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Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 27, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120
Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120
Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120
Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGraffitti Bracelet
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125 » Includes Kit
Learn the Painting with Fire method of enameling! We will start by enameling beads, then move on to flat pieces. Students will each have a complete torch set up to use and over 20 colors to play with. The bracelet shown is an example of what can be made quickly with little experience. This is a process class and students will have many components to use... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCOOL LAVA & TORCH FIRED ENAMELS
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay & enamels) and use of tools, kilns and materials
After making a textured base of fine silver, Jackie will instruct you in preparing and sifting colorful enamel powders onto your design. Using a butane torch, you will fuse the enamels and, after cooling, burnish to a high shine. Pendant will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready for you to take home. Handout will be provided. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLet’s Make Earrings!
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Oh My Goodness! Imagine being able to make your own earrings: as long or short as you want, in the colors you prefer, using your choice of premium materials. Students will discover easy ways to cut chain lengths quickly, how to choose gemstone/pearl/crystal combinations, how to make ear wires, and more! The workshop fee includes: teacher’s fee; all... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPlaying with Fire (and Leather)
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! In this class we will use fire to create a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. All flame painted copper will be sealed to preserve the patina before being installed on a premade leather cuff. With just a few basic metal working skills, students will complete two (one for you and one... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoNo Solder, No Glue
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
A variety of cold connections and texturing techniques are used to create a one of a kind pendant. After cutting the copper shape of your choice, learn to texture and drill the base piece of the pendant. Using the patent pending Riveting Essentials tools, students will learn to use traditional wire rivets, make and use nail head rivets, and add some extra... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoven Teardrop Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge Sterling Silver wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a Faceted Briolette and will choose how to finish your pendant to suit your own unique... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Pendent Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$65 » Kit fee. Includes: Fossil Ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed organic material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals. Copper neck collars will be available for purchase in class.
Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will combine shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, and minerals, into a pendent of your own unique creation. Techniques for framing, setting and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBezel and Tube Setting Workshop
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun
Have you always wanted to be able to create stunning jewelry with clean bezels and set round faceted stones in a tube setting? Then this class is for you. In this hands-on project based workshop you will learn how to properly measure, size and shape bezels to fit any cabochon. Use a rolling mill to add texture and interest to your pieces by texturing the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHip to be Square II Pendant
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Students will make a mixed metal pendant utilizing design, sawing, texturing, patina, polishing, and soldering techniques. Using a leading edge large gauge square wire and tension allows for non-traditional cab setting. Freehand design the base and prongs, or select from our hundreds of templates. Time permitting we’ll finish it off with a leather... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetals 1
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Tucson special, normally priced at $200) includes all materials and shared use of instructor’s tools. Students wishing to have their own tools can purchase a kit. Cost - $70 and includes: saw and blades, file, wax, metal sheers, liver of sulpher, sand paper, drill bits, copper sheet.
This class covers the basic techniques needed to create your own unique metal jewelry pieces . Each student will create a pendant of their own design incorporating all of the skills and applications covered in this intensive 8 hours of instruction. We will use a jeweler’s saw to cut out shapes, and use hammers and stamps to create a variety of... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKitchen Table Soldering in Tucson!
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $200 » Kit and Workshop fee
Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth sterling silver... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Take the mystery out of pearl knotting! Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to choose from. 1 16”... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDrape Me in Blooms - A shrink plastic necklace
Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $80
Using shrink plastic we will from a flower shaped bead and draped pendant altered with unique colorations These will hang from a wire wrapped hammered hanger . all are attached using cold connection techniques . A wire wrapped chain and fibers creates a special necklace for out pendant to hang on. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoArchipelago Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$35 » Kit fee
Each little jeweled isle is connected to the next - forming the ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSILVER BRAIDED RING WITH GEMSTONE
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste and finding) and use of tools, kilns and materials
In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in braiding fine silver into this unique ring. A gemstone setting will be attached. Firing and polishing will be completed in class and students will leave with a finished ring. Various gemstones will be available to set following completion of the ring. Handout will be provided. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoUnisex/Classic Cabochon Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Sparkly or manly? It’s your choice as you learn this unisex ring design that has been around since the age of the Pharaohs. Cougar will teach you her methods of properly sizing this ring EVERY time you make one!! The pattern taught can later be utilized for many cab sizes, as well as for faceted stones. The workshop fee includes teacher fee,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round wire
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
Description of classes: You may remember seeing a similar classic wire wrap design, but I decided to put a twist on the traditional. Meet the Art Deco bracelet. The emphasis will be on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes enough Sterling silver and Gold filled wire to complete your bracelet, and a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSilver Scroll Cuff
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: Soldering experience
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Incorporating silversmithing techniques while designing with wire opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities. Students will learn to use a hydraulic press, plus basic silversmithing techniques using 14-gauge silver wire, and how to incorporate tube-set bezels. Previous soldering experience is strongly recommended. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Sometimes we can’t use a torch! And sometimes we just don’t want to! Using a lot of old skills and new skills, old techniques and new techniques, old tools and new tools, old components and new components, we will create some really fun and functional jewelry. Great tips on which tips to use for what technique, how to keep your iron working... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoScraffitto Enameling
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125
Using both liquid and 80 mesh enamel, learn to scratch in designs and fire the enamel to create one of a kind enamel components. We will use the Painting with Fire (torch enameling) method of enameling. Each student will have their own torching station, and their choice of enamel colors. The possibilities are unlimited! No tools needed (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional leather... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLeather Slider Bracelet
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Kim St. Jean ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
We’ll saw, cold connect, and do a little leather work to create this unique bracelet. You’ll have choices of stone, base metal, leather colors, etc., so no two should be alike. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBead Ring Class
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This design was made to enhance and frame a focal bead. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or other round flat or low dome bead. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, focal bead, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes materials and use of instructor”s tools If you would like your own tools you may purchase a kit from me. Kit is $20 and includes a bench pin(for sawing on) Jeweler’s saw and saw blades, wax and metal.
Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder “How did they do that?” Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler’s saw. You will practice Piercing - using the drill and cutting a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRhinestone Jewelry
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79
Haven’t you always wanted to make rhinestone brooches, necklaces, and bracelets? I know I have, but no one ever tells their secrets! Well we do! Learn what you need for assembly, soldering, and plating a piece, from beginning to end! Vintage Heaven happens here! All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPaper Beads
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Learn how to shape, structure, glaze, and preserve paper beads. We will glaze to a glass-like finish. We will cover Quilling (spiraling), Mixes, Texturing and SO MUCH More!!! Great ideas for using this versatile material – Just think a bead for every outfit. Yes, we will cover cloth, too. A variety of paper and “stuff” will be available to... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee
We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee
A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee
For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee
These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
MATERIALS LIST QUANTITY 2 6mm druks (smooth rounds) 16 3mm bicones 1 color 11/0 seed beads 1 color 15/0 seed beads 2 colors mini-duos 16 2mm druks (smooth rounds) 1 pair earrings findings beading needles beading thread scissors beading mat magnifying lamp (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee
These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee
Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGemstone Tree of Life
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
There are many different ways to create a Tree of Life pendant! (The style I prefer really highlights the strength of a tree.) Students will choose from a wide variety of silver and colored wire and learn how to create their own style of tree. Then each will choose their own combination of gemstone chips and crystal beads and discover how to embellish their... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoJoolTool Workshop
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125
Do you have a JoolTool and want to learn how to use it to its best capabilities? Have you decided to make the leap and purchase one for your studio and want to learn about the different accessories? In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with Melissa Muir to learn how to get that desirable high polish on your metals, and any other number of finishes.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFILIGREE PETAL & PEARL PENDANT
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (Paper Type, paste & pearl) and use of tools, kilns and materials
Just back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to coil, fire, combine and layer these beautiful shapes into an elegant, fine silver filigree pendant. A cultured pearl will top off this piece. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an option of creating a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCopper Stamped Earrings
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $115
Learn to design and stamp two pair of earrings with Native American Stamps. The first pair will be an opening act that moves us onto a second pair where we will solder an accent bezel and set a stone. Students will have several choices of stones and metal shapes as well as over 20 stamps to create their designs. Tools: Bench block, heavy brass mallet (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
The is one of my favorite designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHot Wired
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Create several unique pendants by bending pieces of copper wire into desired shapes, and brazing them together. Brazing is a unique way to permanently bond copper. Unlike soldering which fills the joins with a fine seam, brazing takes advantage of the “capillary action” of the material and overflows the joins,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100
Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped stones. I will... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Shield Pendant
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $165 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Select a cabochon then a shape from our template book, and then design a unique pendant with leading edge wire and prongs. We’ll work on soldering, texture, prongs, etc. Time permitting; we’ll use a leather cord to finish the necklace. Freehand design or select one our hundreds of templates. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire 1-2-3
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
Is wire a mystery? Tired of “wonky” loops? Ever wondered how to make those findings that complete your jewelry designs? This is the class for you!! This class will take the mystery out of wire and those pesky loops – you will be making consistent loops in no time! Students will also learn tried and true techniques to create unique,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRoll Printing and Keum Boo in Tucson!
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Fees: $215 » (includes all tools and materials necessary to complete the project!)
