Thursday, July 7, 2011

Forging Away Workshop Openings ...

Hi guys, I wanted to tell you a little more about this workshop, which I think is like getting many workshops for the price of one!  You'll learn ...

  • the Painting with Fire technique of enameling ... there's nothing cooler than that because it's so fast, affordable, easy and safe. We'll enamel most of the pieces we'll be using in our bracelet, but you can bring special beads of your own with holes that can accommodate 14-gauge wire.
  • how to forge round copper beads into square or rectangular shapes during the enameling process.
  • how to apply millefiori, lump enamel, and cat whiskers to a copper disc while the piece is on the mandrel.  Take a look at this post for how we'll do that.
  • how to make this cool link, which you can use as your focal instead of the millefiori disc, if you'd like.
  • to use some of these materials to make a bracelet, and
  • how to make an S-clasp!
The dedication page of my book showing the bracelet with the link option!

The millefiori focal as an option.

Examples of forged beads
 I'll be offering this workshop at:
Bead Fest Philadelphia, Saturday, August 20 from 8:30 to 4 p.m., Workshop #2633
Art and Soul, Portland, Tuesday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there!


Jen Crossley said...

Cant wait to get your book Barbara and to meet you as well.Your work is stunning.And congratulations on your book

steufel said...

Ohhh, I'm so sad, that I can't attempt your workshop. Is there a chance you will teach in Europe someday? Your pieces are exquisite!

Malin de Koning said...

You know - one day I will cross the ocean to come and take a class/workshop with you. Stop going on about it, I just get reminded that I can't at the moment ... ;-)

In the meantime I am looking forward to buying your book.


Davinia said...

Before you go to Europe I think you should come down under first. To take one of your classes would be fabulous.

Lynnea B said...

trying to figure out how I can do this! I have a 4 day show the next weekend and it would be so cool to be able to have a new technique to show off.

TesoriTrovati said...

So awesome for you, Barbara! You will be a most wonderful and generous teacher, I can just tell. But too bad that I am land-locked and not near either coast. But I am pre-ordering a copy of the book and I just know that it will be great. Congrats!
Enjoy the day!

SueBeads said...

Cool Barb! And Erin, she is the most generous teacher! She is always willing to answer questions! She's a great lady!

Janet said...

Come to Texas Barbara! I would love to go to One of your Classes!

Your focals and beads are just gems of beauty!!

I have the torch now all I need is your Book. I saw previews and the jewellery in it was really very beautiful..trinkets of devine lol!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Seriously Barbara! You need to come to Australia, Brisbane to be exact! I could also use the in person studio help! Lizx