Design & Adorn, Tucson 2018


Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 11.13.11 AMDesign & Adorn Beading Studio,
Tucson, AZ

 

Class Dates: Friday – Saturday, January 19-20, 2018
Location: 4630 E Grant Rd, Tucson AZ
Call the store at (520) 209-1900 to Register!

Visit the Design & Adorn website for more details. (Scroll down to January classes.) coming soon!

These classes are suitable for jewelry artists at all levels, as well as those at the beginner level, and use Marilyn’s unique jewelry kit designs and her step-by-step illustrated instructions.


The Classes
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  • Every class offers metal choices that include Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver, Silver Filled, Jewelers Bronze, Copper, and Black Enamelled Copper projects.
  • 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.

Skill Levels:

  • Beginner means just that—I assume that you have never made a chainmail project.
  • Beginner Plus means that you have previously completed a few chain mail projects.
  • Intermediate means that you have previously completed several chain mail projects.
  • Advanced means that you have previously completed several chain mail projects of increasing difficulty.

What to Bring:

Each class has its own supply kit that you’ll pick up at the class. Bring magnifiers/glasses for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools.


How to ask me questions: Email: mg@marilyngardiner.com


 

 

Friday, January 19, 2018: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Viper Basket Bracelet  (Beginner)

Yes, it’s a weird name for this quietly elegant chainmail pattern! The contrast of mixed metals enhances a charming, delicate bracelet.

Students will learn: The focus will be on learning the Viper Basket chainmail weave. We will discuss tools, resources, and develop basic chainmail skills.

Pre-requisite: None

Tools designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools.
Bring magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings (Argentium Sterling, round and twisted, or silver filled and Jeweller’s Bronze, and a coordinating toggle clasp.
There are sufficient rings for a 9-inch silver bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Kit Fees
• $73 for Argentium Sterling Bracelet
• $42 for Jeweller’s Bronze & Silver Filled bracelet

 


 

 

Friday, January 19, 2018: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Parallel Cuff Bracelet  (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.

Students will learn: The focus will be on learning the Parallel (Helm) chain mail weave. We will discuss tools, resources, and develop basic chainmail skills.

Pre-requisite: You have previously completed a few chain mail projects.

Tools designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools.
Bring magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating, quality toggle clasp.
There are sufficient rings for a 9-inch bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Kit Fees
• $90 for Silver Filled bracelet
• $50 for Jeweler’s Bronze bracelet

 


 

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet  (Beginner Plus)

This is the most impressive new bracelet 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?

Students will learn: The focus will be on learning the Staggered Byzantine chainmail weave. We will discuss tools, resources, and develop basic chainmail skills.

Pre-requisite: You have previously completed a couple of chain mail projects.

Tools designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools.
Bring magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, and a coordinating, quality toggle clasp.
There are sufficient rings for a 9-inch bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Kit Fees
• $120 for Silver Filled bracelet
• $52 for Copper bracelet

 


 

 

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Kinged Basketweave Bracelet  (Intermediate to Advanced)

My new favorite! The horizontal and vertical lines of this compact pattern echo the traditional basket weave found in many textile art forms. This is a chunky, substantial bracelet that measures only a half-inch wide. (aka Kinged Vipera Berus)

Students will learn: The focus will be on learning the Kinged Vipera Berus chainmail weave. We will review tools, resources, and chainmail skills.

Pre-requisite: You have previously completed several previous chain mail projects of increasing difficulty.

Tools designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools.
Bring magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.
There are sufficient rings for a 9-inch bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Kit Fees
• $91 for Silver Filled bracelet
• $54 for Jeweller’s Bronze and Silver Filled bracelet
• $29 for Copper and Black Enameled Copper bracelet

 



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