Brad Smith - Riveted Beads and Bracelets10am - 5:00pm
Riveting is a popular way to join pieces of metal without the need for torches or other expensive equipment – plus it’s quick and easy. Brad Smith will demonstrate the basic techniques, show fancy & flush head designs, share a local source for eye catching round-head rivets, and give you several bench tips that give consistent results.
Skills to be covered include drilling, deburring, setting the rivet, and tricks to make it easy. Projects will include a forged bracelet, earrings, and several mixed-metal bead designs.
Bradford Smith is a studio jeweler, author, lapidary, and jewelry instructor who teaches at the Adult Education Center in Santa Monica, CA. He enjoys rockhounding in the desert, photography, and scuba diving. He is a member of the Culver City Rock Club and the Metal Arts Society of Southern California.
Janice Metz - Brick StitchBeading Around a Bead with the Brick Stitch
Using a bead as your center point, with this technique you can make as many rounds as you like. The more rounds you add makes for a perfect pendant, while a few rounds are perfect for earrings. This is a simple technique with no end of variations. It all depends on the beads you choose.
Janice Metz – Not only has she been serving the needs of jewelry designers and fabricators since 1997 as a Jewelry Assembler, Ms. Metz has always had a love of making jewelry. She wanted to share her expertise by teaching classes privately and through the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club’s Fiesta of Gems Show and the Bead Society. She has established the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club Beading Series Program teaching various projects highlighting one beading technique per class. The classes are fun, informative and patiently taught in a relaxed atmosphere. She is a member of the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club and holds the position of Publicity Chairperson. Ms. Metz can also be found as a Demonstrator for the Bead Society ’s Bead Bazaar. For information please contact her at JenFT4@gmail.com.
Ken Rogers - The Answer Manfrom the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club
We welcome Ken Rogers to the Bead Bazaar to answer your questions! He can tell you about bead hole size and proper stringing, use of Softflex, and identification of gems and beads (real or fake). Bring your questions to him!
Ken is alocal jewelry designer, speaker and teacher. He is well known for his knowledge of beading and gem beads.
Mary Yaeger Designs - Twisted Beaded Tassel10am - 5:00pm
Mary’s designs combine bead weaving with a wide array of textile, jewelry making and mixed media techniques. Her natural curiosity and keen sense of observation lead her to experiment and explore consistantly. Her current designs incorporate tassel-making, in designs with vintage and Southern California influences.
Since completing her MFA in Teztile Arts and Costume Design from UC Davis in 1996, Mary has been designing and selling her beaded designs and project kits at craft shows throughout the West and on her website, maryyaeger.com.