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Welcome to my beaded chain jewelry teaching schedule for 2010.
If you would like to enroll for a workshop please contact the host institution.
If you have class questions or want to schedule me to teach at your venue, send an email.
Many Thanks, Scott David Plumlee.



March 12 - 14, 2010 - Creative Castle - Newbury Park, California
March 21, 2010 - Santa Fe School of Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 19 - 22, 2010 - Bead Fest Philadelphia - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
September 27 - 29, 2010 - Bead Society of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico



March 12 - 14, 2010
Creative Castle
Newbury Park, California, USA

Creative Castle is founded by the talented seed-beading artist Carole Tripp, who has kindly agreed to host a weekend of workshops to promote my 2nd book title. Creative Castle is located in Newbury Park, California (50 miles north of Los Angeles) at 2321 Michael Drive. More information is available at the Creative Castle's website under the Classes section. To register for these workshops, please call Creative Castle staff at 805-499-1377 or toll free at 877-232-3748.






Friday, March 12th
10am - 1pm
Japanese Keyfob & Twin Earrings

Looking for a creative boost to your jewelry repertoire? Come discover the intrigue of the ancient Japanese 12-1 radial chain patterns used by Samurai warriors for protection in battle. For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will use simple hand tools to assemble pre-cut silver and bronze jump rings into a triangular keyfob. We will then set carnelian tube beads onto wire and assemble a small section of Japanese 12-1 chain at both ends to create a stunning pair of earrings. Finally, we will be bending 19-gauge silver headpins into matching earring wires to wear your creations. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a triangle keyfob, a pair of earrings, and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, and optivisor.
Material Fee Includes: printed handouts, silver and bronze jump rings, bronze wires, silver headpins, carnelian tube beads, and keyring.





Friday, March 12th
2pm - 5pm
Double Chaos-wrapped Bracelet

Get captivated by wire in this hands-on chain jewelry workshop where we will explore the potential of wrapping wire with an electric screwdriver. This low-tech gizmo allows quick and spontaneous spinning of wire around wire into a bead structure to be embellished with gemstone beads, adding color to the implied motion. These beaded beads are then curved into an S-shape and combined with a two-tone Double chain between, creating a unique bracelet with texture and mixed-metal pizzazz. Bracelets will be completed with an s-clasp, and the class will conclude with a forging demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, 3.6-volt electric screwdriver with hexagon fitting (available at your hardware store), 3-prong Jacob’s chuck with hexagon base (available online, link on my tools page)
Material Fee Included: printed handout, bronze and silver wire, bronze and silver jump rings, gemstone beads, and a bronze S-clasp.


Saturday, March 13th
10am - 1 / 2 - 5pm
Zigzag Byzantine Bracelet

Come explore the potential of silver jump rings and simple hand tools in this beaded chain workshop. With a demonstration on how to wrap and hand-cut your own jump rings, we will assemble pre-cut silver jump rings into the age-old Byzantine chain. This sequential chain pattern will then be embellished with gemstone beads in a zigzag pattern, as seen on the first book’s cover. Bracelets will be completed with student choice of forged s-clasp or magnetic clasp; both techniques will be demonstrated. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, wire cutters, and optivisor (if needed).
Material Fee Includes: printed handout, silver jump rings, 3mm & 6mm gemstone beads, beading cable, crimp tubes, and choice of clasp.


Sunday, March 14th
10am - 1pm

Celtic Byzantine Keyfob

Come learn the techniques of the age-old Byzantine chain and then take it to the next level of embellishment. For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will use simple hand tools to assemble pre-cut silver jump rings into full circle of Byzantine chain with four Crown formations. This chain pattern is then inverted to be combined into a large square pendant with four voids to be fulfilled with gemstone beads secured by beading cable and a crimp tube. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a pendant on your key ring and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, wire cutters, and optivisor (if needed).
Material Fee Includes: printed handout, silver jump rings, 6mm gemstone beads, beading cable, crimp tube, and keyring.

Celtic Byzantine Bracelet as illustrated in the first book, page 114.


