04/16 Hollow Form Jewelry: Beads


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Sunday, April 16, 2023 
2:00 - 5:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.



Beads are lightweight, elegant, and cost-effective, offering you the ability to create wonderfully three-dimensional work without breaking the bank. You will learn to make beads from sheet metal to 3-dimensional form, and how to put your own spin on this essential jewelry building block. Demonstrations will include how to cut, form, and (most importantly) solder fully closed hollow forms. As always, there are easy ways and hard ways to accomplish the construction of these multi-dimensional works. In this class, you will learn how to take advantage of the easy ways, and avoid the difficult pitfalls (like actual explosions, yes, for real!)

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate - Some jewelry-making experience is highly recommended, especially some familiarity with using a jeweler’s saw, and some practice soldering on your own.



Supply List for Students

The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.

Recommended Materials:

 Special tools (required to dome bead halves):

Tools to make a small bead soldering support:

Layout tools you may want:

Basic Tools recommended to have at your bench for this project:

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