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2022 CANCELED Deb Karash July 22,23,24,25 Friday through Monday Drawing on Metal With Flora and Fauna Cost $435

CANCELED CLASS JUNE 30,2022

 

2022 Deb Karash is coming to Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA  on July 22,23,24,25 Friday through Monday to teach Drawing on Metal Using Flora and Fauna Cost $435, does not include kit fee, $60  Whether you love flowers or birds or even bugs, this is the class for you.

Contact me if interested at diaweimer@gmail.com

We can keep it simple if this is your first Drawing on Metal class.

If you have already taken Drawing on Metal 1 we will focus on more layers, multiple components, and additional materials. Of course color and pattern will be a big part of the class. There will be plenty of individual attention in this class with one on one design consultations. In this class you should finish at least one piece, more if you have some experience.

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2022 August 12,13,14 Hammer Handpiece with Monica Cardone at Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach CA Cost $350

Hammer Handpiece class is coming to Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA in 2022 on August 12,13,14 from 9-4  with Monica Cardone  Cost $350

 $250 reserves your spot in the class

Contact me at diaweimer@gmail.com if interested.

Class Description:

Up your bezel game with thicker bezels to give your jewelry designs a higher quality and perceived value. In this class we will be setting several different kinds of stones from standard cabochons to irregular pieces of sea glass or sea stones. We'll be using the Foredom hammer hand piece (and the various tips) setting the stones with a variety of techniques. You will also learn all about the Foredom Hammer Handpiece… learning how to use it, maintain it, and make the most of it.

Students must have solid intermediate skills of sawing, filing, and soldering.

Contact me at diaweimer@gmail.com if interested.

Tools and Materials list 

18g Fine Silver 1" x 6"  #101918

20g Sterling Silver Sheet 1.5" x 6" 100120

Silver Solder -Hard wire #101704

-Medium solder  #101710

-Easy solder #101100

Scrap sterling to finish the project to your idea- Shank for a ring? Bail for pendant?

3 Stones to bezel set. No more than 1" in any diameter- Can be flat bottom cabochon, sea glass, or seastone


Foredom Flex Shaft

Foredom Hammer Handpiece - H.15D.Standard hammer handpiece

Anvil Point Set

Saw with size 1/0 or 1 blades

Half Round File #2 cut

Half Round Pliers

Chain nose pliers

Needle file set

Sandpaper 400 and 600 grit Sanding sticks 400 and 600 grit

Soldering set up (brick, flux, pickle. (I have this)

Big metal cutters/handshear (for cutting metal) 114250 (I have a shear)

Rawhide hammer (or plastic)

Steel bench block (I have this)

Ring clamp 113105

Thermoloc or Jett Sett Basic for setting stone 118221

Earplugs

$350.00

2023 March 17,18,19 ,Jeanie Pratt , Designs on Woven Metal, Cost $352 (does not incl. kit $70)

Jeanie Pratt is coming to Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA on March 17,18.19 to teach Design In Woven Metal. Cost $352  Kit is $70 due first day of class.

Contact me at diaweimer@gmail.com if interested.

In this workshop you will learn how to weave small sheets of metal from flattened wire to incorporate in your jewelry. You will be introduced to a variety of patterns that can be achieved using different weave structures. They range from a simple over and under plain weave to beautiful flowing undulating designs. There are so many fun ways to achieve various effects in weaving, including the weave pattern itself, combining different metals for contrast in the weave pattern and varying the widths of the wire used in the weave structure. Students will be encouraged to create samples, and not finished pieces.
Kits will be provided with the materials to get started, as well as instructions on how to prepare the materials yourself. In the 40-page handout, a number of designs are introduced as well as a wealth of resources to inspire you.

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2023 April 7,8,9,10 Multiples: Tools and Jigs with Jayne Redman

2023 April 7, 8, 9, 10 Multiples: Tools and Jigs with Jayne Redman is coming to Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA. Cost- $572  Kit- $125

This workshop will focus on ways to make tools and jigs to form three dimensional shapes and unique findings including ear wires, linkage systems, and clasps. You will make a series of tools that will give you time saving ways of measuring, cutting, connecting and forming sheet and wire accurately in coils or circles and straight lengths. You will make several variations of jigs for single and reverse curve ear wires and linkage systems of your own design. These methods can also be used for perfectly duplicating cloisonné wires.  You will also learn how to draw wire down from a larger diameter to a smaller one, work hardening the wire to make it suitable for unique findings that will retain their shape.

You will modifying pliers to create perfect wire loops with accurate inside diameters, tapered tube crimps to attach tubular clasps to chain or neck wire coils, notches in handmade ear posts and specialty forming pliers.

Hard and thermal reactive plastics, are perfect for forming tools and jigs that won't mar metal. Some of the tools you will make include a "u" tool for conforming both sides of a shape at once, pushing tools that model sheet metal in various ways, and a fingernail tool that will slide over and under shapes to be bent and also assist in closing loops. Other tools can be dapping molds, wire jigs, and devices for stone settings.

You will leave the workshop with the knowledge to comfortably modify existing tools and invent tools and jigs of your own design. You will be able to make exact duplicates of your forms and findings, enhancing your craftsmanship and adding appeal to your jewelry.

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2023 Diane Weimer Studio will bring the CLASPS class with Suzanne Williams Jan.27,28,29, Friday- Sunday, to Long Beach,CA Cost $426, Kit $65

2023 Jan.27,28,29, Friday- Sunday, CLASPS Suzanne Williams  is coming to Diane Weimer's Studio in Long Beach, CA. Cost $426, Kit $65

Contact me at diaweimer@gmail.com if interested

This 3-day workshop will start with a short presentation introducing participants to many different kinds of clasping methods and mechanisms for jewelry including a section on clasp nspirations - ideas coming from non-jewelry sources.

We will then create the following 4 clasp samples in sterling silver: 2 versions of a rotating insert clasp, a basic, and a more complex version of that clasp, a rotating key lock clasp, and an interlocking puzzle clasp. These clasp mechanisms can be modified and incorporated in unique and unusual ways, in innumerable variations, into necklace and in some cases bracelet closures - becoming integrated into the design, or as the main attraction of a jewelry piece.

 

Clasps don’t have to be an afterthought at the back of a chain. These are clasp mechanisms that are functional, fun, and invite being taken apart and put back together like a

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