Friday, March 1, 2013

New Workshops at Brea Bead Works!

I'm happy to announce that we've chosen four terrific workshops for the April/May session at Brea Bead Works in north Orange County, California!
April 13, 10 am to 5 pm: Metallo del Fiore bangle bracelets (seen above) feature sheet metal, wire, beads, and buttons. Learn to design and saw out sheet metal motifs, texture and engrave them, make a wire-art bangle with a handmade clasp, and wire charms. Pictured above, bracelets by my students!
April 27, 10 am to 5 pm: The Sawn & Pierced Cuff workshop (pictured above) introduces you to your jeweler's saw. You will learn to love this versatile tool as you master sawing and piercing out unique shapes to make a gorgeous cuff bracelet; or, if you prefer, make a pendant or pair of earrings instead. No previous experience with metalsmithing is necessary!
May 11, 10 am to 5 pm: Check out the beautiful Butterfly Girl pictured above! You can make a lovely vintage-style doll pendant for yourself in this fun, creative workshop. We'll use a vintage porcelain doll torso, wire, beads, and antique buttons to fashion our creations. Learn knotless netting and wire weaving, bead embellishment, and more.
May 25, 10 am to 5 pm: The Victorian Netted Cuff bracelet (pictured above) is a very popular workshop and is featured on the cover of the February/March 2013 issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine! Use copper or sterling silver wire plus the beads and vintage buttons of your choice to fashion a unique wire-woven bracelet. The character of your bracelet will differ dramatically, depending on the types of beads and buttons you use—sterling silver and crystals for bling, or aged copper and turquoise or bone beads for an ethnic look!
Registration for my April/May workshops at Brea Bead Works begins at 10 am on March 16. Sign up quickly; my last workshop at this store sold out in hours!
Phone: 714-671-9976
Web site:
Workshop supply lists will be provided as soon as you register.
Hope to see you in class!

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