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Beading

A craft that allows seed beads to be woven together into a flat bracelet or into 3D objects. Some of these stitch techniques are called: peyote stitch, brick stitch, square stitch, herringbone stitch, bead netting. There are as many different techniques as there are patterns and each instructor brings their own talents to the table to teach their students on how to create beautiful pieces of jewelry.

INSTRUCTORS

Diana Barreras (Examples)

Karen Boger (Examples)

Just Rollin Along Bracelets

Netted Bracelet

Rivoli Earrings

Sea Star

Tile Bracelet

Cabbing

 

The cabbing process involves rough cutting to the desired shape, followed by sanding and polishing to form a smooth, rounded surface.

INSTRUCTORS

Dani Bratten

Connie Layton

Randy Ritter

Carolyn Webb

Jean Wydra

Chainmaille

Chainmaille (also known as Chainmail, Chain Maille or maille) is the art of  weaving jump rings together to form creative jewelry or armor.

INSTRUCTORS

Amy Ellis

Timothy Smeggil

Liz Smith

DRAGONSCALE

BOX WEAVE

HELM WEAVE

BYZANTINE

TWIN BYZANTINE

Dragonscale

Copper Clay

Description

INSTRUCTORS

Anne Acker (Examples)

Blown Glass

Blown glass is a glass-forming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble, Lamp-work is the same process but on a smaller scale where the use of a torch manipulates the glass to create beads and other fine arts.

INSTRUCTORS

Heather Ferman

GLASS

BLOWN

ORNAMENTS

Faceting

The cutting and polishing of the surface of a gemstone into a distinctive, and specifically proportioned, pattern of flat panels, or “ facets”. This is done with the intention of increasing the stone’s reflection of light and its brilliance

INSTRUCTOR

Homer Barrs

Bill Poland

Gem Trees

Gem Trees are created by the combination of tiny stones or other leaf shaped objects, attached to wire that has been twisted into the shape of a tree.

INSTRUCTOR

Karen Boger

Lampwork Glass Beads

 

Lampwork Beads are handmade glass beads. Rods of colorful glass are melted using a hand torch to create beautiful beads.

INSTRUCTOR

Heather Ferman

Reclaim Scrap Silver

Melting scrap sterling silver or fine silver into ingots or silver posts to transform into wire.

INSTRUCTORS

Jason Hamilton

Silver Inlay

The process of creating a silver setting with channels or recesses that can be filled with precious stone or gem stone. This jewelry form uses the skills and techniques of Silversmithing and cabbing to create unique one of a kind jewelry creations. There are three levels taught for Inlay. Beginning Inlay is a pendant, Intermediate is a Box ring and Advanced is a Cuff or Bangle bracelet. A typical class is 9 hours, advanced classes are 12 hours.

INSTRUCTORS

Jason Hamilton (Examples)

Box Rings
Colts Ring
Feather Inlay
Gator Set
Bird-n-Opal Ring
Inlay Box Ring for Joey
Inlay Curve Bracelet
Inlay Flower Ring

Silversmithing "A" Class

Beginning Silver "A" is the foundation class for all Silversmithing.

There are no prerequisites for this class.

The goal for this class is to complete basic rings or pendants.

   You will be taught how to measure, cut, file, sand, solder, polish, and set round or oval-shaped stones.

An emphasis will be placed  on proper usage of tools, torches, sanding machines, buffing equipment and safety.

 

INSTRUCTORS

Patrick Griffin

Silversmithing "B" Class

Beginning Silver "B" is the second foundation class for all Silversmithing. The only prerequisites for this class is Beginning Silver "A" or prior approval by instructor.

 

The goal for this class is to complete basic rings. pendants or earrings. You will be taught how to measure, cut, file, sand, solder, polish, and set round or oval-shaped stones. An emphasis will be placed safety and on proper usage of tools, torches, sanding machines, and buffing equipment.

INSTRUCTORS

Patrick Griffin

Wire Wrapping

Wire wrapping is a method of crafting jewelry by hand, with wire, and other simple hand held tools. It involves weaving, wrapping, and twisting wires together to form wearable jewelery.

INSTRUCTORS

Diana Barreras

Mark Jordana

Wire Wrapping - Cabochons

Wire Wrapping - Cabochons: is the art of wrapping cabochons in a delicate manner as to allow the cabochon to be presented as a pendant.

Instructors

Diana Barreras

John Boatright

 

 

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