TUCSON BEAD SHOW, RADISON HOTEL, TUCSON AZ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday January 27, 9-5
(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 cutshapes and enamel all day. No tools necessary!
No tools needed!
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 27, 9am-12
Winging It, 8 people
Class fee $100
The beauty and shape of a butterfly wing 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 10, 2-5 pm
Hollow Bead Earrings, limit 8 people
Some metal experience helpful
Movement, articulation, call it what you want, but these fun earring remind me of a trapeze artist with the artist and focal point being a stone! Students will make two pair of sterling silver earrings, one with a stone, one without. Design your own or use my designs. We will cut, file, drill and use a torch to connect the segments with hot rivets!
No tools needed
Monday January 29, 9-5 (1 hour break)
Sticks and Stones, limit 6 people
Class fee $???
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
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..
Tuesday January 30, 9-12pm
Luscious Leather Cuff, limit 8 people
Leather, suede and some bling all wrapped up in a show stopping cuff! There will be many color of leather available as well as different widths in cuffs. Students will cut, shape, embellish and finish a cuff of their design. I will have crystals and metal ‘spots’ to make each cuff zing! Fun and Easy and no metal experience necessary!
No tools needed
Tuesday, January 30, 2-5pm
Doodle Leather Cuff, 8 students
The fancy name for this technique is Pyrography, but I just call it doodling with a burner!! Using tanned leather we will burn a design and paint/stain your creation, learn to add a snap and maybe a little bling, bling as well. Learn to finish edges, and seal the leather. All students will leave with two cuffs as well as their own burning tool to continue this process. No metal experience needed