Class Details



FRIDAY
APRIL 26, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00 pm
DIANE COOK
RUFFLED VIKING KNIT CHOKER
$145 one-day class 

Viking Knit is one of the oldest forms of knitting, and is a looping technique that preceded traditional knitting by centuries.  Examples of these knitted chains have been found at various archeological sites in Scandinavia dating back to the Viking era of the 8th century A.D.
In this class you will try your hand at this ancient art form by designing a chosen length of Viking Knit chain to be used as a choker or necklace. And, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the affects of annealing and work hardening metal and wire by using a torch and a tumbler, as you design a beautiful ruffled pendant.  I’ll share my technique for making alternate end caps and a hook closure. 
This class is packed full of creative techniques, plus a whole lot of fun.
KIT FEE - $22 - payable to instructor - includes
Viking Knit Kit (Draw Plate/Dowels/Template)
Brass Wire, 24 gauge, 4’
End Caps, Bronze or Copper or Silver Plate*
Sanding Pad, 320 grit
Pro-Polish Polishing Pad
Masking Tape
I will have the following items to use in class (or please bring any of these tools you might have if you don’t want to wait to share)
Quick Fire Propane Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant
Quench Bowls & Copper Tongs
Dasco Pro Cold Chisel, 1/4” or 5/16” (www.acehardware.com)
Power Max Flush Cutters or Fat Daddy Cutters ((http://www.beaducation.com/shop/fat-daddy-cutter-p-12.html)
Safety Glasses
Patina solutions
Texture Hammer
Metal Stamps
Metal Dapping Set
Disc Cutter
Brass Mallet, 2-lb
Tumblers
Disposable Gloves
Rivets & Eyelets


STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Brass or Copper Wire, 24-26 gauge OR
Sterling Silver Wire, Dead Soft, 24-26 gauge (20’ will make a chain approx. 7” long)
Brass, Copper OR Sterling Silver Wire, 20 gauge, approx. 2-5’
Brass or Copper Wire, 12 gauge, approx. 1’ OR
Sterling Silver Wire, 16 gauge, approx. 1’
Nickel Silver, Copper OR Brass Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least 1-2 of your choice, 3”x 3” each
French Shears or Scissor Shears (http://www.beaducation.com/shop/french-shears-p-13.html) (I prefer the French)
Center Punch, 5/32” or ¼” (not automatic)
Ruler
Bailing Pliers (8/6mm) or (6/4mm) (Hobby Lobby)
Flat Jewelry File, #2 Cut
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm
1/8” Drill Bit
Ball Pean Hammer
Steel Bench Block
Rubber Bench Block
Center Punch
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round-Nose, Flat-Nose & Nylon Jaw
Flush Cutters
Permanent Marker, Black Ultra-Fine
Pencil (with an eraser)
OPTIONAL
work light and extension cord
beading mat
*Sterling Silver End Caps
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FRIDAY
APRIL 26, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
SACRED HEART BOOK PENDANT
$145 one-day class
The sacred heart has long been one of my favorite forms. For this beautiful “book” pendant, we’ll combine metal, mica, vintage book pages and resin to create an elegant focal.  If you want to learn technique, or brush up on what you already know, this class includes tons of info: metal prep, shaping, filing, texturing, annealing, drilling, making tube rivets, freeform bezel making and soft soldering.  We’ll also do some metal foldforming; a technique that adds a unique look to your finished piece. You’ll learn how to select and prepare and image for your focal, play with inclusions and fill your bezel with crystal clear Ice Resin. Pouring perfect resin can be tricky but I’ll show you how to do it, successfully.
KIT FEE - $15 - payable to Instructor at class time - includes materials and use of tools:
Dremel tools+ bits
Bezel wire
Brass tubing
Texturing tools
Saw blades
Patina solution
Protective gloves
Paper towels
Old toothbrushes
Baking soda
Resin and mixing supplies
Gloves
Baby wipes
Paint brushes
Gel medium
Vintage text
Glitter
Mica
Torches
Fuel
Soldering pads
Solder picks
Solder
Fluxes
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Extra-long round nose jewelry pliers (riogrande.com)
Small round nose jewelry pliers
Flat nose jewelry pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelers chasing hammer
Small (12 oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Two hole metal punch
Metal shears (http://tiny.cc/dfy98)
Metal file, (#2)…Or…
Needle files
Jeweler’s saw
Bench pin
Awl
Center punch
Foam sanding block, fine grit
24 gauge sheet metal; copper, brass, bronze or silver
26 gauge sheet metal; copper, brass, bronze or silver
14 gauge dead soft round sterling wire, 6 inches
22 gauge dead soft round sterling wire, 8 inches per wrapped bead
24 or 26 gauge dead soft round sterling wire, 8 inches (for briolette bead)
Top drilled briolette bead and/or other beads for dangle
Tweezers
Fine point Sharpie
Measuring tape or ruler
Pencil
Exacto
Scissors
Safety glasses
Micro eyelets-short (1/16th size)
Collage sheet of images for use in bezels (ink jet or laser color copy are both fine)
Rhinestones, etc for including in bezel
Shallow box (small pizza box, shoe box, plastic box) with a lid, for carrying bezels home)
OPTIONAL
3/0, 4/0 or 5/0 jewelry saw blades
Mini bench vise
Tube cutting jig
Clamps for bench pin
Apron
Work light
Extension cord
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SATURDAY
APRIL 27, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00pm
DIANE COOK
THE GILDED HEART
$145 one-day class

