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Evidence of Mermaids Part III: Charm Bracelet Thursday, August 3, 6:30 PM and
Friday, August 4, 6:30 PM
Thomas Ashman $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category:

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The image and legend of the mermaid has captivated countless artists from across the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this three part series of workshops we shall indulge this somewhat fishy attraction, explore some inspiring mermaid "tales", and create a beautiful trio of artifacts that look as though they have been recently rescued from the blue depths, having been tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.

Evidence of Mermaids Part III: Charm Bracelet
In this workshop, we'll finish out our mermaid exploration by making a charming, jingly-jangly bracelet that is perfect for a mermaid's night on the town. Starting with a copper chain and closure, you'll learn some basics of jewelry design and color composition as you attach various shells, glass beads, freshwater pearls, sea glass chips, semi-precious stones, copper wire charms, and whatever else you like! Instruction includes how to make fun and unique charms from copper or brass wire, how to drill holes in glass, shells, and other hard materials with a diamond drill, why you should just say "no" to jump-rings, and the best darn bead wrapping technique out there. When you're not wearing your bracelet, you can use it to decorate your Mermaid Glass Journal (Part II) and keep it all safely tucked away in your Mermaid Treasure Box (Part I).

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $40.00 includes:
  • Copper chain
  • Bracelet closure
  • Copper and/or brass wire
  • Patina
  • Copper bead pins
  • I will make my best effort to replicate the pictured class sample, however, actual contents of kit may need to vary slightly from what is pictured: jade heart, freshwater pearls, patinated base metal fish charm, polished shells, fiber optic glass beads, bamboo coral carved rose, dyed agate, serpentine faceted nugget, copper or brass wire charms, and sea glass chips.

Student should bring:

  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flush wire cutters
  • Hammer & Bench-block/anvil
  • Dremel tool with 1/16" and 3/32" diamond drill bits
  • Any special items you'd like to add to your bracelet in addition to supplies in kit

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: ThomasAshmanArt@yahoo.com
Website: www.blacksheepartist.com