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What’s Happening at CBJA

Posted by learntobead on February 28, 2009

logo1smTHE CENTER FOR
BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS

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BEAD STUDY

TOPIC: Dimensional Shapes in Beadwork

We will be using Diane Fitzgerald's new book on dimensional shapes as a study guide. The book is entitled "Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch". We have copies for sale in the shop.

We will probably stick with this topic for the next 12 months.

We will organize the studies into 5 units:

(1) Making basic polygons

(2) Making donut polygons

(3) 3-Dimensional Shapes

(4) "Shape" as a design element

"Dimensionality" as a design element

(5) Other Geometrics from other artists, like Julia Pretl, Jean Powers, Judith Walker, Laura McCabe

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BEAD WEAVING WORKSHOPS
Laura McCabe –
May 1-3, 2009

(1 places remaining)

Friday, 5/1/2009

Geo-Floral Beaded Bead (Registration fee, $125.00)
Kits available for purchase from instructor – cost $45.00.
LOOK N’ SEE:

www.landofodds.com/beadschool/images/laura-mccabe-geo-floral-beaded-bead.jpg

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(4 places remaining)

Saturday/Sunday, 5/2-3/2009
Dahlia Garland Necklace (Registration fee, $250.00)

Kits available for purchase from instructor – cost $110.00.
LOOK N’ SEE:

www.landofodds.com/beadschool/images/laura-mccabe-dahlia-garland-necklace.jpg

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Cynthia Rutledge – October 9-11, 2009

Cynthia Rutledge – October 9-11, 2009

(12 places remaining)

Friday, 10/9/2009

A Chain Reaction (Registration fee, $125.00; optional kit, $70.00 (4 palettes available)

LOOK N' SEE:

http://www.cynthiarutledge.net/workshops/b-chain-reaction.htm

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(10 places remaining)

Saturday and Sunday, 10/10-11/2009

Intermezzo Necklace (Registration fee, $250.00, optional kit, price to be announced (2 palettes to be available)

LOOK N' SEE:

http://www.cynthiarutledge.net/workshops/n-intermezzo.htm

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Dallas Lovett – April 16-18, 2010
Workshop topics to be announced

Marcia DeCoster – September 10-12th, 2010
Workshop topics to be announced

Sherry Serafini – August 26-28, 2011

Workshop Topics to be announced

SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOPS BY DON NORRIS

There is a limit to 10 registrants per workshop. His workshops fill quickly.

(8 slots available)

Monday, April 6th, 9am-6pm, (1-day) Beginner Silversmithing Workshop
$200.00 fee includes instruction, all materials and tools

Emphasis on learning how to solder with a hand held torch, and creating a setting for a stone

PMC and WIREWORK EARRINGS WORKSHOP
EARRINGS, EARRINGS, EARRINGS
Sat, 6/27, 10am-4pm

Instructor: Elesa Phares
$130.00 fee plus $35.00 materials charge

($165.00 deposit reserves space)

(8 slots available)

This is an all day class. The student will learn a few PMC (precious metal clay) techniques, make a pair of PMC (precious metal clay), earrings and while firing, will learn 2-3 other wire-wrapped earring designs.

COME STUDY JEWELRY DESIGN WITH US IN TUSCANY, ITALY
“Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry”
TBA, 2010

Toscana Americana has invited us to lead an 8-day workshop in Cortona, Italy in Tuscany and near Florence. The workshop – Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry – teaches some bead stringing and bead weaving techniques, introduces you to some in-depth jewelry design concepts and theories, and guides you in the creation of 2 or 3 contemporized pieces of jewelry. More information on-line:
www.landofodds.com/store/toscananarrativesynopsis.htm

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Tibetan Pendant with Strap

Posted by learntobead on February 22, 2009

This is one of my favorite pieces, which, unfortunately, since it is small, it is difficult to create a decent image to post online.

The Pendant is an adaption of a segment in Cynthia Rutledge’s Tibetan Bangle Bracelet. The strap is beadwoven, and based on an antique chain I saw in an antique store in Nassau, The Bahamas. The strap takes longer to make than the pendant itself.

Tibetan Pendant with Strap

Tibetan Pendant with Strap



I have other pieces I’ve made, some of which I teach or have instructions/kits for, on my website.
Warren Feld Jewelry

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First Submission – 2009 The Ugly Necklace Contest

Posted by learntobead on February 22, 2009

This is the first submission received for Land of Odds’s 2009 The Ugly Necklace Contest. Deadline is 3/15/09. On-line voting will begin at the end of May 2009.

The Ugly Necklace Contest Rules
This necklace was created by Jolynn Casto from Logan, Ohio.
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Fun project – Etruscan Square Stitch Bracelet

Posted by learntobead on February 21, 2009

gesquarebracefullThis is one of the pieces I teach in Italy in my Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry workshop.

You can download a free copy of draft instructions for this piece. If you make the piece from the instructions, please let me know if anything needs to be better written.

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— Warren

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4th Place, Swarovski 2008 Contest

Posted by learntobead on February 21, 2009

I won 4th place in Swarovksi’s 2008 annual Create-Your-Own-Style contest with this piece. The theme was Naturally Inspired. There were 1200 entries. I named my piece, “Canyon Sunrise.” — Warren

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Our favorite beading supplier is…

Posted by learntobead on February 10, 2009

Our favorite beading supplier is Land of Odds.  They give great information about how to use the various products, and further pro and con insights about many of the products.
www.landofodds.com

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