Art Jewelry Symposium 2021
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Artists & Workshops
Art Jewelry Symposium is a yearly online event bringing jewelry artists together to show you the latest techniques in the industry.
Head Turning Polymer and Bauble Pendant
Come join me to discover how you can make a one of a kind head turning polymer clay pendant. We’ll be sculpting the head from scratch and combining baubles and bits to take it right off the charts. A class you won’t want to miss, for artists of any skill level.
Upcycled Vintage Necklaces "The Watcher"
Each necklace will be one of a kind We will take different elements such as necklaces, charms, dolls, keys, and watch pieces, combining each piece to make a unique vintage necklace. The possibilities are endless!
Wire Frog Necklace
During this class, I will be teaching you how to design your own frog pendant, chain and clasps with wire, beads and cabochon. You will have the opportunity to learn different wire work techniques:
- to create the frog armature
- to add beads to define its body
- to secure the cabochon
- to make the links for the chain
- to shape the clasps
This project is perfect for beginners and also for artists looking to increase their skills while creating a beautiful necklace.
Monster Venus Flytrap Earrings
In this neat little workshop I will show you how to easily sculpt your very own Venus Fly Traps. We will touch briefly on the basics: coloring and conditioning clay, clay choice, additives, baking, findings, sealing, etc. We will also explore minor sculpting techniques for the teeth, tongues, and palate ridges. This is a fun little project and a great way to jump in to jewelry and sculpting in one go! Polymer clay is so versatile, and the works of art you can bring forth, be they miniature or life-sized, are limitless. I hope you will find as much joy in it as I have.
“CastAways” Pewter Casting Class
My class is all about casting pewter elements for jewelry and other unique embellishments. Casting is a loads of fun and doesn't take a lot of expensive equipment. I will show you how to make molds from items that you may already have around the house, or from a quick trip to the thrift!
Delphinium Blue Pendant
In this tutorial I will show you how to texture and hand sculpt petals using fine silver clay, join them together and then set a class cabochon in the centre. I will show you how to finish your pendant with a polished shine or add patina to give a more dramatic look to your flower. This flower pendant can be adapted in several different ways to make your own unique piece for jewellery.
"Mixing It Up With Resin" Collage Jewelry
This workshop will show you how to make your own open bezels with aluminum tubing and copper pipes. We will then incorporate small inclusions like glass pieces, beads, glitter, flowers, charms and more in layers of clear UV resin. You will make a beautiful and unique collage necklace that will have different looks on each side. You will end up with little works of art and the ability to make more with unique and different results. This is a workshop that will free your creativity with lots of fun.
Apples (Paula Epperly)
Colorful and Complete Matching Jewelry Set
I’ll guide you step by step in creating a complete matching set of jewelry! Pendant strung on ribbon with matching beads! Two pairs of earrings! Cuff bracelet! What clays I used to give your pieces a beautiful glitter effect when completed with additional beaded charms dangling from each item! Never silk screened a project before. I’ll show you how! Have you ever mixed DeepShine UV Finish with Alcohol Inks and made a “paint” to work with? I can help with this as well! Making beaded charms! Working with all the finding you’ll need to assemble your pieces is apart of my class, too! Join me! Let’s create some beautiful jewelry together!
Introduction to Watercolor Enameling
Vitreous enamel enthusiasts will love this easy way to start their journey into painting enamels. Watercolor enamels are user friendly and fun to use. Join instructor April Wengren as she demonstrates their use on two projects, a leaf and a Luna moth. Students will learn what watercolor enamels are, how to apply them, and how to fire with both a torch and a kiln. Many hints and tips along the way.
Polymer Clay Crackle
In this workshop we are going to learn how to make a polymer clay pendant with a copper frame. You will learn how to form a copper frame without welding and to form clay inside and to color it the easy way.