This fun beginning workshop introduces you to two completely different metals techniques, and while each one by itself will add a new dimension to your metalworking repertoire, together they create high-impact drama on simple sheet metal. First, you’ll learn how to use a rolling mill to create deep, detailed patterns on both copper and sterling silver... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making up to two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant, and discussing other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work best and which etch to use where. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp… bring it! We will... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKumihimo/Magnetic Bracelet
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $65
Make this stylish and comfortable bracelet and attach to the half bracelet Magnetic Clasp This is a beginning/intermediate kumihimo class. Class is from 1-4. and includes beads, cord and magnetic clasp. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDesert Lily Pendant
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$14 » Kit fee
Some of us do our best work in the background, unobserved, ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDesert Lily Pendant
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$14 » Kit fee
Some of us do our best work in the background, unobserved, ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLIFE’S A SLICE OF FRUIT— RESIN & SILVER PENDANT
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & resin) and use of tools, kilns and materials
Learn Jackie’s technique for using silver clay and UV resin to design a mouth-watering slice of your favorite fruit in only 3 hours! You’ll finish your pendant and be able to take it home after class. Handout will be provided. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoUltimate Cabochon Pendant
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Discover Cougar’s secret formula for being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! You can later formulate this pattern to turn many other items into unique pendants, such as a coin, cameo, faceted stone, etc. This is a great class for the lapidary who would like to set their own stones using cold connections. Class... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLasso Ring
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Soldering experience is recommended, but not required. Adventurous beginners are welcome. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMarquise Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round and square wire
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
You will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this stunning 3 Marquise bracelet. Emphasis will be placed on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes 3 Cubic Zirconia gemstones, 3 Sterling Silver Readyset Basket settings, enough Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire to complete your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoElectroPlating
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Turn a boring piece into a thing of beauty! Get rid of your solder marks! Fix Grandma’s pieces! After months of research and experimentation, we are confident you will enjoy electroplating- with an extra nod at electroforming. We will pen-plate a section of a piece. We will each emersion-plate an entire piece, and we will discuss various methods and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTrapeze Earrings
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All. Some metal experience helpful
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $150
Movement, articulation, call it what you want, but these fun earring remind me of a trapeze artist with the artist and focal point being a stone! Students will make two pair of sterling silver earrings, one with a stone, one without. Design your own or use my designs. We will cut, file, drill and use a torch to connect the segments with hot rivets! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFalling into Spring , A shrink plastic charm necklace
Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95
In this class you will take shrink plastic and create formed flowers and leaves using special molds created just for this purpose .Theses floral beads will then be wire warrrepd into beaded dangles and attached to a charm type necklace , creating a romantic waterfall drape in a luscious spring palette. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoStamping and texturing metal
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes all materials and use of instructors tools. Kit is not required-$50 bench block, hammer, letter stamps metal
This is a great class to invigorate our creative energies. Jewelry designers, mixed media artists, collage artists, and crafters alike will find a useful way to incorporate these beauties into their art. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMirror Image Earrings
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
We’ll saw, make some rivets, cold connect them to a base and, voila! The intricacy of the sawing is up to you. We’ll have dozens of templates to choose from. As always, you’ll have your choice of base metals as well as the option to upgrade to sterling. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOrion Arc Welding Workshop
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $250
Have you been considering an Arc Welder for your studio or shop? In this day and a half long workshop come and get your hands-on experience with it and try it all out yourself. We will have a Sunstone Engineering Representative to help answer all of your questions. Bring your pieces and let's give it a try. Have a problem piece that you can't quite... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Collars
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $60 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
Everyone should have at least one sterling silver collar in their jewelry wardrobe, but in this class you will make 2 different styles. Both will be created in 10 gauge Sterling Silver half round wire and will be hammered to add texture and harden your wire. Simply following a design doesn't work when creating collars. I will show you how to... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoThe "O" Ring
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $105 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Soldering experience is recommended, but not required. Adventurous beginners are welcome. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring out its hidden... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoExplosion Pendant
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $120
Create a statement necklace using the hydraulic press, enameling and cold connections. Students will press a silhoutte die, insert an enameled focal piece and cold connect them all together. Skills used are, filing, texturing, pressing, sawing, enameling and riveting! We cover it all! Some metalsmithing experience helpful. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoArgentium Fused Earrings
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125
Learn to fuse Argentium silver while fusing three pair of earrings! We will design, form, fuse, and texture. You will be able to solder and set a small set of stones to one of your designs. Prefab sterling silver ear wires are included in your kit. Tools: Flat file (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoldering 1-2-3
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
This introduction to soldering covers the basics of sweat soldering. In addition to soldering a Sterling Silver shape to the copper disc, a pre-made bezel will be attached and a gemstone cabochon set. Additional interest is added with design/letter/number stamps and hole punching pliers. And last, but not least, learn a simple method of tube riveting. This... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDouble the Love
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $60 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
I also call this project the “anything” harness. Students will learn this technique on a 3-dimensional gemstone heart which can later be redesigned to work on many different, irregular shaped items. The workshop fee includes teacher fee, student’s choice of 2 gemstone hearts, silver wire, and embellishment beads, pearls, and crystals, to... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoJump Ring with Bling
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Combining pre-made jump rings in varying sizes is a great way to create a stunning statement ring (or pendant) while perfecting soldering skills. Add a faceted stone to your design for a little extra bling appeal. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are also welcome. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLampwork Bead Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: Advanced - students must have experience and be adept at wrapping with half round wire and be comfortable working with/handling multiple wires
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
I designed this to enhance an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead. This is an advanced class. You will work with multiple square wires to create a 3 dimensional frame around your bead. The student will be provided with an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead, Sterling Silver accent beads, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square and half round wire,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed shells material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals.
Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a bracelet or cuff using heavy adjustable premade copper bangle combined with shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, pearls, and cubic... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOrion Arc Welding Workshop
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $250
Have you been considering an Arc Welder for your studio or shop? In this day and a half long workshop come and get your hands-on experience with it and try it all out yourself. We will have a Sunstone Engineering Representative to help answer all of your questions. Bring your pieces and let's give it a try. Have a problem piece that you can't quite... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetal techniques part II
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Tucson special, normally $200) this includes all materials and use of instructors tools. If you want your own tools I have a kit you can purchase but is not necessary $75 it includes: saw and blades, file, wax, Liver of sulfur, sand paper, drill bits.
Each student will create a pendant of their own design incorporating all of the skills and applications covered in this intensive 8 hours of instruction. In this class you will expand on your basic metalsmithing techniques by learning all the tricks and tips on how to solder, bezel set stones, ball metal, add bails and make your own findings. I have learned... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoENAMELING ABSTRACTS WITH SILVER CLAY & SYRINGE
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $120 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & enamels) and use of tools, kilns, materials
Forget those little cloisonné wires, and endless bending and firing. In this 6 hour, full day class (9am to 4pm) you will create a base in Art Clay silver clay and then lay an abstract design on top using Art Clay syringe type. After firing, learn to wash and wet pack your enamels into the pattern’s spaces. Final firing will reveal the brilliant... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFun with Brazing
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Use copper brazing techniques to create a variety of pendants and cuffs. . With this method you can easily set non-traditional shaped cabs or most any bead. You’ll get up to 3 stones, an assortment of wires, and enough brazing rods to create several pieces. This is a fun fast-paced class. e-mail to info@studiostjean if any questions (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHollow Bead Necklace in Tucson!
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » (includes all tools and materials necessary to complete the project!)
Take your metal skills to the next level with this organic and unusual necklace as unique and individual as you are. We’ll use patterned and plain sterling silver sheet to construct a hollow box, then add connectors to embellish it with a collection of beads, charms, and textiles. We’ll employ a variety of hand finishing techniques to keep the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All tools are provided. All skill levels are... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSedona Dreams Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$30 » Kit fee
When you slip this bracelet on your wrist, you are entering a ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPearls Lampwork or Gemstones & Kumihimo
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105
Make this necklace that combines knotting the pearls, lampwork or gemstone beads in the front and adding cords and then kumihimo at the sides. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPeek-a-Boo Pendant
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125
Using one of the hottest tools in today’s jewelry making, students will use a hydraulic press to form two shapes that will cuddle into each other. One will be textured, one will be enameled and all will be cold connected to a freeform back plate. Explore design options with your choice of colors and shapes! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWearing Wonderland- A shrink plastic chunky bracelet
Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $130
Come join me in taking shrink plastic to a new level. We will bend it, ruffle it, drill it and then turn it into a beads. These will be used in creating wire-wrapped dangles along with metal findings and smaller glass beads. The result is a finished dangle that resembles a bell flower. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSimple Soldered Silver Rings
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, silver sheet, and a few premade bezels, students will create 2 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in sweat soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful, but not required. Adventurous beginners are... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Spinner Ring
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $45 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
A spinner ring is one of those unique designs that you will enjoy making and wearing. In this class you will learn how to measure your sterling silver sheet so that you will have a perfect fit for your ring. The techniques that you learn in this class will make sizing any band type ring a breeze. You will have your choice of sterling silver material for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flowers
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: Torch Enameling is recommend
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Focus on enameling domed and curved surfaces while blending beautiful color combinations. We will be taking the mystery and heartbreak out of working with transparent colors. While you are creating –from scratch- these adorable, and useful, flowers you will be exploring color and texture combos that can then be used on countless pieces. This IS NOT the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes materials and use of instructor”s tools If you would like your own tools you may purchase a kit from me. Kit is $20 and includes a bench pin(for sawing on) Jeweler’s saw and saw blades, wax and metal.
Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder “How did they do that?” Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler’s saw. You will practice Piercing - using the drill and cutting a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoInspired by Filigree
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
Bend, curve and solder Sterling Silver Wire into a modern interpretation of filigree. Using one of the instructor’s designs, students will create a pendant. In this introduction to soldering, learn the basics of sweat soldering and soldering wire forms. Finally, learn to set a gemstone cabochon in a pre-made bezel. Bring a chain or cord to class and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Scroll Ring
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $40 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This has been one of my most popular rings to sell and teach. You will learn to manipulate your 16 gauge sterling silver wire into scrolls that fit together to create this beautiful ring. In this class you will learn to use a template to measure your material for a proper fit for your ring. The kit includes enough Sterling silver wire to complete your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoButton Pearl Ring
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Utilize many techniques to make this gorgeous Sterling Button Pearl Ring. Soldering, texture, forming and design skills will be covered. You’ll have a choice of copper, brass or sterling accent wire as well. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This is a fun class that works up quickly using 18 gauge wire so you have a nice substantial bracelet when complete. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in your pieces. So much... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee
These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee
For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee
A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee
These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee
We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee
Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLIFE’S A SLICE OF FRUIT— RESIN & SILVER PENDANT
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & resin) and use of tools, kilns and materials
Learn Jackie’s technique for using silver clay and UV resin to design a mouth-watering slice of your favorite fruit in only 3 hours! You’ll finish your pendant and be able to take it home after class. Handout will be provided. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLet’s Make Earrings
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Oh My Goodness! Imagine being able to make your own earrings: as long or short as you want, in the colors you prefer, using your choice materials. Students will discover easy ways to cut chain lengths quickly, how to choose gemstone/pearl/crystal combinations, how to make ear wires, and more! The workshop fee includes: teacher’s fee; all necessary... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round wire
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $100 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
Description of classes: You may remember seeing a similar classic wire wrap design, but I decided to put a twist on the traditional. Meet the Art Deco bracelet. The emphasis will be on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes enough Sterling silver and Gold filled wire to complete your bracelet, and a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional leather... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBarbell Pendant and Earrings
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $150
They are hot, hot, hot!! Hot rivets that is! Create both a pair of earrings and pendant while learning the secret of creating these hot rivets. We will work in sterling silver and fine silver. Finish with a simple sterling chain and lobster clasp. Tools needed: Flat file Bench block (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100
Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped stones. I will... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPhotoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC, & Glass Artists
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175
Students will learn to process, color correct and crop their photos of jewelry, glass beads, and other art objects using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 with an experienced professional photographer and glass artist. Exposure level optimizing, background removal, color balancing, print and online file formats will be covered. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKinetic Jewelry
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun
Jewelry can be fun in its own right. But it is so much more exciting and really stands out when it MOVES. In this hands on workshop you will learn skills and techniques to make kinetic jewelry. We will learn how to use and create different types of rivets, ball up the ends of wire for decorative and functional purposes, and hinges for even more movement and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSticks and Stones Earrings
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
With heavy gauge square wire as the focal point, add yourstone and setting preferences to create 3-4 pair of earrings. We’ll be setting a small cab, beads, ½ drilled pearls, and graduated balls. All earwires will be sterling and one pair of sterling “sticks” included. Option to upgrade to as many sterling as you want in class.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoThe Enameled Necklace in Tucson!
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Fees: $190 » workshop & kit fee
This fast-paced, hands on beginner workshop will begin by introducing you to the magic of roll printing patterns on copper sheet. Then we’ll punch up the impact by using the heat of a torch to coax incredible color from simple white enamel – you won’t believe the effects you get with just this one color! We’ll finish by creating a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoProng Setting
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Okay, you’ve been asking for years, sooooooo… here it is! Prong Settings! We will cover how to make prongs from scratch, how to use pre-made prongs, how to set uneven stones, calibrated stones, etc. Extensive handouts will cover basket setting assembly, prong cutting, and many other aspects. In class we will make a simple setting using a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoR2R Cuff
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Attach Rings 2 Rings in a random pattern to create a truly one of a kind cuff! Using positive/negative space as a design element, plus the economy provided by the premade jump rings, allows students to create larger pieces without the traditional limitations of cost and weight. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWonderland Fairy - a shrink plastic art necklace
Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $105
Using shrink plastic we will from unique flower shaped beads using the instructors special molds. A flower body will then be created for our fairy. She will also have shrink plastic Iridescent wings. A tiny cabochon paper clay head will be formed and will rest in a bezel. Our fairy’s skirt will flow using ribbons, lace and wire wrapped beaded... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSILVER AND POLYMER SUNSET PENDANT
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay and syringe, polymer clay) and use of tools, kilns and materials
Use Art Clay Silver to make a fine silver base. Add interior shapes with fine silver syringe. After firing, Jackie will show you how to use various Sculpy polymer clays to create your own colorful background. All pieces will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready to bake at home. Or, have Jackie bake your piece to pick up a little later. Handout will be... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLuminous Flora Pendant
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$40 » Workshop
$12 » Kit fee
We all love metamorphosis. This pendant has already ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFancy Spiral Kumihimo Necklace
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105
Make this necklace using different sized beads to create this beautiful spiral. This is an intermediate class. Experience with kumihimo with beads preferred Class is 1-5 and includes beads and cord for necklace.as well as $25 credit towards clasp/cones for necklace. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoven Teardrop Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge Sterling Silver wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a Faceted Briolette and will choose how to finish your pendant to suit your own unique... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Stone Setting)
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $158 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced, in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of 1-on-1 help. A fun day for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBasket Weave Stone on Stone Pendant
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
This class has a ton of techniques, yet in only 3 hours!! But…it’s been done several times so no worry. Everyone will get a slate backing piece which we’ll learn how to drill. We’ll then create a base for the weave using soldering and cold connections. Once connected we’ll set the stone and weave the wire, finishing it all off... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBead Ring Class
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This design was made to enhance and frame a focal bead. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or other round flat or low dome bead. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, focal bead, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChandelier necklaces
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee. Please bring your own needle nose pliers and flat heads pliers. I will supply everything else!
$20 » Kit #1. Or I can give you a tool and supply list.
