Monday, April 8, 2013

Workshop at Brea Bead Works: Metallo del Fiore Bangle

Once again I have the opportunity to teach a fun workshop at Brea Bead Works in Brea, California! Update: I now have nine students signed up for this workshop, with room for ONE more student. If you are interested in attending, call Brea Bead Works right away:
On Saturday, April 13, I'm offering my super-popular Metallo del Fiore Bangle workshop from 10 am to about 5 pm. In this intensive workshop, you'll learn how to create your own design for a cutout metal motif that we will then texture with various hammers and engrave with a fun little tool that you can get for under $10!
My sample (pictured above) is just one of the many possibilities available to you. I've had students make beautiful heart-shaped metal motifs, bees, butterflies, daisies and sunflowers, and modern-art geometric shapes, too. Pictured below you can see some of my favorite student samples:
Even beginners who are a bit timid about their jeweler's saws will enjoy this workshop. I'll show you how your saw works and teach you some tips for using it without breaking blades. It won't be long before you fall in love with your jeweler's saw, and everything it can do for you.
The second half of the workshop is devoted to wirework. We'll coil wire to use on our heavy-gauge wire bangles, adding beads and a handmade clasp. Time permitting, we'll make some wire charms too.
This is a fun, intensive workshop suitable for beginners who want to learn a lot and make a finished bangle bracelet by the end of class. If you'd like to signup, visit Brea Bead Works or call the store to register:
Hope to see you in Brea this Saturday!

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