Class Details - arranged by date and in alphabetical order by instructor's last name



FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
TIN MEN
$145 one-day class

Of all the characters in The Wizard of Oz, Tin Man was always my favorite with his gentle heart so beautifully belied by his hard, rusty exterior. In this class, students bring a porcelain doll head and hands of their liking, and create their very own tin man. Instruction is given in altering the doll head with texturizing spray paints, two-part resin clay, metallic surfacing agents, torch techniques, and the application of chemical patinas as well as various sheet metal fabrication techniques, including slip-rolling, punching, cutting, drilling, cold-connection hardware, as well as basic torching & altering of copper & brass with torches & patina.
KIT FEE - $30 – payable to instructor at class time includes:
wooden base
tin, brass & copper sheet metal
hardware
chain
metallic surfacing paints

patina
copper wire
two-part resin clay
copper pipe
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Students will need to supply a porcelain doll head and hands of their own liking, and bring the following tools:
tin snips, a drill or Dremel tool with assorted drill bits, sanding barrels, cut-off wheels, and grindstone, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, nut drivers, and a Phillip's head screwdriver. Optional, but very handy tools are torch, clay sculpting tools, hammer and bench block, hand punch.
You may also want to keep an eye out for an old funnel or tin cup or similar found object to use as a hat.
re, chain, metallic surfacing paints, patina, copper wire, two-part resin clay, copper pipe
CONTACT ME
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
STIX AND STONES
$145 one-day class 
Viking Knit is one of the oldest forms of knitting, and is a looping technique that preceded traditional knitting by centuries.  I find it to be most relaxing in its repetitiveness.  In this class you will try your hand at this ancient art form by designing a chosen length of Viking Knit chain to be used as the base for a modern day charm bracelet. 
Once your chain is complete, you’ll be able to add bits & pieces of rhinestone this & that.  What is this & that, you might ask?  Rhinestone dangles taken from vintage earrings, bits from a vintage bracelet, various rhinestone charms, tiny keys, monopoly pieces, religious medals, watch faces, rhinestone connectors…or how about once removed necklace clasps, long ago put away in a safe place for use at another time? 
I will also share how to design some fun “stixs” to add to your bracelet, using 2 gauges of wire, along with a simple, yet elegant, s-clasp. 
Won’t you join me?  If you’re like me, you’ll wear this bracelet every time you get the chance.
KIT FEE - $22 – payable to instructor at class time includes:
Viking Knit Kit (Draw Plate/Dowels/Template)
Brass Wire, 24 gauge, 4’
Brass Eyelets
End Caps, Bronze or Copper or Silver Plate*
Sanding Pad, 320 grit
Masking Tape
Patina Solutions
Disposable Gloves
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Brass or Copper Wire, 24-26 gauge OR
Sterling Silver Wire, Dead Soft, 24-26 gauge (20’ will make a chain approx. 7” long)
Brass, Copper OR Sterling Silver Wire, 20-22 gauge, approx. 6-8’
Brass or Copper Wire, 12 gauge, approx. 2’ OR
Sterling Silver Wire, 16 gauge, approx. 1’
Oval Jump Rings, Open (to attach charms, or use wire to wire wrap)
Flat Jewelry File, #2 Cut
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round-Nose, Flat-Nose & Nylon Jaw
Bailing Pliers (8/6mm)
Ball Pean Hammer
Center Punch, 5/32” or ¼” (not automatic)
Steel Bench Block
Rubber Bench Block
Center Punch
Flush Cutters
Permanent Marker, Black Ultra-Fine
Ruler or Tape Measure
Pencil (with an eraser)
Various charms, rhinestone pieces, earring dangles, monopoly pieces, tiny keys, rhinestone connectors, bracelet parts, religious medals, or etc.
Work Light, Cordless and/or an Extension Cord
OPTIONAL
Gemstones, Pearls, or Other Types of Beads
Power Max Flush Cutters or Fat Daddy Cutters
Needle Files
Beading Mat
*Sterling Silver End Caps
CONTACT ME
E-mail:  rosajosies@yahoo.com
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
STEPHANIE LEE
LEAF AND LIMB
$145 one-day class
Branch out. Take root. Bear fruit. 
When we gather for creative play, we are like an arboretum in the middle of a city. We are all different. Some of us stand tall like the Fir. Some of us are solid and fruit bearing. Some of us are saplings while others of us are grandmother willows. We all bring our individuality to the scene to collectively create a single experience of beauty. We weave our limbs together and create a sanctuary in the shade where smaller more delicate plants can bloom beneath us.
In this workshop we are going to explore form, shape, and metaphor as we construct our own leaves and branches from metal and wire. Various metalsmithing techniques will be explored as we add sparkles of color with the use of gemstones and fabrics and replicate winding roots and gnarled branches as we craft earrings, cuffs, necklaces and which ever forms appeal to us individually.
**Solder, fluxes and blackening agents will all be used in this class. All measures will be taken to create adequate ventilation as much as possible. If you have extreme sensitivities to these products, consider this carefully before registering. I recommend bringing a jacket in the event that we are able to open windows for ventilation.
KIT FEE - $10 – payable to instructor at class time
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Torching surfaces and flux
sheet metal
fluxes, patinas, etc
Misc. additional materials 
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Butane micro torch (pencil torch will not work) 
1–1/2 lb roll of solid wire, lead free solder available at stained glass or plumbing supply stores (DO NOT bring rosin or acid core solder or the tiny, thin coiled solder. This will be sold on a plastic spool and is about the equivalent of 8 ga. wire. My favorite brand is Sterling brand with the PURPLE label available at Lowe’s.)
Tin snips (for cutting no thinner than 24 ga. sheet metal)
Scissors
Misc small gemstones and beads
Wire in sterling, brass, or copper that will fit in the holes of your beads. (I like to use small faceted beads – 2-3 mm - and 26 gauge wire.)
Small pieces of thin ribbons and/or lace 2” or longer
Any other beads you might like to include
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Wire cutters
Flat or triangular metal file
Hammer
Steel block or anvil – IMPORTANT!
CONTACT ME
Email Address: stephanieleeart@gmail.com
Website:
http://stephanielee.typepad.com/stephanie_lee_studios/
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
ERUPTION FOLD-FORMED CUFF
$145 one-day class
***Class limited to 15 students***

