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Summer Nights 8 Week Jewelry Series

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Summer Nights 8 Week Jewelry Series
We are bringing back our popular 8 week Jewelry Fabrication series starting June 14th.  Taken individually these classes would cost over $400.00

Click here sign up for the series at a >20% discount ($340)

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6/14/2016
Wire Wrapping 101 (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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6/21/2016
Handmade Wire Findings: Bead & Button Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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6/28/2016
Fused Silver Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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7/05/2016
Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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7/12/2016
Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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7/19/2016
Jewelry: Soldering 101 (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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7/26/2016
Etched & Wrapped Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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8/02/2016
Copper Rosette Pendant (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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New 8-Week Jewelry Series

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New 8-Week Jewelry Series

Folks tend to like to commit to a series of classes to really learn something in depth.  To that end I’ve put 8 of my favorite, most popular and most fundamental jewelry classes to give you a chance to really explore the world of handmade jewelry.  Even if you’ve taken a few of these classes, the series is a great deal for you to come back and expand your skills.

Check out what we are starting on Wednesday, January 13th.

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Week 1:  Wire Wrapping 101 – This is the basis for most (if not all) of the jewelry construction workshops we teach here.  Learning and refining your wire wrapping skill takes the sort of repetition this class offers.

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1/13/2016
Wire Wrapping 101 (daytime)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
or
1/13/2016
Wire Wrapping 101 (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 2:  Wire Findings:  Bead & Button Bracelet – In this workshop you will advance your wire skills by creating your own jumprings and headpins.  By the time you have finished both week 1 and week 2 you will be a wire bending expert!
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1/20/2016
Handmade Wire Findings: Bead & Button Bracelet
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
1/20/2016
Handmade Wire Findings: Bead & Button Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Week 3: Fused Silver Bracelet – Now it is time to move on to something else you can do with wire…fine silver wire that is.  In this workshop you will wrap coils and cut with precision so that you create links that will actually be melted (fused) back on themselves.  This process can be used to create your own fine silver chain and even rings.
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1/27/2016
Fused Silver Bracelet
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
1/27/2016
Fused Silver Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 4:  Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet – In this workshop you will branch out to metal stamping, riveting and continue your practice of wire wrapping as you create this fun and easy to wear, stylish triple wrap bracelet.  It is so comfortable I wear mine all the time!
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2/03/2016
Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet (daytime)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR

2/03/2016
Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Week 5: Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles – In this workshop you will continue your use of the torch and metal stamping as you hammer out all your aggression on some heavy gauge copper wire, learn about annealing and flood solder a join that is suitable for metal stamping your special “One Little Word”

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2/17/2016
Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
2/17/2016
Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 6:  Soldering 101 – One of the staples in basic jewelry creating is Soldering (saw-der-ing)  In this class you will learn the basics of selecting just the right something to sandwich between hand-cut glass, taping, fluxing and soldering, adding a jump ring and before you know it…totally custom made jewelry for you and everyone you know.
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3/02/2016
Jewelry: Soldering 101 (daytime)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
3/02/2016
Jewelry: Soldering 101 (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 7: Etched & Wrapped Bracelet – Etching is the cool process of adding a resist to metal then dipping it in a corosive chemical that will eat the metal away except where you placed the resist.  Don’t be scared though…we teach you all the safety precautions and hold your hand (figuratively) through every step.  As your metal is doing it’s magic you will have a chance to practice your wire wrapping skills as you create the band portion of the bracelet.

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3/09/2016
Etched & Wrapped Bracelet
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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3/09/2016
Etched & Wrapped Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Week 8: Copper Rosette Pendant+Earrings – In this workshop you will learn some basic fold forming techniques as you create this lovely organic rosette with copper tooling foil.  Set your petite rosette in a brass bezel and move on to creating a matching set for earrings (or two more pendants to give away!)

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3/16/2016
Copper Rosette Pendant
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

or

3/16/2016
Copper Rosette Pendant (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Taken individually these classes with their respective materials fees would be over $360.  Sign up for the entire series and get 15% off your registration.  Click here to purchase the series for $306 (includes all supplies/materials fees)

The good news is that if you are unable to make a session you can make it up with advance notice!  These are classes we teach often so we can be flexible in moving you to another session (with advance notice!)

30 day art challenge and new(2nd chance) class this Thursday

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Still playing with layers on the canvas

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Had a great time Tuesday evening recycling journal pages as we were inspired by Pam Carriker.

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And due to popular demand.. I am offering another class on the conte crayon portraits.. Again inspired by Pam  Carriker..

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Have a delightful weekend wherever you are.. I am so ready for a day of rest! My “day off”  today has been non stop…

Looking forward to Kate richbourg in the studio teaching a soldering class… Still have 2 spots left if you are local and interested.

Countdown to Christmas – 9. Simply Swank Soldering

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I’m sure you’ve all seen the delightful soldered pieces in gift shops and on ETSY (and of course in our studio/shop)

Have you or someone you know always wanted to learn to solder jewelry like this?

