Allegory Gallery Creative Camp


July 15th, 16th, 17th, 2016

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Eva Sherman


Eva Sherman began beading as a way to spend time with her daughters but soon became hopelessly addicted. In 2005 she traded in her architectural career for the opportunity to spend all her time among beads, and opened Grand River Bead Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Eva now happily spends most days in the studio creating, writing and teaching, but has been known to take her show on the road. She has discovered an affinity for working with wire and metals, and prefers to design in an organic and unstructured style. Eva's second book on organic jewelry design titled "Cool Copper Cuffs" is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2016.

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Simple Soldered Silver Wire Rings Class


Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10AM to 6PM (Noon - 1PM Lunch)


Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, silver wire, and a few premade bezels, students will create up to 3 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful but not required.

Prerequisites: None

All materials and tools for use will be provided

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Simple Soldered Silver Sheet Rings Class


Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 10AM to 6PM (Noon - 1PM Lunch)


Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, silver sheet, and a few premade bezels, students will create up to 3 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in sweat soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful but not required.

Prerequisites: None

All materials and tools for use will be provided.

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Heather Powers


Heather has been making beads and jewelry for over 20 years. She is the author of Jewelry Designs from Nature and Beautiful Elements: Metal, Wire and Polymer Clay. Her third book, The Bead-making Lab will be out in May. Heather is a regular contributor as the Color Canvas designer in Step by Step Wire magazine. Her popular blog, the Art Bead Scene brings her love of handmade beads and art inspiration to jewelry designers around the world. Heather organizes an annual Bead Cruise and teaches at workshops and retreats around the country.

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Sweetest Song Metal Sketch Class


Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10AM to 6PM (Noon - 1PM Lunch)


Students will learn how to cut and prepare metal blanks, discover how to 'sketch' images on metal with wire and hammers (don't worry templates are provided, no drawing skills are needed). Discover how to hand-color metal with a patina and dye system. 
 
Class includes jewelry construction techniques of entwined wreaths, wrapped dangles, toggle clasps and birch twig connectors.

Required tools: steel bench block, ball peen hammer, metal shears (Eurotool Metal Shears with spring are suggested), wire cutters, round nose pliers and two chain nose pliers.

Optional tools: metal files, metal hole punch. riveting hammer

Instructor will provide patinas and dyes.

Kits include copper sheet, wire, Czech glass beads, polymer clay disks, chain, branch toggle, jump rings and chain.

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Luna Moth Metal Sketch Class


Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 10AM to 6PM (Noon - 1PM Lunch)


Students will learn how to cut and prepare metal blanks, discover how to 'sketch' images on metal with wire and hammers (don't worry templates are provided, no drawing skills are needed). Discover how to use patinas to color metal.  
 
Class includes jewelry construction techniques of entwined wreaths, wrapped dangles, toggle clasps and birch twig connectors.

Required tools: steel bench block, ball peen hammer, metal shears (Eurotool Metal Shears with spring are suggested), wire cutters, round nose pliers and two chain nose pliers.

Optional tools: metal files, metal hole punch. riveting hammer

Instructor will provide patinas and dyes.

Kits include copper sheet, wire, Czech glass beads, bead caps, polymer clay disks, chain, jump rings and chain.

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Cynthia Thornton


Cynthia Thornton studied fine art and 3-D illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design. After working as a sculptor in a variety of industries, she founded Green Girl Studios, a metalsmithing-based jewelry components company, to pursue her passion full time. Cynthia authored and illustrated Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed Media Jewelry With Metal Clay, Resin and More, has appeared on PBS' Beads, Baubles & Jewels, and teaches workshops across the country.

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Alchemical Bronze Medallion Class


Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10AM to 6PM (Noon - 1PM Lunch)
Instructor: Cynthia Thornton (with assistance by Andrew Thornton)


Students will learn how to properly work with bronze clay to create unique metal components. In making the pendants, students will also learn how to create their own tools and carve reverse molds. Cynthia will also discuss design techniques and share some of the ways she captures inspiration for her pendants.

Required tools: Basic metal clay working tools. (Instructor will have some tools to share.)

Optional tools: Magnifying glasses, additional lighting as needed.

Kits include: Bronze clay, polymer clay, and cuticle stick.

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