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Evidence of Mermaids lll- Charm Brecelet

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

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$ 185  

Important Note: Although the three Evidence of Mermaids workshops have been designed to be combined, each project is its own separate class. Students can take any combination of 1, 2, or all 3 workshops!

The myths and images of mermaids have captivated countless artists around the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this series of 3 workshops we shall indulge this "fishy" attraction, examine some inspiring mermaid “tales,” and create a beautiful trio of art-ifacts that appear to have been recently rescued from the deep blue depths after being tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.

In this workshop, we’ll finish out our mermaid exploration by making a charming, jingly-jangly bracelet that is perfect for a mermaid dressing up for a night on the town. Starting with a copper chain and closure, you’ll learn some basics of jewelry design and color composition as you attach various shells, glass beads, freshwater pearls, sea glass chips, semi-precious stones, copper wire, charms, and whatever else you like! Instruction includes how to make fun and unique charms from copper or brass wire, how to drill holes in glass, shells, and other hard materials with a diamond drill, why you should just say “no” to jump-rings, and the best damned bead wrapping technique out there. When you’re not wearing your bracelet, you can use it to decorate your Mermaid Glass Journal (Part II) and keep it all safely tucked away in your Mermaid Treasure Box (Part I)

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Copper chain
Bracelet closure
Copper and brass wire
Bead pins
I won't be able to replicate exactly what is pictured, however, I'll do my best to get the following items (or even better substitutes): jade, freshwater pearls, fishy charms, shells, glass beads, coral, agate, nuggets, wire, and sea glass chips.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Flush wire cutters
Ball peen hammer & Bench-block
Dremel tool or small drill with 1/16” and 3/32” diamond drill bits (if you want to learn to drill stones, glass, shells and such)

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