Sunday, March 14th
2pm - 5pm
Beaded Infinity Bracelet

For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will be exploring how to set gemstone beads into the tri-metal Infinity chain pattern. Using the new mandrel-tip pliers, we will set gemstone beads onto headpins and assemble them into a simple two-on-one chain of bronze and silver rings. The final embellishment of copper infinity rings will overlap each silver ring adding visual depth and pattern. Bracelets will be completed with a hand forged bronze S-clasp, along with a demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, and optivisor.
Material Fee Includes: printed handout, silver, bronze, and copper jump rings, silver headpins, 8mm gemstone beads, and bronze S-clasp.






March 21, 2010
Santa Fe School of Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

The Santa Fe School of Art is a small privately owned school situated in the beautiful Railyard district of downtown Santa Fe. We conduct art classes in a variety of different mediums for all levels of expertise. The Santa Fe School of Art is for those creative and adventurous individuals who want something more out of their vacation than just shopping, site-seeing or eating constantly. We offer you a creative, inspiring and adventurous fun-filled vacation that will awaken that passion and bring enthusiasm back into your life! Register for this workshop online or call Kelly at (505) 989 - 7311.

 

Sunday, March 21st
10am - 1pm

Double Chaos-wrapped Bracelet

Get captivated by wire in this hands-on chain jewelry workshop where we will explore the potential of wrapping wire with an electric screwdriver. This low-tech gizmo allows quick and spontaneous spinning of wire around wire into a bead structure to be embellished with gemstone beads, adding color to the implied motion. These beaded beads are then curved into an S-shape and combined with a two-tone Double chain between, creating a unique bracelet with texture and mixed-metal pizzazz. Bracelets will be completed with an s-clasp, and the class will conclude with a forging demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, 3.6-volt electric screwdriver with hexagon fitting (available at your hardware store), 3-prong Jacob’s chuck with hexagon base (available online, link on my tools page)
Material Fee Included: printed handout, bronze and silver wire, bronze and silver jump rings, gemstone beads, and a bronze S-clasp.


Sunday, March 21st
2pm - 5pm
Tornado-wrapped Earrings & Pendant

Learn to apply a variety of innovative bead embellishment techniques in this wire-wrapping workshop. We will be completing a pair of Tornado-wrapped Earrings and a Triple-wrapped Pendant from Scott’s second book, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections. After a demonstration with a hot torch on how to make perfect headpins with 19-gauge Argentium silver wire, the class will use pre-made headpin wires to secure a 6mm gemstone bead with a fine wire wrapping of implied tornado vortex and then shape the remaining headpin wire into earring backs. We will then step-up in size to embellish a 15mm bead with three strands of fine wire and then finish the top double-loop with a hammer and anvil to create a centerpiece Pendant. This is a project class with many valuable wire and bead techniques along the way.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, hammer and anvil.
Material Fee Included: printed handout, 19- & 16-gauge silver headpins, 24-gauge silver or gold wires, and gemstone beads.

 

 

 




August 19 - 22, 2010
Bead Fest Philadelphia
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA

The 9th annual Bead Fest Philadelphia will be held at the Valley Forge Convention Center in downtown King of Prussia is the largest bead & jewelry show on the east coast. This prestigious event is a special event is hosted by Interweave Press.

Registration will open January 7th, 2010 at www.beadfest.com.


Saturday, August 21st
9am - 4pm
Japanese Rose Bracelet

1 seats remaining

Looking for a creative boost to your jewelry repertoire? Come discover the intrigue of the ancient Japanese 12-1 radial chain patterns used by Samurai warriors for protection in battle. Taking an organic look at this radial chain pattern, we will make rounded rose forms to be connected in sequence into a finished bracelet. For this introductory workshop into chain jewelry design, we will use simple hand tools to assemble pre-cut silver and bronze jump rings. Bracelets will be completed with student choice of forged s-clasp or magnetic clasp. This is a project class with many valuable ring and chain techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Beginner -- moderate hand-eye coordination helpful but no prerequisite.
Supply List: beading mat, optivisor, task lamp, and extension cord.
Pliers: two flat-nose (instructor will bring pliers to share).
Material Fee Includes: printed handout, silver and bronze jump rings, and choice of forged S-clasp or new magnetic clasp.


