This is such a fun and exciting class to let your artistic ideas fly!
If time permits, you may want to create a necklace to compliment your beautiful work of art!
*Students will provide any and all vintage elements for embellishment and to repurpose and design with.
KIT FEE: $15 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES
Selection of stampings and filigrees ((antique silver & brass)
Apoxie Sculpt Clay
Molds
Jump Rings
24-Gauge Wire for bead wrapping
Wire - Nickel Silver, Brass & Copper; 16-& 18-gauge
Baby wipes
0000 steel wool
Sanding papers
Patina solution for antiquing
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Soldering Iron & Stand
Paste Flux
Lead Free Solder
Round nose, chain and flat nose pliers
Flush cutters
Chasing hammer
Bench block & pillow
Beads & crystals for necklace if you choose
Vintage rhinestone jewels (earrings, destash to repurpose)
Small found objects
CONTACT
Email debby44sf@yahoo.com
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm & 
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
April Bower
Whimsical Shaman
$200 nine-hour class 
Create your own personal Whimsical Shaman to help guide you thru your  life's  journey.  In this day and evening (9-hour) workshop you can create and finish a trio of Whimsical Shaman: earrings and a pendant or funky  bolo.
Our daytime class hours will be spent creating, and after dinner in the tumbler (the shaman, not us!), the evening will be for the finishing touches - patina & embellishments.
You will want to think ahead about what images/ icons would represent you for your  Shaman guide; spirals, hearts  simple icons, or special
gem stones to ward off evil, bring success or maybe just a smile.
Skills learned: sawing, soldering, texturing, shaping & forming, patinas, sealing and attaching beads or gemstones  with head pins, making silver ear wires 
KIT FEE - $20 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
Brass wire, copper & brass sheet 24g &18g  & all materials needed to make your Shaman.
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
solder
flux
torch
torch fuel
soldering stations
pickle
tumbler & media
drill & bits
patinas
sealer
beads & head pins
ear wires
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
I will have the needed tools to use in class. You can  bring any of these tools you might have if you don’t want to wait to share.
eye protection & magnification  (I recommend Optivisor type)
chain and round nose pliers
wire cutter
files
metal shears (I prefer french style)
texturing tools if you have (metal  stamps)
hammer, small bench block
soldering pick
center punch or awl
small (2-3mm)beads in metal or your favorite gem stones and head pins
OPTIONAL
your own micro torch set up with firebrick or charcoal block, if you are comfortable  soldering with that
jewelers saw & blades
clamp on bench pin
drill bit about size 58- 60, or hole punch pliers
Dremel or other rotary tool
silver sheet or wire (scraps) for decorations if you want (22- 24-gauge or so)
worklight
pendant chain, leather neck cord or bolo cord
CONTACT
Email AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com
Website www.Facebook.com/April Bower Jewelry
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
ALTERNATIVE COLORS ON METAL
$145 one-day class
Students will learn a variety of unique surfaces using patinas, embossing, and colored pencils.   Students will also incorporate found items into the jewelry, allowing the pieces to become narrative and personal. A variety of cold connections and weaving techniques will be used instead of soldering to connect and create the pieces.   Students will use copper and brass sheet metal for accent and a variety of found objects to construct their pieces.    Students are encouraged to bring their budding ideas, and small personal found objects to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to find unique designs and approaches and use personal expression to create the jewelry during the class.  Students will have a vast number of new and alternative approaches to surface and construction.
KIT FEE - $48 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Metal scissors
Bench block or small anvil
Needle nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters
CONTACT

WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
PAMELA HUNTINGTON AND LORRI SCOTT
DYER’S RECORD BOOK
$145 one-day class

I just love the old sample books containing lovely bits of fabric, lace or buttons. Some were Salesmen’s sample books, but others were made by hand at home for artisans to save samples of how they wove, dyed or constructed something.

In the morning we will be creating botanical and rust dye prints, tea dyeing, and other naturals dyestuffs with Lorri Scott.  We will experiment with a variety of flora (I.e eucalyptus, roses) using different mordants (i.e. tannin, iron, copper) and different types of fabrics, ribbon, & doilies.

You must be prepared to smell the heady aroma of eucalyptus and onion skins steaming and be open to the surprise transformation of the dye process.  You can’t plan what will happen but that’s part of why this process is so intriguing to me, that
and the fact it’s all natural, available, and easy.

In the afternnon we are going to take the gorgeous fabric pieces you dye with Lorri Scott and make our own 5 x 7 “ Record Book.  It will give you a place to put you pieces of fabric along with all the information about what you dyed each piece with and how you did it.I will have pre-made covers for the book and we will fill a bezel with ICEResin® to create a charming front for you book. After you add as many pages as you wish we will do a simple coptic stitch binding so that each page will lay flat as you look at the book later.

I am so excited to be working with Lorri for this wonderful, fun filled workshop.
Hope you can join us!
KIT FEE - $30 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTORs AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES
Pre-made book covers
Bezels
ICEResin®
Waxed Linen and Needles for Binding
Tags
Extra paper and lots of images embellishing your pages
Fabrics and paper for dye printing
INSTRUCTORS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Irons
Heat tool

Other goodies for you to play with
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Protective gloves and apron for dyeing
Paper and fabric scissors
Needles and thread
Binder clips - just about 10

Medium-heavyweight paper (I used Vellum Bristol 50 LB, in Ivory or you could choose a nice watercolor paper.)

My book has 10 pages (Please pre-cut the paper to pages 5” x 14” then folded in half to 5x7”.)
A few extra sheet of paper for binding.
Glues - a fabric glue, a glue stick and a tiny tube of E6000
Any items you might want to add to your cover Bezel which is about 1” x 1/8” deep
Fine Sharpie or other marker for writing on pages
Safety pins – a dozen or so
Book binders awl if you have one - or a large sharp needle
If you have any special embellishments you might wish to add - like buttons, charms, etc.
CONTACT
Lorri - Email lasfibers@yahoo.com
Wednesday
February 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 PM
Debora Mauser
VIVID WORLD OF PAINTING WITH FIRE
$145 all-day class
Welcome to the Vivid world of Painting with Fire!  The immersion method of enameling beads, headpins, discs and more will open up a brilliant world of color in all your creations.  Fast, easy and fun!  You will be enameling within 15 minutes or less!  During this full day class, students will do immersion enameling of copper and iron beads, learn to make enameled head pins, work with domed disc, opaque and transparent enamels and lots of embellishments!  Before the day is over I will show you two quick and easy wire connectors so that you can leave with finished designs.
KIT FEE - $45 – payable to instructor at class time and includes:
40 beads
3 copper discs
various gauges of copper wire
one gas cannister
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
use of all my enameling tools
use of over 20 colors of enamels
embellishments
dapping blocks
hammers
hole punch pliers
***I will have Painting with Fire patented pulling stations, enamels and accessories for sale***
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
round nose pliers
flat nose pliers
cutters
flat file
safety glasses
CONTACT ME
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LAURIE MIKA
EMBEDDED HEART SHRINES
$145 one-day class
Hearts are one of my favorite symbols and in this workshop we will focus on an embedded polymer clay heart as the centerpiece of our shrines. The unique thing about this project is that the embedded heart pendant will be removable so that when you would like to wear the pendant, you can simply take it out of the shrine! We will explore a variety of mixed media techniques that include rubber stamping, painting, collage, transfers, embedding, beading and metal leaf. This class is a great way to create something that is both an art piece for the wall and a wearable piece of art! 
KIT FEE - $20 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
handmade frame with hook
heart bezel
jump ring
ball chain
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
acrylic paint
gold leaf
mica powders
Rub-n-Buff
Ink
collage images
gel medium
seed beads
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
- 5 small packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay. Have 3 packages of the same color and 2 in a related color. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft by pressing your thumb into it, if it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then rolling into a ball and store in a baggie.
- Rolling pin or even large diameter PVC pipe works
- A one-inch paintbrush and a detail brush
- A pencil with an eraser
- A small bottle of acrylic metallic gold, silver or copper paint- (like the Folk Art small bottles)
- Small bottle of Weldbond glue
- A few Doo-dads to embed in clay like rhinestones, charms, buttons, beads, found objects, Milagros, jewelry parts, watch parts, metal findings, ball chain, rhinestone chain.
***Also a few TINY embellishments for your heart pendant.
CONTACT
Email Laurie@mikaarts.com
Website http://www.mikaarts.com
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LYLE RAYFIELD
Patchwork Textures
A Quilter’s Dream in Bronze and Copper Clay
$145 one-day class
Mix and match your pleasure with this delightful bi-metal pendant. Come make some beautifully textured patchwork patterns, as you learn the best practices for placement and attachment to your background quilt design. You’ll stand out in any crowd when you accessorize your wardrobe with this unique piece of wearable art.