Come join me for the day as I share a special technique for adding stamped texture to a beautiful brass collar, using silver bearing solder and your favorite rubber stamps, or as I call it, “gilding with solder”. 
This day will be filled learning different texturing techniques, including stamping and using your torch!
I will also share some of my favorite patina options, such as using Gilders Paste.
I believe you will be amazed where the techniques you learn in this class will take you.  You will only be limited by your imagination….let’s see how far you can take it!
KIT FEE - $15 - payable to instructor - includes
Class Handout & Templates
Brass Collar Blank
Micro Nuts/Bolts/Eyelets
Sanding Pad, 320-grit
Synthetic Steel Wool, 000
I will have the following items to use in class (or please bring any of these tools you might have if you don’t want to wait to share)
Nut Drivers
Dremel Tool & Attachments, Vise Grip & Wood Block
Dasco Pro Cold Chisels, 1/4” or 5/16”
Bench Block (Specifically used for Chiseling)
Water Bowls
Thin Steel Mandrels
Metal Design Stamps (or bring your favorites)
Brass Hammer
Texturing Hammer (I will have one to share in class)
Rubber Stamps, Red Rubber (my favorites)
Novocan Black Patina for Solder
Baking Soda & Toothbrushes
Cotton Swabs
Guilders Paste, Variety & Soft Cloths
Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray & Renaissance Wax
Face Masks
Protective Eye Wear/Safety Glasses
Fat Daddy Cutters (www.beaducation.com)
Latex-Free Gloves
Brass Filigree (I will have some pieces for sale in class, if you’d like to attach a resin bezel to your heart)
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Nickel Silver, Brass and/or Copper Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least a 3”x3” piece of your choice of two
Sterling Silver or Bronze Wire, (amount will depend on how much wire wrapping you do, possibly 4-5’, 20-22 gauge (www.riogrande.com)
Sterling Silver or Bronze Wire, 16-18 gauge, 4” for simple hook clasp (or bring a pre-made clasp or hook)
Sterling Silver or Brass Jump Rings, Eye and/or Head Pins
Butane Torch (Your choice):  Wall Lenk LPT-500 (www.amazon.com) or Butane Micro Torch, ex. Excel Micro Torch (www.amazon.com or www.beaducation.com)
Butane Fuel Refill Canisters, ex. Ronson (Walmart, Lowe’s or Home Depot)
Lenox Brand Sterling Solid Wire Solder, Lead-Free, Easy-Flowing 1 lb. box (Purple Label)  (www.amazon.com or www.grainger.com)
LENOX Brand Water Soluble Lead Free Flux (Lowe’s or www.amazon.com or www.grainger.com)
Flux Brushes (Lowe’s or Home Depot)
Kiln Brick or Magnesium Soldering Block (www.beaducation.com or www.amazon.com)
Cookie Sheet, Inexpensive kind w/a lip
Rubber Stamps, Red Rubber Only (your favorite, ex.background, scrolly, swirly kind, etc.)
Pliers, round-nose, chain-nose, flat-nose
Pliers, long-nose (inexpensive kind from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
Nylon Jaw Bracelet Pliers (www.beaducation)
Flush Cutters
French Shears or Metal Shears (www.beaducation.com)
Jewelry File, #2 flat
Needle Files (www.harborfreight.com)
Metal Hole Punch, 1.8mm (www.beaducation.com or Michaels’ or Hobby Lobby)
Ball Peen Hammer
Steel Bench Block & Bench Pad
Nylon or Rawhide Mallet
Scissors
Ruler
Drill Bit, 1/8” (Lowe’s or Home Depot)
Center Punch, 5/32” or ¼” (local hardware store)
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Ultra Fine Point Marker, Black
OPTIONAL
Vintage Rhinestone Earring (Ex.: Ones with small openings for attaching to metal)
Vintage Rhinestone Bracelet, Simple Vintage Rhinestone or Other Necklace (for the necklace part of your piece)
Vintage Rhinestone Buttons &/or Charms
Baroque Pearls, pearl drops, gemstones, Swarovski crystals, crystal rondells (5-8mm), bead caps, vintage dangles or charms
Optional Tools:
Fat Daddy Cutters (for removing pin backs or earring backs in necessary)
Dasco Pro Cold Chisels, 1/4” or 5/16”
Texturing Hammer
Ott Light
RESOURCES
www.harborfreight.com
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SATURDAY
APRIL 27, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00pm
DERYN MENTOCK
GO BIG!
$145 one-day class


