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VA261 - Bee Keeper

Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 5

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$ 150  

“Bee Keeper” was inspired by a workshop with enamelist Ken Bova at John C. Campbell Folk School last summer. In this Bee Keeper workshop, students will learn basic simple sawing techniques and how to create a variety of extraordinary colors on copper using only 533 liquid enamel. Students will saw out the bee pattern plus the tabs on the back plate. Liquid enamel mixing techniques will be covered along with application and torch firing skills. Students will leave with a finished Bee Keeper Necklace. Beginners are my specialty!

Kit fee $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class covers most materials.

Student Supply List to bring to class
 – Although instructor will have a few tools to share, she recommends that students bring any of the following if possible:
Jeweler’s saw
Bench pin
# 2 and/or #4 saw blades
1.25 mm or 1.5 mm hole punch
Small ball peen hammer
Rivet hammer
Small flush cutters
Magnifying glasses or Opti-visor for close-up work
Eye protection
Dust mask
Some of these items can be purchased either on or


Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit:

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