JANUARY 27-30TH 2018


Debora Lester Mauser


Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that 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.  She has an online video with Craftsy, Craftcast and is a Certified Instructor with Painting with Fire.  Debora started her career teaching wire, and is now teaching enameling, metal, keum bo and techniques with 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 youtravel through your journey of jewely skills.

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









                                                     Monet's Garden

                                                Fabulous Fossils

                                                    Winging It

                                           Sticks and Stones

                                           Sticks and Stones


                                                            Trapeze Earrings

                                               Reticulation Cuff

Saturday January 27 2018, 9am-4:30pm

(1.5 hour lunch break)

Monet's Garden, limit 8 people

$185 including kit fee

All levels welcome

No experience necessary

Learn to create colors, soft to vibrant with white liquid enamel and a torch.  One color of liquid, but the color spectrum of greens, golds, pinks, purples, reds will all be within your reach. Students will receive one scalloped bib and a 6 x 6 piece of copper to cut shapes and enamel all day.  No tools necessary

Saturday January 27, 6-9pm

Fabulous Fossils, limit  8 people


All levels welcome

Create a skeletal form to capture your one of a kind fossils and stones.  We will use Argentium wire to fuse the shape and prongs, then students can highlight their focal stone with a small accent stone.  I will have some fossils and slices for you, or bring your own.  No tools necessary, but if you have your hand tools with you in Tucson, feel free to bring.


Sunday January 28, 9am-12pm

Winging It,   8 people

 Class fee $100

The beauty and shape of a butterfly wing or maybe its an angel! Captured in Argentium wire surrounding bits of color with stones and cz’s.  Students will fuse their wire after forming into shape, solder bezel cups and tumble the wire while creating handcrafted sterling earwires and then set their stones.  This class is perfect for those that want to experience Argentium wire.  No tools necessary, but bring your hand tools if you have them.


Sunday January 28, 2-5 pm

Hollow Bead Earrings, limit 8 people


Soldering experience necessary

Using sterling silver discs, learn to stamp, dome, fit and solder two discs and highlight with sterling and accent beads. We will also create our own earring wires.  Please bring your choice of small accent beads.  Your kit will include small sterling beads, wire and discs.


No tools needed

Monday January 29,  9-5 (1 hour break)

Sticks and Stones, limit 6 people

Class fee $220

Intermediate Level (must know how to solder)

Design and create three components to be worn individually or all together.  Students should bring a stone of their choosing or purchase one from the teacher.  All other materials are included.  Your designs will dictate how construction is done. Fusing? Soldering? Or both???  Learn to work with sterling tubing, tube settings, small bezel setting as well as fusing a skeletal form to hold your focal stone.  This class has it all!!

Monday January 29, 6-9pm

Trapeze Earrings, 8 people


Beginners Welcome

Learn to safely hang stones from a hot riveted wire while creating a unique and dynamic set of earrings. Start with a simple sterling pair of earrings and move onto a pair with stones.  I will have stones from which to choose, and we will make our own unique ear wires as well.


No tools needed

Reticulation Cuff

Tuesday January 30

9am-4pm, 1.5 hour break

No tools necessary


Combine many techniques including depletion guilding, reticulating silver, soldering, setting stones and forming!  Can it get any better?  We will use half round wire to form a three strap base, solder a reticulated piece of silver and highlight it with small cabochons.  Soldering experience necessary.  No tools needed, but I will send a list in case you want to bring your own.  All materials included.