Jewelry Craft Expo, Embassy Suites, 6555 Speedway Drive, Tucson AZ

February 5-9 2020

I am excited to join a fabulous group of teachers at a new show in 2020. Jewelry Craft Expo will be held at the Embassy Suites (formally Radisson). 5 days and nights of classes. See below for my offerings, most of which are brand new!

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Debora Lester Mauser

 

Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor who has been teaching for 8 years.  You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools.  She has been featured in many national magazines and books and has an online video with Craftsy, Craftcast as well as being a Certified Instructor with Painting with Fire.  Debora started her career teaching wire and is now teaching enameling, metal, keum bo, and techniques featuring a hydraulic press.  Students will excel in the laid back friendly atmosphere of Debora’s classes while learning exciting new techniques!

I  look forward to working with you and creating some great jewelry as you travel through your journey of jewelry skills.

If you have questions, please email me at deboralmauser@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Righteous Reticulation

Feb 5 (Wed) 9-5

$160

This class has many techniques that students will enjoy adding to their knowledge base. Depletion gilding silver, reticulation, design, filing, stone setting and soldering, plus a small amount of water casting. Students will use a large piece of reticulation silver to design a statement pendant with a hidden bail all highlighted with wire, water castings, and tube set CZs.

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Intermediate

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $60.0 (paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: 3x2" piece of reticulation silver, 14 gauge sterling wire, 1x2" 24 g silver sheet, cz's and tubes, 8” or argentium silver

use of tools

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Bling Ring

Feb 5, 6-9

$85

Fuse half round argentium silver to form a 2 or 3 panel ring. Students will then form into a ring and solder, and then highlight with a 6mm CZ, lots of colors to chose from. This class concentrates on torch control, fusing and a light amount of soldering

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $30.00 (paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: 12 gauge half round argentium silver, solder, CZ, stone setting, consumables

Students Must Bring: all tools provided, but students may bring their own half round file, ring mandrel if they prefer.

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Go Big Pendant

Feb 6th, 9-5

$160

Using large pieces of Druzy Chalcedony and CZ's highlights students will solder prongs to hold their druzy to a textured background of sterling silver. A hidden bail will complete this large pendant. Shapes and sizes of stones available will vary, and the teacher will have medium size stones for those that prefer a smaller pendant.

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Intermediate

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $70.00 (paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: 3x3" sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire for prongs, cz and mountings, stone, consumables

Students Must Bring: all tools provided, but some will be shared.

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Contemporary Cuff

Feb 7, 10-5pm

$160

Working with sterling silver, students will first texture small shapes of silver in a rolling mill, then solder those onto their cuff, creating at least 2 layers of visible texture. The design will be highlighted iwth sterling tube settings and CZ's. After forming the cuff, students will use patina to add depth of color to make the CZ's "pop"

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $55(paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: 20 gauge sheet metal, 22 gauge sheet metal, CZ and settings, all consumables

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Keum Bo Earrings

Feb 7, 6-9pm

$85

Students will create a pair of earrings out of fine silver. 24K gold will be applied in the techniques known as Keum Bo. Earrings will be simple shapes to allow beginners to be successful with a new skill, however more advanced students are welcome.

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Beginner

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $40.00(paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: fine silver sheet metal, sterling silver ear wires, and 24k gold foil, all consummables

Students Must Bring: all tools provided

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Golden Globe Ring

Feb 8

$160

Students will create a textured layered ring with an adjustable shank. After creating a keum boo "stone" or focal, students will set the keum boo by creating a bezel and then using a fold-over prong technique. The entire ring can be patinated to bring out the gold.

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Intermediate

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $50 (paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: 24 karate gold foil, sterling silver sheet and sterling silver bezel wire, all consumables

Students Must Bring: all tools will be provided

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Hollow Pendant

Feb 9, 8:30=4:30

$160

Students will texture a piece of sterling silver and then creative a hollow form pendant with a center negative space. Multiple soldering steps as well as piercing, filing and design work complete th1s pendant

Class Limit: 12 Seats

Skill-Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Category: Silversmithing

Additional Class Materials Fee: $60 (paid directly to instructor on-site)

Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: 22 gauge sterling silver, all consumables, neck wire available for additional fee

Students Must Bring: tools provided, but if you have half round file, and your own saw feel free to bring them

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