Dragonfly Pendant Workshop June 30th 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Danish Princess Beads and Gifts

Let your imagination take flight!  Learn how to create this darling dragonfly pendant.  You can customize him in any colors you love?  Greens, purples, blues, yellows… whatever color palent your heart desires.   You can also take what you learn, adapt it and create other jewelry and accessories.  This little guy makes cute earrings, striking scarf pins and clever hair accessories.  What you do with what you learn is entirely up to your imagination.  Please be sure to reserve your seat today!a dragonfly

When: June 30th, 2015 12:00- 2:00
Where:  Danish Princess Beads and Jewelry (Inside of Millie’s Antiques and Collectibles) 6400 Highway 90 Milton, FL
Cost: $35 plus materials  (2′ dead soft 16 or 14 gauge wire, 8″ 26 or 24 gauge wire, three 4mm beads or crystals, one briolette drop)
Tools required:  Round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, clippers, chasing hammer, steel bench block (some tools are available on loan)

Please make your reservation in advance by calling (850) 490-0310 or contacting me directly.  Limited seats, so don’t delay.  If you have to cancel, please do so within 48 hours of the class.  Let me know if you have any questions! Continue reading

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Border Wrapped Cabochon Workshop June 10th 11:00 to 2:00

It’s been a while since I’ve offered workshops to the public.  I’ve gone through a lot of personal changes since the end of last year and I needed a little time to catch my breath.  What a ride it has been!  Now I’m ready to get back to the grind – and so it begins!  The first workshop will be a Border Wrapped Pendant class.  It’s been a REALLY long time since I’ve offered a wire wrapping workshop, hasn’t it?  If you want to learn this technique, you’d better jump on this one!  Who knows when it will be offered again?  See below for the 411.
Bumblebee 2Learn the basics of setting a cabochon stone in a wire wrapped setting.  No soldering, no scary troches!  This style of pendant setting is achieved entirely with tension utilizing inexpensive hand tools.  Tools are available on loan and materials for the project can be purchased on location.

When:  June 10th, 11:00 – 2:00 (three hour class)
Where:  A Bead and Crystal House, 711 West Garden St. Pensacola, FL
Cost: $40 (materials not included)
To Reserve a Seat: Call 432-3400 today!

Tools required: (if you do not have these tools on hand they are available on loan) Round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, clippers/flush cutter.
Materials required: one cabochon (approximately 22mm wide by 30mm tall preferred), approximately 4′ of dead soft square wire, approximately 1 1/2′ of half round wire.

Please reserve your seat in advance.  A minimum of three students is required for this class will be cancelled.  If you reserve a seat and cannot make it, please call to cancel 48 hours in advance if possible as a courtesy to your instructor.