Event Type Villa Rica
02nov10:00 am1:00 pmPlaying with Fire Workshop: Fused Argentium Silver Jewelry with Debra CobiaLove silver jewelry? Think you might like to make it? Come to this workshop to be introduced to the professional culinary torch and Argentium silver, a relatively new type of sterling silver used in jewelry making.
Love silver jewelry? Think you might like to make it? Come to this workshop to be introduced to the professional culinary torch and Argentium silver, a relatively new type of
Love silver jewelry? Think you might like to make it? Come to this workshop to be introduced to the professional culinary torch and Argentium silver, a relatively new type of sterling silver used in jewelry making. Each attendee will leave with a beautiful pair of silver earrings, post or hook, or a pendant made by….you! We will fuse decorative silver elements onto a sterling (Argentium) background. Each piece will be one of a kind. No previous experience necessary.
Part I Introductions and Design
Participants will be introduced to the tools and materials used to design and fabricate the class project and provided examples to stimulate design ideas. Participants are encouraged to ask questions as they arise. (30 minutes).
Part II Fabrication
Participants will watch the instructor demonstrate the execution of a simple design such as those pictured.
Participants will make the elements they wish to incorporate into their projects.
Participants will fuse the elements, including findings, to their pendant or earring backplates. (approximately 2 hours)
Part III Finishing
The instructor will demonstrate the use of silver black to add a patina to the finished jewelry.
Participants will sand away tool marks and scratches, then add patina if desired, attach findings, and wear. (30 minutes)
INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Silver Kit for each student; tools and materials needed for four fusing stations; finishing materials; list of materials used and sources; display monitor and action camera; instructor set up
Handout for each attendee to be provided by instructor 2 weeks in advance of the workshop.
VRAC PROVIDES THESE SUPPLIES
Five pyrex dishes (5X9); Small box of baking soda; q-tips: 2 rolls of paper towels; Bar Keeper’s Friend; Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid; 12 x 12 ceramic tiles (n=5); tablet of graph paper (at least 24 sheets); disposable apron to protect clothing (Students may bring cloth apron if desired.)
Safety glasses or prescription eye glasses; wear closed toe shoes and long pants (natural fibers); pencil and eraser; Joyce Chen Scissors*; silver chain or leather cord if pendant is the preferred finished object.
Joyce Chen Scissors can be purchased on Amazon.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Uncorked on Main
129 Main Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180
Villa Rica Arts Coalition404-834-7001
Beauty Indulgences Beauty Supply presents its "Holiday Bazaar and Wig Show" on Sunday, November 10 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00
Beauty Indulgences Beauty Supply presents its “Holiday Bazaar and Wig Show” on Sunday, November 10 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This festive event will be held at the Powell Park Art Center, 524 Leslie Drive, Villa Rica, Georgia.
The evening will include a showcase of the new Fall selection of wigs from Beauty Indulgences, holiday shopping on location with Beauty Indulgences, plus Paparazzi jewelry, Mary Kay, Avon and many other retail boutiques. In addition, there will be several raffles, give-a-ways, and prizes! “Get some of your holiday shopping done early! Credit cards will be accepted,” said Trudy Holdman owner of Beauty Indulgences.
The event host is planning a grand prize raffle with one-hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the Villa Rica Arts Coalition (VRAC). Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the evening. If any individual or company would like to donate a prize for this raffle, please contact Trudy Holdman via e-mail at [email protected] or call 678-949-8454.
Trudy explains, “I have had the opportunity to attend many of the events hosted by the VRAC and I have seen the results of the mission of this group. We will hold this special raffle at the end of the evening to raise money for the arts coalition to continue their great work.”
Tickets will be available at Beauty Indulgences Beauty Supply and online at www.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. The ticket includes admission, one raffle ticket, dinner. and entertainment.
For more information please contact Trudy Holdman at [email protected], text 678-949-8454 or stop by Beauty Indulgences at 365 West Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica, Georgia.
(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Powell Park Art Center
524 Leslie Drive
Beauty Indulgences Beauty Supply[email protected]