Visiting Artist Series             Spring Workshop


Visiting Artist: Melissa Cable

 

Dates

Location


October 13-15, 2017

Friday, 10/13 - Create Recklessly w/ Fashion Leather

Saturday, 10/14 - Leather Beads
Sunday, 10/15 - Create Recklessly w/ Vegetable Tanned Leather


TBD

   

 

Printable Class Registration Form

 

The Artist:

Melissa Cable creates wonderful and innovative jewelry items using leather as her medium. The Indiana Bead Society is excited to have her come to Indianapolis for a weekend where she will lead us in three fun, fast-paced days of working with leather to make various jewelry projects and leather beads. A piece of her work is featured in the August/September 2017 issue of Beadwork Magazine.

Classes open to all current IBS members. Classes filled on a first come first served basis. Registration is due by October 1.

 

 

 

Classes:

Create Recklessly with
Fashion Leather
Oct. 13, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
$100 ($60 Class | $40 Kit)

You will cover the basics of leather fabrication such as cutting and hardware setting. Melissa will also teach more advanced techniques such as fold forming, stamping, inlays using beads and crystals, and painting and dyeing leather. After experimenting with several techniques, you will choose your personal project from one of six samples or you may create your own design. You can also explore ways to incorporate beadwork into leather for those students that are proficient in bead weaving.

Melissa has so many great designs and jewelry pieces to choose from, you will want to make more than one or two, so join her for a second day and use different materials to explore this new medium.

Kit Fee $40 - The kit includes leather and hardware for the project of your choice. There is an additional bonus project if you have time. All the tools you will need are provided for you to share at the class.

Leather Beads
Oct. 14, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
$100 ($60 Class | $40 Kit)

Melissa will demonstrate how to create four different leather beads. Each student will make one of each of the beads. Students will then pick their favorite bead to create a project or make different styles of beads to create a sampler necklace. Melissa will discuss how these same bead techniques can be used with bead weaving or polymer clay, making them a versatile technique.

Kit Fee $40 – The kit includes leather for making four sample beads and materials the project of your choice. All the tools you will need are provided for you to share at the class.

Create Recklessly with Vegetable Tanned Leather
Oct. 15, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
$100 ($60 Class | $40 Kit)
Experience Level: Intermediate

This class is similar to Friday’s class except that it uses vegetable tanned leather to explore all that leather offers in creating jewelry designs. You will cover the basics of leather fabrication such as cutting and hardware setting. Melissa will also teach more advanced techniques such as fold forming, stamping, inlays using beads and crystals, and painting and dyeing leather. After experimenting with several techniques, you will choose your personal project from one of six samples or you may create your own design. You can also explore ways to incorporate beadwork into leather for those students that are proficient in bead weaving.

Kit Fee $40 - The kit includes leather and hardware for the project of your choice. There is an additional bonus project if you have time. All the tools you will need are provided for you to share at the class.

 

 

Registration:

The classes are open to current IBS members. If your would like to join or your membership has lapsed, please include your individual membership fee of $30 with your registration. You may use the online payment options listed above or send in a registration form and check. Your registration form and payment check must be mailed as designated on the form. This is “first come, first placed” event determined by the date on your registration.

 

 

Lunch:

Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own food and drink. There are various restaurants close by if you would choose to eat out.

 

 

Contact

Carol Marlin 9570 Broadway St. Indianapolis, IN 46240
317-514-3733 cemarlin@sbcglobal.net

   
 

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