Note: due to the long firing schedule for base metal clays, pieces will not be available for pick up until the following day.
KIT FEE: $35 – payable to instructor at class time and includes 
Bronze and copper clays
Necklace cord
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables
Metal clay tool kits
Textures
Equipment for student use
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
n/a
OPTIONAL
Apron
Magnification
CONTACT
Email bdangled@dakotacom.net
Website http://www.lylerayfield.com/
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RICHARD SALLEY and JESSICA JORDAN
FIRE AND ICE PENDANT
$145 one-day class
In this class you will create a pendant that combines  torch-fired enamels with "icy cold" look of cubic zirconia. Play with both fire and ice in this day-long workshop. You will learn the basics of torch-fired enameling, how to fabricate a thick-walled bezel, and how to tube-set a faceted stone. These skills will launch you into a new level of metal work and jewelry creation.
(Soldering  and sawing experience recommended)
KIT fee: $30 payable to Instructor at class time AND includes
22g and 24g copper sheet, enamel powders, enamel holding agent, enamel sifters, dust
mask, copper bezel wire medium and hard silver solder and flux, brushes, torches and fuel, sterling silver tubing, faceted cz (clear),
handouts, assorted tools for student use, flexshafts and accessories, liver of sulfur patina, Soldering pad, Solder Pick, tweezers, Sandpaper, shape templates
Students should bring the following tools to class
Eye Protection  & Ear Protection
Bench Pin or Vise
Bench block or Anvil
Jeweler's saw and blades – yes, there will be sawing!
Needle file set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, square, etc.
Hand files
Round nose, flat nose and chain nose pliers
Metal shears
Rawhide mallet
Optional
Shape templates (circles, square, ovals, etc.
Bail making pliers
Dremel or other rotary tool with grinding/polishing attachments
Work light
CONTACT
Richard’s email art@rsalley.com
Richard’s website http://rsalley.com
THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
LOOPING OVER GLASS, BEADS, METAL, STONES AND MORE
$145 one-day class
Using tumbled beach glass base, rocks and other beautiful focal items, students will create a layer of knotless netting using a fine wire.  A variety of colored wire along with copper and silver filled wire will be used in this weaving technique.  Students will have an

opportunity to layer items under the netting, leave areas open and exposed to create visual interest and add beads in the netting for embellishment, use as a layer in metal work and added as texture.  Students should finish a couple in the class time, but will be given, several items to loop over and the wire needed to complete all projects.
KIT FEE - $48 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips

Wire cutters
CONTACT
THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
PAMELA HUNTINGTON
GATHERED RELICS MICA BOOK
$145 one-day class
A delightful little 3” x 3” book filled with your tiny personal “relics” tucked into mica pages. Using mica sheets we will “encase” tiny collages or images to make the pages of the book We will learn how to etch a small copper plate and fill a bezel with ICEResin@ for embellishing the the velvet book cover.   You will learn different ways to use mica for protecting images, including sewing the mica pages and using eyelets. The tiny book will be bound with waxed linen in a simple chain stitch for a charming treasure you can hold in the palm of your hand.
So, gather your tiny treasures and join me....
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Book covers, velvet,
Pellon wonder under
Bezel
Copper plate for etching
Etching solution
ICEResin®
Waxed linen
Stamps for etching images
Needles, thread
Lots of images on paper and fabric for you to use
1 Sewing Machine ***
Guilder’s Paste
Lots of extra goodies for you to use
Stazon Ink
***I will be able to bring one small sewing machine, but if anyone has one to share and you don’t mind sewing Mica with the machine, it would be wonderful!
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Mica “Sheets” or “tiles” one large package or about 10 small pieces
Copper Eyelets in three sizes, tiny, medium and long (see “Resources” below)
Eyelet setter in 1/16 and 1/8” sizes
Center Punch or long thin nail
Steel block
Small hammer, ball peen if you have one
Fine tip marker
Ruler
Small Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents
Small Ultimate or E600 glue
Sharp scissors and old scissors
Awl (small)
A few binder slips
Lot of small images, laces, trims, bits of fabric for a 3 x 3” book
These will be encased between two sheets of mica, so nothing too bulky.
Metal Punch (see “Resources” below)
Metal file if you have one, or we can share mine
Crop-O-Dile is good if you have one, be we can share mine.
Lot of small images, laces, trims, bits of fabric for a 3 x 3” book
These will be encased between two sheets of mica, so nothing too bulky.
Charms for added embellishment
Bring a favorite small rubber stamp for two for etching, or you can use the designs I bring.
Stazon ink in black, if you have one, but I will have one if you don’t
RESOURCES
Mica:
You will need about 6-10 sheet of mica, Retro Art sells them in set of three.
Eyelets and setting tools:
I order my eyelets from Retro Art Café as follows:
I use the two hole metal punch:  Tim Holtz has one: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_2298/Tim-Holtz-Two-Hole-Metal-Punch.htm
CONTACT
Thursday
February 5, 2015
9:00 am until 12:00 PM
Debora Mauser
Keum Boo Earrings
$75 three-hour class 
Have you always wanted to add gold to your jewelry wo­­rk? The ancient technique of Keum Boo is the molecular bonding of gold to silver and gives us the opportunity to add that special bling that only gold achieves.  Students will use fine silver as a base for their earrings and then add a special 23.5 karat gold foil.  Starting with a sheet of metal, we will cut, file and shape our earrings, then using heat and pressure bond the gold.  It’s not hard! Bring your thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm!
KIT FEE - $55– payable to instructor at class time and includes
fine silver
gold foil and
earring wires
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Kilns
Burnishers
liver of sulfur
steel wool

paper cutting stamps
decorative scissors
hole punching pliers
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Metal cutting shears (I like Joyce Chen),
bench block
hammer
round nose pliers
flat file
CONTACT ME
Thursday
February 5, 2015
1:00 Pm until 4:00 PM
Debora Mauser
Modified Metal Magic
PLAYING WITH TEXTURE
$75 three-hour class
Learn to create multiples of a shape without tedious sawing by using a hydraulic press with pancake dies. Students will be able to pick from several different shapes for earrings or pendants. We will also explore the many ways using texture on metal can set your work apart! Corrugating thin metal with a micro fold brake, embossing machine, using texture hammers, various design stamps and common items like wire or concrete - the design possibilities are endless. Bring your imagination and let’s make some magic!
KIT FEE - $25– payable to instructor at class time and includes
copper sheet
2 pair of sterling earring wires
selection of pearls/beads to use as drops
4 head pins
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Hydraulic press and accessories
microfold brake
embossing machine and accessories
hole punching pliers
liver of sulfur
steel wool
small selection of metal stamps
doming block
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Metal cutting shears (I like Joyce Chen),
bench block and pad
chasing hammer
round nose pliers
flat nose pliers
flat file
OPTIONAL
metal stamps
texturing hammers
CONTACT
THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LAURIE MIKA
HERALDIC CLAY BANNER
$145 one-day class
Creating banners is an ancient craft and traditionally in medieval Europe, banners often displayed a coat of arms with designs that were unique to an individual or family. While these ancient banners were usually done on cloth, we will be creating our own polymer clay banners! This is a perfect class to explore a number of techniques using polymer clay because each triangle provides an opportunity to try out a new way of embellishing the surface. These  techniques include rubber stamping, painting, using gold leaf, layering, collage, embedding jewelry pieces and image transfers. The cross-over possibilities for these techniques is endless and this is a great foundational class for understanding the basics of polymer clay surface design. Students will leave class with a beautiful banner that can be hung on the wall or used in another piece of art.
KIT FEE - $10 – payable to instructor at class time and I will have the following for use in class
wood triangles
paint
ink
gold leaf
mica powders
Rub n Buff
gel medium
collage images for transfers
seed beads
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
- 6 small (2 ounce) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay: buy an assortment of related colors. Buy clay that is somewhat soft to the touch by pushing on it, if it feels rock hard don’t buy it!  Please condition the clay prior to class by kneading it until soft, then placing in a baggie to store it.
- Rolling pin or even a large (2 inch) diameter piece of PVC pipe works (about 12 inches long)
- A small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)
- A few paintbrushes
- A pencil with an eraser
- Scissors
- Small Doo-dads- like junk jewelry pieces, metal charms, beads, Milagros, crowns, buttons, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, pearls and ball chain to embed into the clay. See pics for ideas
- Tiny “wire-edged ribbon” or jute to string your banner together. The holes are 1/8 inch in diameter. The clay banner is a bit on the heavy side so string might sag. I bought metallic wire- edged ribbon from Michaels that is 1/8 inch x 7 yards. It works great!
OPTIONAL
- Items or laser copy of images to create your own personal coat of arms.
