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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 I
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 five beautiful pieces others will love too. Enter the vast world of beads!
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $40 + $47 (+ tax) for beads, clasps, charms & more
Class #Class Dates
A4265H1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Sept 25
A4265I1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Oct 22
A4265J1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Dec 3

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.)

Basic Beaded Jewelry II
Continue to learn more basic steps and methods of beaded jewelry. Expand your skills and make more fun and creative jewelry working with natural gemstones and glass beads, focusing on leather, wireworks, and additional stringing technique. You will create five designer quality projects that will make great additions to your fashion and jewelry collections.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $40 + $47 (+ tax) for beads, clasps, charms & more
Class #Class Dates
A4266F1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 27
A4266G1 Fri 10:30am-1pm Sept 30
A4266H1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Oct 30
A4266I1 Sun 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.)

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:               $40 + $45 for beads and findings to complete necklace & earrings
Class #Class Dates
A4268D1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Oct 15

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:               $40 + $27 materials fee
Class #Class Dates
A4271F1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sept 10
A4271G1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Nov 20

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:               $40 + $34 materials fee, tax
Class #Class Dates
A4275D1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Sept 18
A4275E1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Nov 19

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
A4281C6 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 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.)

Rubber Mold Making
Rubber molds let you quickly produce wax patterns for casting. Topics include packing, vulcanizing, cutting and injecting rubber molds. All tools and materials furnished for five rubber molds.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
A4282A6 Thurs 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
A4283D6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 30, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 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.)

Metalsmithing II
Instruction in advanced soldering, making bezels for cabochon and faceted stones, ring sizing, construction of hinges and clasps, texturing with a rolling mill, stamping, reticulation and metal testing and alloying.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
A4284C6 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

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
A4286C6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

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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