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Four featured metal and wire classes at the show

We're excited to highlight some brand-new classes that we can't wait to check out at our own Bead&Button Show, the largest consumer bead show event in the world. The Show takes place at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI, June 4-11, 2017. There will be hundreds of classes teaching every kind of jewelry-making technique — come explore and see what you'd like to learn!
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Harlequin Bracelet

In this traditional wire wrapping class you will use seed beads to enhance sterling silver filled wire to create this colorful bangle bracelet. Whether you choose to go multi color or use a single color, the choice will be yours when creating your bracelet. Ronda Stevens will teach students to manipulate square wire, to use half round wire in traditional wire wrapping techniques and how to create your own unique clasp for your bracelet.

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Morning and Evening Landscapes

Cut, file and sand niobium shapes to prepare them for anodizing. Control the brush anodizing technique to create your landscape visions. Marti Brown will teach students techniques for more control of their electric paintbrushes.

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Luna Ring

Use our "secret weapon" tool that makes shaping heavy-gauge rings a snap. Bezel-set a flashy moonstone with the instructors’ technique for getting an unbelievable glow out of this stone. Setting a round stone is the perfect introduction to bezel-setting. Mary Wohlgemuth and Michael Thee will share tips and techniques for shaping and soldering the heavy-gauge ring shank that ensures success.

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Lorelei Pendant

Students will make a framed filigree form from wire that nestles a Swarovski crystal square pendant or cosmic ring. Sarah Thompson will show students how to make pointed swirls and finishing techniques to elevate their designs to a more professional level; explore how weaving techniques can be used to sew together pre-shaped wires to mimic the look of soldering.

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