Bay Area Bead Extravaganza! (BABE!)

November 13-15 2015    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 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 this class 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) $110

Kit includes:

  • 20g silver metal clay
  • Cindy’s Necessities Tool Kit including:
    work surface, rolling papers, ring sizer, 12 piece graduated slat set, roller, craft knife, file set, rubber block, fine tip paintbrush, flat tip paintbrush, cutter scraper, brass brush, steel brush, burnisher, sanding sponge set, polishing pads, polishing cloth, fabric tool roll
  • 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.


 

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Garden Stick Pen in Silver Metal Clay

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

Sometimes you want to make something really special. Sometimes you need a gift for a person that is really hard to buy for, a functional custom pure silver pen is a great option… In this class you will learn how to construct the perfectly sized metal clay foundation tube upon which you will decorate and design any way you like! Instructions for this garden design complete with a picket fence will be provided. You will learn several wet sculpting techniques, texturing, seam blending, and snake rolling as well as how to incorporate the pen components. And don’t worry, when it runs out of ink, you can even refill it!

Techniques learned: Metal Clay
Skill level: Intermediate
Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $100

Kit includes:

  • 25g silver metal clay, pen components, laser textures, snake rolling board, jumbo snake roller, sanding sponge mini set, pro polish pad, patina gel, straw
  • use of:
    silver clay syringe, tape, pliers, scissors, consumables, firing supplies

Supplies to bring:

  • task lamp and extension cord (optional), work surface, clay rolling papers, 12 piece graduated slat set, roller, craft knife, fine tip paintbrush, cutter scraper, brass brush, hand salve, cutting mat, chisel tip silicon shaper, ball-tipped stylus (optional)

All required tools will be available for purchase in class.


 

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Stone Setting Sampler in Silver Metal Clay

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

This lovely metal clay pendant is loaded with different silver metal clay techniques: you will make a layered piece with a custom stamp design featuring stones set in a variety of ways from syringe bezels, to clay bezels, to incorporating tongue and prong settings. This combination of methods will allow you to incorporate stones that are fireable and unfireable. Students will learn how to control the syringe, layer clay, embed bail backs, secure tongue settings and fasten gemstones using prongs.

Techniques learned: Metal Clay
Skill level: Intermediate
Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $115

Kit includes:

  • 20g silver metal clay, fine silver prong settings and bail backs, cubic zirconias in various sizes, bezel pusher, pro polish pad, sanding sponge set, patina gel, precision punches
  • use of:
    silver clay syringe and paste, clear stamps, acrylic blocks, consumables, firing supplies

Supplies to bring:

  • task lamp and extension cord (optional), work surface, clay rolling papers, 12 piece graduated slat set, roller, craft knife, fine tip paintbrush, cutter scraper, brass brush, hand salve, rubber block with hole, cutting mat, pointed silicon shaper, stone positioner, clear stamps, 2.75mm dogleg carver (optional), acrylic block(optional)

All required tools will be available for purchase in class.


 

To register, go to beadextravaganza.com