- Pasta machine
CONTACT
Laurie@mikaarts.com
http://www.mikaarts.com
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
GLASS JOURNAL
$145 one-day class 
This little book is a beautiful union of form and function. Copper, wire, paper, and glass come elegantly together in this charming little book that is sure to become a treasured keepsake, especially once it is filled with your art and writing.  Construct an updated version of my original all-metal binding, add two 4" beveled glass covers, fill it with some nice watercolor paper, and it is perfect for writing, art journaling, scrapbooking, whatever your art desires! Students fabricate the glass and metal book completely "from scratch" and embellish with chain, beads, charms, and pretty photo images. This unique binding, once mastered, can be adapted to many other materials such as found tin, sheet metal, stained glass, and much more! Two transparencies of vintage photos are included, but students are invited to bring a personalized image for the covers. Just print out any 2 photos you like on transparency film at 4.25" sq. but do not trim them yet. Glass is pre-drilled but bring your own Dremel and a 1/8" Glastar diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling glass in class.
Techniques taught include drilling glass, metal fabrication, alteration of metal with torch and patina, basic bookbinding terminology, use of various hand tools, tool safety, and much more! More info on tools and supplies at www.blacksheepartist.com.
KIT FEE: $35 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Copper Plumber's tape
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper or brass wire
2 Vintage photo transparencies
2 pre-drilled beveled glass squares
Chain
Beads & Pins
Patinas
Clear Coat (time permitting)
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
16 pieces of 90# hot press watercolor paper sized 4" x 7.5"
(Please feel free to paint, stamp, collage, dye, color, or otherwise decorate your paper, but use light colors on at least two sheets, so the transparency shows up well)
4 sheets of decorative paper or vellum, torn or deckled at 4" x 11" (optional)
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/pencil
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Safety Glasses
Propane torch w/small sized fuel canister (optional)
Dremel tool or drill with 1/8" Glastar diamond drill bit (optional)
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
“CHARMING” SHEET METAL PENDANTS
$75 three-hour class
This workshop could be called "metal shop for beginners". Students will spend the evening learning some fun metalworking techniques while making one or two of these "charming" little pendants. You'll learn to drill, cut, polish, patina, grind, sand and engrave on copper and brass sheet metal. Then, attach their own favorite charms and/or found objects with tiny brass hardware and copper and brass wire. Students will also learn some new ways to use common findings, wrap beads, and how to build a quality piece that is sure to catch eyes and withstand actual use and wear.
KIT FEE: $25 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Brass & copper sheet metal
Brass and copper wire
Chains and findings for 2 pendants
Brass hardware
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
I will have extra of the specialty tools to share, but students will need to bring the following basic tools and supplies to class:
A few of your favorite metal charms, beads, and found objects
Chain nose pliers
Shop shears or tin snips
Round nose pliers
Small wire cutters
Disposable paintbrush
Safety Glasses
Dremel or other rotary tool with cut of wheels, grinding stone, drill bits, & buffing wheels
Hand punch (optional)
Torch (optional)
CONTACT
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
RUSTIQUE ROMANCE
$145 one-day class
The earth is full of minerals. Some of these minerals have health benefits, while others are desired for their rarity and beauty. Drusys are collected for their beauty. Sometimes referred to as druzy, druze, druse or drusie, these glittering rocks are sought-after by jewelry makers and rock hounds. 
A drusy is sets of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of another stone. There are many types of drusy, because there are many types of minerals. Each type of drusy has particular characteristics, such as crystal size, luster and color. Quartz is one of the most common drusy types because of the prevalence of silica throughout the world. No matter what mineral forms the drusy, the overall appearance usually resembles that of sugar. The tiny crystals are considered beautiful because, like large gemstones, they glitter and catch rays of light.
Druzys have infatuated and tickled my fancy for quite some time…now I know why.  The sugary crystals catch my eye almost as fast as vintage rhinestones!
This class will be about cutting or sawing layers of metal into the perfect shape to hold your chosen druzy.  Then, delicately embedding it into silver bearing solder.
I’ll also share some unique ways to add a little extra touch to your wire wraps, as well a new signature hook & eye closure.
The outcome, I believe, will give birth to a rustic yet elegant necklace.  Adding a sprinkle of beautiful gemstone points, well that will just add the perfect ending to a one of a kind piece of art and necklace I call…Rustique Romance.
KIT FEE - $15.00 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Class Handout & Templates
Brass Wire
Rivets & Druzy Attachment
Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Micro Attachments & Tiny Screwdrivers (if desired)
Dremel Tool & Bits
Quenching Bowls
Safety Glasses
Face Masks & Disposable Gloves
Wall Lenk LPT-500 Torch
Red Rubber Stamps
Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Metal Chisels
Heavy Duty Cutters
Texture Hammers & Brass Mallets
Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax
Solder Cleaner & Sealer
Gilders Paste
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Druzy Cabochon, FLAT Backed (approx.1-1/2”x1”, a bit more or less, one that is not more than 6 oz. works best)
Brass, Copper or Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least 2 different 4”x4” pieces
Brass, Copper or Sterling Silver Wire, 24, 22, 20 gauges for wire wrapping - PLEASE patina wire before class!)
Brass or Copper Wire, approx. 8” of 12 gauge or 
Sterling Silver Dead Soft Wire, 8” of 14-16 gauge
Excel Micro Torch 
Blazer Torch (http://www.beaducation.com/shop/blazer-butane-torch-p-1926.html)  One with small controlled flame, that will not exceed approx. 2,500 degrees F.
Fuel, Butane
Lenox Brand Sterling Solid Wire Solder, Lead-Free, Easy-Flowing 1 lb. box (Purple Label) (www.amazon.com or www.grainger.com)
LENOX Brand Water Soluble Lead Free Flux (Lowe’s or www.amazon.com or www.grainger.com)
Flux Brushes (Lowe’s or Home Depot)
Long Nose Pliers, (Inexpensive kind from Harbor Freight)
Kiln Brick or Magnesium Soldering Block (www.beaducation.com)
Cookie Sheet (Inexpensive kind w/a lip) or Heat Resistant Surface
French Shears/Metal Shears (I prefer French)
V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp
Metal Jewelry Files, #2 & #4 (half-round or flat)
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round Nose
Bail Making Pliers (Large-7mmx9mm)
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm or 1.25mm
Drill Bit, 1/8” (sold individually at hardware stores)
Ball Peen Hammer
Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
Steel Bench Block & Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Center Punch
Black Permanent Marker, Ultra-Fine
Ruler & Scissors
Work light, (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord) and personal eye protection
OPTIONAL
Etched Metal, Brass, Copper or Nickel Silver, 24-gauge (not oxidized.  I will also have some for sale in class.)
Gemstone Point Beads (top drilled)
Various necklace components to complete your necklace, such as:  brass findings, vintage book chain, rough hammered gemstones, namely amethyst, kyanite, tourmaline, Larimar, and amazonite, crystal rondells
Dasco Pro Cold Metal Chisels, ¼” or 5/16”
Bracelet Forming Pliers
Fat Daddy or Heavy Duty Cutters
Jewelers Saw & Blades (#5/0, 6/0 or 7/0) & Cut Lube
Favorite Metal Design, Letter Stamps & Red Rubber Stamps ((MUST BE red rubber stamps)
CONTACT
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm and 6 pm until 9 pm
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
Vintage Metal Deck
$220 nine-hour class
In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3 inches, to transform into a beautiful work of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper,  found objects, and you will learn a boatload of brand new ideas & techniques! You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...applying texture to metal, metal transfers, a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal, how to add ink & paint as a design element, how to use patina to change the look of the metal, alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue, how to correctly use tools & products, including the dapping block & a few new surprises, how to master object placement, composition & problem solving, how to add texture & depth to your work, composition & design concepts, a variety of new surface design techniques and how to create a cohesive, themed project. You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.
$25 KIT FEE payable to instructor at time of class and includes
All of the metal that you will need to create the deck
Wire
Images
Ephemera
Found objects
Use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper & consumables
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring exactly what is listed on the supply list. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net.
