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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.
Diana Barreras (Examples)
Karen Boger (Examples)
Just Rollin Along Bracelets
The cabbing process involves rough cutting to the desired shape, followed by sanding and polishing to form a smooth, rounded surface.
Chainmaille (also known as Chainmail, Chain Maille or maille) is the art of weaving jump rings together to form creative jewelry or armor.
Anne Acker (Examples)
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
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.
Lampwork Glass Beads
Lampwork Beads are handmade glass beads. Rods of colorful glass are melted using a hand torch to create beautiful beads.
Reclaim Scrap Silver
Jason Hamilton (Examples)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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