Live from Tucson – Wrapping it up!

By on February 11, 2015
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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Daily Wire Jewelry Tip February 11, 2015

Live Tips from Tucson

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If you`ve been following our blog, you know that we are partnering with our sister company JewelryTools.com in are offering over 100 classes at in Tucson at JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show this year.

While in Tucson, we`ve offered a number of wonderful classes from an excellent group of instructors. If you didn`t have a chance to participate this year, don`t wait – put it on your calendar for next year.

I wanted to share a few of the MANY classes that were available for our students this year!

Albina Manning

Wire Woven Bangle – Learn to make this cool, contemporary wire bangle bracelet using wire weaving technique

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`LineBrenda Branson

Shawl Pins – Get to know Prometheus Bronze metal clay in this beginner`s class. Participants will choose from several styles to create three bronze clay shawl pins

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`LineCooky Schock

Southwest Bangles – Be inspired by the beauty of the Southwest and create a metal cuff as your own personal totem.

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`LineDonna Lewis

Silver Bark with granulation – Artists will bring a piece of bark, cactus or another organic material (or use mine) to set up a mold ready for silver PMC.

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`LineJackie Truty

Quilled Silver Pendant with gemstones – Have you ever done quilling with paper? Now picture that in pure silver! Using special Silver Paper Type, quill strips into this beautiful filigreed pendant.

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Joe Korth

Perfect Polishing – When it comes to creating a stunning and exceptionally crafted piece of jewelry, the most important factor is often the quality of the finishing. In this workshop you will learn proper techniques for creating a perfect mirror-finish on your jewelry pieces.

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Linda Larsen

Rolling Hinges and Lockets – Create a modern locket to store precious memories. Movement and secret spaces are always popular in jewelry. Learn to make a cold join hinge that can be designed for many uses. Learn how to create shape and visual movement in metal.

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`LineMelody MacDuffee

Good Ju-Ju Doll Pin or Pendant – Using Krobo recycled-glass beads from Ghana, create a whimsical good luck doll that can double as a pin or a pendant. In West Africa, ju-ju dolls are meant to carry good luck to their wearers, and yours can too!

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`LineOlga Dillow

Queen Vicstoria Earrings – Students Students will learn jewelry bead embroidery with a cabochon and how to finish back side with leather. Materials included in kit: printed instruction, cabochon, ear wires, seed beads, genuine leather.

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Annette Kinslow

Celtic Swan Pendant – Students will learn to use heavy gauge wire, hammer and add crystals with smaller wire to make ths graceful pendant.

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Carrie Story

Prometheus Copper & Bronze Clay – Learn everything you need to know about Prometheus Copper and Bronze clays.

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Debora Mauser

Wire Bib – Learn to weave lacy free form design with large gauge wire inside a preformed armature to highlight a favorite bead!  Finish that with a copper chain and handcrafted closure.

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Eva Sherman

Fun, Fast Fold Forming – Charles Lewton-Brain developed fold forming; a series of metal folding techniques which allow rapid development of three dimensional surfaces using simple equipment. techniques covered include; line folds, micro folds, applied textures, cold connections and patina applications

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Janet Alexander

Rose Vine Pendant – Learn how to make a rectangle bead, embed a bail, and then make vines, leaves, and flowers as a decoration on one side. Then polish, add a colorful patina!

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Kim St. Jean

Conquer the Saw – Learn the proper way to use the jeweler`s saw and riveting techniques to create a unique multi-level pendant.

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Marilyn Gardiner

Starry Night/Sunny Day Chainmail Bracelet = This is a wonderful necklace that features a trio of gemstone beads alternating with a weighty chainmaille knot.

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`LineMeredith Arnold

Resin Collage Jewelry – Combining resin, paper arts, and metal expands the possibilities for taking art jewelry into the FUN zone! All the tricks and tips will be uncovered as you create a pendant in class.

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Rhonda Chase

Basic and Beautiful Wire Wrapped Pendant – This is the basics of wire wrapping pendants and can be your springboard into years of amazing creations.

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If you attended this year`s JOGS show, and took a class from any of our instructors, I`d love to see your creations! Share your photos and stories with us. We`d love to feature some of them!

If you are interested in attending our JOGS Jewelry Making Classes next year – CLICK HERE to learn more about them for next year!

Still looking or a Valentin`s gift for yourself? We have Instructional DVDs that can help you get started in many aspects of wire wrapping, fold forming and many other techniques. Why don`t you pick up a Valentine`s gift for yourself TODAY!

Happy Wrapping!

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