Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Bead and Button Jewelry
Teacher: Helen Driggs
Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Hands on Workshop
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $85.00
Materials Fee: $38.00
Do you love colorful buttons? If so, break out your old button box! We'll elevate ordinary buttons into wonderful, wearable center-stage focals for all types of jewelry. Learn how to modify old or new buttons using wire and inventive connection methods like wiring, riveting and other cold connections to create button bracelets, pendants or earrings with a modern twist. You'll learn drilling, wire coiling, color use and combining materials without glue.
  • Student Maximum: 12 (1 seats left)
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Stone Setting, Wire Jewelry Making, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Supply List: Steel Block -- combo or separate with bench pin, or scrap of wood to drill on. Awl or sharp scribe. Round nose pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, Flat nose Pliers, Wire cutters, Sanding sticks, Chasing Hammer or Ball Peen Hammer, Sharpie, Optional: Dremel tool with appropriate collet and#56 Drill bit
  • Kit Contents: 2 buttons, 1 button, 2 colors faceted crystal or 8/0 beads,18-ga. brass core wire/armature, 28-ga. brass coiling wire/armature, 5 large hole glass beads, 2 colors 28-ga. beaded perimeter wire, fiber hanging cord
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