Bead&Button Show 2018


 

My Class Dates: Tuesday, June 3 to Thursday, June 7, 2018

Location: Milwaukee WI

This coming spring, June 3-7, take a jewelry making class from Marilyn Gardiner at the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee WI. Her classes are suitable for jewelry artists at all levels including those at the beginner level, and they use Marilyn’s unique jewelry kit designs and her excellent, easy to follow, step-by-step, illustrated instructions. If you like chain mail jewelry then you’ll definitely want to take a class or two.


The Classes

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All classes offer metal choices that include Argentium Silver, Silver Filled (1/10th sterling silver outer tube with a brass core), Jewelers Bronze, and Copper projects This is a response to current fashion trends for jewelry in a variety of metals.

All classes emphasize careful work habits and professional-looking work. We’ll discuss how to locate related sources & resources, and we’ll think about creative options for future projects that build on the skills you are learning.

Kits include step-by-step instructions that are clearly illustrated with photos.
Kits also include saw-cut, hardened jump rings that we make ourselves and carefully polish.


How to Register:

On December x you will be able to visit the Bead & Button website to browse my jewelry making classes at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee this coming spring.
Registration will open in early January, and the classes will start to fill up.

Please contact me if you have any questions:
Phone: Cell No. : 519-496-4610
Phone: House: 519-747-2479
Email: mg@marilyngardiner.com



 

Sunday, June 3, 2018: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Candy Cane Bracelet (Advanced)

Candy Cane Bracelet

It’s round, very flexible, and the overlapping edges of the rings form a delightfully intricate pattern. This is my new favorite round chain.

Pre-requisite: Completion of several chain mail projects of increasing difficulty.

Bring Supplies: Beading mat, magnifiers, task lamp.

Bring Pliers: 2 pairs, smooth jaw, flat nose pliers (or bent nose or chain nose).

Materials in Kit: Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, copper jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.

Makes up to a 9” bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

In-Class Kit Options/Upgrades:
$85 for Argentium Sterling

 


 

Monday, June 4, 2018: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Staggered Boxchain Bracelet (Beginner Plus)

This is another striking new bracelet that I’m smitten with. Like the Staggered Byzantine, it expands and contracts like an accordion and is an unusual design. I love the unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added along the outer points. Can you spot the Boxchain building blocks?

Pre-requisite: Completion of a few previous chain mail projects.

Bring Supplies: Beading mat, magnifiers, task lamp.

Bring Pliers: 2 pairs, smooth jaw, flat nose pliers (or bent nose or chain nose).

Materials in Kit: Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of Jeweller’s Bronze jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp

There are sufficient rings to make a 9″ bracelet, and all rings are saw-cut and polished.

In-Class Kit Options/Upgrades:
$101 for Argentium Sterling
$45 for Silver Filled (925/10)

 

 
 




 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet (Beginner Plus)

This is the most impressive new bracelet design I’ve made since Dragonscale. It expands and contracts like an accordion and feels so good on my wrist! I love this unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added in the middle openings or even drop beads along the outer edges. Can you spot the Byzantine building blocks?

Pre-requisite: Completion of a few previous chain mail projects. 

Bring Supplies: Beading mat, magnifiers, task lamp.

Bring Pliers: 2 pairs, smooth jaw, flat nose pliers (or bent nose or chain nose).

Materials in Kit: Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of copper jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.

There are sufficient rings to make a 9″ bracelet, and all rings are saw-cut and polished.

In-Class Kit Options/Upgrades:
$63 for Silver Filled

 

 

 
 


Wednesday, June 6, 2017: 6:00 – 9:00 am

Parallel Cuff (Beginner Plus)

This is a striking cuff that is lightweight and easy to make. I love those parallel lines! Three rows of Helm chain are connected in an offset pattern to make this bracelet.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a few previous chain mail projects.

BringSupplies: Beading mat, magnifiers, task lamp.

Bring Pliers: 2 pairs, smooth jaw, flat nose pliers (or bent nose or chain nose).

Materials in Kit: Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, Jeweller’s Bronze jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.

There are sufficient rings to make a 9″ bracelet, and all rings are saw-cut and polished.

In-Class Kit Options/Upgrades:
$40 for Silver Filled (925/10)

 

 

 

 



Thursday, June 18, 2017: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Inverted Spiral Bracelet (Intermediate)

An intriguing spiral chain! I love the two ridges that spiral around, each one a different color of metal. Next, I want to make some dangly earrings in a finer gauge—or maybe a zipper pull—or maybe icicles for my Christmas tree…

Pre-requisite: Completion of several previous chain mail projects.

Bring Supplies: Beading mat, magnifiers, task lamp.

Bring Pliers: 2 pairs, smooth jaw, flat nose pliers (or bent nose or chain nose).

Materials in Kit: Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, Silver Filled and Black jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.

Makes up to a 9” bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

In-Class Kit Options/Upgrades:
$19 for Silver Filled (925/10) & Jeweller’s Bronze



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