If you’re heading to Bead Fest Spring in Philadelphia next month, be sure to check out classes with some of our Halstead Preferred Teachers. Just click on their names below to see full descriptions of the workshops they’re offering.
Candie is teaching 1-hour classes on a range of beginning beading and jewelry making techniques: Stitch, Rivet, Layer • Painted Pendant Party • Crystal Cage Bead Tassel Necklace • Selling at Craft Shows (shown) • This and That Bracelet
Debora introduces a hydraulic press and a variety of metalsmithing techniques from enameling to hot and cold connections in half and full-day classes:
Explosion Pendant • Peek A Boo Pendant (shown) • Layer it Up • Moon Crater Bracelet • Fused Argentium Earrings • Cool Cocktail Rings • Captured Cabochon and Chain.
Learn how to make your own jewelry and promote it in Kate’s variety of class offerings: Stamping For Metal And Leather Jewelry • Drilling Stones with a Dremel • Fine Silver Fused Chain Bracelet (shown) • Simple Soldering Boot Camp • No Fail Stack Ring • Simple Stamped Rings • Top Tips for Promoting your Jewelry Business
Learn to fabricate clasps, set stones on stones, fuse silver, etch silver and more in Richard’s four full-day workshops: The Clasp Class • Stacking Stones • Neanderthal Jewelry • The Etched Silver Saddle Ring (shown).
Expand your metalsmithing skills as Eva teaches you fold forming, cold connections, wire weaving and other essential techniques: Fast Fun Foldforming (shown) • Basketweave Cuff • The Jump Ring • The Dune Cuff • Simple Soldered Silver Wire Rings
It’s also the perfect time to sign up for classes at the Bead & Button Show, which takes place in early June in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stay tuned for more information and travel tips. It’s one of our favorite shows!