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... read more

{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:... read more

{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... read more

{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... read more

{Disarmed} FW: Social: Potluck and a little learning

Subject: Social: Potluck and a little learning   MY Dear Crafty Friends:   I am back fron Austin.  I had a great time.  Grand kids, learning long talks and walks with my daughter, Lisa.   Bead and DRUZY shopping.  Not huge shopping but, inspirational.  Some of everything to sell.   My morning epifany today is I cound use some of the little druzy beads in the center of my “potluck bracelet.”  I will post again later.  Right now I have a docors appt. YUCK>   Nancy PS Please come to the potluck party on Friday.  I’ll save you a seat.     PotLuck and Shared Bead Bracelet Party with Nancy and Amy Friday, November 6th starting 4:30 until ????  Come early – Stay late Bring a dish and beads to share, your needle, thread, and bead mat and imagination. (Magnifiers if you need them) Amy will teach us the basic brick stitch for the bracelet and we can mix and share beads to make our own individual masterpiece.                  St. Petersburg Stitch Bracelet (see class calendar for picture) Wednesday, November 4th  10:30 am – 1:00 pm  $40 Join Amy to learn how to make the St. Petersburg stitch and use it to make a 2 or 4 strand bracelet.  I will also show you how to make a small beaded bead to use as a matching clasp for your bracelet.  This class is for all levels of seed bead weavers.     Super duo Christmas Wreath Earrings (see class calendar for picture) Saturday, November 7th  10:30 am – 1:30 pm  $45 (includes... read more

FW: PAINT HALLOWEEN is almost over

> Subject: PAINT HALLOWEEN is almost over > > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=0bJpg2LvvV4vyoxiR4KF7JNkm8AQBPJd91EG5IqDRgc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f04745780264b062086f3832e4fab580e%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > > > > > > > > > > > > > BEGINNING BEAD MAKING: LAMPWORK BEAD MAKING: TORCH WORK WITH PAUL > > Wednesday, October 7th 10:30 -4 > > #lampwork #torchwork #beadmaking #HOTHEAD #MINOR > > > > > Spoon Bracelets Friday: October 9th, 10:30-12:30 with Paul $35 plus > Materials $3 each spoon or fork and a clasp > > Learn to cut, saw, file, pierce and bend pieces of silver plate > flatware. Assemble the pieces into a bracelet. Many styles of > flatware are avaiable or bring your own. > > #recycledcrafts > #spoonbracelets[https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=0bJpg2LvvV4vyoxiR4KF7JNkm8AQBPJd91EG5IqDRgc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f6537b20c7e6472bbc7a88536d63ded4e%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=0bJpg2LvvV4vyoxiR4KF7JNkm8AQBPJd91EG5IqDRgc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f1194f9093dec8512c239247b7a17269f%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > 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, October 10th, 1-4pm > > * ​Saturday, October 17th, 2-5pm > > This class will be taught at Brighton Beads. > > > > Register by phone 810-844-0066 or on line at > > www.BrightonBeadsandMore.com > > #painting #socialpainting #acrylicpainting #paintandpaou > #halloweenpainting #kidspaint #socialpainting > > [https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12031506_10153257380939952_1924916708098802639_o.jpg] > > > > > > > > > > > > > FREE KUMIHIMO: Sunday, October18th at 1:30pm FREE with kit purchase. > #kumihimo #beadbraiding... read more

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