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Granulation: Tiny Spheres, Big Impact
 
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Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100 + $25 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Learn the ancient art of granulation—fusing tiny spheres of metal onto a backsheet to create interesting patterns. This workshop explores the 3,000-year-old history of this fascinating technique, including how to create granules in various sizes, prepare backsheet metal and make organic glue for adhering granules, and how to arrange granules into geometric and organic designs. Demonstrations on fusing granules to backsheet will be given. Students will create small-scale earrings with their granulated designs by beginning with fine silver and then moving into 22k gold (optional). This workshop is intended for students with torch experience.
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new: Enamel Explorations: The Next Level
 
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Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $15 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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For those with a grasp of enameling basics, this workshop will introduce students to a variety of expressive materials for kiln-based enameling, such as: liquid enamels, 3D copper mesh, underglaze pencils, graphite, seed and reflector beads, and sugar coat. For those with metal smithing skills, this course will also discuss strategies soldering for enamel, using corrugated copper, tabs, rivets and staples to make advanced forms. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
Lampworked Glass Beads
 
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Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday, Sunday
$200 + $65 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/31/2014 - 6/1/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday, Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Learn the art of Venetian glass bead making in this two-day workshop. Students will create unique beads by melting glass rods with a hand-held torch and learn how to decorate them by incorporating special design techniques, such as silver foil, to personalize their beads. Start simple and get elaborate—by the second day you will be hooked! All materials included. Limited to 8 students.
Fabulous Pendants with Lampworked Beads
 
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Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100 + $25 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Make beautiful pendants with already-made lampworked glass beads. Students will learn or expand basic jewelry skills to complement their bead stringing capabilities and use hammers, rolling mill, hole punch, drills, flex shaft, disk cutter, dapping tools, patinas, saw, and more to manipulate wire and metal. Take away low-tech processes that can be used in any home studio, such as how to use cold connections as an alternative to soldering. Students must supply lampworked beads; all other materials included. See additional materials list.
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