The Build Zone:
Solid Foundations in Mixed Media Jewelry
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If you make jewelry, or want to make jewelry, the best way to reach the level of perfection and professionalism you desire is to build a good, solid foundation of basic skills. In this class, I'm excited to offer just that...and more.
You'll be in my private classroom with access to detailed videos that enable you to watch each and every step. (Sorry, the videos are not downloadable.) I'm also offering downloadable pdf's of lists of tools and resources as well as my writings on style/design and inspiration. We'll start with a few fundamentals:
- perfect jump rings
- making a variety of headpins
- how to turn beautiful s-links
- tool use
- how to use a simple butane torch
- design talk
- bead stringing
- wrapping briolette beads
- wire wrapped links
- clasp making
- creating my wire wrapped fabric links
You'll get a glimpse into my design process and we'll even explore working with a few vintage jewelry findings. I'll show you how to use your own focal to create a lovely piece of jewelry that you'll treasure. You'll discover that the things we cover in this class are crucial to making quality found object jewelry.
The best part? The fundamental skills you will learn in this workshop will elevate your craft to a level of artistry that will certainly please you. My approach to jewelry making is casual in method, yet I demand perfection from my pieces. I'll show you how to achieve this balance with simple tools and key techniques resulting in distinctive and elegant pieces. So, strap on your tool belt and join me in The Zone!
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I accept Paypal payments only. Important!: 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 (not your business or blog name) is included in your paypal payment information.
Due to the nature of the workshop, no refunds will be given...no exceptions.
Start: to be announced
The workshop will run for just over two full months on my private classroom site. Videos will be posted at the beginning of class. 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 like! I will be available the entire duration of the workshop for questions and troubleshooting. PDF's of the tools/supplies list will be provided after registration.
After registration, I'll email you a username and password for the classroom. There, you will be able to access the tools and supplies list and watch a few intro videos. I will also email you an invitation to our Yahoo group and our Flickr group.
There will be a Yahoo group site for you to post questions, comments and chat with each other and with me. There will be a flickr group for you to post photos of your lovely work, if you so desire.
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.