Widget a Day Returns!

Widget a Day Returns!
August 27 - 29, 2019. Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
Adult summer camp! With three consecutive day-long classes, we'll delve into the fussy business of making our own mechanisms. We'll start with a classic box catch for a bracelet or necklace. The next day covers a simple hinge mechanisms that works well for bails and for carrying pin stems. Lastly, we'll use a cone block to make tapered bezels and prong settings. Prerequisite: Must have experience with the piercing, filing, sawing and high temperature soldering of metal.

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Weekly Independent Study Class

Weekly Independent Study Class
Tuesdays, 10 - 1. Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
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Mending: Collaborating with Broken Objects

Mending: Collaborating with Broken Objects
June 9 - 13, 2019. Metals Week, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Mending is not just repair. It is the use of brokenness to inspire and celebrate a new direction for an object. You are invited to bring anything you have that needs some work, whether it be broken, no longer fits, or is an object made in an earlier time that can be re-visited and reimagined.
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Bezel Boot Camp

Bezel Boot Camp
October 20 - 25, 2019. John C Campbell Folk School. Brasstown, NC.
This class is perfect for those who have already made a simple bezel and want to know more. Learn to create bezels to set any shape of stone, including faceted, angled cuts, and free forms like beach glass. Go beyond thin silver settings with heavy-walled bezels, tapered bezels, and partial bezels. Hammer setting will also be introduced, allowing settings to be made out of any metal, including steel
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Wearable Concrete Workshop

Wearable Concrete Workshop
July 15, 2018. Craft Alliance. St. Louis MO.
Concrete is a ubiquitous material that is usually associated with large scale objects.  Investigate several methods of incorporating this material into small scale wearable objects through demos and discussion.