- WHITE GESSO, at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied
Any brand of gesso will work, but the thick Utrecht gesso is best for this project
- FLUID MATTE MEDIUM (not gel medium)- small 4 0z. bottle, any brand
- SOPHISTICATED FINISHES/MODERN OPTIONS PATINA- 4 oz. Blue or green, your choice. Be sure to buy the matching copper surfacer, patina will not work without it.   This is usually available at your local craft store, or online here....http://www.modernoptions.com/
-SCISSORS
- a few medium size paint brushes
- BRADS, EYELET’S & WIRE a variety of sizes & colors
- A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH if you have one- I will bring several to share
- 2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around.  I will have some on hand to share
- SMALL IMAGES & small found objects
- A HEAT GUN if you have one
CONTACT
website http://thingmakerstudio.blogspot.com
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
NAUTILUS EARRINGS
$145 one-day class 
Inspired by the endlessly fascinating shape of the nautilus, these earrings are stylish, beautiful and easy to wear. In this class, we'll explore the inspirational shape of the spiral by making various one piece earring shapes, as well as a couple of half hoop earring styles, with ear wires. I'll show you how to create a perfect wire spiral that you'll want to incorporate into your other works. We'll embellish our nautilus-inspired shapes by wrapping them with beads using a wrap that’s a bit reminiscent of a nest; we’ll use round and rondelle shaped beads for this, as well as top-drilled briolette beads. This is a really beautiful and versatile wrap. We'll also make a wire half-hoop (one of my favorite styles!) as well as a textured metal half-hoop. Techniques covered are: wire shaping and wrapping, annealing and hardening metal, texturing metal, creating a perfect spiral, wrapping rondelle and/or round beads, wrapping top-drilled briolette beads, making perfect ear wires, drawing a bead on wire.
***Please patina your wire before coming to class***
KIT FEE: $10 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Use of tools:
Texture hammers and tools
Hole punch pliers
Ring mandrel
0000 steel wool
Torches
Fuel
Gloves
Safety glasses
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
20-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, approx. 10 feet
22-gauge, dead soft sterling wire; 2 feet
26-gauge, dead soft sterling wire; at least 10 feet
28 gauge nickel silver sheet metal, approx. 5 x 5 inches
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelry hammer
Small (12-oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal file, fine (#0 or #2)
Awl
Foam sanding block, fine grit
Top drilled briolette beads; approx.10mm to 15mm (see photos)
Center drilled rondelle and/or round beads; approx. 5mm to 7mm (see photos)
Fine point Sharpie
Ruler
Pencil
Scissor
Battery powered work light
OPTIONAL
Ring mandrel
Hole punch pliers
Texture hammers; sharp texturing hammer
Ear plugs
CONTACT
FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RICHARD SALLEY and JESSICA JORDAN
The All New
3-Ring Circus
$435 three-day class
Richard Salley and Jessica Jordan team up to bring you an intensive 3-day workshop that focuses entirely on the process of ring making. In this series of workshops we will be presenting how to make 3 rings, 3 different ways in 3 days. Whether this will be your first foray into ring making or you want to expand your ring making knowledge, you will leave the workshop with newly acquired skills that will launch you into a new level of jewelry making.
Day 1:
The Hollow Donut Ring – Begin your Circus experience with a basic design that is determined to get you geared up and primed for the other types of rings you will learn to make.  Although simple in concept, the Hollow Donut Ring has unlimited design possibilities...mix metal, add stones, create patterns and textures to name a few options. On Day 1 you will learn how to properly size a ring for any given gauge of metal, how to resize a ring once it has been made, and how to finish your piece in a polished, professional way.
Day 2:
The Prong-Set Ring – Continue your Circus experience on Day 2 by creating a sterling silver prong-set ring. Not every stone fits nicely into a conventional bezel and a prong setting offers options that usual bezels can't offer.  We will also discuss various ring shank possibilities. Learning both how to create a prong setting and securely set a stone are two skills that can easily be applied to an infinite number of ring design possibilities. A valuable addition to your jewelry-making arsenal!
Day 3:
The Stone-On-Stone Ring – The grand finale!  End your circus stint by stacking stones!  Learn another way to add interest and intrigue to your rings. Everyone will want to know how you manage to secure one stone on top of another. On Day 3 the mystery will be revealed and you will acquire a skill that will blow the lid off the design possibility big top!  From here, the sky is the limit!
KIT fee: $80 payable to Instructor at class time AND includes
(2x)12mm x 75mm 20gauge Sterling silver for two hollow rings
10mm x 75mm 20gauge Copper
10mm x 75mm 20gauge Brass
(2x)6mm x 75mm Sterling silver for ring bands
(2x)30mm x 30mm 22gauge Sterling silver sheet
30mm x 30mm 24gauge Sterling
75mm round or flat 10g sterling wire
Fine silver bezel wire
2mm silver tubing
Turquoise cabochon approx 15-20ct
Stone for prong ring
5mm Carnelian cabochon and bezel cup
Hard, Medium and Easy Silver Solders
Silver Solder Flux
Butane fuel and Torches
Sandpaper
Polishing supplies
Pickle Solution
Patina
Handouts
Use of miscellaneous tools and machines
Students should bring the following tools to class
Safety glasses
Basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters
Ring clamp
Needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc.
Hand Files - #4 cut half-round or half-round ring file, #2 flat or half-round
Bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher
Bench Pin
Bench Block or Anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound
Jeweler’s saw and blades (size #3/0 or 4/0)
Calipers (Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight for around $20)
Ring Mandrel
Rawhide Mallet
cross-peen hammer or goldsmithing hammer
Optional
Steel dapping block and punches
5X Loupe, Magnifying glasses or Optivisor
Bring your own sterling silver and stones if you wish to make additional rings
Small Machinist Square (2" size or larger)
Miter Cutting Vise/Jig
CONTACT
Richard’s email art@rsalley.com
Richard’s website http://rsalley.com
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RIKI SCHUMACHER
TIMELESS BEAUTY
$145 all-day class
Join me for a fabulous metals technique workshop!  So many skills are sprinkled in.  You will be designing and constructing a custom watchband. A combination of mixed metals may be used, as well as stampings, then cold connect all pieces together for fabulous layered look.
I have always loved watches, and used to make beaded ones many moons ago, they are really what launched me into jewelry.  So I’m super excited about this, and feel these are really unique! There are a ton of metal techniques involved in my hands on workshop.
Here are just a few of the skills you will learn in this unique workshop:
What metals to use in making this project
Tips on layering multiple pieces of metals
How to design a custom watchband
How to attach items to rounded pieces
Cutting and creating shapes in metal
Filing, fitting and drilling metal
How to patina and hand finish your creation
How to include a photo, if desired
*All levels are welcome*
KIT FEE - $14 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Metals for band
Brass stamping or filigree
Jump rings
Micro hardware
Lobster claw clasp
Rivet hardware
Polishing pad, patinas, sand papers
Use of many tools and materials
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Texture hammers
Bracelet mandrels
Drills & bits
Templates
Patinas
Punches, files, hammers
Extra hardware
Wood for drilling
Extra metals and jump rings
Sealers, paint brushes
**Watches for purchase - I will have a variety of some cool watches available for purchase
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Metal shears
Heavy wire cutters (Fat Daddy’s if you have them)
Steel block & rag
Rawhide or plastic hammer
Mini ball peen hammer (2-ounce preferably)
Regular ball peen hammer
Center punch
Flat metal file
Needle metal files
Pliers - flat nose, large round nose, small round nose
Bracelet benders if you have them
Ruler, pencil, fine tip permanent marker, masking or painters tape Metal hole punches (if you have them)
Small scissors
About 2” of small chain
6” of larger chain, (best if open links on the larger chain)
* Bring some beautiful small stampings, a touch of this and that, whatever you think might look great on a watchband, and can be drilled and attached.  Thin attachments are good, and no wider than about 13mm. Metal tags, stampings like crowns or filigree, a bit of sparkle, old tintypes, photographs, frame stampings, and so many possibilities.  Just give some thought to the comfort of it on the band while wearing, as well as capability of attaching.
OPTIONAL
Ott light - battery powered (with lots of batteries), or plug-in variety with an extension cord
Magnifiers
If you want to add a photo, bring a small one about ½” by ½” wide or so, or to fit a frame stamping you might bring.
*Feel free to bring a watch of your own - You’ll need one with about a 15-18mm bar opening (band width).
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
EVA SHERMAN
MICRO-FOLDED & ENAMELED LINK BRACELET
$145 all-day class
***Class limited to 15 students***
Using a simple micro folding technique developed by the instructor, students will create amazing dimensional textures on which to enamel. With just a few basic metalworking skills, students will complete a cold connected, textured, and torch fired enameled link braceletAll levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. 
KIT FEE: $45 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes the use of selected tools and all supplies needed to complete the project including:
Copper jump rings
Copper magnet clasp
Copper sheet
Copper rivets
Hole punches
Metal shears
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flush cutters
Awl
Torches/fuel
Solder bricks
Crock pot/pickle
Copper tongs
Cross locking tweezers
Brash brushes
Design stamps
Liver of Sulfur patina
Spray sealer
Sanding blocks
Sharpie
Tape measure
Enamels
Penny brite
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Rubber mallet
Metal file
Chasing hammer
Rivet hammer
Household hammer
Steel bench block
Tripod with screen
Solder brick
3 point trivet
OPTIONAL
Magnification
Battery powered work light
Ear  plugs
CONTACT
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
EVA SHERMAN
Romantic Ruffled Cuff
$75 three-hour class
***Class limited to 15 students***
Create a romantic ruffled cuff; with an edge! This technique is like making a pie crust, except we will be using hammers and torches to ruffle the edges. Students will complete one cold connected ruffled cuff. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. 
