Bay Area Bead Extravaganza! (BABE!)

November 3-5 2017    Friday-Sunday  •  10am-6pm
www.beadextravaganza.com

Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

A wonderful weekend event that takes place every year in Oakland, California. Great shopping and three days of classes. Creative Place has a booth on the show floor selling merchandise. Cindy also offers classes in beading and metal clay at this venue.

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Metal Clay Foundation Skills

Cindy Pankopf
Friday, 11-3-17,  9 am – 5 pm with a 1-hr lunch
Tuition: $120 + cost of required kit

In the beginning it should not be as much about WHAT you make as HOW you make it. That is why the focus of Metal Clay Foundation Skills is to give you the knowledge, confidence and skills to succeed… the bonus is creating at least 3 impressive pieces with a master instructor whose passion is inspiring others to create.

In this class you will learn all of the essential techniques to work with silver metal clay on your own at home: rolling, texturing, connecting, sanding, polishing, (scratch, satin, and shiny finishes), repairing and patinating. Learn everything you need to get started working with this amazing material, plus walk away with all of your own basic tools!

All skill levels welcome.

Techniques learned: Metal Clay
Skill level: All Levels
Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $175

Kit includes:

  • 20g silver metal clay
  • Cindy’s Necessities Tool Kit including:
    work surface, rolling papers,12 piece graduated slat set, roller, craft knife, silicon shaping tool, rubber block, fine tip paintbrush, cutter scraper, brass brush, steel brush, burnisher, sanding sponge set, sanding sticks, sanding needle, dusting brush, polishing pads, micro-mesh polishing pads, polishing cloth, pro-polish pads, firing bricks.
  • use of:
    silver clay syringe, rubber stamps , cutters, consumables, firing supplies

Supplies to bring:

  • task lamp and extension cord (optional)

All required tools will be provided for use in class.


 

The Giving Tree

Cindy Pankopf
Saturday, 11-4-17 9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch
Tuition: $120 + cost of required kit

Nestled under the canopy of this grand old tree you’ll find an old-fashioned rope swing gently beckoning in the breeze. An array of techniques will be covered  to construct this majestic creation including sculpting, snakes, and hand texturing. Dimensional foliage creates the self-bail while revealing the branches within.

Techniques learned: Metal Clay
Skill level: Intermediate
Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $150

Kit includes:

  • 50g silver metal clay, sterling components
  • use of:
    silver clay syringe & paste, laser textures, extruder, jeweler’s saw, consumables, firing supplies

Supplies to bring:

  • work surface
  • rolling papers
  • 12 piece graduated slat set
  • roller
  • rubber block with a hole
  • fine tip paintbrush
  • cutter scraper
  • brass brush
  • burnisher
  • sanding sponge set
  • sanding sticks
  • sanding needle
  • dusting brush
  • polishing pads
  • micro-mesh polishing pads
  • polishing cloth
  • pro-polish pads
  • task lamp (optional)

Tool kits will all of the required tools will be available for purchase in class.


 

Silver Metal Clay Lentil Beads

Cindy Pankopf
Sunday, 11-5-17,  9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch
Tuition: $120 + cost of required kit

Create hollow beads without a burnable form! You’ll use stencils to emboss raised designs into the clay, then how to dome the clay. You will also use dry assembly techniques to put the beads together. Students will make several beads of different size in class.

Techniques learned: Metal Clay
Skill level: Intermediate
Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $65

Kit includes:

  • 20g silver metal clay
  • use of:
    silver clay syringe, stencils, cutters, drill bits, broaches, consumables, firing supplies

Supplies to bring:

  • work surface
  • rolling papers
  • 12 piece graduated slat set
  • roller
  • rubber block with a hole
  • fine tip paintbrush
  • cutter scraper
  • brass brush
  • burnisher
  • sanding sponge set
  • sanding sticks
  • sanding needle
  • dusting brush
  • polishing pads
  • micro-mesh polishing pads
  • polishing cloth
  • pro-polish pads
  • task lamp (optional)

Tool kits with all required tools will be available for purchase in class.


 

To register, go to beadextravaganza.com