Monday, February 22, 2010

Ethnic Coin Necklace workshop this Saturday!

If you'd like to make a gorgeous necklace using your favorite foreign coins—or plain old pennies, which we'll hammer and texture—why don't you join me in Del Mar this Saturday?
The Bead Society of San Diego is sponsoring a terrific full-day workshop which will take place in the home of a member residing in Del Mar, which is just north of San Diego. We'll have plenty of room to spread out and play! Here are some of the techniques you'll learn in the Ethnic Coin Necklace workshop:
Forging and texturing coins
Metal hole punching (a great alternative to drilling holes)
Riveting with copper tacks
Twisting heavy-gauge wire to make jump rings
Figure-8 links in two sizes
Make your own clasp
Assemble a gorgeous necklace!
Time permitting, we'll also antique our necklaces in liver of sulfur and polish them. This is a great workshop, lots of fun, and you'll learn lots of metalsmithing techniques that can be used in other jewelry pieces. I hope you can join us!
For a supply list, click here.
If you're interested, please contact class organizer Susan Blessinger at:

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