Sterling Bead Frame Pendant--Thursday, August 6, 10am-1pm
Showcase unique gemstone focals or designer lampworked beads in this beautiful custom-fit open-frame pendant. This versatile pendant is interchangeable, so you can highlight your most prized bead, other large beads, or stacks of smaller beads within the sterling frame. Imagine it paired with long and short chains, cords, or maybe a strand of tiny beads. Bring your own bead or beads to work with in this fun metalworking class. Size requirements listed in tool list.
You will texture metal with stamps, hammers and/or the rolling mill as you create the bead frame. Multi-part soldering techniques, tips and tricks will be covered and a special pin mechanism will be introduced. Professional hand and mechanical finishing techniques will be explored as time allows.