Basic training in bezel making, soft soldering and resin
An online Workshop by Deryn Mentock
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Interested in creating your own beautiful bezels, from scratch?
Love the idea of torch soldering but don't know where to start?
Want to learn the many tips and techniques for working with two-part resin?
This is the class for you! I am so very pleased to offer my skills, secrets and creative process in my online workshop, Bezel Bootcamp. This class will give you an opportunity to build your skills, follow your creativity and celebrate your passion for jewelry making. In other words…welcome to art camp!
I'll show you the craft and skill of jewelry making in a style that is elegant and refined yet informal, with techniques that are easily accessible for everyone. We'll be creating unique, resin-filled bezels, as well as working with purchased bezels and exploring the exciting possibilities of using images to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. If you've ever wanted to learn silver soldering, but been intimidated, I'll show you a terrific, non-intimidating introduction to torch soldering techniques.
If you’ve never done any jewelry making, this is a great place to start! I'll walk you through every step of the way. If you’re more experienced, there will be plenty of tips for you and it's always good to see another artist's methods.
- Videos available 24/7 the entire duration of the class, beginning on day one
- Complete tool and supply list (available upon registration)
- Tools and supplies overview, advice and resources
- Image selection and preparation
- Metal preparation: cutting, shaping, filing, drilling, etc.
- Riveting and other cold connections
- Freeform Bezel Making
- Resin: mixing, pouring, curing, tips and tricks
- Working with pre-made bezels and open-back bezels
- Simple, soft-soldering and flooded solder connections
- Making resin paper
- Patina application
- Questions, answers, troubleshooting with access to an experienced instructor
- Social media site for group sharing
No driving, no airfare, no hotels and no schlepping your heavy stuff! You’ll have continual access to my classroom, as well as the ability to post photos of your work, chat with other students, post questions and get the answers you need. Like to work in your jammies?...the videos will be at hand…a click away…any time of day or night, for you to view as many times as you want. This is a fluid, work-at-your-own-pace workshop with a friendly, classroom atmosphere.
Once you register, a complete tool list will be made available, along with a resources list and collage sheet of images. The tools and supplies required for this class are very straightforward and you may be surprised to find that you already own some of them. I'll be available to teach, guide, critique and answer your questions for the duration of class.
You’re going to love this class. It’s with great excitement that I urge you to join me!
Cost of Class: $130
Important: I accept Paypal payments only. Please make sure that your Paypal email address is the one you would like the classroom password sent to. Also, please make sure your full name is included in your paypal payment information.
Due to the online nature of this class, no refunds once your registration is complete and you're provided the class password.
The workshop will run for two full months on my private classroom site. All videos will be posted on the first day of class. Videos are not downloadable but, once the videos are posted, students will be able to view them at any time. This means you can work in your jammies at three in the morning, if you choose! I will be available the entire duration of the workshop for questions and troubleshooting. For a basic tool list, please click here. PDF's of the complete tools/supplies list will be provided after registration.
There will be a private social media group available for you to post questions, comments, photos and chat with each other, and with me.
Artistic integrity is an important matter...please be mindful:
Sharing of log-on information and/or class material with anyone who hasn't paid full price for the class is unethical and is not allowed. Please don't share. By registering for this class, you agree to this and to the copyright terms listed on my sites. Classes and class material, online or otherwise, my not be reproduced or taught in any venue, in whole or in part. Please do not share passwords or class material with anyone who has not paid the full fee for the right to access the site or information. Sharing with unauthorized individuals is considered stealing.
All works of art, jewelry and photographs within this website are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artists' works or statements may be duplicated, downloaded, reproduced or altered in any way.
Designs from this class are the sole property of Deryn Mentock and may not be duplicated for profit. Techniques from this class may be used in any way you like.
What my students have said:
Susan: I have taken three of Deryn's on-line classes with much gratitude for her unique teaching ability unlike any other instructor. She is a true treasure ......... so generous and never holds back her knowledge. It sets her apart from others. I have been so fortunate to have found her and she has opened my eyes to a whole new world.
Heidi: This is my 3rd class with Deryn and she's the best out there. Considering the amount of info packed into these videos, this is the best bang for the buck there is. Plus, you can watch them in your jammies at 2AM, which is what I am doing. Who needs sleep when you can play with fire and pound on metal?
Lori: I just had to send you an email to let you know how much I love the class! The classes (you) have exceeded my expectations. My husband saw me watching the videos last night (the first time I really got a chance to sit down and view), and he asked me if they were better or worse than I thought they would be…I told him they were definitely better than what I had hoped for! The instruction and the content are exactly what I was looking for and lacking in my jewelry making. I’ve never had a better teacher.
Susan: THANK YOU! All I can say is that this class has been the BEST!!!!!!!! The best I've ever taken and can't wait for the next. What a bang for the buck! There is not one thing more that you could have showed or taught us on these wonderful earring lessons. What a complete job you've done to make learning easy and fun. You packed in Sooo much information and never tired in answering any of our questions. The class felt very personal and to boot you gave us examples with your website and any other opportunity you could think of. Replaying the video's made it easy to fine tune our endeavors. You went out of your way and it seems to me that it was easy for you because you are so generous with all of your knowledge. So sharing. Very rare. You left no information out. One can easily see that you love your art profession and it radiates energy from within you and gives such confidence to all of us. God bless you. You are a "gift" my friend.
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