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I'm glad to introduce you my new workshops starting from September 2014 untill December 2014.   We have some interesting new workshops as : weaving with horsehair, Silverclay combined with Crushed minerals, Silverclay combines with Freshwater Pearls and/or gemstones, Lost wax tecnics 2 and traditional our vacation course "Sculpting' in the SOuth-West of France in September and our vacation course "jewelry design/tecnics" in the South-West of France in June 2015.  

 

Workshops 2014  :

1) Workshop "Silver combined with woven horsehair"  - NEW

2) Workshop "Jewelry design"

3) Workshop " Silverclay pendant/ring/earrings combined with crushed minerals" - NEW

4) Workshop "Silverclay pendant/earrings/ring combined with fresh water Pearls and/or gemstones - NEW

5) Workshop "Lost wax 2"

6) Workshop "Silverclay free projects"

7) Workshop "Knotted freshwater pearls "

8) Workshop "Chain Maille"

9) Workshop "Threaded freshwater Pearls and/or gemstones" - NEW

10) Workshop "Knitted broche/pendant of Shantung Silk yarn" - NEW

11) Workshop "Sculpting free projects"   

 

1) Workshop "Silver combined with woven horsehair

4 lessons

Saturday morning the 15th, 22th of November, the 6th and 13th of December from 9 till 12 am at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 130,- Eur

Following materials are included in the workshopprice : horsehair, nylon coated steelwire, 10 gr. ACS silverclay, use of silver paste, use of silver syringe, use of tools, firing, coffee/tea. Gemstones, Pearls, findings, chains, etc. are not included.

Weaving with horse hair (the new Chilean gold) has its origins about 200 years  back in time in the village of Rari in the Andes mountains. Horse hair is flexible and quite reasonably strong and is hand woven. You may wave curved or flat. You have the choice in different natural horse hair colors such as white, grey, black or brown. The colors can also be mixed among themselves. The woven horse hair is mounted on a silver base. You are free in designing your jewelry.  You can create a ring, pendant and/or earrings.

 

2) Workshop "Jewerly design free projects"

4 lessons

Friday afternoon the 21st of November, the 5th, 12th and 19th of December from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 80,- Eur

Included in the workshopprice : use of tools, sanding paper, etc. No materials are included in the workshopprice.

If you have any experience in silversmithing, silverclay, soldering and you wish to explore yourself some more in these techniques or you have some kind of technical problem with one of the techniques then this workshop is something for you.  If you can works independant and you wish to create a new jewel for which you require some assistance then I will be happy to wellcome you in this workshop.  

 

3) Workshop "Silverlcay in combination with crushed minerals"

3 lessons

Saturday morning the 20th of September from 9 till 12 am and Saturday the 4th of October full day from 9 am untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 157,- EUr (incl. lunch on Saturday the 4th of October)

Included materials : 15 gr. ACS Silverclay, use of silverpaste, use of silver syringe, resin, crushed minerals, firing, use of tools, coffee/tea, 1 x lunch.  Findings, chains, etc. are not included.

During this workshop you will learn how to create a pendant, ring and/or earrings in ACS silverclay which you will combine with resin and crushed minerals.  The crushed mineral accents are prepared from large pieces of minerals, including coloured Cubib Zirconia.  The smaal particles are ready sparkly and lustrous.  The are excellent for giving a drusy look to your pieces.  They are more affordable than coloucoated drysys, the allow you more artistic freedom and you don't have to struggle with more advanced methods of setting a shaped stone after firing. 

 

4) Workshop "Silverclay ring/pendant and/or earrings combined with fresh water Pearls" 

3 lessons

Thursday afternoon the 13th, 27th of November, the 11th of December from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 130,- Eur

Included materials : 15 gr. ACS silverclay, use of silver paste, use of silver syringe, firing, use of tools, use of silver mesh.  Pearls are not included in the workshopprice.

You change choose in creating a ring, pendant, broche and/or earrings.  During this workshop your will learn how to attach silver mesh to the silverclay and how to sand, firing and polish your jewelry.  After firing you will learn in a professional  way how to attach the Pearls.

 

5) Workshop "Lost wax technic 2"

4 lessons

Tuesday afternoon the 16th, the 30th of September, the 14th and the 28th of October from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 130,- EUr

Included materials : use of wax, use of tools, coffe/tea.  There is no silver included in the workshopprice. To know how much the silvercost will be, we can weight the was jewelry and calculate the approx. silverprice.  Gemstones, Pearls, findings, chaines, etc. are not included.

 

This is a advanced workshop on the lost wax 1 workshop. During this workshop you will work with wasplates and solderwax.  You will create an open wirework by using the solderwax.  You can choose your own design.  You can create a ring, pendant, earrings and/or brooch combined with stones or Pearls if required.   

 

6) Workshop "Silverclay free projects"

2 lessons

Wednesday afternoon the 17th and 24th of September from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 100,- EUr

Included materials : 15 gr. ACS silverclay, use of silver paste, use of silver syringe, use of tools, firing, coffee/tea. Findings, gemstones, Pearls, chaines, etc. are not included in the workshopprice. These can be bought at the studio if required.

 

7) Workshop "Knotted freshwaterpearl necklace and/or bracelet"  

2 lessons

Friday afternoon the 14th and 21st of November from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 80,- EUr

Included materials : 1 string of freshwaterpearls value 20,- Eur, use of knotting wire, use of flexible needle, use of French wire, pincet, use cementglue, coffee/tea.  If required you can swap the string of freshwaterpearls to cheaper or more expensive Pearls at the studio. Beadcovers, findings, etc. are not included in the workshop price.    

You will learn in a professional manner to knot a necklace or bracelet with freshwater pearls. Both knottings with single as well knotting with double thread. Various finishing methods will be taught during this workshop. You can decide if you would like to make a classic Pearl necklace, a twisted Pearl necklace or an extra long Pearl necklace that can be worn in different ways.

 

8) Workshop "Chain Maille"

4 lessons

Friday afternoon the 19th of September, Monday afternoon the 22th and the 29th of September and Friday afternoon the 10th of October from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 170,- EUr

Included materials : 3 m silver sterling wire of 1mm thickness, use of tools. Pearls, leather, silversterling plate of silverclay are not included in the workshop price.

Chainmaille is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.  You will learn how to sex O-rings from silver wire.  You will create a desired pattern using the O-rings.  You can choose your own design.  The chainmaille can be combined with Pearls, leather, silver plate, etc. You can create a necklace, bracelate and/or earrings.

 

9) Workshop "Threaded pearl or gemstone necklace and/or bracelet"  

2 lessons

Wednesday afternoon the 25th of November and the 9th of December from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 52,- EUr

Included materials : use of thread, use of cementglue, use of flexible needle, coffee/tea.  Pearls, gemstones, findings, etc. are not included in the workshop price.  The can be bought at the studio.

You have a choice of various patterns and designs for making a  threaded necklace and/or bracelet. This necklace or bracelet excists of freshwater pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones exist. 

 

10) Workshop "Knitted pendant/brooch from Shantung silk yarn combined with Fresh water Pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones"

2 lessons

Wednesday afternoon the 10and the 17th of December from 2 untill 5 pm at Studio in Stalhille.

Costs of this workshop : 54,- EUr

Included materials : use of Shantung silk yarn in required color for 1 pendant or 1 brooch, semi-precious gemstones and/or fresh water Pearls for a value of 5,- EUr, use of textile hardener, broochpin.

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