$40 » Kit #2. Pliers included
You will learn new ways to use sheet metal, by texturing, and drilling then wire wrapping beads. Learn new techniques for production, like the good old assembly line. These are fun designs that are great for presents. You will make no less than 2 necklaces. Join me for an evening of fun and productivity. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSILVER BRAIDED RING WITH GEMSTONE
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste and finding) and use of tools, kilns and materials
In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in braiding fine silver into this unique ring. A gemstone setting will be attached. Firing and polishing will be completed in class and students will leave with a finished ring. Various gemstones will be available to set following completion of the ring. Handout will be provided. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCaptured Cabochon
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $120
Do you want to add stones to your designs without soldering? This is the class for you! We will design and cold connect metal to encase your stone, each design being different and then make a quick and easy handcrafted chain! Choice of stone included or bring your own! Tools: Riveting hammer/bench block 2 flat nose pliers (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMarquise Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round and square wire
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $115 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
You will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this stunning 3 Marquise bracelet. Emphasis will be placed on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes 3 Cubic Zirconia gemstones, 3 Sterling Silver Readyset Basket settings, enough Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire to complete your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBubble Earrings
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Students will practice and perfect soldering skills, while creating a unique pair of earrings. Since the circular shape is such a foundational design element, pre-made sterling silver jump rings make the perfect building block for designing. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are also welcome (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGemstone Tree of Life
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $55 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
There are many different ways to create a Tree of Life pendant! Students will choose from a wide variety of silver and colored wire and learn how to create their own style of tree. Then each will choose their own combination of gemstone chips and crystal beads and discover how to embellish their tree with leaves, ice, snow, or a moon! The workshop fee... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoodland Fairy Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit Fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, electroformed flower, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, Victorian stamped brass charms, copper wire, conductive paint, injection wax, glue, sealed organic material, tutorial containing detailed instructions, resources and photographs, and use of electroforming and buffing equipment and chemicals.
Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a bracelet or cuff using a heavy adjustable premade copper bangle, electroformed flowers, stamped brass charms, dichroic glass gems,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoldering 101
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $100 » this includes all materials and use of instructors tools Kits are not required but requested
Many people ask me how I soldered so many places together in one piece. Well soldering has a science, in this class I will explain the things you need to think about while soldering, then we will have lots of time to practice these skills. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLeather Metal Glass
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun
Leather, Metal and Glass Workshop: Friday, February 3, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCab on a Bead Pendant/Link
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Well, isn’t that fancy? We’ll select a cabochon to bezel set in sterling, or copper if desired, then pick out a “flat-ish” bead to attach it to. We’ll be drilling a hole in the bead and riveting the mini pendant to it. A thin cord can be used to thread through into a pendant, or we can use coordinating wire and wrap it to make a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetalsmithing 1-2-3
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $210 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
Learn the basics of metalsmithing in this day-long class of cutting, texturing, soldering and cold-connecting metal. Create a multi-layer pendant featuring a soldered bezel. Cut, form and solder the bezel portion of the piece. Add some texture and cold connect it to the base. Choose from multiple techniques for adding the bail. Give it a swim in Liver of... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoThe Big Ass Ring in Tucson!
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » workshop & kit fee
This fast-paced one day workshop will have you cutting, stamping, soldering and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous, chunky free-form stone. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and set a stone using age-old techniques with a modern twist to create a one-of-a-kind... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch Soldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $79 » allsupplies including, instructional handout are provided.
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace will be... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoStar of Wonder Ornament
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee
Your Christmas tree has never looked so good! This is one ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCOOL LAVA & TORCH FIRED ENAMELS
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay & enamels) and use of tools, kilns and materials
After making a textured base of fine silver, Jackie will instruct you in preparing and sifting colorful enamel powders onto your design. Using a butane torch, you will fuse the enamels and, after cooling, burnish to a high shine. Pendant will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready for you to take home. Handout will be provided. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFiligree Cocktail Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $90 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
The Filigree Cocktail Ring is one of Cougars' signature designs. Learn to personalize it by using her standard 'tease, curve and connect' method to add small rosettes, spirals, loops, pearls, crystals, etc to the wires as they develop the detailed look of fine filigree around a beautiful focal bead. Discover how to properly size this ring for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCelebrate the Stone!