Big, bold and beautiful; when you wear this amazing cuff, you’ll make an accessory statement! If you love texture, this is the class for you. I’ve designed this cuff to be an extravaganza of texture and technique with a unique cold-connected setting, in which the stone appears to “erupt” from the surrounding metal. I’ll show you how to create a textured base for your cuff, then create a fold formed layer, in a windowpane pattern, for the rest of the cuff. Cutting, shaping, filing, sawing, riveting, patina, texturing, fold forming and my sublime “eruption” setting; this class has it all!
KIT FEE - $15 – payable to instructor at class time - includes the use of tools and supplies provided by me, including:
Stone cabochon
Riveting material
Bracelet mandrel
Dremel and drill bits
Texturing hammers
Texturing pliers
Hole punches
Torches/fuel
Wax
Blade lubricant
**Some additional stone cabochons will be available for sale in class.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose jewelry pliers
Nylon covered flat pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Chasing hammer for jewelry
Small rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Center punch
Metal shears
Jewelers saw
Jewelers saw blades: 5/0, 6/0 or 7/0
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal file (#2) (also bring a #0 if you have it)
Mini bench vise or small clamp
Awl
Fine grit foam sanding block
Sheet metal, 22 gauge nickel silver, 8 x 2 inches
Sheet metal, 26 gauge copper, 7 x 2 inches
Measuring tape or ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Battery powered work light
OPTIONAL
(if you don’t want to wait):
Metal bracelet mandrel
Dimple pliers
Texture hammer with a sharp edge
Bench knife
Hole punch pliers
Ear  plugs
CONTACT ME
My email:  mocknet@sbcglobal.net
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RICHARD SALLEY AND JESSICA JORDAN
BREAKING BOXES - DAY ONE
"THE BASIC BOX CLASP"
$145 one-day class

In this first class, students will learn how to properly construct the housing and trigger that make up the elementary box clasp. Although largely technical in instruction, this class will lay the foundation for the more creative approaches and applications to be explored in days two and three. Students will complete one sterling silver box clasp and, as time allows, have the opportunity to create more from copper stock.
KIT FEE - $20 – payable to Instructor at class time includes:
3mm x 35mm 20g sterling silver sheet 
15mm x 20mm 24g sterling silver sheet 
15mm x 25mm 24g sterling silver sheet 
Sterling silver jump rings (16g x 4mm i.d.) 
3mm x 35mm 20g copper sheet
15mm x 20mm 24g copper sheet
15mm x 25mm 24g copper sheet 
Copper jump rings (16g x 4mm i.d.) 
9mm x 60mm 24g nickel silver sheet (2) 
8mm x 60mm 24g copper sheet
Hard, Medium and Easy Silver Solders 
Silver Solder Flux

Butane Torches and Fuel

Sandpaper
Polishing supplies

Patina

Handouts

Use of miscellaneous tools and machines
WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS  
solder board

soldering weights

solder shears
parallel pliers
table protection 
extension cords 
electric plug strips 
brushes
copper tongs

butane torches

pickle pot

pickle solution

self–locking tweezers and third hand 
flex shaft
solder pick 
tweezers 
patinas
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST

Safety glasses

Basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters 
Needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc.

Hand Files

Bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher

Bench Pin

Bench Block or Anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound

Jeweler’s saw and blades (size #2/0 - 4/0)

Caliper (digital calipers available at Harbor Freight for around $20)
OPTIONAL
Small Machinist Square (2" size or larger)

You may bring additional sterling, brass or copper sheet if you wish to make additional clasps.
CONTACT US

