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A Major Neckpiece for the Opera or the Wall

Wed. 8 Sep, 2010 5:00 am - Sat. 11 Sep, 2010 7:59 pm
Kathleen Dustin leads this intensive 4-day workshop which covers making hollow large scale polymer beads in multiple shapes as well as a variety of techniques to cover them including layering, carving, and sculpting as well as arranging/connecting them appropriately. The emphasis, however, will be on enabling the student to develop and focus on their personal expression in making this large neckpiece through group and one-on-one duscussion. While working on the veranda of Penina Meisels home overlooking dramatic views of the New Mexico landscape in Santa Fe, we can all imagine we\'re Georgia O\'Keefe and will surely be inspired. There will also be a little time for shoppine and gallery outings as well as open studio time in the evenings.

Polymer Clay Class London

All day

This is a fun-filled day of working with polymer clay for beginners. It is held at the London Jewellery School in central London\'s Hatton Garden from 10-5pm and costs just £110 including all materials, expert tuition and pleanty of tea, coffee and cake! 

 

For full details please read the class description below:  

Polymer clay is a fantastic material and perfectly affordable for the current economic climate.

It is more commonly know as fimo or sclupey and once it is heated up in an oven it hardens and can produce amazing results. In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and finished pieces of jewellery.

Some of the main techniques covered include:
- Conditioning the clay
- Canning
- Forming different shapes
- Making blends and mixing colours
- Using specialist tools and resources
- Image transfer
- Baking
- Sanding and Buffing and much more. 

It is also very simple to carry on working with at home after the class as there are not many tools or resources needed to work with polymer clay.

You can also combine the clay with metal clay and other jewellery materials as a way of adding colour to your work. Polymer clay really has endless possibilities and is very addictive...you have been warned! There are no limits and you can create unique beads from any colour and really get creative with it.

As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. 

For full details and to book please visit 
www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk or call us on (+44) 0203 176 0546 

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Antique Talismanic Hinged Pendants with Tory Hughes

Fri. 10 Sep, 2010 2:00 pm - Sat. 11 Sep, 2010 7:59 pm
<p> Tory Hughes in Plano Texas! </p> <p> Exotic and antique-seeming small pendants with hinged sections. Imitative turquoise. Your small precious found objects included. This class begins Friday night, goes through noon Sunday: you have two nights to design and brainstorm, to plan and play. </p> <p> I will also be doing a demo Sunday afternoon about integrating wire into your work for function and ornamentation. </p> <p> Come join us! </p> <p> Tory  </p>