You must be registered for the Beads to Live By Assemblage Retreat prior to registering for this class
Product DescriptionSaturday, February 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Registration Deadline: January 19th
Class dates and times may be adjusted after the registration deadline in order to accommodate all students. You will receive any updates via email.
Class Description: Students will need to bring their own tools to work with, however all other materials are included in the cost of the class (see description below).
Kit includes everything to make a collection of at least a dozen copper faux tin pieces and the materials to make the rose necklaces and earrings in the photo. Jewelry supplies included are: leather, rivets, wire, seed beads, stones, earwires, jump rings, chain and headpins.
Class materials also include a 12-page booklet with complete instructions and several suggested jewelry projects.
Required Tools You Will Need to Bring Make sure all tools are jewelry grade and not hardware tools.
- Two chain nose pliers
- round nose pliers
- flush wire cutters
- flat file (bastard or mini)
- metal shears (non-serrated)
- ball peen hammer
- bench block with rubber block or hand towel
- 1.5mm metal hole punch
- fine-tip Sharpie marker
- bead mat
- small shallow plastic container
- rag or old t-shirt (soft, absorbent, white or light-color) Many of these tools can be purchased through Beads To Live By. If you are in need of anything, please feel free to stop in or shoot us an email and we will happily set you up with an order that we can deliver right to the retreat, if that works best.
Sanding Block 400 grit Find in the painting section of hardware stores. Lindstrom Multi-Purpose Shears These are perfect for trimming corners on the metal pieces and will save so much time sanding. Not required, but one of the time-saving tools Ive recently discovered. I recommend these in addition to the larger metal shears. Available through Amazon Prime if you want a pair for the retreat.
From Heather: "I love the look of upcycled jewelry from tins. Finding tins can be a time-consuming and expensive venture, to so I decided to create my own. We'll take vintage and art historical images and make faux tins using an image transfer technique to use in our jewelry. You'll learn to cut and file the faux tin pieces with beautiful finishing techniques. Along with creating a dozen or so faux tin pieces, students will complete a necklace, earrings and a toggle bracelet clasp in class. Jewelry techniques will include wire wrapping, creating toggles and riveting leather".