Charmed by the Garden - Bead Workshop
Love instant gratification? This class is going is made for you! On Friday afternoon we'll create beads from charms and filigree impressed into polymer clay. I have some tricks up my sleeve to transform these commercial findings into tiny works of art. I'll share some painting techniques to bring out the beauty and details of the beads.
Saturday morning I have a super exciting project to share with you! I love the look of upcycled jewelry from tins but finding tins can be a time-consuming and expensive venture so I decided to create my own. We'll take vintage and art historical images and make faux tins to use in our jewelry.
In the afternoon I'll share several wire and metal techniques to incorporate with your tin pieces. We'll use plain and textured copper to make charms and connectors as accents. We'll rivet, hammer, dap, wire-wrap and shape metal. Instructions will be included for all the jewelry shown. You're kit will include lots of elements and you'll have the rest of the afternoon and evening to make jewelry.
You'll have so much fun creating this leather cord, I'll know you'll be addicted before the end of the retreat. We'll use a traditional technique used by the Vikings during the Medieval ages to transform leather into a strong square cord. We'll use our tin pieces from Saturday to make a focal that does double duty as a toggle clasp.