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Fluttering Wings Summer Camp - Online Workshop


Join me for a three-day online bead and jewelry-making workshop! We’ll make a collection of components and jewelry inspired by the fluttering wings of summer. 

Play along with polymer to make beautiful butterfly wing beads and domed bezel pendants with a painterly touch - no painting skills needed! Discover the easiest and safest way to etch copper sheets to make unique jewelry compoments like the butterfly wing charms in these projects. Create etched pendants using feathers! Whip up silk ribbon beads that are quite addicting, you'll want to add them into your jewelry for a pop of color and texture. Finish our summer camp session with step-by-step tutorials to make all the jewelry shown.

This workshop starts July 31st but you can follow along at your own schedule and pace.

What to Expect from an Online Workshop:

This class is open to all skill levels.

All class content will be available in a private classroom. In the classroom you'll have access to written PDF tutorials with step-by-step photos and video tutorials that will help you feel like you are in the classroom with me.  There is also an optional private Facebook group for this class to ask questions and share your progress.

Camp Details:

Summer camp begins July 31st! You'll have lifetime access to the classroom and Facebook group. You’ll receive a password to access the inspiring private classroom and video content. 

Fluttering Wings Summer Camp Schedule 

Day 1, July 31st:

Fluttering Butterfly Wing Polymer Clay Beads - learn to make a beautiful butterfly cane and a collection of beads. This design is deceptively simple and even a polymer novice will feel like a pro by the end of class! 

Butterfly Bezels - we’ll learn to make your own bezels from metal blanks and how to create a painterly butterfly pendant.

Day 2, August 1st:

Super Easy Copper Etching - with a few simple tools learn a fun metal etching methods that doesn’t use harmful chemicals! We’ll create butterfly wing charms and feather components for our jewelry. I’ll show you how to finish your copper pieces using a few of my favorite metal-working techniques.

Day 3, August 2nd: 

In a series of short videos I’ll show you how to create all the jewelry shown. I’ll show you how to make your own earwires and butterfly wing pendant. We’ll cover creating silk ribbon beads and another easy earwires for the feather pendant and earrings. Our final project will be the hammered links to create your own chain for the butterfly bezel necklace. 

Day 4, August 5th at 7pm EST

Gather together in our private Facebook classroom for a live video chat. I’ll share a few bonus jewelry projects! S’mores are optional! 

Early Bird Special Extended: 

Sign up for camp until August 11th and receive $26 off the regular registration price! No code needed, price already reflects discount.

****If you aren't ordering the optional jewelry kit please use code FREESHIP to avoid shipping charges.****

SOLD OUT! Limited Optional Jewelry Kits: 

Don't want to hunt around for everything to make the finished jewelry? Kits will ship July 22nd by priority mail, avialable only for US customers. You can order a kit for this workshop that will include:

Battery holder for metal etching, three 2" x 3" .016" copper sheet, copper wire for etching, sand paper, steel wool and buffing block, craft feathers, 3 dapped copper blanks and 3 flat copper blanks, 1 ft. 20 gauge sterling silver wire, 2ft. 20 gauge copper wire, 3 ft. 19 gauge prepped steel wire, 2 18 gauge bead mandrels, 30" copper plated chain, 30" gunmetal plated chain, 6 12mm etched brass jump rings, 15mm brass jump ring, 6 6mm copper jump rings, 1 yard of silk ribbon, seed beads and 2 ft of 26 gauge wire. 

Supply List: a complete supply list will be emailed to you

Required Polymer Clay Tools:

Pasta Machine

Tissue Blade 

Work surface - glass, ceramic or cardstock will work

Acrylic rod

Oven and dedicated baking sheet for polymer clay

Required Jewelry Tools:

Chain and round nose pliers

Xuron heavy duty wire cutters

Steel bench block and ball peen hammer

Woodend dapping block with punch with plastic or rawhide hammer

Flat metal file

Misc. Supplies:

Butterfly rubber stamps and craft feathers

Stayz-On black ink pad

1 quart mason jar 

Double battery holder C with alligator clips and two NEW c batteries* 

Extended Life Liver of Sulphur Gel 

Sharpie marker, packing tape, ruler

Renisance wax*

*battery holder and wax are included in the kit.

Class Requirements:

You'll need access to the internet, Adobe Reader (it's free here) to access the classroom materials. A Facebook account is required to join the the optional Facebook group. A camera is also optional if you'd like to take photos of your projects for feedback or questions. 

Copyright Notice:

1. The images, text and classroom materials may not be shared with anyone or posted anywhere online.  

2. You may create the beads and jewelry in the assignments for personal use or to sell.  

By purchasing the class you are agreeing to these copyright and use terms.