Woven Paper Bead Bracelet
Make your own beads with recycled and affordable materials. In this class you will learn how to make paper beads from start to finish. We will learn about different shapes and finishes for your paper beads. I will demonstrate finishing your paper beads into a woven bracelet, but the possibilities are endless! Soon you will be able to accessorize affordably and get lots of compliments at the same time.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a 'floating bead' effect by framing a drilled gemstone bead in a wire weave. You will learn various weaves, different ways to secure large and small beads and how to set an undrilled diamond cut gemstone. You will also learn how to created a recessed bail, add accent stones, and add finishing touches. Overall this design touches on a variety of styles and techniques which are easily transferable to future projects. Materials are bare copper wire, a large and small drilled gemstone bead, diamond cut cubic zirconia, and copper accent beads Tools used are wire cutters, bent/chain/round nose pliers, hammer & steel block.
Learn & Love Caning for Polymer Clay Jewelry!
There are many wonderful surface techniques to make but I often hear people wanting to learn to make canes. My workshop is geared to beginner caners or people who have problems making them. Learn to make an easy leaf, flower & a kaleidoscope cane. I love sharing tips too so I add plenty.
Viking Knit - It's Sew Easy
Learn the ancient art of Viking Knit the easy way and create a unique leather cord bracelet. While traditional Viking Knit is woven with wire, some people who are new to wire weaving, may find Viking Knit weave to be a bit difficult or intimidating. Why not learn the basics of this weaving technique with a flexible material such as leather or cording. It's much easier to control and manipulate, and lends itself to creating a journey filled with unique design possibilities. Once this is accomplished, moving on to wire is a much easier adventure.
DIY Upcycled Wood Bangles and Rings with Glass Inlay
Learn to make your own upcycled wood bangle bracelets and rings with some cool tools. To make them even more special, we'll add fused recycled glass inlay for a wonderful multi-textured mixed media jewelry.
Seahorse Surprise in Silver Clay
Join me on this ocean adventure as we create this delightful Seahorse Pendant. During the session, we will explore Moulding, rolling texturing and forming, gemstone setting and assembling dry Silver Clay. We will journey from wet clay, through the dry stages and firing, finishing with the transformed silver pendant full of fun and fantasy which is only limited by the depth of your imagination.
Beaded Rainbow Tree Pendant
This is a bright project suitable for all ages and skill levels, requiring minimal materials. Rainbow trees are not new, however I have developed a method to make it safer for children to do. In this tutorial I will show you how to wrap and twist wire. These are two of the basic techniques required for most wire worked jewellery. These skills will form foundation knowledge for a lot of future masterpieces. Learn a 3D effect for both jewellery and wall art with the bonus class.
Polymer Clay Botanical Jewelry
I will teach different techniques for making leaves and petals to use in a variety of jewelry pieces. The techniques include hand molding, the use of molds and the use of molding tools. These are simple and easy techniques that will result in pieces that you can then use to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other kinds of accessories.
How to Crochet a Statement Necklace
Using a metallic thread, learn the basic crochet stitches needed to create a variety of beads and charms, then attach them to a gorgeous ribbon to complete this fabulous statement necklace. We will cast on using the magic ring method. I will show you step by step how this sometimes tricky to learn technique can be easily achieved. We will then continue with a basic single crochet and using simple increases and decreases to shape the work, we will make beads of various shapes and sizes. Next, progressing from the single crochet, we will use double crochet and treble crochet to shape the petals as we make a flower charm. To complete this lovely piece, we will arrange the individual beads and charm to look their best and attach them securely to the matching ribbon. So, there you have it, a statement necklace to be proud of, made from yarn using a crochet hook, and not a granny square in sight. NB The workshop and accompanying written step by step instructions will use American terminology throughout, however, as a bonus I will also provide an English terminology set of step-by-step instructions.
Designing Confetti Earrings in Polymer Clay
Making earrings in Polymer Clay using the slab technique. Will demonstrate making a slab or veneer (sheet of confetti designs), cutting out shapes for earrings, curing, making backs, assembling earrings. Will also teach making your own earwires in this course.
