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

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, May 27th ... 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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Tubular Peyote Stitched Vial

Tubular Peyote Stitched Vial
Sat, May 27th ... 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ... $35.00

By stitching around a sweet little glass vial you’ll learn the basics of tubular peyote stitch – a classic beadweaving stitch that comes in handy in lots of situations. If you prefer, you can bring something else to bead around.

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Copper Silver Pendant Class

SOLDERING: Copper-Silver Pendant
Sun, May 28th ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $45.00

This is one of our most popular soldering classes! You will make a fun copper & silver pendant using a lot of fabrication and soldering techniques.

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Jun 2017

Fold Formed Cuffs

Fold-Formed Riveted Cuff
Sat, Jun 3rd ... 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $45.00

new! 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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Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sun, Jun 4th ... 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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Beaded Hoop Earrings
Fri, Jun 9th ... 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ... $25.00

Learn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can wear singly or stack in multiples.

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Twisted Wire Necklace
Fri, Jun 9th ... 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm ... $35.00

Become proficient in the basics of twisted wire as you create a distinctive necklace replete with flowers, leaves and gracefully twining vines.

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Wire-By-The-Row Earrings
Sat, Jun 10th ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $45.00

Turn wires in various colors and finishes into lacy, lightweight earrings. Learn how to create the shape you desire—-triangular, diamond-shaped, square, round—-and how to emphasize and de-emphasize the individual colors to achieve the effect you are looking for.

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Make Your Own Findings
Sat, Jun 10th ... 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm ... $25.00

Learn to make simple yet decorative clasps, ear wires, headpins,\ bead wraps, and a variety of surprisingly easy wire beads to use in your own creations.

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Sculpted Wire Floral Necklace
Sun, Jun 11th ... 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ... $35.00

Learn to create an armature in the shape that compliments your features. Then, using fine-gauge wire, sculpt delicate flowers to arrange along its length. A beaded chain and handmade clasp finish a look that is all your own!

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Etched Copper Pendants

Copper Etching for Jewelry
Sat, Jun 24th ... 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ... $45.00

Take the mystery out of copper etching! This class covers etching basics, safety with chemicals, and methods for transferring hand-drawn or digital images onto copper.

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(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Jun 25th ... 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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"Crossroads" Bracelet with Tila Beads

"Crossroads" Bracelet
Sun, Jun 25th ... 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $0.00

Zig-zag your way through glass Tila beads to make this interesting (and comfortable!) woven bracelet.

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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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