Don’t miss your chance for this New class at #Brightonbeadsandmore On April 9,23,30 , fantastic chance to learn how to carve wax and cast a sterling silver ring of your design. Instructor —-Stephen Kolokithas Intro to the Lost Wax Casting Process. This bronze-age process is still how most jewelry is created. Today you have things to help the process such as 3D printing/CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing). But many jewelers still master the art of carving a 3D prototype from blocks of wax. Lost Wax Casting Process: This process starts with building a 3D prototype out of wax. The wax then is put through a process called investing where you build a plaster mould around the wax or found object. You then burnout the wax using a kiln that reaches temperatures around 1250 degrees F, hence the name lost wax process. Then cast the molten metal into the hole where the plasterfunneled into the negative cast(where the wax was). From here you will have a piece ready for the rest of the metal finishing techniques to a beautiful wearable piece of jewelry or small-scale sculpture. For this beginner class we will be focusing on the following sessions: Session 1: Introduction to the lost wax casting process: how it is used how it is used today. Tools used, What advantages you have using it vs. other methods. Carve your first few styles of rings. This will be the basic designs such as standard wedding band, walked through various stages of carving (in the week between sessions you will have the time to practice the methods you learn from the previous sessions) Session...

{Disarmed} FW: National instructor for you at Brighton Beads

Brighton Beads         Wow learn from a fantastic, popular national instructor locally in Brighton.      Come join us for this fantastic class. There is a beginning class making multiples on April 6-7 and Advanced blanking Dies combination Dies April 8-10. Sign up for both classes and save $100.00. You can register on line for each class or register for both over the phone 810-844-0066. We have also posted this on our facebook page at brightonbeadsandmore.   Below are some samples of her work really nice. All made without solder all fit together because they are multiples and cold connected with her unique stratgy. LOVE,love love them.   She taught a workshop last year and really fun.                         Dear Crafting and Beading Friends,     Ardetta Bronson’s Memorial will be Friday, March 16th at 6pm Please join us in celebrating her life. The memorial will be at Brighton Beads and More.    Nancy     HAPPY St Patricks DAY. Green and Orange beads and supplies are now on sale for St Patrick Day…20% off.   ***Gemstones like peridot, jade, sun stone  and carnelian …. 20% off. ***all the seed beads, delicas, 2 holed beads and crystals that are green (or slightly green) or orange are included in the sale. *** All cording, thread, leather and tuff cord that fall into the St Patrick pallet are 20% off.     This SALE is NOW through March 20th   NOTE FROM NANCY:   🙂  Nancy.           BUY YOUR CARDS at Brighton BEADS. FYI:...

{Disarmed} FW: GIANT SALES and FREE Beading

Subject: GIANT SALES and FREE Beading         CRAFTING FRIENDS! Here is the special Holiday Sale you’ve been waiting for.   Everything is 25% off, except lampwork rods and previously marked down items. Yes, all seed beads, new Czech beads including all 2 hole varieties.  Everything is on sale even as we unpack our new shipments.  Every day we recieve beautiful beads and tools.    ON SALE: tools beads, ready to wrap finished hand made items, books and magizines. This sale will go on until Christmas.   “Nancy is IN”  Come join me for BEADING.  FREE Pattern, FREE Help, Free Hug (optional) make some interesting beaded items with some of our newest exciting beads. Here are the dates:    Friday, December 11 at 10:30am Friday, December 18 at 10:30am Wednesday, December 23 at 10:30am or Wednesday, December 30 at 10:30 or 1pm         “N            Tuesday, December 8, 10:30am $35 Learn to weave wire to incorporate into a single or muli stone pendant or ring. with Nancy                           NOTE FROM Nancy:  Hand made gifts are really special and are kept.  Come to class.  Make and complete your project.  Use your time in class to prepare a few more sets that you can assemble at home.     Tuesday, December 8, 11-1pm Friday, December 11, 10:30-12:30 fork bracelet Monday, December 14, 10:30-12:30 Tuesday, December 22, 11-1 $35 plus supplies. Make a beautiful bracelet out of silver plate flatware.  We have many patterns to choose from. This class will be...