Jan Harris Smith
Bangles for the arms!! All different shapes!!! Easy to put together and add decoration to make them your own. I'll show you how to measure and create the bracelet shapes, review an easy way to create decorations with water casting and make a simple charm!! Hope you all will join me for this fun class!!
Wire Wrapping You Can Do!
Do you have some pretty small rocks, some interesting flat stones, or you are a glass artist with many cabochons? Are you looking for a way to wear them as a beautiful jewelry piece, but want to do more than just gluing a bale on to back? This class is for you. You will learn how to “set” your stone into a beautiful wire wrapped setting that includes the bale. You will have step by step instructions, tools you will need and have at least two options how to finish off your piece.
Beaded Tie Necklace
In this workshop you will learn how to create a long necklace with big polymer clay beads. You will learn how to make an easy cane, a new silkscreening technique and how to straighten the beads to drill and connect them correctly!
Shibori Jewelry Polymer Clay Project
Shibori is a Japanese textile folding technique. After folding, pigments are added to the textiles, giving several beautiful results, according to the folding way. In the jewelry world the most known Shibori technique is a way to fold and pleat silk ribbons, dyed earlier to this reason. The folded ribbon is sewed on a piece of felt (background shape) and the piece is then decorated with rhinestones, stones and cabochons, seed beads, pearls etc. usually sewed too on the felt basis giving an awesome and rich result. In this class we will replace the silk ribbon with a polymer clay ribbon looking piece, creating eye catching jewelry pieces.
In this class you’ll learn about two-part epoxy resin. We’ll use it with silicone molds, and employ a layering technique to separate colors and show off lovely inclusions. Two-part silicone mold putty is simple to use by combining equal parts of the two colors. (Read instructions on the box if you choose to make a handmade mold!) Many silicone molds can be purchased to use for this project as well. We will concentrate on the mixing and use of the resin itself, coloring, and adding embellishments to be seen through the translucent resin. Everything from shells, beads, charms, and more can be used to create an exceptionally interesting piece. When you add in the infinite choices you’ll have when you form your own tiny inclusions from polymer, the possibilities are really endless! This workshop will entice the beginner as well as the more experienced 2-part Epoxy Resin Artist!
Creating Lovely Wearable Art Jewelry from Air Dry Paper Clay
In this short course you will learn how to create lovely pendants from air dry paper clay. We will start with the various methods of creating a pendant and beads: sprig molds, silicon latex molds, hand-building, rolling textures, stamping and pinched. We will also cover prepping and the various ways to finish your piece using acrylics, uv paints, etc. Lastly we will cover how to make a basic wire spiral bail for a necklace, bookmark fob or key fob.
Make Jewelry Using Stained Glass Methods
We'll use the copper foil method along with art glass and fun thrift shop treasures to create unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Polymer clay earrings and hooks
I'll make a pair of earrings, and I will show different types of handmade earring hooks!
Wireworked Mermaid Flower Pendants
In this workshop, participants will learn the art of making wireworked pendants fit for a Mermaid! These pendants will be made from copper wire, semi-precious gemstones, seashells, and pearls. Techniques include shaping and hammering a free-form bezel out of copper wire and embellishment with wire wrapping using seashells and beads. Participants will learn wirewrapping design theory as it relates to aesthetic beauty and wearability. This is an intermediate wirewrapping/wirework project using standard wirewrapping tools to create a one-of-a-kind, whimsical pendant.
Water's Edge Pendant - A Metal Clay Design
The Water’s Edge is a hollow "lentil" shape pendant using metal clay and UV resin to create a textured, hollow "lentil" shaped pendant with a colored resin inlay giving the feeling of water moving within a landscape.
Wire Woven Earrings
In this course I’m going to cover the process of setting a bead into a wire woven frame. We will create these gorgeous wrapped earrings! What we will be covering in this course is:
- Tools and supplies you’ll need to get started
- Starting/weaving out the pattern
- Shaping the frame wires and setting the bead
- Finishing embellishments
- Creating the Earwires
- Final clean up of the piece
Get Wired with Crazy Grannie
Learn how to add wire to your polymer clay creations. Make your own chains. make your own wire findings. Make wrapped wire beads.
