Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Class at Brea Bead Works this Sunday!

If you're in the Southern California area this weekend, check out the workshop I'm teaching on Sunday at Brea Bead Works.
"Convertible Jewelry" is a great how-to class, because we accomplish so many things in so little time. I start everyone with the basics, and then quickly build upon your skills from there. I teach you how to make beautiful S-clasps, handmade jump rings, heavy-gauge twisted wire jump rings, bead connectors, and bead dangles on headpins.
Next, we assemble our jewelry components—all of which are useful in many other jewelry designs—into a long necklace that easily "converts" into a short necklace and bracelet set. In a sense, you get three jewelry pieces in one, besides gaining a wealth of wireworking skills in the process.
Every student will walk out of the class with a finished jewelry piece. You are welcome to use copper wire instead of sterling silver if you prefer. Do consider using sterling silver wire, however, because lately the price has come down significantly, making it a very affordable art material for everyone.
If you're interested in this workshop, which runs from 10 am to 5 pm this Sunday, be sure to contact Brea Bead Works immediately and sign up. Call 714 671-9976.
The class is limited to 12 participants. I hope to see YOU there!


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