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Tropical Whimsey

Julie Haymaker Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday March 21

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$ 165  

Using shrink plastic we will fold and form a cover medallion and then make a back base plate. Flower beads will be created and colored with patterns using colored pencils. Each one will be formed in the SHRINKETS molds. Sprays will also be used on the pieces to add shimmer and all will be assembled using cold connection techniques such as stitching and wire wrapping. A touch of ruffled lace will add a unique detail of texture to our pendant. Hand bent and hammered bronze wire will be spiraled for a hanger and a necklace for pre strung beaded chain added to the hanger.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

all the material and use of instructor’s tools to make this project. Students only need to their creative spirit to class




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. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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