Fabulous Jewelry Workshops at Sparks Studio

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Sparks Studio Art,  509 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010, 817-266-3085

Fabulous Jewelry Workshops

Yes, YOU can create amazing professional-quality jewelry in our workshops.  Create in Silver – Copper – Stones – Enameling – Ice Resin and more.  Join special workshops with professional artists and national teachers.
SIX workshops to inspire your skills and your creativity.  See below…
It is easy to sign up via paypal at SparksStiudioArt.com.
Or call Suzanne 817-266-3085 with questions or to sign up.

 

Basic Soldering
TACKLE THE TORCH
Rick Allen – Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Sat., Feb. 6, 9am-3pm
Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination. $20 supply fee includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
COST $65
Supply Fee:  $20
(Paid to teacher)
Enameling on Copper
Rick Allen – Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Fri., March 11, 12:30-3:30pm
Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare copper, apply enamels and torch fire to create your own wearable art. This class is an intro to basic enameling. Just show up with your imagination and a love for color.

COST  $35
​Supply Fee:  $10
(paid to teacher)
fee includes copper, enamel, chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.

Bezel Making
& Stone Setting

Rick Allen – Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Thurs., Feb. 18, 9am-3pm

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon which is soldered onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will impress yourself with your new skill! Prior soldering experience is necessary.  All materials and supplies provided. $35 supply fee includes sterling silver sheet, fine silver bezel wire, sterling silver chain, and cabochon. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
​COST: $75
Supply fee: $35
​(paid to teacher)
icedenamels
Iced Enamels
with Chantal Johnson
Tues., March 15, 10-2:00
Come for a creative-filled workshop featuring ICED Enamels, a cold enameling process that can be used on metal, wood, and more. Get the look of enameling without the flame. Create ICED Enameled hearts to be worn as jewelry pieces or as embellishments. Several options are available.  With many colors to choose from, each piece is a one-of-a-kind.  We will also touch on ICE Resin® as we will use it as a sealer. *Feel free to bring old metal pieces such as old jewelry, metal buttons or metal blanks to practice with ICED Enamels. Please bring a heat/embossing gun. All other materials will be supplied including several metal hearts.
COST:  $45
No Supply Fee
Ice Resin®
with Chantal Johnson
ICE Resin Certified Teacher
Sat., Feb. 27, 10am-2pm

Join Chantal for a creative-filled workshop where you will create a one of a kind collage art piece of jewelry or an art embellishment. Learn and use incredible ICE Resin – a jeweler’s grade resin that is a dream to work with. Create a glass like finish on metal; and turn vintage paper into transparent art. It can be used in casting, molding, a sealer and more.  We will create collage art bezels filled with vintage and decorative papers while also learning a simple paste paper technique.
All materials are supplied.  Feel free to bring a few favorite papers.
COST: $45
No Supply Fee
Fold Form Bracelet
Rick Allen – Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Thurs., March 17, 9-3:00
Learn to turn a flat piece of copper into beautiful fold-form bracelets.  You will learn to anneal, fold, hammer, texture, patina and form copper into a one of a kind bracelet you will be proud to show off.  Optional texture techniques are included and you shape your personal bracelet. All materials and supplies provided.
COST: $35
​Supply Fee:  $10
(paid to teacher)
fee includes copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your original fold-form bracelet.

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