Bead Rope Crochet
I will teach the basics of how to set up and begin crocheting a bead rope necklace. How to finish off the necklace. Then some more advanced techniques for adding fused glass or lampwork pendents into bead rope necklace, I will also show how I add claps to the necklace. Bonus information will be in the Student Area about programs for laying out designs for Bead Rope Crochet.
Forgotten Tales Jewelry Set
We are going to make an antique bronze jewelry set using open back bezels, rice paper and UV resin. During the workshop we will learn how to give our rice paper an antique look and create a vintage, sophisticated effect, but also properly prepare it for the resin. We will add interesting inclusions and explore possibilities. An equally important part of the class will be to learn how to make a beautiful and neat back for this kind of jewelry. Then we will add the crystals, beads and findings to finish our set.
Create Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry in the Most Organic Way
Learn to make stunning dichroic fused glass jewelry pieces without ever touching a grinder. Go beyond dichroic jewelry that is trapped in circles and squares and triangles. Discover techniques from fused glass and mixed media artist, Kat Huddleston, as she explores how to cut, arrange, fire and finish fabulous dichroic jewelry pieces that are made in a completely organic, free form way. Learn how to take that beautiful dichroic glass that's almost too pretty to cut and create your own amazing one of a kind pieces.
Learn to create this bracelet designed by Tremaine Fenton using a variation of right angle weave embellished with seed beads and crystals.
Embellished "O" Ring
Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a pre-made bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn soldering, stone setting, and finishing techniques. Previous soldering experience is recommended, but adventurous beginners are welcome.
Howl at the Moon
In this class you will learn to create a three layered Argentium or Sterling Silver and copper shadow box pendant. Some of the skills we will be using and learning are sawing, piercing, fusing, texturing, flame painting, patina application, riveting and wire wrapping. The bonus material will include step by step instructions with patterns as well as bonus video to create the round two sided Raven In Flight pendant.
The Pirates’ Treasure
My statement pieces are designed for the woman who knows who she is and wants the world to know it too. The Pirates’ Treasure tells a story. It tells of a sea-worn treasure chest buried near the ocean, an ancient weathered map to this unknown treasure, and the tentacle-encrusted key that will open the prize. It’s a story for the romantic swashbuckler in us all. The piece is made of polymer clay. The embellishing is what makes it a stand-out. We will use metal coatings and patinas and dyes, as well as a process referred to as cold-enameling, along with pastels. There is no limit to where you can take this design! If you’d prefer a more simple work of wearable art, the piece can be broken down into two or three separate pendants to wear as you like. Each one will be interesting and attractive as a stand-alone.
Intermittent Bead Crochet
This Workshop will introduce you to segmented pieces to be used in a variety of ways. Often crochet is an non-interrupted, continuous piece. In this workshop, we will break things into bits with exciting results. The bonus project includes the hidden, unobtrusive join and beaded ‘eye candy’ jewelry.
The air dry porcelain is very fun to make. It includes three main ingredients, starch, white glue, and Vaseline. Unlike polymer clay, the air dry porcelain clay does not require any baking. The air dry porcelain can be colored by almost all kinds of colors including pastel, acrylic, oil paint, mica colors, and old make up. Air dry porcelain has to be left on a flat surface to dry such as a sponge. The video also illustrated a unique mold which I made of a scotch glue cover, and a tear drop I made using a potato peeler.
Helen Terlalis Dorn
Whimsical Holiday Pins and Things
The student will learn how to make various holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) pendants and/or pins with polymer clay and a few simple tools.
Tulips of Gold
In this tutorial I will show you how to add gold foil to your fine silver clay pendant using the traditional Korean method of Keum Boo. I will then show you how to finish your pendant by adding patina to give a more dramatic look and make the gold pop. This tutorial uses a photopolymer plate texture but you can use this technique on any texture or even on an embellishment.