Jewelry Tools Classes at JOGS, Tucson 2019



JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show,
Tucson, AZ

 

Class Dates:  Feb. 6-10, 2019
Location: The Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington, Tucson AZ

For several days in early February 2019, Marilyn Gardiner will be teaching jewelry making classes, organized by JewelryTools.com, at The JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Expo Center.
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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  • All classes offer metal choices that include Argentium Sterling Silver, Silver Filled (1/10th sterling silver outer tube with a brass core), Jewelers Bronze, Copper, and Black Enameled 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.

Skill Levels:

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

What to Bring:

Each class has its own specific supply kit that you’ll pick up at the class, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own materials. I will also have pliers for you to use during the class. You are welcome to bring your favorite set of pliers or any other tools you can’t make jewelry without. In addition, the JewelryTools.com booth will have tools for you to purchase.

Please bring magnifiers, Opti-visors, battery operated craft lights, or other supplemental tools. Also, consider bringing a snack, a bottle of water–and a light jacket.


How to ask me questions:

  • Phone: 519-496-4610, or
  • Email: mg@marilyngardiner.com

Class size is limited to 12 students. Avoid disappointment—register now!
(Several of my Tucson classes were filled last year.)


 

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2018: 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Sweetpea Bracelet  (Intermediate)

I think of the sweet peas in my Grandmother’s flower garden, when I wear this bracelet. It’s an exciting new weave with connections to the Pull Persian weave. My kit options each use one color of metal, but I could see it being made in alternating colors or a range of different colors, just like a garden of flowers.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a few previous 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, jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.

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

Class Fee: $119

Kit Fee Options
• $110 for Argentium Sterling silver
• $55 for Silver Filled
• $26 Jeweller’s Bronze silver

Click here to choose your class and register.

 


Cleopatra BraceletCleopatra Bracelet

Cleopatra Bracelet

Thursday, February 7, 2019: 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Cleopatra Reigns Bracelet (Beginner)

This is an elegant classic! It’s a flat weave with a row of shiny, round beads marching down the center. This class is a perfect choice for learning chain mail, or for anyone who wants to add a timeless bracelet to their collection.

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, jump rings in 3 sizes, round, metal beads, and a specially selected toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $119

Kit Fee Options
• $89 for Argentium Sterling silver
• $32 for Jeweller’s Bronze
• $27  for Copper

Click here to choose your class and register.  

 

 


 

Friday, February 8, 2019: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Graduated Double Spiral Earrings  (Beginner)

These classic earrings have a spiralling, rope texture. The four ring sizes flow gently form smallest to largest, while the art glass, teardrop beads add movement.

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, silver filled jump rings in 5 sizes, 2 art glass teardrop beads by Unicorne (choose your favorite color), and silver filled ear wires. Makes a pair of up to 2” long earrings.

Class Fee: $119

Kit Fee Options
• $20 for Silver Filled Earrings

Special Necklace Kit
Kits for a Graduated Double Spiral Necklace (21.5″) will be available in class.
$95 for Silver Filled

Click here to choose your class and register.

 

 


 

Friday, February 8, 2019: 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Spiral Necklace  (Beginner)

This 4-in-1 Spiral Necklace is a continuous chain that pops over your head. The spiral texture works equally well for casual or more formal occasions.

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 and 1 size of jump rings.

Makes a 27″ necklace. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $119

Kit Fee Options
• $95 for Silver Filled
• $39.50 for Copper

 

Click here to choose your class and register.

 


 

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019: 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Celtic Stars Bracelet  (Beginner Plus)

An unusual and eye-catching bracelet in a striking two-metal combo. Link together FIVE stars: 2 small, 2 medium, and 1 large to build the bracelet. Best of all, it only LOOKS complex.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a couple of previous chainmail 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, jump rings in 10 sizes, and a 2-strand slider clasp.

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

Class Fee: $119

Kit Fee Options
• $56 for Silver Filled and Black Enamelled Copper
• $27 for Jeweller’s Bronze and Black Enamelled Copper

 

Click here to choose your class and register.

 



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