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Learn to handcraft individual prongs and set a faceted stone into a stunning, versatile pendant that really “celebrates” the stone. Believe it or not, almost any size or shape faceted stone will work with this design! Each student will make two settings, almost guaranteeing that they will wear one pendant out of class. The workshop fee includes... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDaisy Chain Pendant
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Make it today, wear it tonight! Students will practice and perfect soldering skills, while creating a unique pendant. Since the oval shape is such a foundational design element, pre-made sterling silver jump rings made into ovals make the perfect building block for designing. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are also welcome. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
The is one of my favorite designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMicro Mosaic
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
Anyone who knows Carole knows her passion for Micro Mosaic. After research, calling, studying with, and hounding as many authorities as she could, she finally gathered up enough fun facts and techniques to offer Traditional Micro Mosaic. We will pull our own tessere, incanalato, and leaves,and boccio using enamels and glass, and learn assemblage using... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoByPass Earrings and Bracelet
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate (need to know how to file, measure, comfortable with a torch)
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $165
Create a unique wrap-a-round bangle with silver and stones! Complete the looks with complimentary earrings. We will use oxy/propane torch to create hot rivets to capture stones inside our wrap around bracelet and earrings. They are cool, contemporary, and very sassy! Tools needed: Flat file (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMy Melting Heart - A shrink plastic bracelet
Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95
In this class we will take shrink plastic to a new and charming level.We will create heart charms by altering the shrink plastic surface with paints, inks and pencils . Our hearts will be attached to a bracelet blank along with pre hand wire wrapped beaded dangles that out provided in the kit and metal heart charms . This will create a chunky light... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoJoolTool Workshop
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $125
Do you have a JoolTool and want to learn how to use it to its best capabilities? Have you decided to make the leap and purchase one for your studio and want to learn about the different accessories? In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with Melissa Muir to learn how to get that desirable high polish on your metals, and any other number of finishes.... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo3-D Pendant
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Love to use the Jeweler’s saw? Maybe you will after this class. We’ll select a design from the hundreds of stamps, and then learn how to do some intricate sawing. We’ll solder the sawn out pieces as relief to the base, giving us a 3-D effect. Fun and interesting project. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Collars
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $60 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
Everyone should have at least one sterling silver collar in their jewelry wardrobe, but in this class you will make 2 different styles. Both will be created in 10 gauge Sterling Silver half round wire and will be hammered to add texture and harden your wire. Simply following a design doesn't work when creating collars. I will show you how to... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoUFO Party
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $25 » fee for the class can be used as credit for any components purchased during the evening of the class
Unfinished Objects Party. Bring your purchases – there will be refreshments provided. And free discussion of beautiful endings to the items you want to make. . fee for the class can be used as credit for any components purchased during the evening of the class. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGlass Fusing - But I Don’t Have a Kiln!
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
“But I Don’t Have a Kiln”… DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU! We will cover microwave kilns! And their instant gratification! “But I DO Have a Kiln”…YOU WON”T BE BORED! We will cover so many aspects of glass fusing that you will be thrilled. We will Play with as many technique as we can cram into a class! And... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee
For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee
A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee
These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee
These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee
We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee
Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Spinner Ring
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 10:30am
Fees: $45 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
A spinner ring is one of those unique designs that you will enjoy making and wearing. In this class you will learn how to measure your sterling silver sheet so that you will have a perfect fit for your ring. The techniques that you learn in this class will make sizing any band type ring a breeze. You will have your choice of sterling silver material for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSILVER AND POLYMER SUNSET PENDANT
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay and syringe, polymer clay) and use of tools, kilns and materials
Use Art Clay Silver to make a fine silver base. Add interior shapes with fine silver syringe. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKeumboo
Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Ust as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$55 » Kit fee
A sure way to make your work stand out and increase value is to add high karat gold in an easy to learn technique called Keum-boo. Each student will learn and practice this fun metal gilding technique. I have learned these techniques from many teachers and compiled the best most successful way to do keum-boo. 24k gold and argentium silver is required for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoReticulation Pendant and Earrings
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $140
Learn to depletion guild reticulation silver, bringing the fine silver to the top, then heat until you mold, move and melt the silver into creating one of a kind texture. Take the metal and create a pendant and earrings with small bezel set stones! This class is jam packed with techniques!! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoUltimate Cabochon Pendant
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Discover Cougar’s secret formula for being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! You can later formulate this pattern to turn many other items into unique pendants, such as a coin, cameo, faceted stone, etc. This is a great class for the lapidary who would like to set their own stones using cold connections. Class... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHollow Form and Shadow Box Jewelry Workshop
Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun
The hydraulic press is a powerful tool for creating multi-dimensional jewelry. We will make multiple pieces using both hot and cold connection techniques. You will use hammers and the Rolling Mill to create unique textures and patterns. This class uses a torch for soldering and joining. We will also be using a jewelers saw to create openings and patterns to... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetal Morphosis
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Owner at Grand River BeadStudio Blogger at Eva Sherman Designs (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)
Create dramatically textured links by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate. Embellish the central links with tube set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Students will create 8 links which may be linked together to form a bracelet or statement necklace, or used individually to create pendants and/or earrings. Students will learn to fuse... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoThat’s a Wrap Bracelet
Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Leather is in, why? Because we said so! In that case, let’s make a statement bracelet with a bezel set stone, which is toggled after wrapping the leather around your wrist 3 times. Choices of: shape, cabochon, leather color, and metals make for a myriad of design options. (Sterling available at class time for an up-charge if desired) ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoA Classic Turquoise Necklace in Tucson!
