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

(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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Aug 2017

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Aug 20th ... 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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Treasure Beaded Bracelet

Treasure Bracelet
Sun, Aug 20th ... 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ... $30.00

Using Miyuki Tila beads, created these jeweled medallions and link them together for a striking, feminine bracelet. The result is lightweight and comfortable and each medallion has a bit of height to it, giving the bracelet some added dimension.

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Copper Silver Pendant Class

SOLDERING: Copper-Silver Pendant
Sat, Aug 26th ... 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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Hammered Loop Chain Necklace
Sun, Aug 27th ... 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ... $30.00

Learn basic wire skills or refine and expand what you already know with this contemporary, loopy link necklace! We’ll make & hammer all the links in the chain

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Sep 2017

Fossil Coral Pendant

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Pendants)
Sat, Sep 2nd ... 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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