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Arlene Lazzaro

 Arlene Lazzaro      (click on name for bio)

Ginkgo Leaf Necklace and Earrings with Fresh Water Pearls
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Ginkgo Leaf Necklace and Earrings with Fresh Water Pearls

Fold forming and forging metal is the theme this year!! In this class, line folds and forging to move metal will be taught as well as riveting!! You will create a torque using heavy gauge wire that will create floating effect for the pendant! New Patinas using household items will also be taught in all classes! On ginkgo leaves, a finish that mimics enamels of corals and burgundies will be achieved!! Half drilled freshwater pearls will be cold connected to pendant and fresh water pearl beads will be dangled from earrings! All are accented with sterling silver! This design has been created and will be taught exclusively at Great Bead Escape 2018.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM

Triple Leaf Cuff of Antiquities with Baroque Pearl
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Triple Leaf Cuff of Antiquities with Baroque Pearl

Fold forming to create lines and forging to move metal in particular directions, as well as,texture will be taught!  Cold Connections using rivets and lacing will connect leaves and attach baroque pearl! The green Verdigris patina, which usually occurs after years of exposure to elements, will give bracelet antique quality! I will show you how to expedite patina in minutes, using household items!! The effect is accentuated by texture! This design was created and will be exclusively taught at The Great Bead Escape 2018! 

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Friday PM, Saturday AM

Leaf Collar with Baroque Pearl
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Leaf Collar with Baroque Pearl

This is a fold forming technique that will either create a leaf or a pod! Leaf is pictured in photo.  Hammers will move the metal to turn metal up or down, creating pocket to capture Baroque pearl! An articulated rivet will connect large gauge wire to leaf, creating movement for collar to adorn your neck!!  The finish on collar is another antique blue patina which usually occurs on copper exposed to salt water atmospheres! Again, we will use combination of household chemicals.  Reaction occurs in minutes rather than years! Lots of tricks to be learned in all classes!! Again, this design was created and will be exclusively taught at The Great Bead Escape 2018.

Skill Level:  All

Classes Offered: Saturday PM, Sunday AM

 

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