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... (read more)Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » workshop & kit fee
Put a new twist on that old classic: turquoise and silver. You’ll use textured sterling silver sheet to create a unique setting for a gorgeous chunk of genuine American turquoise. You’ll frame it out with textured wire, then learn ways to add hand-made links to commercial chain for a time-saving custom look. Put it all together with a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLayered and Riveted
Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)
This class explores basic metalsmithing and creative riveting techniques using Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials, including the use of tubes to create a dimensional, elevated pendant. Also included are discussions of additional design ideas, opportunities to practice cutting, shaping and texturing metal and a simple technique to embellish the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoStackables
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
String Bead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Instruction on how to make 5 different types of stackable rings. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. Choose which types of rings best suit your style and maybe,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Scroll Ring
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $40 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This has been one of my most popular rings to sell and teach. You will learn to manipulate your 16 gauge sterling silver wire into scrolls that fit together to create this beautiful ring. In this class you will learn to use a template to measure your material for a proper fit for your ring. The kit includes enough Sterling silver wire to complete your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFractal Foundations Bracelet
Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$30 » Kit fee
Geometry and poetry can create beauty. These ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFILIGREE PETAL & PEARL PENDANT
Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $80
Just back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to coil, fire, combine and layer these beautiful shapes into an elegant, fine silver filigree pendant. A cultured pearl will top off this piece. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an option of creating a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLampwork Bead Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: Advanced - students must have experience and be adept at wrapping with half round wire and be comfortable working with/handling multiple wires
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $135 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
I designed this to enhance an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead. This is an advanced class. You will work with multiple square wires to create a 3 dimensional frame around your bead. The student will be provided with an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead, Sterling Silver accent beads, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square and half round wire,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun “sampler”... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWild Woman Bangles
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115
Use hardware components from your local store, leftover wire and beads from your bench and create a unique Wild Woman bangle. Students will learn to make coils, wire beads, discuss design options and use a variety of wire gauges and shapes. Your imagination is your guide! Kit includes enough material for 2 bangles and most students will finish both during... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFREE Open Studio
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $0
Do you have questions about one of the classes you took with me this week? Maybe you didn’t have time to finish your project? Perhaps you made one in your room and need help finishing it? Whatever the reason, if it has to do with Traditional Wire Jewelry Design, feel free to pop in to ask questions or advice or to work on a project! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)
This is a fun class that works up quickly using 18 gauge wire so you have a nice substantial bracelet when complete. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoUnisex/Classic Cabochon Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times:
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Sparkly or manly? It’s your choice as you learn this unisex ring design that has been around since the age of the Pharaohs. Cougar will teach you her methods of properly sizing this ring EVERY time you make one!! The pattern taught can later be utilized for many cab sizes, as well as for faceted stones. The workshop fee includes teacher fee,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeauty of the Sea
Instructor: Jody Young
My bead journey has been a blessing and I am so grateful for the lifestyle it has granted me. Being a Master Beader/Artist of my bead embroidery has opened many doors and I love what I do and now get to share it with you. I created my Raised Texture Beading free-form style for over 15 years now... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $165 » kit included
This piece is for those who love the Sea. You will be creating a beautiful and unique pendant from an amazing gift of nature. The natural Nautilus Shell is the focal of your necklace applied upon Shibori silk creating your bail. It is complimented with my Raised Texture Beading Techniques. I will share my unique technique of bead embroidery, with variations... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoShibori Silk Wrist Wrap
Instructor: Jody Young
My bead journey has been a blessing and I am so grateful for the lifestyle it has granted me. Being a Master Beader/Artist of my bead embroidery has opened many doors and I love what I do and now get to share it with you. I created my Raised Texture Beading free-form style for over 15 years now... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $185 » Includes kit
Shibori Silk as your canvas along with my Raised Texture Beading techniques is a colorful workshop. In my workshop you will learn unique techniques of bead embroidery, with a variation of peyote stitches, finishing techniques with applying a slide clasp. I will guide you with my special design elements, how to play with the silk and teach you how to create a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRaised Texture Puzzle Piece
Instructor: Jody Young
My bead journey has been a blessing and I am so grateful for the lifestyle it has granted me. Being a Master Beader/Artist of my bead embroidery has opened many doors and I love what I do and now get to share it with you. I created my Raised Texture Beading free-form style for over 15 years now... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $165 » Includes kit
Raised-Texture Beading technique is a free-flowing beading style with no pattern to follow, allowing the beads to speak through you for the perfect placement. This class is very inspiring and is sure to get you ‘out of the box’. In this workshop I will guide you with design and perfect placement of your beads. You will create a puzzle piece... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoConversation Sticks
Instructor: Jody Young
My bead journey has been a blessing and I am so grateful for the lifestyle it has granted me. Being a Master Beader/Artist of my bead embroidery has opened many doors and I love what I do and now get to share it with you. I created my Raised Texture Beading free-form style for over 15 years now... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $195 » Includes kit
The Conversation Stick you create becomes not only a unique piece of art, but also teaches us to become better listeners and to honor what others have to say. We will bead upon a piece of Petrified wood that is over 10 million years old. There is no gluing - only creating the base with weaving techniques and embellishing over the top of your foundation. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRAISED TEXTURE PENDANT
Instructor: Jody Young
My bead journey has been a blessing and I am so grateful for the lifestyle it has granted me. Being a Master Beader/Artist of my bead embroidery has opened many doors and I love what I do and now get to share it with you. I created my Raised Texture Beading free-form style for over 15 years now... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $175 » kit included
Raised-Texture Beading technique is a free-flowing beading style with no pattern to follow, allowing the beads to speak through you for the perfect placement. This class is very inspiring and is sure to get you ‘out of the box’. In this workshop I will guide you with design and perfect placement of your beads. You will create a seasonal piece... (read more & registration)

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