Beautiful Workshop Results:
Wire Workshop 1: David will start the third of his 4-session course for beginners and those who need remediation. Our project for March 9 meeting will be wrapping a CABOCHON. David will demonstrate how to determine the amount of wire needed to wrap cabochon, where to place the wraps and how to pull the wires to hold the cabochon in the frame. We will be using copper wire: square (21 ga) and half round (20 ga). Wire will be available for $1.00 and cabochons range in price from $2.00 to $6.00. If you have a specific type of stone you want to wrap he suggest you purchase a 30 x 40 mm or a 20 x 30 mm size.
In the afternoon we will demonstrate how to make a cage to hold a rough or polished stone. Wire and stones will be available at a moderate price.
Wire Workshop 2: Lisa Fitch will be teaching a Shamrock Bracelet project.
Material List: For bracelet pictured 7-1/4” with clasp
80 4mm Dark Green Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystals (Mine are AB)
28 4mm Lite Green Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystals (Mine are (AB)
THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS BUT MUST BE BICONES AND YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE COLORS TO YOUR CHOICE
140 Toho Seed Bead Size 11 (Gold or Silver)
2 5mm Split Rings
1 Clasp (findings should match seed beads)
2 Yards Fireline 8lb.
***For a longer bracelet you will need additional beads***
2 Needles 2.125” Big Eye Needle
Ruler or Tape Measure
G S Hypo Cement Glue
Thread Burner / Flush Cutters / Scissors
*No Kits Available* She will have Glue, thread conditioner, rulers and thread burner for anyone who needs them to use.
As always, we will have the club machines available for metal & gemstone testing, gemstone cutting, and cabbing.
David W. Cook