Happy New Year – Jan & Feb 08 Class Schedule

Happy New Year Everyone.

Let’s hope
that this is a great year for all of us. I know that my new year is going to be
very busy and full of fun. I have put together a Saturday schedule of classes
for January and February. While these are the only classes scheduled to date, it
does not mean that they are the only ones available. If you have a special
request, just ask away. I would be happy to put together a class for you and
your friends.

Class information:
Classes are
currently taught in Norton/Copley and at Grand River Beads in Rocky River. We
can also put together a class at your place if you would like. Just give me a
call and we will work out the details together.

In every class, all
materials are provided unless otherwise noted. You only need bring yourself. If
you prefer to work with your own tools, you are more than welcome to bring those
as well.

Norton Location Class Deposit:
To ensure
your place in any class a $25 deposit is required. The deposit will be applied
to your class fee. It will also be refunded in full if a class is canceled or
rescheduled for any reason. The deposit will also be refunded if you withdraw
from a class with at least one weeks notice. You will receive a credit for any
cancellation with less than a weeks notice. The deposit can be paid by Cash,
Check, Visa/MasterCard or PayPal.

The classes in Norton are nearly full.
Most classes have only one spot left, so register today.

Snow Policy
North Eastern Ohio weather is never predictable and
with that comes flexibility. We will play it all by ear and decide the night
before the class as to what to do. I will send an email to those that have
scheduled a class so far asking for phone numbers so I can contact you with the
final decision. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for mild weather on Saturdays.

All classes are taught by Melissa Muir. You can see Melissa’s
work on her website http://www.kcjewelbox.com
and on her Design Journal http://design.kcjewelbox.com

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Introduction to Soldering
Have you wanted to take your jewelry making to the next level?
Have you wanted to create secure connections in your jewelry? Well, this class
is a great step in the right direction.

In this class you will learn the
basics of small scale table-top soldering. You don’t need a big scary torch to
make beautiful jewelry. We will discuss the basic tools needed as well as many
facets of security so you can safely create. This workshop is a pre-requisite
for other metal smithing classes. You will learn to make secure connections with
rings, pins and various findings. During the class you will finish one bracelet
including clasp.

The class fee is $100. All materials are included.
There is no need to bring any tools, unless you prefer to work with your own.

Scheduled class times and locations:
Saturday, January 12,
2008    11:00 – 4:00  Grand River Beads, Rocky River, OH    
440-331-4950
Saturday, February 2, 2008     10:30 – 3:30   Norton, OH    
330-294-0177

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Introduction to Bezel Setting
This workshop will instruct students on the process of
manufacturing and setting a small cabochon in a pendant.  Students will learn to
size and make a bezel, as well set a cabochon. You may bring your own stone or
glass cabochon or one will be provided as part of the materials fee. You will
finish one pendant in class.

Prerequisite: Basic soldering within the
past 18 months or soldering skills up to date. Bring a brown bag
lunch.

The class fee is $105. All materials are included. There is no
need to bring any tools, unless you prefer to work with your own.


Scheduled class times and locations
:
Saturday, January 26,
2008   11:00 – 4:00  Grand River Beads, Rocky River, OH    
440-331-4950
Saturday, February 16, 2008  10:30 – 3:30  Norton, OH    
330-294-0177

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Wire Wrapped Pendants
Learn to wrap a cabochon with square and 1/2 round sterling
silver wire to make a beautiful and unique pendant. You can expect to finish at
least two pendants.

Prerequisite: There are no pre-requisites for this
class, however, you will find this class much easier if you have had the
Introduction to Working with Wire.

The class fee is $75. All materials
are included, including silver and cabochons . There is no need to bring any
tools, unless you prefer to work with your own.

Scheduled class times and locations:
Saturday, February 23,
2008  10:30 – 4:00  Norton, OH     330-294-0177

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Introduction to Working with Wire – FULL
Are you tired of just stringing beads? Perhaps you want to add
a little pizzazz to your jewelry. This class is ideal for beginners and
self-taught wire workers.

Taking this basic wire class will enable you
to get the most from the other wire classes. We will make a complete necklace
while learning to work with wire of various kinds and the correct use of hand
tools. You can expect to learn how to make jump rings, figure-8s, spirals, bead
caps, several clasps, and a variety of other components. We will discuss and
play with creative ways to use coils, bead wraps, and also learn to cage an
interesting bead or stone. You will also learn about wire types and gauges,
which is best to use for various projects, etc. Bring your beads (size 10 mm.
or larger) to class
.

The class fee is $65. All materials are
included. There is no need to bring any tools, unless you prefer to work with
your own.

Scheduled class times and locations:
Saturday,
January 19, 2008     10:30 – 3:30   Norton, OH    
330-294-0177
FULL

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