2016 Classes

Forest Fascinations - Button Workshop

We'll start our retreat with a little hunting and gathering for leaves, pods, and forest finds to create custom texture plates. Next we'll pay with polymer clay to shape and form buttons and finish them with a faux copper patina treatment using metal paints, patina and dye oxides.

Required: You'll need to bring Amazing Mold Putty Kit. You can order it Amazon.com here or find it at Hobby Lobby.

Faux Fossil Stones Workshop

Saturday morning we'll pull out the clay again and explore a faux quartz technique making beads, charms and pendants. Learn my easy formula for fool-proof marbling results, discover ways to create fossil-style impressions and embellish your charms with a gilded finish.

Woodland Treasures Pendant

Our afternoon class we'll create house pendants to showcase our faux fossil stone pieces. We'll create a metal sketch image of branches and leaves on the back of the house pendant and rivet metal and polymer clay. Create birch branches from wire, play with wire wrapping and make a tassel from waxed linen. 

Adjustable Wire Bracelet Trio

Create a trio of adjustable wire bracelets using simple tools and a fun collection of beads. No bracelet mandrel needed! Spend the last day of our retreat creating a fun project that will be your new jewelry addiction!

You'll pick one kit for class and extras will be available for purchase.

All class materials are provided except the Amazing Mold Putty. See the tools list on the What to Bring page here.

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