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Jessica Andersen

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May 2018

Wire 101

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35 6 tickets left

This class is an introduction to basic wire techniques that are the building blocks to the wonderful world of wire working.  You will learn how to make a simple loop, a wrapped loop, how to open and close jump rings, and making and joining easy links.  You'll also learn how to make a figure 8 chain.  We will be using a chasing hammer and bench block to work-harden wire.  You will be making a bracelet using these techniques.

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June 2018

Cool Cuffs

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35 7 tickets left

This class is all about metal forming and design basics.  We will start with a simple sheet of copper and experiment with hammer texture, foldforming, and stamping.  By the end of the workshop, participants will have created their own unique cuff bracelet.

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Chained

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35 6 tickets left

Learn how to make chain to customize and complement any pendant, bracelet, or necklace. In this class, we will learn several different chain styles that you can make at home with just a couple hand tools.  Beautiful and so easy to learn, no previous metals experience necessary.

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July 2018

Reef Knot Cuff

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40 7 tickets left

In this workshop, we will create a simple knot bangle.  The reef knot is one of the oldest knots used in jewelry making.   You will learn the techniques of forming, soldering, and finishing.  No experience necessary!

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