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Unless otherwise indicated, all classes take place at Mana Beads in Nevada City.
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Jul 2017

Spinner Ring

SOLDERING: Spinner Ring
Sat, Jul 1st ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $40.00

Learn the basics of soldering and ring sizing as you fabricate this fun ring! A great introductory class that offers interesting variations on the simple band ring design.

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Overlay Tree Pendant

SOLDERING: Tree of Life Overlay Pendant
Sun, Jul 2nd ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $45.00

Build on what you learned in the “Intro to Soldering” class and learn to master the jeweler’s saw! By making this overlay tree pendant, you will learn the basics of sawing a pattern as well as how to “draw” with your saw.

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Riveted Cut-Out Pendant

Riveted Cut-Out Pendant
Sat, Jul 8th ... 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $45.00

Make this impressive mixed metal pendant from sterling silver, copper & brass without the use of a torch. Learn cold connections and the metalworking skills of stamping, sawing, riveting, and finishing.

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Loomed Bracelet

Beading on a Loom
Sun, Jul 9th ... 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $45.00

Learn the ins and outs of basic loom beadweaving. While creating our bracelet, we will learn how to thread our loom, how to weave, splice, & split, how to follow a pattern and two methods for finishing.

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Fossil Coral Pendant

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Pendants)
Sat, Jul 15th ... 11:00 am - 5:00 pm ... $65.00

This six-hour class allows soldering students the chance to learn bezel setting in a personalized way.

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Hammered Wire Jewelry
Sun, Jul 16th ... 10:30 am - 1:30 pm ... $40.00

One of our most popular classes! This is a fun class that practices hammering and bending techniques on wire. We’ll make two pairs of earrings, a necklace, and the clasp while we get more familiar with manipulating wire.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, Jul 22nd ... 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ... $20.00

Fire can be fun! This class is a pre-requisite for all of our torch classes. We will cover safety considerations, how to use the tools we need, and the fundamentals of soldering.

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Classic Knotted Pearl Necklace

Pearl Knotting
Sat, Jul 22nd ... 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm ... $30.00

Learn the classic technique of knotting silk cord between each bead. We will cover how this elegant skill applies to many contemporary designs.

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Stack Rings

SOLDERING: Stack Rings
Sun, Jul 23rd ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $45.00

What a fun and easy way to learn the basics of ring making! You will make an assortment of rings, varying in shape, texture, metal and technique.

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Leather Wrap Bracelet with Tila Beads

Leather Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Sat, Jul 29th ... 10:30 am - 1:30 pm ... $30.00

Learn how to make this great-looking wrap-around bracelet! Use any combination of Miyuki Tila Beads, round gemstone beads, pearls or faceted crystal for an unexpected and unique design. It’s easy and fun for summer!

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Fold Formed Cuffs

Fold-Formed Riveted Cuff
Sun, Jul 30th ... 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $45.00

Learn three techniques in one project! First we’ll explore various fold-forming techniques to create texture in metal. then the cold-connection of riveting, and forming metal into a cuff bracelet.

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