Classes and Workshops

Altered Box Necklace Workshop – Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:30-4:00pm at Craft Fusion, 2986 N. Alma School Road, Suite 4, Chandler AZ  85224.  Join me as we recycle a used, small Altoids tin to make a fantastic necklace to keep for yourself or as a unique gift for someone else! We will paint and embellish the box both inside and out, using collage techniques from items like Ephemera, papers, old photos, letters, ribbon, lace, glitter or anything else that you’d like to add! The box could also be used to keep secret treasures in. We will use ICE Resin® in our collages, and we will learn some Wire-Wrapping techniques in order to add our cord for the necklace and beads and ribbon as well. This workshop is for both the beginner and the more advanced student, and is fun for everyone!

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Resin Paper Wire Forms Workshop – Friday, February 27, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm at Rusty Saturday, 12815 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix AZ, 85022, (602) 469-3860.  In this workshop we will learn to make various sized charms using  ICE RESIN®, a crystal clear Jeweler’s-grade resin created by Susan Lenart Kazmer.  We will use all kinds of paper in this workshop, and you will create the several Resin Paper Wire Charms, and create several extra pieces to take home with you. These charms can be added to Earrings, Bracelets or Necklaces, and also in Mixed Media projects like Journals.   Here’s the link to my ETSY shop so that you can sign up!

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ICE Resin® in Bezels – Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 10:30-4:00 at Craft Fusion, 2986 N. Alma School Road, Suite #4, Chandler AZ , 480-821-3758.  Includes Lunch!  Have you heard of ICE Resin®? It’s a fantastic Jeweler’s Grade resin created by Internationally- known designer Susan Lenart Kazmer. It is fabulous to work with as it is self-leveling, self- healing, naturally doming and it dries to a crystal clear, glass-like finish in 8-12 hours with no heat necessary! It will not fade, yellow, or become brittle if properly cared for. Come join me in making 3 bezel necklaces filled with a mini-collage that you design. This collage will include charms, words, glitter, ephemera papers or really anything else you’d like to include. Students will learn how to mix ICE Resin, create the collages and fill the bezels with the resin. We will also learn to make a fabric chain for the necklaces using Silk Ribbon, Lace, or other materials in addition to handmade wire clasps. You are free to use your imagination completely, so I hope you’ll come for this fun and exciting workshop! Cost: $90.00.

 

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Materials Provided:
ICE Resin®, mixing cups, and stir sticks
3 Bezels, in various shapes and sizes
Silk Ribbon
Wire, in 18 and 20 gauge for wrapping beads and charms as well as fabric and clasps
White Glue and Paper Sealer
Plates to use to carry your projects home with you
Baby Wipes (for clean up!)
Disposable Paint Brushes
Students should bring:
Ephemera paper, pages from a book, pictures from a magazine
Ribbon, Lace, Fabric or Chain for the Necklace
Glitter
Sharpie Marker and Pencils
Scissors/X-Acto Knife
Beads, Charms, or any found objects like buttons or tags you’d like to include in your mini-collage
Chain Nose and Round Nose Pliers, if you have them
Non-Stick Craft Mat or Garbage Bags
Wire snips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICE Resin® in BezelsSaturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 10:30 – 4:00 at Craft Fusion,  2986 N. Alma School Road, Suite #4, Chandler AZ , 480-821-3758.  Includes Lunch!

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Message In A Bottle Necklace and Earrings (with Metal Stamping)  – Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 10:30-2:30 at Craft Fusion, 2986 N. Alma School Road, Suite #4, Chandler AZ 85224,  480-821-3758.

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Metal Stamping for Jewelry (and other things)-Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from 10:30-1:00pm at Craft Fusion, 2986 N. Alma School Road, Suite #4, Chandler AZ 85224, 480-821-3758.
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Resin Paper Wire Forms – Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:00-9:00pm at Craft Fusion, 2986 N. Alma School Road, Suite #4, Chandler AZ 85224, 480-821-3758.

Metal Stamping for Jewelry (and other things)– Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00 noon at It’s Vintage Charm, 7142 North 58th Drive Glendale AZ 85301, 623-201-3363.

Resin Paper Wire FormsSaturday, September 28, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm at It’s Vintage Charm, 7142 North 58th Drive Glendale AZ 85301, 623-201-3363.

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Resin Paper Wire Forms– Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00 noon at It’s Vintage Charm, 7142 North 58th Drive Glendale AZ 85301, 623-201-3363.