February 2013 Workshop with DeliaStone

Greetings Fellow Jewelry Addicts,

Below you will find my February Workshops.  Keep in mind that show season kicks in for me in March and I will not be able to offer as many classes in the months ahead as I have in January and February, so take advantage of them now!

I will be offering more private workshop time slots March through May, so if you’re interested in scheduling private lessons get on my calendar now as I will only be offering a limited number of time slots. Private lessons allow you to pick the projects/techniques you want to work on and follow rabbit holes when the mood strikes you, not to mention the benefits of individualized uninterrupted time with your instructor.  More info on private rates can be requested at workshops@deliastone.com.

I’m kicking the month off teaching at the Emerald Coast Bead Society Retreat in Ft. Walton Beach on Saturday, Feb 2nd.  If you’re attending, I will see you there!

February 7th: Metal Etching 101 at Danish Princess Beads and Jewelry in Milton, FL

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Date: February 7th, 2013 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $45 materials included
Location: Danish Princess Beads and Jewelry
5212 Elmira St. Milton, FL  Phone: 850-490-0310
Call today to reserve your seat!  Please be advised that pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure that I have enough materials for all participants.  Classes that fail to meet the minimum number of students required will be cancelled.

Learn to etch your own hand drawn designs on copper sheet to create a raised design, similar to embossing but with a wider range of possibilities.  In this class you will create a six inch by one inch cuff bracelet with a design of your choosing or you may opt to follow your bliss and create something else with your metal.  Ultimately the design is up to you.  I will walk you through the technique while allowing your creativity to guide you.  You will have the option to either add an antique patina to your piece once completed or to add patina paints to add depth and color to your designs.
Tools required: Vintage sanding block (available for purchase on site for approximately $4).
Materials: included in the cost of the class

February 12th: Basic Border Wrap Pendant Workshop @

A Bead and Crystal House in Pensacola, FL

 Botswana Border Wrap Pendant

Date: February 12th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $40 + materials
 Location: A Bead and Crystal House, 711 W Garden St., Pensacola, FL.  Phone: 432-3400
Make your own pendant!  Learn the basics of setting a cabochon in a wire wrap frame.  No prior experience is necessary.  Beginners welcome!  Call the Bead and Crystal House for details.
Tools required: Round nose pliers, flush cutters, flat or needle nose pliers.
Materials Required:  4’ 22 gauge dead soft square wire, 1 ½’ of half round wire (any gauge from 22 to 18) one 22x 30 cabochon or approximate size.  Materials available for purchase on site.

February 15th: Cross Pendant @ Crystal Studios
in historic East Hill in Pensacola, FL

 Rose Cross

Date: February 15th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $35 + materials
 Location: Crystal Studios in East Hill.  926 E. Lloyd St. Pensacola, FL  Call to reserve your seat today!
Make this amazing Rose Cross Pendant or opt to embellish it with a gemstone accent of your choice.  This is rated as an intermediate class though beginners have successfully completed the project.  All are welcome.
Tools: Round nose (rosary) pliers, Flat nose pliers, clippers
Materials: 18 gauge dead soft round wire, 22 or 24 gauge round wire (for rose) or one 3-4mm bead and 26 gauge wire.  Available for purchase on site.

February 19th: Herringbone Pendant @ Danish Princess in Milton Fl

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Date: February 19th, 2013 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $35 + materials
Location: Danish Princess Beads and Jewelry
5212 Elmira St. Milton, FL  Phone: 850-490-0310
Call today to reserve your seat!
This project is suitable to beginners.  Learn the basics of the herringbone weave and make your very first pendant!  This project yields a complex look yet is very simple to complete.  This technique can be used in many ways.  Delia will show examples of the versatility of this technique in class.

February 21st: Egyptian coil Earrings @ Crystal Studios in Historic East Hill in Pensacola

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Date: February 21st
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $35 + materials
 Location: Crystal Studios in East Hill.  926 E. Lloyd St. Pensacola, FL  Call to reserve your seat today!
Learn to use this ancient Egyptian technique to make a pair of attractive earrings.  Simple but beautiful these earrings will be an instant hit with your fans.
Tools: Round Nose pliers, flat nose pliers, clippers, 5/16 dowel rod (available on loan), ruler
Materials: 18 gauge dead soft wire, 26 gauge wire, half round wire (18, 22, or 20 will work), two ear wires, two briolette beads.  Available for purchase on location.

February 28th Adjustable Leather and Pearl Bracelet
@ A Bead and Crystal House in Pensacola, FL

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Date: February 28th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $40 + materials
 Location: A Bead and Crystal House, 711 W Garden St., Pensacola, FL.  Phone: 432-3400
If you’ve been itching to play with leather and pearls and create your own casual couture jewelry, now is the time.  You will learn to create this adjustable leather and pearl bracelet in this class which will give you the basics to get you started in this jewelry genre.
Tools: Clippers, superglue gel (to secure the adjustable element)
Materials: Large hole pearls, Soft round leather cord that fits your pearls (generally 1.8 to 2mm fits).

That’s it for the month, unless you choose to schedule a private workshop.  Contact me for rates workshops@deliastone.com.

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