Where I live, in Texas, everything is big and Texas gals live by the motto “Go big or go home.” In this class I’ll show ya’ll how to design an amazing, super-sized statement piece. Almost anyone can wear a large piece of jewelry; the key is good design and appropriate proportion which we’ll discuss in class. I’ll show you how to work with those gorgeous, blingy vintage rhinestone pieces, that everyone loves. Bring your biggest stones, beads, fossils, pearls and other objects. I’ll teach you how to make my big, beautiful spoke links, as well as a half-spoke that can be used as an element in your piece or as a focal, itself. We’ll also make a to-die-for stacked, button-style clasp. Cutting, filing, shaping, texturing, wire wrapping and design are all a part of this class. You’ll walk away with a bold, stunning necklace that any Texan would admire.
KIT FEE - $10 - payable to Instructor at class time - includes materials and use of tools:
Metal strip
Metal circle punch
Dapping block
Mandrel
Texture tools
Electric bead  reamer
Dremel and drill bits
Torches
Fuel
Small amount of silk ribbon
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Extra-long round nose pliers (riogrande.com or Fundametals)
Small round nose jewelry pliers
Flush cutters for wire (cheap, craft store type)
Metal shears
Metal file #2
Fine grit foam sanding block
Awl
Chasing hammer
Small 12 oz rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Center punch
Two hole metal punch
Measuring tape or ruler
Approximately 8 feet of 20 or 22 gauge dead soft, round sterling wire (please patina your sterling wire ahead of time)
Approximately 2 ½ feet of 24 gauge dead soft, round sterling wire (please patina your sterling wire ahead of time)
24 gauge sheet metal, approximately 3 x 3 inches
Coin for stacked clasp
Shank button for stacked clasp
Leather cord or strip
Large beads, pearls and stones-15mm-40mm
3 top drilled quartz crystals
Large crucifix and/or rhinestone brooches
Large rhinestone clasp or small rhinestone buckle (optional)
8, 6mm beads for spoke and half spoke element
OPTIONAL
Please bring whatever type wire you’d like to work in; sterling, copper or bronze
Power Max flush cutter
Texture hammers
Hoop mandrel (if you’re able to bring one)
Metal circle punch
Dapping block
Ear plugs
Work light/extension cord
Beading mat or work surface
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SUNDAY
APRIL 28, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00pm
DIANE COOK
ROMANTIC WRAPPED NECKLACE
$145 one-day class 
I love teaching at The Prairie.  Rachel has made this destination such a romantic and inviting place to come visit and perhaps stay awhile, as well as take a few art classes with friends.  With that very feeling, I would like to invite you to join me as I share some of my latest jewelry creations, called Romantic Wrapped Necklaces.
We’ll begin by hammering heavy gauge wire that will become the base for our necklace, then add a good dash of some of my favorite goodies…nothing can soften wire faster than silk and ribbon!  We’ll make balled head pins and wrapped gemstones and pearls (if you'd like), and if you have the inclination to add a bird nest on your necklace, I’ll show you how.
If you look inside the class kit, you’ll find two of my favorite hand cast pewter components.  They are just the cutest little things, and I thought you might like to use them on your own necklace, just as I have mine.  You’ll have the choice of a tiny song or folk bird, along with a dainty heart.  I’ll even show you how I used one of the tiny birds as part of my clasp. 
I do hope you’ll join me for a bit of romantic wrapping.   Hopefully along with a soft breeze, just like we had last Spring.  Oh yes, if I close my eyes, I can feel it now…..
KIT FEE - $24 - payable to instructor - includes 
Class Handout

