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Marti Brown

Marti Brown  (click on name for bio)

Introducing  Niobium
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Introducing Niobium

If you want to learn how to work niobium into your jewelry designs this is the class for you. Learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium wire and sheet; take your created pieces and colorfully anodize them. Turn your new pieces into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, texture, file, sand niobium sheet and wire and anodizing techniques.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Saturday All Day

Cab  Set  Niobium  Pendant
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Cab Set Niobium Pendant

Niobium doesn’t solder so tab setting is a way to set a niobium pendant with a cabochon. Cut, file and sand to create a pendant, then anodize it to harmonize with your chosen cabochon. A hidden bail is riveted to the pendant. A colorful SilverSilk chain completes the look.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered: Friday PM, Sunday AM

Impressionable  Memories
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Impressionable Memories

Explore textures by cutting a shape from niobium and embossing with texture plates and the Sizzix. You will anodize your pieces with the colors you choose. Hammered dangles and a chain made with wire wrapped Swarovski crystals will complete your look.

Skill Level:  All Levels

Classes Offered:  Thursday AM, Thursday PM and Friday AM


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