KIT FEE: $30 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes the use of selected tools and all supplies needed to complete the project including
Copper sheet
Copper rivets
Needle nose files
Hole punches
Metal shears
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flush cutters
Awl
Torches/fuel
Solder bricks
Crock pot/pickle
Copper tongs
Cross locking tweezers
Brash brushes
Liver of sulfur patina
Spray sealer
Sanding blocks
Sharpie
Tape measure
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Rubber mallet
Metal file
Chasing hammer
Steel block
Steel oval bracelet mandrel
OPTIONAL
Magnification
Battery powered work light
Ear plugs
CONTACT
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
KIM ST. JEAN
PEWTER CASTING WORKSHOP
$145 one-day class 
Create unique components using pewter casting techniques and a butane culinary torch. We will cast through things, onto things, and into molds pressed into casting sand. We call the techniques through it, onto it, and into it. Pewter provided is lead free and made in the USA. There is enough pewter included in the kit to make 10+ castings. We will have hundreds of molds to choose from or bring your own object for impression. Turning the castings into wearable jewelry will be covered as well. Open to all levels, all tools & supplies are provided.
KIT FEE - $45 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES
Approximately one pound of pewter
All metals for setting cabochons
Use of instructors tools
Consumables
Handout
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Melting ladle
Casting sand
Solder board
Copper solder
Brazing rods
Torch and fuel
Saw frames
Pliers, hammers, anvils and vises
Protective work surface
Metal shears
Buffer and grinder
Files
Pickle
Patina
Impressions for molds
Screen and mesh
Rubber stamps
Crystals
Texturing tools
Specialty pliers
Dremel tools
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
None, instructor will provide all tools and supplies
OPTIONAL
Objects for impression
CONTACT
FRIDAY
February 6, 2015
6 pm until 9 pm
kim st. jean
copper soldered pendant
$75 three-hour class 
You will make a copper pendant utilizing design, sawing, texturing, soldering, and patina techniques. We will attach a creative bail either by soldering or using brazing techniques.
KIT FEE - $35 payable to instructor at class time and includes
A cabochon of choice
Copper sheet
Copper bezel
Copper solder
All consumables
Use of instructors tools
Handout
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Solder board
Copper solder
Torch, fuel
Saw frames
Pliers, hammers, anvils
Protective work surface
Metal shears
Buffer and grinder
Files
Pickle, patina,
Texturing tools
Specialty pliers
Dremel tools
Quench bowls, etc
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
None, instructor will provide all tools and supplies
OPTIONAL
A cabochon if you have one you’ve been wanting to set personal tools if desired
CONTACT
Website http://www.kimstjean.com 
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
TIN ANGEL
$145 all-day class
The beauty and mystery of these supernatural, winged creatures has captivated our collective imagination for centuries, and artists throughout history have interpreted angelic form in infinite variations and have rendered these beings in every media available. In this class, students will bring a tin can and a porcelain doll head & hands, and create their very own angel. The can itself can be any shape or size, rusty or not (the pictured sample is an empty spray paint can, but had absolutely no paint inside!) Instruction centers on seamlessly unifying dissimilar media by altering the appearance of the porcelain doll parts; coloring/altering copper, brass, and other metals to a weathered, worn, and rusty appearance; and incorporating sturdy connection methods into the overall design of these "well built" dolls. While this is a project-based course, there is much room for individual expression (students are encouraged to bring along found objects, favorite rubber stamps, and other materials, metal or otherwise, to decorate, embellish, and personalize their angel) and students will receive detailed, one-on-one instruction in many useful fabrication techniques, like rolling, engraving, stamping, punching, cutting and drilling metal, hardware applications, sculpting, and altering copper, brass, hardware, and other objects with special paints, torches, tools, & patinas. 
KIT FEE: $35 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Wooden base
Copper sheet metal
Various hardware
Chain
Metallic surfacing paints
Patinas
Copper wire
Two-part resin clay
Brass sheet metal
Clear coat spray (time permitting)
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
At least one tin can (no aluminum! Think soup, juice, etc.)
Porcelain doll head and hands (find one on the thrift store's abandoned doll shelf)
Tin snips
A drill, Dremel, or other rotary tool with assorted drill bits, sanding barrels and cut-off wheels (a grindstone can be helpful too)
Heavy duty wire cutters
Needle nose pliers
Phillip's & flat head screwdrivers
Safety glasses
OPTIONAL (if they're not a hassle - instructor has extra tools for students to share if you are unable to bring all of the tools) 
Propane torch
Clay sculpting tools
Hammer and bench block
Heat gun
Nut driver set (very handy indeed)
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
DREMEL AFTER DINNER
$75 three-hour class
So you bought a Dremel Tool, with all those crazy attachments and bits, and the unbridled versatility of this amazing device has left you more than a little bit confused, or even intimidated. Fear not my friends, for this course will turn a Dremel Novice into a Dremel Master. I will explain all the basic workings of the tool, chucks, collets, and how to change accessories. We'll go over what many of the different tips and bits can do, such as drilling, cutting, buffing, sanding, grinding, polishing, carving, engraving, and a few of the specialty bits and attachments like tools that can drill and cut glass or stone (diamond bit/cutter required). Students will not only get a demonstration of these tools and several of their myriad uses on all kinds of materials, but should bring along a variety of supplies to practice on, as there will plenty of quality hands-on time for you and your new tool. We will also cover basic safety for rotary tools. 
Students should bring: A Dremel (or other roary tool) with all the bits, attachments, and gizmos
a variety of supplies to play with like metal, wood, plastic, porcelain, stone and glass (requires a diamond bit or cut off wheel)
some snips or shears
a pair of needle-nose pliers
wire cutters
scissors
ruler
Sharpie
don't forget the safety glasses!
­­­­­­ SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
FORM, FOLD, LAYER & LACE
$145 one-day class
There is nothing quite so satisfying to me, as to take a few small pieces of plain base sheet metal and transform them into a beautiful set of ear adornments.
The simple beauty of using etched and hand textured metal, along with the art of fold forming and lacing, will be covered in this class.  I will supply some favorite earring patterns, but really the class will be one that dares you to design your very own, using lacing as a form of attaching the metal in layers of two or three, or more!  I can’t begin to tell you how this seemingly simple challenge will start your creative juices flowing, as you dive into ways to create movement, as well as stability, in your tiny pieces of art.  This class will transfer over into pendants, bracelets, and more.  Texture is a beautiful thing.  In this class, there will be plenty of it.  So much texture…so little time…sigh.
KIT FEE - $15.00 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Class Handout & Patterns
Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces
Quenching Bowls & Pliers
Dremel Tool & Bits
Safety Glasses
Face Masks & Disposable Gloves
Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Metal Chisels
Texture Hammers & Brass Mallets
Etching Solution & Disposal Supplies
Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax
Disc Cutter, Dapping & Swaging Blocks
Rubber Stamps & Clean-up Supplies
Tumbler
Pickle Pot
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Brass, Copper & Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24-and 26-gauge, at least 6”x 6” pieces
Brass, Copper or Sterling Silver Wire, 24- and 22-gauge for lacing, 20-gauge for ear wires; might also want to use 18-gauge (amounts of each will vary upon number & type of earrings you choose to design-PLEASE patina wire before class!)
Jewelers Saw & Blades (#5/0, 6/0 or 7/0)
V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp
French Shears or Metal Shears
Metal Jewelry Files, #2 & #4 (half-round or flat)
Cut Lube
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round Nose & Nylon Jaw
Bracelet Forming Pliers
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm & 1.25mm
Bail Making Pliers (Large-7mmx9mm & Medium-3mmx5mm)
Drill Bit, 1/8” (sold individually at hardware stores)
Ball Peen Hammer
Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
Steel Bench Block
Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Center Punch
Staz-On Ink, Jet Black
Black Permanent Markers, Large Chisel Point & Ultra-Fine
Ruler
Scissors
Pencil with eraser
Work light, (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord)
OPTIONAL
Favorite Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Favorite Rubber Stamps (MUST BE red rubber stamps)
Personal Eye Protection
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm AND 6 PM UNTIL 9 PM
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
Lily’s Book
Charming canvas book with pockets
In this workshop you will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages. I first created this book 5 years ago to take with me on a 
special trip to Paris and it quickly became my favorite travel journal. The book starts out at approximately 5 x 7 inches, but can be much larger after we add embellishments. The canvas pages make it a hardy, durable book that can travel far & survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments & pockets, perfect for your souvenirs & writing, providing a safe place to keep your writing that you may not want to share with the world. I love to show off my art journals, but I find that this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say.  Now you can write your heart out & still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends! This is an intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies, a lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.
