Capturing Small Cabochons through Wire Weaving

September 17-20, 2020

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Sarah Thompson

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Due to coronavirus concerns, this class has been canceled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Description

This four-day class is a melding of several techniques that will enhance your woven designs. The first day will be devoted to learning the modified soumak weave and having fun experimenting with fusing on top of the weave. The next three days we will learn two ways to capture small 6mm cabochons. The first method is my take on channel setting and the second is making a custom woven bezel. When you are done you will have a lovely gem-encrusted bracelet.

Materials fee includes a kit containing all the fine silver wire, argentium silver wire, and gold-filled wire needed for both projects as well as 13 small cabochons and practice copper wire, 4 extra cabochons for practicing, sandpaper, dowels, sterling silver beads, couple of bobbins, and a specially designed shuttle.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 14

Instructor Sarah Thompson

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  • Tuition $450
  • Materials Fee $120 (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson is a self-taught artist who has been working with wire exclusively for the last 5 years. She specializes in wire weaving techniques and uses a layering process to add dimension to her pieces. She began teaching three years ago and has found great success and enjoyment teaching at Fusion Beads in Seattle and Rings-n-Things in Spokane, Washington.…Read More

Sarah Thompson is a self-taught artist who has been working with wire exclusively for the last 5 years. She specializes in wire weaving techniques and uses a layering process to add dimension to her pieces. She began teaching three years ago and has found great success and enjoyment teaching at Fusion Beads in Seattle and Rings-n-Things in Spokane, Washington. Sarah won best in show in the Bead And Button show’s Bead Dreams contest and is the author of Woven in Wire: Dimensional Wire Weaving in Fine Art Jewelry and Fine Art Wire Weaving: Techniques for Stunning Jewelry Designs. “The beauty of wire weaving is you can achieve a piece of jewelry that looks like it has been soldered and made by a silversmith. I like the challenge of designing a piece using solely the wire and weaving. I love hammering out shaped wire to add a dynamic edge to the finished jewelry as well as forming the woven jewelry for added depth and dimension. If you use fine silver, wire ends can be fused for a smooth finish.”

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Capturing Small Cabochons through Wire Weaving

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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

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