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Arlene Lazzaro

 Arlene Lazzaro      (click on name for bio)

Cold  Connections Hinged  pendant  with  Geode  slice
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Cold Connections Hinged pendant with Geode slice

Recycling old metals is a theme throughout all my classes this year. In this class we will be using found metals from beautiful old silver plated trays, with either copper or brass core. We will compliment them using copper sheet. You will create textures using hammers and metal stamps.  All connections will be cold, using only rivets that you make yourself. You will be taught to make a hinge by just using metal shears, jewelers saw and Copper tubing! Using a jewelers saw, you will also set a druzy filled Geode slice on top of pendant leaving window to see intricate texture of silver platter. All combined, you will have created a one of a kind, movable work of art! This design has been created and will be taught exclusively at Great Bead Escape 2019.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Thursday All Day

Cold  Connections  Filigree  & Copper  cuff  with  earrings
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Cold Connections Filigree & Copper cuff with earrings

Recycling old metals is a theme throughout all my classes this year.  This copper cuff will be enhanced with antique filigree from vintage silver plate trays! A large selection will make each piece unique to each student! Copper will be textured with hammers and metal stamps and complimented through the filigree gallery of the tray.  Bringing the old with the new will create an eye catching piece that will be timeless! Use of jewelers saw will be taught as well and riveting! Earrings to match will make it a set! You will also learn to make your own ear wires using sterling silver. This design has been created and will be taught exclusively at Great Bead Escape 2019!

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Friday AM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM

Cold  Connections  Vintage  Metal  Button  Necklace  &  Earrings
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Cold Connections Vintage Metal Button Necklace & Earrings

Recycling old metals is a theme throughout all my classes this year. In this class, we will use vintage metal buttons to create discs, which we will then rivet to either other buttons or copper discs! This creates a distinct texture and 3 dimensions. We will then connect them in various ways to create bib or pendant! The variety and individuality of each student will be reflected in how you choose to join them! Leather or chain will complete piece to wear as choker or long pendant. Earrings to match will complete set! You may choose to add beads if like. This design has been created and will be taught exclusively at Great Bead Escape 2019!

Skill Level:  All

Classes Offered: Friday PM, Sunday AM

 

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