Richard 
http://rsalley.com
Jessica
                                        FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RIKI SCHUMACHER
LOCKET LOVE
$145 one-day class
I have to admit, I'm crazy about lockets. I have serious locket love.  The delicious mechanics of the hinges are over the top fun to make.  So I decided to design a workshop so you could make one too!  And I can't tell you how excited I am about this new project.
Make a knock down, drag-out beautiful heart focal locket.  I will supply a locket pattern I designed, and using brass sheet metal you are going to build the locket from scratch. Add any number of layers and adornments to the lid; utilizing bunches of cool found objects, incorporating cold connections and/or soldered elements.  Then build and design the bottom piece, designing a bezel of your choice.  I’ll show you a couple of possibilities. This beautiful locket has to hold your sweetheart’s picture, right? Go for romantic heirloom flair, or a rustic look. Either way, these lockets are just engaging.  With a touch of accuracy, and a few attachments to both layers, the two pieces are ready for assembly. 
And I’ll demo how to add a touch of handmade chain, in case you would like to add that to the design. Building chain links from scratch is addictive!  And finish your incredible necklace off with a hand made clasp, I’ll show you how.  For a day's play, you will complete an amazing focal, hand built, secured with a latch, and filled with your heart's desire.  Wire it up, incorporate your hand made chain and clasp, and wear it out that evening.
This is a beginner to intermediate class.  So bring some vintage found objects for the lid, and think about layering. And don’t forget a photo for the inside.  Join me to have some big time fun with Locket Love!
KIT FEE:  $15 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
patterned metal
plain metal
bezel metal 
mini hardware 
brass wire for chain and clasp 
hinge pins
patterns
hand outs
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
kit materials
some soldering stations with torches, flux, bricks and heat safe surfaces 
many hand tools
a few extra jewelers saws and blades
patinas
mini hardware
extra files
drills
extra hammers
metal shears
punches
sand papers
portable bench pins
extra wire
tape
templates
adhesives
paper towels
awls
**I will make an array of items available in my workshop store for purchase that you can add to your lockets. Bringing my favorite shears to sell this time! 
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
a butane micro torch, magnesium brick and heat safe surface (I will have a few extra set ups)
solder – roll of lead free solder (we don’t use a whole lot in this class, you can share)
butane gas, unless you are flying (I’ll have some extra)
roll of lead free solder
fine tip permanent marker
pencil and eraser
exacto knife
small hard plastic surface to cut pattern out on
plastic or leather mallet
small ball peen hammer
steel block, and a rag or leather mat for underneath
metal shears
jewelers saw frame and a few 4/0 or 3/0 blades (I'll bring a few extra saws and blades)
medium to fine flat hand file
needle file set
half round file (if you already have one, don't purchase just for this class)
ruler
small flush wire cutters
Fat Daddy cutters (if you have them)
small round nose pliers
flat nose pliers
apron
chain – with patina, non-soldered is the easiest, any metal, at least 2 feet
wire – to make a multi-chain collar piece as shown, bring at least 5 feet of 20ga, bronze, sterling or copper. To wire your piece with elements and chain, bring a minimum of another 5 feet of your preference, 20ga.
objects to wire into the necklace, like crystals, pearls, vintage found objects, buttons, bling, old brooches, anything
Ott light, optional (recommend portable battery powered, try Michaels)
Magnifiers (optional)
A photograph - size wise, 1-1 1/8" wide by 1" tall approximately, and try to bring an actual photograph professionally printed, if not then a thermal print, ink jet is the last resort. 
Suggested resources:
Needle file set - I like this set, it is reasonably priced, and they would be the perfect size for small areas.
Flat hand file - I like the Grobet Flat Hand File with #2 grit, which is resonantly priced.
Jewelers saw – a deeper saw, like this one, gives you more flexibility on future projects instead of buying another saw. Any 3/0 or 4/0 blades are fine.
Ball peen hammer - this one works great, a 4 oz. OR a smaller one is fine too
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
THOMAS ASHMAN
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
BIRDS GONE WILD
$145 one-day class

Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio? Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project?
Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!
You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the metal that you bring. Most of mine are around 8” x 5”).
KIT FEE:  $10 payable to Instructor at class time includes: 
bird template
sandpaper
some found objects
wire to hang birds
finish for the back of your birds
nuts
bolts
use of all tools and consumables
I will be bringing extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if you don’t mind sharing
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
*****PLEASE READ*****
Although the supplies for this class are relatively inexpensive & easily accessible, there are a few products that you might not be able to find in your area. You may have to order these online, so please order your supplies early to allow for shipping time.
VINTAGE TINS or VINTAGE CEILING TINS- 3 or 4, to be used for the body of your bird. Size depends on how large you want your bird to be.... We will be cutting these up. The best place to find these is on E-bay, so start looking early.
PLIERS
A PENCIL
A SHARPIE 
EYELETS
CRAFT WIRE
CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH- if you have one (if you don’t know what this is, don’t buy one, I will have several to share)
EYE & HAND PROTECTION- garden gloves will work
A SMALL, LIGHT BALL PEEN HAMMER
METAL BENCH BLOCK, OR SOMETHING TO HAMMER ON
STUFF! Buttons, beads, metal scraps, charms, rulers, lace, game pieces, fibers are just a few examples. Think about objects to use for legs, wings, eyes, or hats, as well as objects to decorate your new winged friend with.
CONTACT US
Thomas: thomasashman@blacksheepartist.com 
Leighannalklight@copper.net
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
RUFFLED POPPIES
$145 one-day class
My grandmother had a small patch in the far corner of her garden, where magically each year right around Easter, a large group of red poppies would appear.  It was strategically located in the back, where the soil could lay undisturbed, waiting for just the right time to burst forth a beautiful wave of color.  My newest torch fired enamel necklaces, Ruffled Poppies, were designed from the memory of my grandmother’s beautiful poppies, along with their soft ruffled edges blowing lazily in the elusive Texas breeze.
This class, like my grandmother’s poppies, will be full of layers, beginning with the copper metal base, that will be cut and ruffled, using a chosen piece of brass stamping to gauge the size. Then, by adding gorgeous tones of enamel, this piece will become the start of a beautiful necklace.  
Next, we’ll cut and ruffle several sizes of metal discs, as we begin designing layers of petals that can be attached to the base.  Like I, you might find, that mixing metals will make for a beautiful flower, reminiscent of the delicate petals of a poppy.  I will have along a limited supply of vintage watch case covers and metal hearts, available for purchase if you’d like to add one to your piece; as well as a batch of glass hearts, which will be included in your kit.  I will demo how to make the simple glass hearts look like vintage mercury glass, which in itself, a fun technique.
Lastly, I’ll share how to design a new, yet seemingly old, enameled set of links, designed just for Ruffled Poppies.  I’m thrilled about this project, and look forward to seeing you in the classroom!
KIT FEE:  $25 payable to Instructor at class time includes: 
materials and use of tools:
Raw Brass Stamping
Glass Heart
Synthetic Steel Wool 
Sanding Pad
Micro Screws  & Nuts, Heishi Washers, & Eyelets
Enamels
Klyrfire
Soldering Stands
Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces
Quenching Bowls & Tongs
Dremel Tool & Bits
Metal Dapping Set 
Disc Cutter
Dasco Pro Cold Chisel, 1/4” or 5/16” (www.acehardware.com)
Power Max Flush Cutters or Fat Daddy Cutters ((http://www.beaducation.com/shop/fat-daddy-cutter-p-12.html)
Safety Glasses
Texture Hammers
Metal Stamps
Brass Mallet, 2-lb
Patina Solutions
Finishing Spray
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Copper Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least 1-6”x 12” piece
Brass Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least 1-6”x 6” piece
Metal or French Shears (I prefer French) (www.beaducation.com or www.ameritool-inc.com)
Dasco Pro Cold Chisel, 1/4” or 5/16” (www.acehardware.com)
Tiny Screwdriver (ex: 6Pc Precision Set Pro
by Great Neck on Amazon.com, local hardware store or
http://www.objectsandelements.com/shop/)
Metal Jewelry File, #2
Needle Files  
Metal Hole Punch, 1.8mm (www.beaducation.com)
Flush Cutters
Bailing Pliers - 6 mm x 8.5 mm
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose & Round-Nose
1/8” drill bit (sold individually Ace Hardware, Lowe’s or Home Depot)
Ball Peen Hammer
Steel Bench Block
Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
5/32” or 1/8” Center Punch (www.acehardware.com)
Metal Awl or Scribe (www.acehardware.com)
Ultra Fine Point Marker, Black
Ruler or Measuring Tape
OPTIONAL - Supplies to complete your necklace:
Sterling Silver, Bronze, or Copper Wire, 24-20 gauge wire for wrapping & 4”of 12 gauge for a Fancy Hook, Gemstones, Pearls, Brass Beads, Chain, Rhinestone Buttons, Clear Crystal Rondells, Vintage Rhinestone Bracelet or Necklace
CONTACT ME
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
STEPHANIE LEE
BADGE OF HONOR
$145 one-day class
Just because we’re grown ups and summer camp, girl’s clubs, and the scouting of our youth are long gone, doesn’t mean that there are more merit badges, lapel pins, or award ribbons to earn. True, we may not be earning them for our stellar efforts in beekeeping or our fantastic demonstration of campfire building but we’re accomplishing feats of valor each day in our own ways.
In this workshop we’re going to do a little light inventory of our skills and accomplishments to honor our efforts in ways that we may be underestimating. In this modern day of superwoman being the status quo goal, it’s good for the soul to get a little reminder of the important work we do that is often tucked quietly in the folds of a busy schedule.
We’ll build your Badges of Honor piece by piece from hand formed bezels, vintage ribbons and belt buckles, and other elements that reflect your strengths. As always, through the construction of this project you’ll learn many techniques that can be easily translated into other jewelry work. Though the focus will be on creating a brooch from these elements, we’ll also be constructing components that will allow the brooch to transform into a well balanced necklace on days when you feel like mixing things up a little.
**Soldering and blackening agents will all be used in this class. All measures will be taken to create adequate ventilation as much as possible. Though the risk of irritation is very low, if you have extreme sensitivities to these products, consider this before registering.
KIT FEE - $10 - payable to instructor at time of class
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Solders, patinas, and heat safe surfaces
Sheet metal
Bezel making components
Flux and flux brushes
Some wire as needed
Patina solutions
Various tools for student use
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Butane Micro Torch (not a pencil torch. I prefer this Excell torch or this Blazer torch)
1 can butane fuel refill (these are inexpensive at Lowe’s or Home Depot in a couple of brands)
flat nose pliers
tin snips            
wire cutters
round nose pliers
anvil or steel block (check your local steel fabricator for 1/2" + thick scrap steel)
jeweler’s hammer
flat or triangular metal file – FINE TOOTH!!
Belt buckle (bring a couple to choose from. I like the vintage Mother of Pearl ones for this project.)
6-8 inch sections of ribbon or torn fabric strips (bring a few different widths from ½” – 2”)
Needle and thread (I prefer embroidery floss instead of thread. Choose a color that works well with the ribbons and fabric you bring.)
Various beads, bobbles, and misc. jewelry components
Length of chain 18” or longer. This can be any kind of chain you like, vintage or new.
Rag or terry cloth hand towel
OPTIONAL
Misc. wire in 2-3 foot sections that will fit through the holes of the beads you bring along.
Safety glasses and dust mask
CONTACT ME
Email Address: stephanieleeart@gmail.com
Website: http://stephanielee.typepad.com/stephanie_lee_studios/
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
BENCH BEADS
$145 one-day class
***Class limited to 15 students***
Bead making is a very old and fascinating craft. Native Americans have used beads for thousands of years for adornment, as well as for trade. Handmade bench beads, or Navajo Pearls, are a staple of Navajo silversmithing. In this class, I’ll show you how to create your own beautiful bench beads, based on the Native American way. We’ll start from scratch and cut, shape, file and texture our way through the process. I’ll show you how to use silver solder; then pickle and patina. I’ll also show you how to create an amazing Indian head/buffalo head nickel (yes, it’s a real nickel!) button clasp. If time permits, you can string your beads into a gorgeous, Native American inspired showstopper.
KIT FEE - $20 – payable to instructor at class time - includes the use of tools and supplies provided by me, including:
Metal circle punch
Dapping block and punches
Texture tools
Sandpaper
Dremel and drill bits
Hole punches
Torches
Fuel
Soldering set ups
Flux/silver solder/pickle
Patina solution
Deerskin cord
Sterling crimp tubes, 2mm
Indian head/buffalo head nickel, 1 per student
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose jewelry pliers
Flush cutters for wire (cheap, craft store type)
Metal file #2
Fine grit foam sanding block
Awl
Chasing hammer
Small 12 oz rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Center punch
Measuring tape or ruler
28 or 30 gauge nickel silver (and/or copper) sheet metal. Please bring enough to make multiple beads. Each bead takes approx.2 ½  square inches of metal.
14 gauge sterling (or copper) wire, approx. 8 inches
Battery powered task light
OPTIONAL
Beads for stringing (see photo for approximate sizes)
Soft Flex beading wire, fine
Sterling crimp tubes, 2mm
Texture hammers
Metal circle punch
Dapping block and punches
Beading mat or work surface
CONTACT ME
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RICHARD SALLEY AND JESSICA JORDAN
BREAKING BOXES - DAY TWO
"THE HIDDEN BOX CLASP"
$145 one-day class

