Friday, July 12, 2013


Hello, ASG Friends!

This is a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, 13 July 2013 (from 9am to 1pm) is the first workshop in our Summer Workshop Series. It's Melanie Schow's intriguing Wire Bending Workshop. Below you will find the description and what you will need. If you haven't pre-registered but would very much like to join the class, there might still be room for you. Contact Melanie directly

Wear comfortable, hot weather clothes. We will provide cold water. Hope to see you tomorrow. 

Wire Linking
Adults & Children 12+
This class teaches the basic technique for permanently linking beads, chain and design elements together. Used extensively in jewelry making, this skill is the basis of many designs from simple to elegant. You will learn about jeweler’s tools and how to use them to make consistent, round links that give your work a professional look. Teacher provides 22 gauge copper wire. Choose some inexpensive beads that coordinate with copper wire. You will use the copper for your first project and move up to “the good stuff” once you have mastered the technique.
Please bring the tools listed if you have them. Teacher has some tools to loan; if you don’t have the tools, bring what you can and we will do our best to provide the rest. 
Materials List (students): Strand of inexpensive beads (avoid pearls or semi-precious beads) .
Optional Materials: Copper jump rings 3-5mm, Copper clasp (spring ring, lobster claw, or toggle). 
Optional for design alternatives or additional projects: A Length of chain (to accommodate your wrist or 1’), headpins, ear wires, spacers and bead caps. 
Tools: Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Flush cutter, Polishing cloth, Ruler. / Optional Tools: Flat nose pliers, Crimping pliers, Gauge Plate.
Questions? Email Melanie:

Always "mud"-dled,

T.S.Wood, potter


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