 

We have a kit full of all the tools and supplies you need to start soldering pieces like this.  We are also including an extra box of 1″x1″ glass, Three 24″ lengths of ball chain and Three black satin cord necklaces.

The retail value of this kit is $76.99  your for only $61.50

We can add a certificate for a Soldering 101 class to the kit (worth $40) and you pay only $87

We only have 4 of these available so email andrea@aworkofheart.com today if you want to jump on this offer.

Monday Oct 12 – Traci Bautista in the house…

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Traci will be here from 4:30-7pm on Monday, October 12th. She is going to be hanging out, visiting and painting. Stop by to say hi! Our Free Monday Make & Take (from 3p-7p) will be painting a piece of paper and folding it into a darling mini book. Want to sit and paint for a while? Use some studio time to paint with Traci. Reserve your spot here…seats are limited.

Tuesday 3:30-4:30p: Kid’s Club – Boo! or Fall Banner

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Tuesday 6pm: Altered Mirror

This is the last time this year that this class will be offered. Jump on it or order a kit by calling the studio (408.266.1005)

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Tuesday 7:30p: Printmaking+Mixed Media – Gelatin Monoprints

We had a great time last week with basic monoprints, this week we’re kicking it up a notch. Mark your calendar for Dorit Elisha’s all day workshop on November 1st. Click here for more info.

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Wednesday 10am-2pm: Craft Rave Daytime

Come and spend some time working on whatever project you like. This is self-directed studio time but I’ll be here to help you with any questions you have.

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Wednesday 6p: Copper Pumpkin
This makes an awesome holiday decoration for your front door or inside your house. The finished piece measures 12×18. Add your choice of patina finishes. I’ll show you how to use all the 10 Seconds Studio texture tools and plates. You will mount the textured copper piece on to a pre-cut pumpkin shaped board. Add a copper wire hanger and voila! Fall art.

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Wednesday 7:30p: Scrapbook Studio
Gwen and I are getting lonely, don’t you want to join us and get some scrapbooking done? Is this not enough time for you? Come as early as you like and simply pay the hourly studio fee. Last week we broke out of the box and painted some scrapbook paper. Check out the results…

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Thursday 6p:  Charm School – Soldered Charms
This is our basic soldering class but focusing on making charms.  Come and learn a new skill, or improve your soldering techniques.

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Thursday 7:30p:  Image Transfer to Polymer Clay
We’re making polymer clay pendants & tiles with images transfered to the surface.

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Friday 6p:  Prayer or Wish Journal
Pick out pretty papers, die cut (on our machine) your pages, assemble and you have an 8 tabbed journal for yourself or for a gift.  This is a quick and easy project.  You may want more than one!

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Sunday 12p:  Make it Your Style Purse
Linda Lubovich teaches you to make this darling purse.
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Sunday 3-5p: FREE Kid’s Mask Making workshop
Dori Duncan, Camp Fashionista, will be on-site offering a free mask making workshop for kids (or kids at heart)

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Hope to see you in the studio soon!  I totally appreciate your support in helping keep this place open.  Thank you for being part of the community.

-Andrea

New July Classes

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I’ve added a few twists on some techniques we’ve taught before and some outright new classes to the July lineup.  This is just a sampling of the classes offered….

Check these out…

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I call this class “Transfer Tiles”  Taking an image you transfer onto a 4×4 tile using caulking as your transfer medium, you then cover the tile with epoxy resin. Click here to register for class.

Next…

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This is a hand embossed piece using the Ten Seconds Studio tools and texture plates.  You can turn your piece into a book cover, cover a cigar box or use it as a stand alone piece of art.  Click here to register.

And…a new take on an old technique

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This class is titled:  Soldering 101 and Beyond.  If you have experience with a soldering tool then take it to the next level by working with different materials as you tape up game tiles, sea glass, buttons and more.  Make your own charms for a bracelet or chunky pieces for artful jewelry.  Click here to register

The Metal Sampler class has a new look…

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Working on copper and using embossing plates and the die cut machine you will crank this piece of art out (literally)  Using a solution you will add an instant patina to the copper.  Click here to register.

Making a re-apperance…

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The altered art apron…What fun we have with an old pair of overalls.  Make your own art apron..Click here to register.

When Lisa Guerin was here in June we were totally inspired by her art!  We’ve taken her butterfly pendants and added our saucy pinup girls to larger than life book plates to make these…

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click here to register.

One of the questions I get all the time about previous book club sessions…”Are you teaching that again?”

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so here are some of the favorite techniques from the Artist Trading Card workshop and Paper Transformed…this photo shows just a sampling…we’ll have lots more to show you…Click here to register.

And, there is more to come…..I’ve got more work to do to get some samples for pictures…stay tuned…

And a sincere thank you for supporting A Work of Heart Studio.  It means the world to me that you continue to come in and take classes.  That is how I pay my overhead.  I know Christina appreciates your store purchases as that is what pays her overhead for Scrap Lovers.  We both appreciate your continued support that helps us keep our respective doors open.

Have a great week!!