What clasp? In this session, students will look at creating a sterling silver and stone pendant that doubles as a discreet box clasp. We will use stone cabochons and set them in handmade silver box closures as were made on day one, and students will be encouraged to embellish these clasps with either a southwestern style adornment or something more modern. Topics and techniques will include bezel making, adding embellishment, and securely setting stones. Stump friends and customers who will wonder how on earth to fasten and unfasten your work of wearable art.
KIT FEE - $25 – payable to Instructor at class time includes:
3mm x 35mm 20g sterling silver sheet 
50mm x 40mm 24g sterling silver sheet 
9mm x 70mm 24g sterling silver sheet 
8mm round cabochon
8mm sterling bezel cup
Sterling silver chain 18”
Sterling silver jump rings (16g x 4mm i.d.) 
Cabochon approx. 20mm x 25mm
Fine silver bezel wire approx 75mm
16g sterling silver wire approx 100mm 
Hard, Medium and Easy Silver Solders
Silver Solder Flux
Propane/Oxygen & Torches
Butane Torches and Fuel
Sandpaper
Polishing supplies
Patina
Handouts
Use of miscellaneous tools and machines
WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS   
solder board
soldering weights
solder shears
parallel pliers 
table protection 
extension cords 
electric plug strips 
brushes
copper tongs
propane torches
pickle pot
pickle solution
self–locking tweezers
third hand
flex shaft
solder pick 
tweezers 
patinas
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Safety glasses
Basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose, wire cutters 
Needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc.
Hand Files
Bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher
Bench Pin
Bench Block or Anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound
Jeweler’s saw and blades (size #2/0 - 4/0)
Caliper (digital calipers available at Harbor Freight for around $20)
OPTIONAL
Small Machinist Square (2" size or larger)
You may bring additional sterling, brass or copper sheet and/or wire to add to your pendant. 
CONTACT US
Jessica
SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RIKI SCHUMACHER
GET HAMMERED
$145 one-day class
Don’t you love the look of hammered wire in jewelry, an ancient art used for thousands of years?  The exercise of hammering wire is truly an art, and is so much easier when done right.  Join me in pounding your way to a fabulous one of a kind cuff, made to fit your wrist. Make your cuff thin or wide, depending on the number of strands used. Then we will attach the strands into bullet end caps, that we will be etching!  These bracelets have a rustic and romantic look!  You can slip some pretty bling onto the wires before attaching, or leave them plain.  Both looks are magnificently rich and the cuffs are incredibly light and extremely comfortable.  After working the shape of the wire to fit, all the parts and pieces are uniquely joined.  There are a few little tricks to getting all these components to work together, and I can’t wait to share them with you. This design makes a fabulously strong and noticeably different work of hand made jewelry art. The ancient look of the bronze wire is luxuriously rich; you’ll fall deeply in love. So won’t you join the fun in “Get Hammered”? 
Here’s a few of the skills you will learn in this workshop:
-        how to hammer correctly, to protect you from injury, making it much easier
-        a clever way to attach wire into bullet casings
-        shaping a cuff to your individual wrist
-        how to use a micro torch
-        how to etch bullet casings
-        how to patina and hand finish wire and etchings
KIT FEE - $13 - payable to Instructor at class time includes: 
bronze wire
connector wires
sari silk
bullet casings
clasp wire
etching supplies
gas and soldering supplies
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
bracelet mandrels
extra torches and gas
solder, flux, cups
washing supplies
etchant supplies
sand papers
patinas
polishing cloths
stamping supplies
steel wire
sari silks
large torch
various tools
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Butane Micro torch, magnesium brick, butane gas, heat-safe surface if you have them. I will bring a few extras.
Long nose pliers, one pair, cheap ones to solder with. Pick some up at Harbor Freight or Ace.
Steel block, or bench block: if possible about a 4" x 4" or larger, or whatever size you already own. I know these are heavy to travel with. If you are driving and own a medium size anvil, good to bring.
Pounding mat for steel block, or small towel, helping deaden sound
One 8 oz to 10 oz hammer
Flush wire cutters
Round nose pliers
Needle nose pliers
Scissors
Rags, important
Ear protection, like ear plugs (I highly recommend these!)
Large necklace link chain, about 8-9mm, two inches or so, OR magnetic clasp (I will bring magnetic extra magnetic clasps for sale)
OPTIONAL
Plastic or leather hammer
Large holed pearls, beads or rhinestone spacers to slide on hammered wire
Rhinestone ball beads or spacers
Crystals for the end caps, large about 12mm or so 
CONTACT ME
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
ON A WING REWIND
$145 one-day class
This class is a rewind, with a slight twist, of a cuff series I call, On A Wing.  In this class you’ll begin by designing the cuff base, personalizing it to your very own fancy.  By adding various texture options, along with a bit of fire, you will leave the classroom with a gorgeous arm adornment….one you’ll love to wear!
You will use rivets to attach the wing, along with a very special word….one of your choice, of course!  What a special way to wear a reminder, perhaps stating a heart felt intention! 