Saturday, August 21st
5pm - 8pm
Celtic Byzantine Pendant
SOLD OUT

Come learn the techniques of the age-old Byzantine chain and then take it to the next level of embellishment. For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will use simple hand tools to assemble pre-cut silver jump rings into full circle of Byzantine chain with four Crown formations. This chain pattern is then inverted to be combined into a large square pendant with four voids to be fulfilled with gemstone beads secured by beading cable and a crimp tube. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a pendant on your key ring and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Intermediate - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, wire cutters, and optivisor (if needed).
Material Fee Includes: printed handout, silver jump rings, 6mm gemstone beads, beading cable, crimp tube, and keyring.


Sunday, August 22nd
9am - 12pm

Beaded Infinity Bracelet
SOLD OUT

For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will be exploring how to set gemstone beads into the tri-metal Infinity chain pattern. Using the new mandrel-tip pliers, we will set gemstone beads onto headpins and assemble them into a simple two-on-one chain of bronze and silver rings. The final embellishment of copper infinity rings will overlap each silver ring adding visual depth and pattern. Bracelets will be completed with a hand forged bronze S-clasp, along with a demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, and optivisor.
Material Fee Includes: printed handout, silver, bronze, and copper jump rings, silver headpins, 8mm gemstone beads, and bronze S-clasp.





Sunday, August 22nd
1pm - 4pm
Double Chaos-wrapped Bracelet
SOLD OUT

Get captivated by wire in this hands-on chain jewelry workshop where we will explore the potential of wrapping wire with an electric screwdriver. This low-tech gizmo allows quick and spontaneous spinning of wire around wire into a bead structure to be embellished with gemstone beads, adding color to the implied motion. These beaded beads are then curved into an S-shape and combined with a two-tone Double chain between, creating a unique bracelet with texture and mixed-metal pizzazz. Bracelets will be completed with an s-clasp, and the class will conclude with a forging demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory - some basic wire working knowledge is helpful, but no experience necessary; a steady hand and a bit of hand-eye coordination helps.
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, 3.6-volt electric screwdriver with hexagon fitting (available at your hardware store), 3-prong Jacob’s chuck with hexagon base (available online, link on my tools page)
Material Fee Included: printed handout, bronze and silver wire, bronze and silver jump rings, gemstone beads, and a bronze S-clasp.


September 27 - 29, 2010
Bead Society of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

I have been invited to speak and lead a series of beaded chain workshops in my home state by the Bead Society of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I will be speaking at the Monday night meeting, and then teaching two full days of beaded chain workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. To sign up for these workshops, visit the BSNM website and click YES.


Dodecahedron



wooden cow gallery

 

Monday, September 27th
6:30pm - 8pm
Dodecahedron: twelve facets of a craft book author.

The Bead Society of New Mexico has invited me to be the guest speaker for their September meeting on Monday evening before teaching my workshop series. I will be delivering a presentation entitled, Dodecahedron: twelve facets of a craft book author.

The meeting will be held in room 407 of the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque. The church is located at the intersection of Academy and Moon, between Eubank and Wyoming. There is a stop light at the intersection of Moon and Academy, turn south on Moon and then left (east) into the church parking lot. This presentation is open to the public as guests of the Bead Society of New Mexico.

The following six jewelry workshops will be held at the prestigious Wooden Cow Gallery, located at 7400 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 20 (east of Louisiana in Mossman Center) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Tuesday, September 28th
9am - 12pm
Celtic Byzantine Pendant
2 seats remaining

Come learn the techniques of the age-old Byzantine chain and then take it to the next level of embellishment. For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will use simple hand tools to assemble pre-cut silver (or bronze) jump rings into full circle of Byzantine chain with four Crown formations. This chain pattern is then inverted to be combined into a large square pendant with four voids to be fulfilled with gemstone beads secured by beading cable and a crimp tube. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a pendant on your necklace and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory, no experience necessary.
Supply List: beading mat; task lamp; and optivisor (if needed).
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers; chain-nose pliers; and wire cutters.
Material Fee Includes: printed handout; silver (or bronze) jump rings; 6mm gemstone beads; beading cable; crimp tube; and key ring.


