Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Beachcomber's Bonanza
Teacher: Helen Driggs
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $155.00
Materials Fee: $58.00
Are you an incurable scavenger when you go to the beach, park, lake or other natural area? In this class, you will learn how to mount natural objects like shells, pebbles, sticks, driftwood, sea glass, and other found objects using wire, cold connections and other non-glue techniques. Bring your own treasures and use what's in your kit to make a pendant featuring your favorite natural object. Learn to safely drill stone or sea glass, create flowing wire mountings, and how to plan and execute uncommon mountings like two-part, perimeter, and integral tabs or multi-layer rivets.
  • Student Maximum: 12
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Stone Setting, Wire Jewelry Making, Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Some metal experience
  • Supply List: Steel Block, chasing hammer, Jewele's saw frame and 2/0 blades. Metal Snips, Awl or sharp scribe, Round nose pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, Flat nose Pliers, Wire cutters, Sandpapers and files, Rotary tool or flexshaft and stand (optional) small ceramic or glass bowl, SAFETY GOGGLES
  • Kit Contents: Sheet metal, 12-gauge wire, 18-gauge rivet stock, beach pebbles, driftwood and shells.
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