$25 KIT FEE payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Needles
Waxed linen thread
Fibers
Cheesecloth
Textured mesh
Sandpaper
Waxed paper
Pockets
Lace
Ephemera
A dry sample of different texture mediums
Use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring exactly what is listed on the supply list. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net
CANVAS  36 x 41 inches, un stretched, unprimed. (usually sold by the roll or yard) unprimed. Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/items/07301-1036/It doesn’t have to be expensive canvas, but the thicker, the better.
IMPORTANT- PLEASE GESSO BOTH SIDES OF THE CANVAS BEFORE COMNG TO CLASS. Gesso the canvas yourself & do not buy the primed canvas, this makes a big difference in the way the canvas reacts to the ink. You can tear the canvas in half (36” x 20-1/2”) for packing purposes, but please do not tear any smaller. I purchase my canvas at my local art supply store that sells it by the yard, but you can also find it here - http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-no-12-heavy-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/
WHITE GESSO - at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.  http://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Artists-Acrylic-Gesso--White--Medium-Bodied-MP9000-i1004379.utrecht
CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE - 8 oz. bottle. http://www.crafterspick.com/ This glue is best for this project, please, no substitutes.
ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK (NOT ALCOHOL INK) - 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors. These inks are only available here, you will probably love them & want more! 
http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_dyeink_adirondackreinker.htm***If you don’t want to try the dye inks, you can substitute 2 or 3 small bottles of acrylic paint, however the inks really do work best, and the colors are amazing. We will be using the ink to stain the canvas
A CRAFT HEAT GUN From a craft store, not an industrial type heat gun from a hardware store
SEVERAL INEXPENSIVE BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT & GLUE, small, & medium size
A BOOKBINDERS AWL
BONE FOLDER
12” METAL RULER
PENCIL with an ERASER
APRON & RAGS
SEWING SCISSORS
PALETTE KNIFE
SCRAP PAPER - Lots! 
LACE, FABRIC, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO YOUR BOOK.
VENETIAN PLASTER - http://www.lowes.com/pd_214786-4-007.0214786.007_?PL=1&productId=3107117. I’ve only found this sold by the gallon; you will only need about 8 oz.  
Please bring only one, either Venetian Plaster or molding paste, since they are very similar. The plaster is less expensive, but the initial investment is higher, since it is only sold by the gallon 
OPTIONAL
EXTRA FIBERS & BEADS FOR THE SPINE some are included  in your class kit
WAXED LINEN THREAD - I provide a neutral color in your kit, if you’d like another color, please bring it.
ANY OTHER ACRYLIC TEXTURE GELS THAT YOU LOVE- Golden makes a wide variety of texture mediums, including micaceous oxide, pumice & tar gel
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
BASKET WEAVE BEZEL RING
$145 one-day class 
Looking for an alternative to the typical bezel setting? In this class I'll show you how to create a basket weave, prong setting that's both gorgeous and unique. This setting would be suitable for a ring or a pendant, but we'll be working on rings. You'll learn how to prepare and texture a ring blank, build prongs and weave a "nest" for the setting. This setting is particularly good for irregularly shaped stones and objects, or stones that don't have a flat back. Techniques covered will be sawing, filing, texturing, silver soldering, drawing a bead on heavy gauge wire, annealing and hardening metal, patina and weaving.
Bring several cabochons, stones and/or objects suitable for a ring (see photos) and measure approximately 30mm by 35mm or smaller
KIT FEE: $15 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Solder
Flux
0000 steel wool
Saw blades
Torches
Fuel
Soldering set ups
Pickle
Patina
Gloves
Safety glasses
Use of tools
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
20-gauge sterling sheet metal: final measurement is approx. 3” by ½” but bring enough metal for two…we will be sawing in class
16-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, 1 foot per ring. Copper may be substituted
22-gauge, dead soft sterling wire; at least 12 feet per ring. Copper may be substituted
Several cabochons, stones and/or objects approx. 30mm by 35mm
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Flat nose jewelry pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelers saw
Bench pin (small clamps for bench pin are optional but great to have in class)
Small (12-oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal file, fine (#0 or #2)
Awl
Foam sanding block, fine grit
Fine point Sharpie
Pencil
Scissor
OPTIONAL
Wrap-n-Tap pliers; large size
Texture hammers; sharp texturing hammer
Work light
Earplugs
CONTACT
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RIKI SCHUMACHER
QUEEN’S LACE NECKLACE
$145 all-day class
Join me in this wonderfully creative, hands-on metals workshop.  You will be designing a custom pendant with a soldered bezel and brass stamping, a darling scallop look, and a dob of rhinestones if you like. What picture will go inside your bezel? How about a sepia tone of a relative or loved one? Or you could use a beautiful hand made “Auratone” I will be providing.  These are fabulous sepia tone photos with a lovely gold background, a process my friend Barbara Buckles invented.  She will be supplying some Auratones specifically for this workshop. These little works of art are a blast to make, and have such a special feel to them with their royal “lace” effect.  I can’t wait to share this with you.
Here’s a few of the wonderful techniques included in the class:
-       instruction on soldering with a micro butane torch
-       how to flood a bezel with solder
-       how to stamp words in to metal
-       the secret of how to solder on rhinestone chain with a micro torch
-       how to make a handmade clasp for your necklace
-       techniques in wiring objects together
-       how to drill for eyelets, then hand set
-       how to cut and file metal
-       Riki’s technique of adding a romantic lace look to metal
-       how to paint angel wings and doo-dads on your photo
-       assistance in design elements of creating your necklace, basic wire techniques
The result is a feast for the eyes, and fit for a queen! 
KIT FEE - $15 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Bezels
Auratone photos
Rhinestone chain
Sheet metal
Brass stamping
Patterns for the pendant
Brass wire for a hand made clasp
Resin
Use of many tools and supplies
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Heat safe surfaces
Some soldering bricks and supplies - flux, solder, cups, brushes, quench bowls
Extra files
Paint, paintbrushes
Extra jewelry tools
Drills
Patinas, sealers
Sand papers, polishing pads, green scrubbies, paper towels
Metal alphabet
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Micro Butane torch (contact me if you don’t have one), butane fuel**, soldering brick if you have one, cheap long nose pliers (Harbor Freight)
** I will have extra fuel for sale at the retreat for those flying in!
Basic jewelry tools - round nose and needle nose pliers, flush wire cutters
Files - needle metal files, half round file (medium to fine)
Small sewing scissors
Steel block
Plastic or leather hammer
1/16” eyelet setting if you have one
Center punch
Metal cutting shears
Vintage objects to add to your necklace, like beads, buttons, crystals, pearls (with holes big enough for 20ga wire)
20ga wire of some kind to wire necklace together (copper, brass, bronze or sterling)
Extra bling to add like rhinestone earrings or brooches
Chain for necklace
Apron, rag, fine tip permanent marker
Mask, if sensitive to fumes
Feel free to bring your own picture of some sort to use in your pendant, a one-inch circle size.  You might want to bring old rhinestone bracelets for the necklace portion, or old rhinestone bits to add.
OPTIONAL
Ott light - battery powered (with lots of batteries), or plug-in variety with an extension cord
Magnifiers
Small metal hole punch
CONTACT
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 12:00 pm
EVA SHERMAN
A RIBBON RUNS THROUGH IT
$75 three-hour class
***Class limited to 15 students***
If you like to think outside of the box, combining beads and bezel wire is a great way to add texture and dimension to your creations. Learn to create a ruffled cuff base upon which to layer beads and bezel wire, to create an edgy yet feminine cuff. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. 
KIT FEE: $30 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes the use of selected tools and all supplies needed to complete the project including:
Focal Beads
Copper wire
Copper sheet
Copper rivets
Hole punches
Metal shears
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
Flush cutters
Awl
Torches/fuel
Solder bricks
Crock pot/pickle
Copper tongs
Cross locking tweezers
Brash brushes
Design stamps
Liver of Sulfur patina
Spray sealer
Sanding blocks
Sharpie
Tape measure
**Some additional focal beads will be available for sale in class.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Steel oval mandrel
Rubber mallet
Metal file
Chasing hammer
Rivet hammer
Household hammer
Steel bench block
OPTIONAL
Magnification
Battery powered work light
Ear  plugs
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
EVA SHERMAN
MARGARITA CUFF
$75 three-hour class
***Class limited to 15 students***
When using the ”chasing on air” technique developed by Charles Lewton Brain, there is no support for the metal. Various size dapping tools are used to create the three-dimensional effect. Since this technique is a bit unpredictable, it does create some great free-form designs! Students will complete one cold connected cuff embellished with crystal margarita beads. All levels are are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. 
