Emerald Coast Bead Society Retreat

Classes offered 

February 28 through March 1, 2020

at the Hilton Garden Inn

29549 N. Main St.

Daphne, AL

HYDRA

Learn basic wire weaving techniques that will include proper tension and wire handling all while making this beautiful pendant that captures a faceted crystal. Each student will receive a complete tutorial, use of instructors tools while in class and all materials required to complete project.

MYKONOS

You will use sterling silver wire to weave the band, solder the ring with paste solder, then add a patina that will show off all of your work. You can leave the band plain or add a bead using gold filled wire to add a splash of color. Class fee includes all material, a complete photographed tutorial with step by step instructions and the use of instructors tools while in class.

SANTORINI

This is an elegant bracelet that incorporates sterling silver and 14kt gold filled wire. You will use wire wrapping tools on the base of the bracelet, but will use only your hands to create the beautiful golden waves throughout. You should be comfortable working with wire and wire tools. Each student will receive a complete tutorial, use of instructors tools while in class and all materials required to complete project.

MYKONOS

Have fun creating a sterling silver open frame pendant that captures an ammonite while using silver soldering techniques. You will learn to solder sterling silver wire, clean and polish finished piece, then set your ammonite. This technique is very versa-tile and can be used in the future to capture many different items. Each student will receive a complete tutorial, use of instructors tools while in class and all materials required to complete project

MYKONOS

This is a unique sterling silver pendant that is reversible and completely different for each person that completes the wrap around a natural stone nugget. You will learn traditional and modified wire wrapping and wire weaving techniques. You will have many choices of natural stone nuggets. Each student will receive a complete tutorial, use of instructors tools while in class and all materials required to complete project.

MYKONOS

Contact Mary Jordan for further information on the Emerald Coast Bead Society annual retreat.

nona2kandc@gmail.com