Discover the hottest trends from Denver's 2018 Renegade Craft Festival, brought to you in partnership with Weebly. From bullet journals to geometric jewelry, host Christy Kruzick takes you through the season’s most sought-after crafts and the talented makers who create them.
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Meet your instructor Barbara Lewis and explore the dynamic world of torch-fired enameling! Learn the basics of liquid enamels and mix to a perfect consistency. Apply a base layer of liquid enamel and fire up your torch and heat gun to practice reaching and recognizing the right temperature.
Use an ordinary drinking glass as your form to create a custom bangle that's just your size! Master working with thicker, stiffer wire as you form a circle and curl the ends. Then, wrap beads and leather around your bangle to create a textured piece that's full of bold and delicate lines. Finally, see how to bring your bangle to a secure close with an overhand knot.
Learn Robert's fold-forming technique to capture objects without tabs or rivets! You'll learn how to measure, fold and shape metal into a semicircle using a cross-peen hammer. Then, learn the annealing process to soften the metal and modify the shape and how to cool copper without using ice water.
Turning a found object into dazzling jewelry can seem intimidating, but Brenda shares her fun and simple techniques for capturing your custom pieces. Learn how to create a simple frame for a crystal element, then try Brenda's literary-inspired "Gulliver Tie-Down" technique to secure a flat-backed component. For more dimensional objects, you'll learn Brenda's signature wrapping technique using tissue and wire to create a free-form cage.
Tackle some common design challenges as Margie walks you through creating designs around a specific customer, outfit or bead. You'll also get expert advice on how to design jewelry that perfectly accents different bodies and personality types to flatter and bring vitality to the wearer.
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This enamel jewelry is so HOT right now.
Discover simple techniques that yield stunning results! Create two striking designs as you master essential sawing, soldering and embellishment skills.
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