KIT FEE: $30 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes the use of selected tools and all supplies needed to complete the project including:
Copper sheet
Copper Wire
Copper rivets
Swarovski margarita beads
Hole punches
Metal shears
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flush cutters
Dapping set
Awl
Torches/fuel
Solder bricks
Crock pot/pickle
Copper tongs
Cross locking tweezers
Brash brushes
Design stamps
Liver of Sulfur patina
Spray sealer
Sanding blocks
Sharpie
Tape measure
Enamels
Penny brite
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Rubber mallet
Metal file
Chasing hammer
Rivet hammer
Household hammer
Steel bench block
Steel oval bracelet mandrel
OPTIONAL
Magnification
Battery powered work light
Ear  plugs
SATURDAY
February 7, 2015
9 am until 4 pm
kim st. jean
spider set pendant
$145 one-day class 
We will utilize cold connections, prong brazing, negative space sawing, and wire wrapping to make this pendant with a unique stone setting.
KIT FEE - $35 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Cabochon
Copper, nickel, and/or brass sheet
Copper and brass wire
Copper tubing
Riveting materials
Copper solder and/or brazing rods
Use of tools
All consumables
Handout
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Solder board
Copper solder, brazing rods
Torch, fuel
Saw frames
Pliers, hammers, anvils, vises
Protective work surface
Metal shears
Buffer and grinder
Files
Tube cutting jig
Texturing tools
Specialty pliers
Dremel tools
Quench bowls, etc.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
None, instructor will provide all tools and supplies
OPTIONAL
Stone or cabochon if desired
Upgrade to sterling silver at class time for a fee based on market
CONTACT
website www.kimstjean.com 
SATURDAY
February 7, 2015
6 pm until 9 pm
kim st. jean
Ruffled Bangle
$75 three-hour class
Create a statement bangle utilizing fold form techniques, annealing and hammering. We will braze the ends together once they meet and string the stones on elastic. This is an intensive hammering class. 
KIT FEE - $35 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Choice of a strand of stones
Copper sheet
Copper solder and/or brazing rods
Use of tools
All consumables
Handout
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Solder board
Copper solder
Brazing rods
Torch, fuel, annealing pan
Pliers, hammers, anvils, vises
Protective work surface
Metal shears
Buffer and grinder
Files
Tube cutting jig
Texturing tools
Specialty pliers
Dremel tools
Patina, quench bowls, etc.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
None, instructor will provide all tools and supplies
OPTIONAL
Stone strand if desired
Upgrade to sterling silver at class time for a fee based on market
CONTACT
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
Tiny Glass & Copper Journal
$145 one-day class
Do good things really come in small packages? Well this tiny little glass and copper journal is jam-packed with charm and will be a treasure once filled with your photos, writing, or art. Students fabricate "from scratch" a 4" x 3" glass and copper journal. I just love the way the vintage photo transparencies look with the metal but the images on the front and back covers are entirely up to you, just bring 2 transparency images 2"x3". I will even give you a few other design choices as you construct this smaller updated version of my original all-metal binding and book spine. We attach the copper and baroque swirled glass covers with delightfully rusted hardware. Just a few of the things you will be learning are: glass cutting, alteration of metal with torch and patina, hardware, hand tools and safety, simple metal fabrication, wire wrapping, basic book binding terminology, and lots of other cool tips and tricks for a mixed media artist! Get more info at www.blacksheepartist.com
KIT FEE: $35 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes
Copper plumber's tape
Baroque glass
Transparency photos (or bring your own 2"x 3")
Hardware
Copper or brass wire
Chain
Beads & pins
Patina
Clearcoat (if there's time)
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
16 pieces of 90# hot press watercolor paper torn or deckled at 5.75" x 3.75" (paint these too if you want)
Tin snips
Wire cutters
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Phillips screwdriver
Safety Glasses
Disposable paintbrush
Torch (optional)
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
REPOUSSE HEARTS
$145 one-day class
Repoussé, a method of decorating metals in which parts of the design are raised in relief from the back or the inside of the article by means of hammers and punches.  The name Repoussé is derived from the French word pousser, “to push forward.” This ancient technique, which has been used extensively throughout the history of metalworking, achieved widespread popularity in Europe during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
If you have been waiting to try this technique, wait no more.  The time is now…as I will share “my style” of designing Repoussé hearts, which will be the main focus in this class.  And, how about adding another great technique to the mix…torch fired enameling!  Yes, you’ll have the option to add a bit of enamel work, including the technique of sgraffito, to your design, which makes for many beautiful and unique combinations.
Forging and annealing heavy gauge wire will also be covered and is an option to use in class, if you desire a choker.  But, if that’s not your style, bring along a bit of extra goodies to complete a necklace.  Whatever you choose to design, it’s sure to delight.  Come join me for the day, as we work some metal magic.
KIT FEE - $25.00 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES
Class Handout & Heart Patterns
Micro Attachments
Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Tiny Screwdrivers/Nut Drivers
Enamels
Klyrfire
Soldering Stands
Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces
Quenching Bowls & Pliers
Dremel Tool & Bits
Safety Glasses
Face Masks & Disposable Gloves
Texture Hammers & Brass Mallet
Metal Design & Letter Stamps & Metal Chisels
Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Copper Sheet Metal, 24-gauge, at least 1-6”x 12” piece
Brass &/or Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24-gauge, at least 1- 6”x 12” piece
Metal or French Shears (I prefer French)
V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp
Metal Jewelry Files, #2 (flat & half-round)
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose & Round-Nose
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm
Bail Making Pliers (7mmx9mm)
Drill Bit, 1/8” (sold individually at hardware stores)
Ball Peen Hammer
Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
Steel Bench Block
Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
Forming Hammers, Small Sphere/Cone & Large Sphere/Cone (http://www.riogrande.com/category/tools-and-equipment/120/Hammers-and-Mallets/318)
Center Punch, 5/32” or 1/8” (local hardware store)
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Dasco Pro Cold Chisel, 1/4” or 5/16”
Work light (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord)
Black Permanent Marker, Ultra-Fine
Ruler or Measuring Tape
Scissors
OPTIONAL
Jewelers Saw & Saw Blades (#5/0, 6/0 or 7/0)
Cut Lube (if you will be using a Jewelers Saw)
Power Max Flush Cutters or Fat Daddy Cutters 
Personal Safety Glasses 
Favorite Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Supplies to complete a choker:
Brass/Bronze or Copper Wire, 14-16” of 12 gauge (Please patina wire before class)
Supplies to complete a necklace:
Sterling Silver Round Wire, 22 gauge & 1’of 12-14 gauge for a unique hook & eye (Please patina wire before class), vintage rhinestone brooch, shoe, dress clip or earring, vintage rhinestone bracelet or necklace with a fold-over clasp, gemstones, chain, clear crystal rondells, 6-8mm
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
FAUX ETCHING
Surface Design on Metal
$145 one-day class
Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I have been having a blast etching anything that I can get my hands on!
In this workshop, you will learn an amazing technique for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. While working on the sculpture, we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. If you’d like, please bring some extra metal to etch, you can etch these in the morning & take them home to use in other projects. This technique will become a treasured favorite and will be useful in many other projects. You will leave with at least 1 figurative sculpture, 2 or more if you work fast & bring extra tins & heads!
$15 KIT FEE payable to instructor at time of class and includes
A hand made clay face for the project
Patina
Extra metal for attaching head
Found objects
Use of instructor’s hand carved stamps, tools & other consumables
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring all of the supplies listed below. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at lklight@copper.net
ALTOID TINS at least 1, with the paint burned off. I throw mine on the grill or in the fireplace to remove the paint. Or you can buy them here, brand new -http://www.papermart.com/rectangular-tin-cans/id=20952#20952
I provide 1 new tin; if you would like to make more then one, please bring more to class.
BRUSHES one or two inexpensive craft brushes
MATTE MEDIUM small amount- 2 oz. will be plenty
CRAFTERS PICK, ULTIMATE GLUE - small 2 oz. Bottle.  This glue is available at Hobby Lobby, or online...http://www.crafterspick.com/
SMALL BRADS Available at most craft stores
BLACK WIRE – 22-gauge, available at most hardware or craft stores
BRASS or COPPER a few small scrap pieces to practice on.
FOUND OBJECTS - A variety of objects that can be added to your sculpture... Think of small objects that can be used as legs, arms & hair. Buttons, lace, game pieces, vintage tin, typewriter parts all work especially well. Please see class pictures for ideas.
OPTIONAL
I will have several of these for the class to share. If you’d rather not wait, please bring your own.
RUBBER STAMPS- A bold design, no thin lines, hand carved stamps 
work best. I will have a variety for you to choose from.
