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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Jewelry making classes start Saturday morning

  • Studio 107 is offering a series of jewelry workshops, starting Saturday with a class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 107 W. Main St.


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  • Studio 107 is offering a series of jewelry workshops, starting Saturday with a class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 107 W. Main St.
    Vikki Clymore and Shelly Rick will teach the class on “Wire Wrapping Beads, Cabochons and Found Objects.” This class is for those who want to learn to work with various types of wire and gauges. Instructors will discuss the types of wire and tools needed, and participants will make several simple pendants using wire-wrapping techniques. They will also learn how to use these skills to make bracelets, earrings and how to attach found objects to the jewelry pieces. 
    The cost is $140 per student, with materials and tools provided. There is a maximum of eight students for this class.
    On July 18, Clymore and Rick will teach a class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on “Making Fused Glass Jewelry & Solder Pendants.” This is an introductory workshop in glass fusing. Instructors will first discuss the technical aspects of fusing, including properties of glass, tools and equipment, kilns, firing schedules and safety. Participants will then learn to cut, grind, layer and fuse glass.
    During the class, participants will design two pendants and one pair of earrings. Due to the length of time required for firing and cooling, all of the glass work will be done at the beginning of class, to be fired during class and ready by the end of the day. In this workshop, participants will assemble an altered image charm, photo memory charm or stained glass. This will include learning to foil, solder and add jump rings and other decorations.
    The cost is $140 per student, with materials, tools, glass and firing costs included. This class also has a maximum of eight students.
    The final class will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 25. Clymore and Rick will teach “Lampwork Beads and Filigree Wire Pendants & Earrings.”
    Lampworking is an art form where the artist melts glass rods in a torch to form a bead. Beads can be shaped and decorated with various colors of glass and metals to form unique one-of-a-kind pieces. This beginning class covers the following:
    • Safety, tools/equipment and set-up.
    • Techniques: Basic round bead; flat dots and raised dots.
    • Cooling and cleaning finished beads.
    Participants will leave class with at least five finished lampwork beads.
    During this class, participants will use silver craft wire to make a simple filigree wire pendant. Students will learn twisting, shaping and soldering sterling wire techniques originally developed in France and Italy in the 17th century. Instructors will start with a short lecture discussing the tools and equipment required and proceed to wire shaping and soldering the pieces to a wire wrapped focus bead. 
    The cost is $140 per student, with materials and tools provided. There is a maximum of eight students for this class.
    Page 2 of 2 - Tuition costs are due in full at the time of registration to secure a place in the workshop. Those interested should call Studio 107 at (580) 224-1143 or send e-mails to studio107@hotmail.com.
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