{Disarmed} FW: GIANT SALES and FREE Beading

Subject: GIANT SALES and FREE Beading         CRAFTING FRIENDS! Here is the special Holiday Sale you’ve been waiting for.   Everything is 25% off, except lampwork rods and previously marked down items. Yes, all seed beads, new Czech beads including all 2 hole varieties.  Everything is on sale even as we unpack our new shipments.  Every day we recieve beautiful beads and tools.    ON SALE: tools beads, ready to wrap finished hand made items, books and magizines. This sale will go on until Christmas.   “Nancy is IN”  Come join me for BEADING.  FREE Pattern, FREE Help, Free Hug (optional) make some interesting beaded items with some of our newest exciting beads. Here are the dates:    Friday, December 11 at 10:30am Friday, December 18 at 10:30am Wednesday, December 23 at 10:30am or Wednesday, December 30 at 10:30 or 1pm         “N            Tuesday, December 8, 10:30am $35 Learn to weave wire to incorporate into a single or muli stone pendant or ring. with Nancy                           NOTE FROM Nancy:  Hand made gifts are really special and are kept.  Come to class.  Make and complete your project.  Use your time in class to prepare a few more sets that you can assemble at home.     Tuesday, December 8, 11-1pm Friday, December 11, 10:30-12:30 fork bracelet Monday, December 14, 10:30-12:30 Tuesday, December 22, 11-1 $35 plus supplies. Make a beautiful bracelet out of silver plate flatware.  We have many patterns to choose from. This class will be...
Double Helix silver lampwork glass

Double Helix silver lampwork glass

Newly arrived new Double Helix silver glass shipment. Wonderful lampwork glass at Brighton Beads and More. We sell it by individual rods. We are a Double Helix dealer. Come in and try out the new glass the results are cool.

{Disarmed} FW: Smokin’ JAZZ Friday and Saturday

Subject: Smokin’ JAZZ Friday and Saturday   https://s3.amazonaws.com/mobilehippo/content/194759.jpg?t=9/10/2015%203:23:48%20PM Come join us on Main Street.     Friday               6 to midnight Saturday    noon to midnight Look for Brighton Beads and More tent near Beverly Rae and the Japanese Restruant.   I am preparing a full menu of activities for our booth.   * FREE Collage Making with a Jazz Music theme.     (all ages) * G Cleff Ring Making $7 (learn something great.Includes materials)   *  FREE Pewter Casting DEMO  *  FREE Bead Making DEMO  *  “All JAZZED UP” drop in, sit and paint with and Nancy  $10 includes materials     Paint Halloween is our new class. All supplies are included paint and even lights and battery pack are included. There will be  a 8×24 inch canvas provided. We will complete a picture while teaching you how to paint yours. You should completely finish your painting and take it home. The class is $35 and includes all supplies.   choose on of the following 3 hour classes:​ * Saturday, September 26th, 2-5pm * Saturday, October 10th, 1-4pm   Register by phone 810-844-0066 or  online at www.BrightonBeadsandMore.com          Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:30 continuing until 1:30 FREE with purchase of kit. Thursday, October 1st at 10:30am  FREE with kit purchase.   Wire Woven Bezel: Saturday, September 26 at 10:30am, $35  Nancy Working with round wire you will learn to creat a decorative and functional bezel for a cabashon.   Sign up for this one session class by calling 810-844-0066   check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can...
Beth Stone Book signing and instruction

Beth Stone Book signing and instruction

Beth Stone just published her new book Bead Play Everyday. We are having a book signing Oct 3, 2015 for her new book. Beth Stone will sign your book. She is giving free instruction on the new techniques with purchase of a book and supplies. We will have treats , instruction and lots of fun. Come join us for this wonderful chance to meet and greet the author Beth Stone. The event is all...