Colorado Springs, 2019 Registration is NOW OPEN

C219 - The Collector Soldered Spool Pendant

Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - June 2

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$ 150  

The Collector

I am a collector.
I collect leftover threads,
tiny bits of colorful paper,
and broken twigs.

Of fallen feathers,
discarded treasures,
and heart-shaped rocks.

Of rusty metal,
crochet scraps,
lovingly worn buttons,
and words that fly out and fill the air.

and holding hands.
and belly laughs
and sisterhood
and hugs.

I am a collector
of anything that catches my eye
and captures my heart.

These soldered bezel pendants were inspired by the dream of what was once lost, is now found.  I hope you can join me as we gather stitch, and solder.

In this workshop you will:
*learn the basics of iron soldering
*create your own triangle bezel
*learn about patina and care
*create a round crystal charm

$25 kit fee paid to teacher at beginning of class includes:
metal sheet, bezel wire, wings, metal pipe, leather cord, large crystal bead, and solder-tinned covered jump rings.
*If you do not get the kit be sure to get the items in the kit for the class.

Additional materials needed to bring to class:
Assorted bits and treasures (You will need disposable treasures that we can incorporate into our monoprints like leaves, crochet pieces, string, ...anything thin and with texture. You will also need treasures to place inside your bezel like seed beads, tiny objects)

? Metal sheers
? 100 watt soldering iron
? Heavy duty stand for iron
? moist sponge
? Safety glasses
? Gel Flux
? Sal Ammoniac Block
? Old cookie sheet
? Heat board or Solderite board or tile
? wood handle tweezers
? Gel flux cup and brush
? Lead free Solder( I use Amerway)
? Novacan Patina
? Baking soda
? dish soap and old toothbrush
? Ultra fine steel wool
? Files or emery boards
? needle and thread
? Aleen's Tacky Glue

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Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. 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, contact:

Maria Raleigh


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