Bronze or Copper Wire, 12 gauge*
Hand Cast  Pewter Bird
Hand Cast Pewter Heart
Sanding Pad, 320-grit
I will have the following items to use in class (or please bring any of these tools you might have if you don’t want to wait to share)

Recycled Sari Silk (or bring your favorite)
Patina Solutions
Latex-Free Gloves
Butane Torches/Water Bowls/Tongs
Kiln Brick & Heat Resistant Surface
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST

Sterling Silver, Bronze or Copper Wire (amount will depend on how much wrapping & wire wrapping you do.  I used about 5-6’ of 20 & 22 gauge)
Pliers, Round-Nose, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose
Flush Cutters
Jewelry File or Needle Files
Ball Peen Hammer
Steel Bench Block
Rubber Bench Block (or thick hand towel)
Nylon or Rawhide Mallet
Scissors
Small Ruler or Tape Measure
OPTIONAL

Vintage Lace, Silk Ribbon, Recycled Sari Silk, or your choice of ribbon or lace adornment
Vintage Rhinestone Buttons Dangles or Charms
Chandelier Crystal (I will have some for sale in class)
Gemstones, Small Swarovski Crystals, Czech Beads, Crystal Rondells, Pearls, Seed Beads and/or Drops
Bead Caps
Beading Mat/Tweezers
Work Light & Extension Cord
Beads or Pearls to place inside a nest, 4-6mm (optional)
Jump Rings/Eye Pins/Head Pins (optional)
* If you want to use only Sterling Silver wire in your necklace, bring 1-2’-12 gauge, along with the amount of 20 & 22 gauge I listed in the Student Supply List)
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SUNDAY
APRIL 28, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00pm
DERYN MENTOCK
JOUJOU CHARM KEEPER
$145 one-day class
Oui!  Let’s play!  A “juju” is a charm or amulet with “magical” powers.  The word “juju” is derived from the French word joujou, meaning “toy” or “plaything.”  In this class, we’ll spend a fun day playing with cold connections, wire, beads, glass and even silk.  We’ll assemble all sorts of joujou charms and create a beautiful charm keeper pendant designed to hold them. I’ll show how to create a glass vial charm, a layered mica charm and my special wire bird’s nest charm published by Stampington in Belle Armoire Jewelry.  I’ll also demonstrate a transfer-to-glass technique using a chandelier crystal that we’ll turn into a charm.  Students will learn jewelry making basics such as how to make perfect jump rings but they’ll also learn more advanced techniques such as how to make twisted wire jump rings, s-links, rosary style links and wire wrapped briolette dangles.  We’ll finish the necklace by incorporating a beautiful piece of sari silk using spring crimp ends and learn how to make a strong hook clasp to finish the piece.
KIT FEE - $15
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
Steel wire
Pearls
Dremel and bits
Mini vise
Hand drill
Ice Resin and mixing supplies
Paint brushes
Gel
Christmas light bulb
Small amount of text and images
Pearls for nest charm
Silk, approximately 1” x 8”
Beeswax
Eyelets
Mica
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
6” narrow nose pliers with teeth  (hardware store)
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Extra-long round nose pliers (riogrande.com or Fundametals)
Small round nose jewelry pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
4 oz. ball peen hammer (Fundametals)
Rawhide mallet or small 12 oz rubber dead blow hammer
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Center punch (hardware store)
Measuring tape or ruler
Tweezers
Scissors
Pencil
Awl
Fine grit foam sanding block
Small chandelier crystal with flat back
Small image for chandelier crystal and for mica charm
Beads and/or pearls for necklace (see photos)
Top drilled briolette beads
For charms:
Bring your vintage jewelry parts, mica, beads, pearls, watch faces and gears, buttons, game pieces, keys, religious medals, crosses, glass vials and any tiny personal mementos
For filling glass vial charm:
Tiny buttons, glitter, sequins, tiny beads, watch gears, pearls, crystals, sand, shells, fibers, tiny charms, etc. text and tiny collage images
OPTIONAL
Wire if you’d rather work in something other than steel
Wrap n Tap pliers, small and med sizes (Rio Grande or Fundametals)
Pearls for nest charm if you desire a certain color
1/16th size, short, micro eyelets (Fundametals)
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