Tuesday, September 28th
1pm - 4pm
Double Chaos Bracelet
SOLD OUT

Get captivated by wire in this hands-on chain jewelry workshop where we will explore the potential of wrapping wire with an electric screwdriver. This low-tech gizmo allows quick and spontaneous spinning of wire around wire into a bead structure to be embellished with gemstone beads, adding color to the implied motion. These beaded beads are then curved into an S-shape and combined with a two-tone Double chain between, creating a unique bracelet with texture and mixed-metal pizzazz. Bracelets will be completed with an s-clasp, and the class will conclude with a forging demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable wire wrapping and jump ring techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory, no experience necessary.
Supply List: beading mat; task lamp; and optivisor (if needed).
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers; round-nose pliers; side-cutters; 3.6-volt electric screwdriver with hexagon fitting (available at your hardware store); 3-prong Jacob’s chuck with hexagon base (available online).
Material Fee Included: printed handout; bronze and silver wire; bronze and silver jump rings; carnelian and onyx beads; and a bronze S-clasp.


Tuesday, September 28th
5pm - 8pm
Beaded Infinity Bracelet
SOLD OUT

For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will be exploring how to set gemstone beads into the tri-metal Infinity chain pattern. Using the new mandrel-tip pliers, we will set gemstone beads onto headpins and assemble them into a simple two-on-one chain of bronze and silver rings. The final embellishment of copper infinity rings will overlap each silver ring adding visual depth and pattern. Bracelets will be completed with a hand forged bronze S-clasp, along with a demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable headpin and jump ring techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory, no experience necessary.
Supply List: beading mat; task lamp; and optivisor (if needed).
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers; round-nose pliers; and wire cutters.
Material Fee Includes: printed handout; silver, bronze, and copper jump rings; silver headpins; 8mm carnelian beads; and bronze S-clasp.

 

 


Wednesday, September 29th
9am - 12pm
Beaded Infinity Bracelet
2 seats remaining

For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will be exploring how to set gemstone beads into the tri-metal Infinity chain pattern. Using the new mandrel-tip pliers, we will set gemstone beads onto headpins and assemble them into a simple two-on-one chain of bronze and silver rings. The final embellishment of copper infinity rings will overlap each silver ring adding visual depth and pattern. Bracelets will be completed with a hand forged bronze S-clasp, along with a demonstration by hammer and anvil. This is a project class with many valuable headpin and jump ring techniques along the way; you will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory, no experience necessary.
Supply List: beading mat; task lamp; and optivisor (if needed).
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers; round-nose pliers; and wire cutters.
Material Fee Includes: printed handout; silver, bronze, and copper jump rings; silver headpins; 8mm carnelian beads; and bronze S-clasp.




Wednesday, September 29th
1pm - 4pm
Celtic Byzantine Pendant - SOLD OUT
Beaded Infinity Bracelet - 1 seats remaining


This classtime has been reserved for the overflow from the SOLD OUT
workshops, and will be divided into two programs with half of the students making the Celtic Byzantine Pendant and half making the Beaded Infinity Bracelet.



Wednesday, September 29th
5pm - 8pm
Celtic Byzantine Pendant
3 seats remaining

Come learn the techniques of the age-old Byzantine chain and then take it to the next level of embellishment. For this introductory workshop into beaded chain jewelry design, we will use simple hand tools to assemble pre-cut silver (or bronze) jump rings into full circle of Byzantine chain with four Crown formations. This chain pattern is then inverted to be combined into a large square pendant with four voids to be fulfilled with gemstone beads secured by beading cable and a crimp tube. This is a project class with many valuable chain and bead techniques along the way; you will leave with a pendant on your necklace and a healthy hobby under your hat.

Skill Level: Introductory, no experience necessary.
Supply List: beading mat; task lamp; and optivisor (if needed).
Tools Needed: two flat-nose pliers; chain-nose pliers; and wire cutters.
Material Fee Includes: printed handout; silver (or bronze) jump rings; 6mm gemstone beads; beading cable; crimp tube; and key ring.


To view my past jewelry workshop schedules, click on 2009 schedule, 2008 schedule, or 2007 schedule.
 

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