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Houston's Source For Lifelong Learning Since 1979

Jewelry Making

Note for PMC classes: Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an organic binder that contains very small grains of metal in suspension. The binder can be shaped and formed into interesting pieces of jewelry and burns away when fired, leaving behind the fused metal. Learn everything you need to know to work with, dry, fire, polish, and patina PMC and leave with beautiful pieces of finished jewelry. For all PMC classes, no experience is necessary.

Basic Beaded Jewelry
Design and make jewelry with beautiful semiprecious and glass beads from all over the world. Learning the ancient art of beading and stringing is easy and fun. Hands-on, learn the basics of making beaded jewelry. Discover the calming relaxation of stringing, and turn your talent into profits as you create six beautiful pieces others will love too. Enter the vast world of beads!
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $47 (+ tax) for beads, clasps, charms & more
Class #Class Dates
Z4265J1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Sept 13
Z4265K1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Oct 17
Z4265L1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Nov 15
Z4265M1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Dec 5

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Intermediate Beading
Take the basics of beading to a higher level. Create a beautiful, multi-strand necklace and earring set. Learn new techniques for finishing your beaded pieces and how to turn jewelry components into unique pendants. For a fraction of the cost, leave with fabulous jewelry to rival designer creations.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $45 for beads and findings to complete necklace & earrings
Class #Class Dates
Z4268E1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sept 12
Z4268F1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Nov 22

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Beaded Jewelry--Traditional Knotting
Using a method, that with proper instruction, is quite simple to learn and doesn't require expensive tools, create beaded jewelry by using the traditional knotting technique. Work with freshwater pearls, glass beads, silk and nylon cords. Finish and take home a beautiful knotted necklace and a new skill.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $27 materials fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4271F1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sept 26
Z4271G1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Oct 25
Z4271H1 Fri 10:30am-1pm Dec 4

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Beaded Jewelry--Wire Wrapping
Add a new dimension to your beaded jewelry creations by incorporating the element of wire into your designs. Learn the basic skills and techniques of wire wrapping used by professionals. Make a wonderful necklace and earring set that can be worn to many different occasions.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $34 materials fee, tax
Class #Class Dates
Z4275E1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Sept 27
Z4275F1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Nov 7

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Lost Wax Casting
Receive instruction in: wax carving, wax wire and sheet fabrication, lathe turning, hot wax forming and design. Also covered: investment, burnout, polishing, and vacuum & centrifugal casting. All tools and supplies furnished for brass or bronze casting. Students may provide commercial wax patterns.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4281E6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Metalsmithing I
Instruction in cutting and forming wire and sheet, forging, piercing, texturing, riveting, soldering, design and layout. All tools and supplies furnished for brass and copper projects. Students may bring gold or silver.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4283A6 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Metalsmithing II
Instruction in cutting and forming wire and sheet, forging, piercing, texturing, riveting, soldering, design and layout. All tools and supplies furnished for brass and copper projects. Students may bring gold or silver.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4284B6 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Stone Setting
Instruction in prong setting with round and oval faceted stones and bead, gypsy and tube setting with round stones. All tools, mountings, stones and supplies furnished for in class practice. In addition students may work on their own setting projects.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $130 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4286B6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

   
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