I’ll have my box of Gilders Paste, in case you want to dabble a bit with it….it’ll be loads of fun, don’t you know! 
KIT FEE - $15 - payable to Instructor at class time includes:
Class Handout
Wing Component
Attachments & Eyelets
Sanding Pad, 320 grit
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS  
Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces
Quenching Bowls & Tongs
Dremel Tool & Bits
Patina Solutions
Gilders Paste (or bring your favorite) & Soft Cloths
Dremel Tool & Attachments, Vise Grip & Wood Block
Safety Glasses
Fat Daddy Cutters
Clear Finish Matte Spray & Renaissance Wax
Metal Stamps, Chisels, Texture Hammers & Brass Hammers
Disposable Gloves
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Nickel Silver or Brass Sheet Metal, 1 piece of 24 gauge, at least 6”x8”
Nickel Silver, Brass or Copper Sheet Metal, 1 piece of 24 gauge, at least 2”x4” (for the word)*
Ultra Fine Point Marker, Black
French Shears, Metal Shears or Curved Shears (www.beaducation.com)  
Nylon Jaw Bracelet Pliers (www.beaducation.com)
Metal Jewelry File, #2 Flat
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm (www.beaducation.com)
Center Punch, 5/32” or ¼” (not automatic, Local Hardware Store)
Metal Awl or Scribe (Local Hardware Store)
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round-Nose
Ball Peen Hammer
Steel Bench Block & Bench Pad
Rubber or Rawhide Mallet
1/8” drill bit (Local Hardware Store)
Steel Bench Block & Bench Pad
Permanent Marker, Ultra Fine Point
Tape Measure
Work Light, Battery Operated or/Extension Cord
OPTIONAL
V-Slot Jewelers Bench Pin w/adjustable clamp
* Small etched &/or pre-stamped word.  (I will have some available for purchase in class, or please bring your own favorite word, stamped or etched on an approx. size:  1-3/4" long x ½-3/4" wide piece of 24-26 gauge nickel silver, copper or brass sheet metal).
CONTACT ME
E-mail:  rosajosies@yahoo.com
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
STEPHANIE LEE
SEWN AND SOLDERED
$145 one-day
The balance of hard and soft creates a resonance that fascinates us. When we combine that balance with using imagery to create symbols, we employ that resonance to tell the stories we want most to tell.
In this workshop we are going to work with fabric, metal, and beads to create fabric-faced metal pendant focal pieces that we will then build necklaces around. We’ll explore ways to balance the hard with the soft as we fabricate wire wrapped and sewn fabric strands as well as cast solder as textural, unique elements of the story.
Though we will be working in necklace format, we will explore alternative construction methods for other designs such as bracelets, earrings, and cuffs.
**Solder, fluxes and blackening agents will all be used in this class. All measures will be taken to create adequate ventilation as much as possible. If you have extreme sensitivities to these products, consider this carefully before registering. I recommend bringing a jacket in the event that we are able to open windows for ventilation.
KIT FEE - $10 - payable to Instructor at class time
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Torching surfaces and flux
sheet metal
fluxes, patinas, etc
Misc. additional materials
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Butane micro torch (pencil torch will not work)
1 can butane fuel refill (like found here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QAS1KG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004QAS1KG&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwstephan0c4-20">5.5 Oz Butane Refill Bernzomatic )
1 –½ lb roll of solid wire, lead free solder available at stained glass or plumbing supply stores (DO NOT bring rosin or acid core solder or the tiny, thin coiled solder. This will be sold on a plastic spool and is about the equivalent of 8 ga. wire. My favorite brand is Sterling brand with the PURPLE label available at Lowe’s.)
Tin snips (for cutting no thinner than 24-ga sheet metal)
Small brass or copper stampings with pattern and texture that you like
Scissors
Misc gemstones and beads
Wire in sterling, brass, or copper that will fit in the holes of your beads.
Various lengths of ribbon and torn silk or thin linen (2’ long or so for the torn fabric)
Small scraps of fabrics/lace. Thinner is better but don’t let this stress you out. I will provide foundation fabric if you’re using delicate vintage fabrics.
Scissors to cut the fabrics
Buttons, trinkets, or small vintage jewelry with texture to cast
Any other beads you might like to include
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Wire cutters
Flat or triangular metal file
Hammer
Steel block or anvil – IMPORTANT!
OPTIONAL
Sewing machine with a free motion stitch foot. If you are able to bring one to share, please let Barb or me know. We need 4-5 machines ideally to have on hand for all the students to share.
CONTACT ME
Email Address: stephanieleeart@gmail.com
Website: http://stephanielee.typepad.com/stephanie_lee_studios/
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
LEIGHANNA LIGHT
THE ARCHIVIST'S RELIC
$145 one-day class
In this six-hour workshop, you will learn how to make this simple, sweet little chunky book (approximately 4x3 inches) using only watercolor paper, found metal & embellishments.
You will learn how to work with found metal, distressing, punching, altering & adding embellishments without glue, & how to create beautiful textures &
surfaces using gesso & ink.
Join us for a fun day of art making & use this book to record your special dreams, goals, & thoughts that are close to your heart.
KIT FEE - $15 – payable to instructor at class time includes:

