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Carrie Story

Carrie Story      (click on name for bio)

 
Luscious  Leather  Bracelets  with  Bronze  Metal  Clay
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Luscious Leather Bracelets with Bronze Metal Clay

Take your leather bracelets far beyond average! Learn to use simple Bronze Metal Clay components to create stunning jewelry. In this class you will learn how to work with leather cord and crystals to assemble great bracelet designs. You will have a selection of pre-fired metal clay components and you will learn to polish and assemble your pieces. Carrie will show you how to polish your pieces quickly and to a high shine. Then, you will learn how to string the pieces onto leather cord to create this stunning bracelet. After assembly, you will set crystals to highlight your components and create a beautiful finish.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered:  Friday PM,  Sunday AM

Bronze  Dogwood  Brooch;  Sculpting  with  Metal  Clay
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Bronze Dogwood Brooch; Sculpting with Metal Clay

Take your metal clay skills to the next level. Learn how to sculpt your metal clay with simple tools right in the palm of your hand to create stunning works of art. You will learn to create ultra detailed pieces of metal clay, design and join them to build a broach. Carrie will provide detailed instructions and demonstrations, and help with design considerations while you make each piece. The broach components will also be fabricated by hand to allow for complete customization. You will have access to try a variety of tools and equipment to help you decide what would be best for your future projects.  You will fire your pieces and attach the handmade broach components. Some prior metal clay experience is highly suggested.

 Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Classes Offered:  Saturday All Day

Soldering  and  Bronze  Metal  Clay
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Soldering and Bronze Metal Clay

Learn how to start incorporating traditional metal smith techniques into your metal clay work. By soldering metals to your metal clay, you can create a more versatile design while improving the durability of your finished pieces. Students will learn to solder brass bezel cups onto finished bronze metal clay components and set gemstones. Carrie will provide detailed soldering instructions while you make two solder connections. Pre-finished metal clay pieces will be provided.  Students will solder the bezels onto the metal clay components, pickle, polish, set the stones and patina.  You will have access to try a variety of tools and equipment to help you decide what would be best for your future projects. Finish a pair of beautiful earrings, and leave with the expertise and knowledge required to solder metal clay jewelry on your own.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Thursday AM, Thursday PM and Friday AM

 

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