A METAL PUNCH- used for punching holes in metal 
A CRAFT HEAT GUN
GILDERS PASTE - www.gilderspaste.com/
2 SMALL CLAMPS I use Irwin Quick grip light duty MICRO bar clamps, 6”. Please read the package carefully; there are 2 that claim to be 6”. You want the smaller of the 2. 
http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Grip-530062-Micro-Bar-Clamp/dp/B00004SBCO/ref=zg_bs_553154_5
These are optional, they will make you job a bit easier & I will have several to share
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
NEEDLE PODS
$145 one-day class
Fabulously funky, yet elegant, these beautiful needle pods are totally addicting to make! The slim, sexy shape of these makes them a standout piece of jewelry. The versatility factor makes them something you'll want to create again and again. In this class, our focus will be on building needle shaped pods that can be used for pendants, earrings or bracelets. I'll also be showing you some great components that will allow you to create any piece of jewelry. I’ll show you how to make perfect ear wires, a bead link, a strong and lovely clasp and an end crimp suitable for use with leather cord, sari silk, rubber cord, rhinestone chain or Wooly Wire. We'll be using Wooly Wire in class for the necklace. Techniques covered in this class include cutting, filing, metal annealing, shaping and forming metal using a forming block, making a bead link with wire, clasp making, end crimps made with wire, use of Wooly Wire and making ear wires perfectly every time.
*** Please patina your wire before coming to class***
KIT FEE: $15 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Use of tools
Texture hammers and tools
Hole punch pliers
Forming blocks
Wrap-n-Tap pliers
0000 steel wool
Torches
Fuel
Recycled sari silk
Safety glasses
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
26-gauge sterling, copper, brass or nickel silver sheet metal, at least 4 inches long and 3 inches wide per pod
14-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, or copper wire, approx. 6 inches
18-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, or copper wire, appox. 1 ½ feet
20-gauge, dead soft sterling wire for ear wires, approx. 6 inches per pair
22-and/or 24-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, or copper wire, at least 3 feet: gauge will depend upon bead hole sizes
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose pliers
Med. Wrap-n-Tap pliers or stepped bailing pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelry hammer
Small (12-oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal shears
Metal file, fine (#0 or #2)
Awl
Foam sanding block, fine grit
Various beads with holes to fit 22-gauge wire for necklace (see photos)
Beads for pendant pod, approx. sizes: 10mm potato pearls, 6mm rounds, 4mm rounds
Beads for earring pods, approx. sizes: 6mm potato pearls, 4mm rounds
1-2 pkgs Wooly Wire (Fundametals or Lima Beads), or recycled sari silk, or leather/rubber cord
Fine point Sharpie
Ruler
Pencil
Scissor
Battery powered work light
OPTIONAL
Wood forming block (Fundametals)
Hole punch pliers
Texture hammers; sharp texturing hammer
Earplugs
CONTACT

SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RIKI SCHUMACHER
The Tab, Please!
$145 all-day class
In this metal smith workshop, you will learn how to make, and incorporate, a tab setting into an assemblage pendant. Tabs are fun to make, versatile, and just darn gorgeous! So many things can be tab set like antique items, cabochons, found objects, and just about anything that is flat on the bottom side.  Many items can’t be set in a traditional bezel, and there are tons of objects that can’t be soldered on to metal due to their fragility. This method may be used over and over again when you get home, where you can set those items you’ve been wanting to but didn’t have the know-how.
I can’t wait to teach you how to do a no-solder setting, using sheet metal and cold connections. You will love introducing this skill in to your bag of tricks.
I hope you join me! I look forward to sharing this art with you, along with many more techniques!
Here are a few of the techniques you will learn in this metal smith workshop:
-       how to design a tab setting to fit your object
-       how to add a word or two to your design with metal
-       how to create the setting from scratch
-       ways to texture a tab for more adornment
-       arranging the setting to work with your other design elements
-       how to cut and file metal
-       drilling and filing metals
-       the proper way of “setting” an item into a tab
-       how to patina and hand finish your piece
-       incorporating your work into a custom necklace
*All levels are welcome*
KIT FEE - $15 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Metals
A stamping for a base
Patinas
Polishing cloth
Micro hardware
Use of tools and materials
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Dremel drills & bits
Extra hardware
Extra metal files
Patinas, sand paper, adhesives, polishing cloths
Texturing hammers
A few bench pins for those who need to use a jewelers saw
* I will bring extra antique photo pins, a few cabochons, various objects to set, and base plate stampings available for purchase.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Metal shears
Files - needle metal files, standard metal files
Steel block & rag
Item to tab-set like an antique photo pin or cabochon (1” to 1-¼” wide and tall if you use my optional base stamping. You can use an item larger too, but no larger than about 1-¾”.)
Rawhide or plastic flat hammer
Jewelry tools - fine nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, ruler, paper, pencil
Extra objects to add to pendant - can be vintage or modern
Any bling you might want to add anywhere
Items to wire into your necklace and 20ga wire for that
OPTIONAL
Ott light - battery powered (with lots of batteries), or plug-in variety with an extension cord
Magnifiers
If you are setting an item smaller thank one inch, you will need to bring a jewelers saw and #3/0 or #4/0 saw blades. (I will have a few on hand too.)
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 12:00 pm
EVA SHERMAN
THE PERFECT STORM CUFF
$75 three-hour class
***Class limited to 15 students***
Create a looped wire cuff base featuring a focal bead of either turquoise or ancient Roman glass -- the original recycled glass! Students will learn a simple free form wire wrapping tecnique that creates consistancy from chaos, and how to make an organic-looking wire bezel. All levels are welcome and no wire working experience is required. 
KIT FEE: $30 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes the use of selected tools and all supplies needed to complete the project including:
Copperwire
Roman Glass or Turquoise Focal Bead
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flush cutters
Liver of Sulfur patina
Spray sealer
Sanding blocks
Sharpie
Tape measure
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Rubber mallet
Oval steel bracelet mandrel
OPTIONAL
Magnification
Battery powered work light
CONTACT
My Email: evasherman@sbcglobal.net
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
1:00 pm until 4 pm
EVA SHERMAN
RINGS ON HER FINGERS AND BELLS ON HER TOES
AND SHE SHALL HAVE MUSIC WHEREVER SHE GOES
$75 three-hour class
***Class limited to 15 students***
Can one ever have too many rings? Me thinks not! Create as many rings as time allows using bits of metal, coils of wire, and various focal beads. Five different design techniques will be demonstrated, and students may use these techniques as patterns, or spring boards for their own design ideas. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. 
KIT FEE: $30 – payable to instructor at time of class and includes the use of selected tools and all supplies needed to complete the projects including:
Focal Beads
Copper wire
Copper sheet
Copper rivets
Hole punches
Metal shears
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
Flush cutters
Awl
Torches/fuel
Solder bricks
Crock pot/pickle
Copper tongs
Cross locking tweezers
Brash brushes
Design stamps
Liver of Sulfur patina
Spray sealer
Sanding blocks
Sharpie
Ring Sizer
**Some additional focal beads will be available for sale in class.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Ring mandrel
Rubber mallet
Metal file
Chasing hammer
Rivet hammer
Household hammer
Steel bench block
OPTIONAL
Magnification
Battery powered work light
Ear  plugs
CONTACT
SUNDAY
February 8, 2015
9 am until noon
kim st. jean
Venus Flower
$75 3-hour class
We pull out all the stops with this one! In creating the Venus Flower you will fold form, copper braze prongs, patina your piece and then prong set a stone.
KIT FEE - $25 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Choice of stone
Copper sheet
Copper solder and/or copper brazing rods
Use of tools
All consumables
Handout
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Solder board
Copper solder
Brazing rods
Torch, fuel, annealing pan
Pliers, hammers, anvils, vises

Protective work surface
Metal shears
Buffer and grinder
Texturing tools
Specialty pliers
Dremel tools
Patina, quench bowls, etc.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
None, instructor will provide all tools and supplies
OPTIONAL
Stone for setting if desired
CONTACT
SUNDAY
1 pm until 4 pm
kim st. jean
Prong Set explosion pendant
$75 3-hour class
In creating the Explosion Pendant we will saw, texture, make rivets, cold connect, copper braze prongs, make a creative bail, patina your piece, then prong set a stone. You can choose a template from hundreds in our template book or design your own base form.
KIT FEE - $25 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Choice of stone
Copper, nickel or brass sheet
Copper wire
Copper solder and/or copper brazing rods
Use of tools
All consumables
Handout
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Solder board
Copper solder
Brazing rods
Torch, fuel, annealing pan
Pliers, hammers, anvils, vises
Protective work surface
Metal shears
Buffer and grinder
Texturing tools
Specialty pliers
Dremel tools
Patina, quench bowls, etc.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
None, instructor will provide all tools and supplies
OPTIONAL
Stone for setting if desired
CONTACT