Canvas book shell
fibers
waxed linen
needle
found objects
use of instructors hand carved stamps, tools & consumables.
SUPPLY LIST
*****PLEASE READ*****
Although the supplies for this class are relatively inexpensive & easily accessible, there are a few products that you might not be able to find in your area. You may have to order these online, so please order your supplies early to allow for shipping time.

WATERCOLOR PAPER- One 22.5” x 15” inch piece of watercolor paper, folded into quarters or rolled for packing purposes, please do not tear. 90 or 140 lb. Cold or hot press
-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, small 4 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. http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_dyeink_adirondackreinker.htm
***This is optional, if you don’t want to try the dye inks, you can substitute 2 or 3 SMALL bottles of acrylic paint. We will be using this to paint the paper. If everyone brings a SMALL amountof2or3colors&iswillingtoshare,thereshouldbeplentytogoaround. Ialso bring plenty of paint & ink to share.
-A GOOD PAIR OF TIN SNIPS
OR- bring your favorite!
-METAL FOR THE COVERS- AT LEAST 9” X 5”- One piece will be cut for 2 covers.This is one option...A thin brass (or copper, your choice) sheet metal available at ACE Hardware.
Or you can use cut up vintage metal tins, vintage ceiling tin, etched metal- the thinner your metal is, the easier it will be to work with.
-A CRAFT HEAT GUN- From a craft store, not an industrial type heat gun from a hardware store
These are optional, they will make your job a bit easier & I will have several to share 
A FEW INEXPENSIVE THICK BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT & GLUE, APPROX. 1”
A BOOKBINDERS AWL
BONE FOLDER
12” METAL RULER
PENCIL
APRON
RAGS
EYELETS
BRADS
CRAFT WIRE
A CROP-O-DILE IF YOU HAVE ONE
A VARIETY OF FOUND OBJECTS to decorate your book with. Think metal springs, gears, tabs, brass stencils, rusty stuff, chain, buttons, sign letters.... The possibilities are endless!
FIBERS & BEADS FOR THE SPINE
Waxed linen thread is provided in your kit. I usually supply brown or black, if you’d like another color, please bring it.
CONTACT ME
Leighannalklight@copper.net
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
PRAIRIE PEARL POD PENDANT
$145 one-day class
Out on the Texas prairie, all the girls wear this necklace with a swirly skirt and their cowgirl boots. This pearly pod symbolizes protection and budding life and is designed to be worn long and swingy or doubled, near the face. Join me in class and I’ll show you how to make your own Prairie Pod and expand your metalsmithing and wireworking skills. We’ll cut, file and texture metal; then shape it using a forming block. You’ll learn my wire wrapping tricks, as well as how to turn those teensy-hole pearls into big-hole pearls that you can use with large-gauge wire. I’ll also show you how to make a beautifully boho, woven necklace. You’ll learn how to make my spring end crimps and a lovely clasp…with a twist.
KIT FEE - $15 – payable to instructor at class time - includes the use of tools and supplies provided by me, including:
Waxed linen
Forming block
Dremel and drill bits
Texturing tools
Hole punches
Bead reamer
Wrap n Tap pliers
Forming blocks
Wood dapping punches
Torches/fuel
**Large pearls will be available for purchase, in class.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose jewelry pliers
Extra long round nose pliers
Nylon covered flat pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Chasing hammer for jewelry
Small rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Metal shears
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal file (#2)
Mini bench vise or small clamp
Awl
Fine grit foam sanding block
4 to 6, 10-15mm large pearls
3 to 5, crystal rondelles, and or a bead for a dangle
Sheet metal, 24 gauge copper, sterling, brass or bronze-2 ½ by 4 ½
Please patina all wire before coming to class:
4 inches, 14 gauge, round sterling wire (optional: copper, brass or bronze instead of sterling)
8 inches, 16 gauge, round sterling wire (optional: copper, brass or bronze instead of sterling)
10 inches, 18 gauge round sterling wire (optional: copper, brass or bronze instead of sterling)
8 inches, 22 gauge round dead soft sterling wire (optional: copper, brass or bronze instead of sterling)
Approx 30, 5mm  or smaller, beads, pearls and/or crystals for stringing on linen
13, 3-4mm rondelle beads with holes big enough for 26 gauge wire
Measuring tape or ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Battery powered work light
OPTIONAL
(if you don’t want to wait):
Forming block:  http://tiny.cc/qf8p0w
Wood dapping punches: http://tiny.cc/dy9p0w
Wrap n Tap pliers: 13/16/20mm and 5/7/10mm
Texture hammers
Ear  plugs
CONTACT ME
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RICHARD SALLEY AND JESSICA JORDAN
BREAKING BOXES - DAY THREE
"THE ENAMELED BOX CLASP NECKLACE"
$145 one-day class

This final day of thinking outside the basic box clasp will involve students learning the basics of torched fired enameling. Your bezel building skills from day two will come in handy as you create and set your enameled pieces into your thick-walled copper box closure. Finally, students will learn how to tube-set a faceted CZ into the trigger mechanism. The result is a truly unique necklace featuring a large-scale version of an otherwise typical fastening device.
KIT FEE - $30 – payable to instructor at class time includes:
1/4 inch 24g copper bezel wire

26g copper sheet 4mm x 70mm

24g copper sheet 8mm x 9mm
40mm x 50mm 
20g copper sheet (4)
5.5mm 
thick-wall sterling silver tubing x 6mm 
5mm round faceted CZ
copper rolo chain 18”


copper jump ring 16 g x 4mm i.d.
24 g nickel strip 9mm x 58mm
15mm x 20mm copper sheet

18 or 20 g copper strip 3mm x 40mm 
enamel powders

holding agent

Hard, Medium and Easy Silver Solders 
Silver Solder Flux

Propane/Oxygen & Torches

Butane
Torches and Fuel

Sandpaper

Polishing supplies

Patina

Handouts

Use of miscellaneous tools and machines
WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS  
solder board

soldering weights


solder shears
parallel pliers 
table protection 
extension cords 
tripods
setting burs

drill press

brushes

copper tongs

propane torches

pickle pot

pickle solution

self–locking tweezers
third hand 
flex shaft
solder pick 
tweezers 
patinas

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Safety glasses

Basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters 
Needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc.

Hand Files

Bezel pusher, 
bezel roller or burnisher

Bench Pin

Bench Block or Anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound

Jeweler’s saw and blades (size #2/0 - 4/0)

Calipers or ruler (digital calipers available at Harbor Freight for around $20)
OPTIONAL
Small Machinist Square (2" size or larger)

Textured or etched metal that you wish to use instead of the enamel piece as in the second example above. 
CONTACT US

Richard http://rsalley.com
Jessica
SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
RIKI SCHUMACHER
LA CAGE
$145 one-day class
Build a magnificent heart-shaped cage shrine, through manipulating wire.  Encase your beautiful vintage objects, beads, bling and buttons, creating a mini shrine for your loved objects. Twisting and bending wire lends itself so beautifully to shaping and sculpture, releasing texture and depth.  Like a birdcage protecting a sweet songbird, this sculpted heart will protect meaningful found objects for all time.  Your one of a kind sculpted heart will enshrine beauty, and meaningful items you will bring to incorporate. Every turn and every bend of wire will vary from cage to cage, making these impossible to repeat the same way.  Make whatever size you like, based on your preference.  Allow objects to peek out, and then bury treasures between layers. Once complete, wire your unique heart to objects and chain completing your creation into a lovely necklace.
Some wonderful things you will learn:
-        technique of forming wire into a hollow shaped heart
-        methods to hold the wires in place
-        subtleties of wiring objects harmoniously
-        art of basic wiring and insights on designing a necklace
-        basics of how to solder with a micro butane torch
-        the correct patinas to use
-        details of hand finishing your pieces
-        insights as to when is enough
-        securing found objects within your cage
KIT FEE - $13 - payable to Instructor at class time includes: 
all wire to create pendant
solder
polishing pad
sandpapers
butane gas
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
A few extra soldering stations, butane gas, flux
patinas
extra wire
sandpapers
extra jewelry and shaping tools
wash tubs
paper towels
various other supplies and tools
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
heat safe surface, soldering brick, micro torch, (butane gas if you’re driving)
chasing or ballpeen hammer
bench block and pad or rag to sound proof
round nose pliers, large and small
needle nose pliers
flush wire cutters
Fat Daddy wire cutters (optional)
20-ga brass, sterling or copper wire, to wire your necklace parts together
crystals, gems, and pearls to fit 22ga wire for pendant
vintage pieces, like old buttons, metal tags, rhinestone chain, frozen charlotte (small), old buttons
something for a dangle, like a small locket or watch
chain for necklace, of your choice
vintage items to wire on to upper part of necklace, optional
stamping  or object for back of pendant, to wire on
* I will bring a variety of objects for the Riki store, including some small frozen Charlottes and rhinestones