Zip It Up Pendant

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The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

1635 McFarland Rd

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216

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CLASS DESCRIPTION You'll be quite surprised at how fast this funky pendant works up. Use repurposed zippers to add texture and interest to 16 gauge wire. Once you've wrapped it, you can finish it with spirals of your choice.

INSTRUCTOR Artist Maria Richmond draws her inspiration from the possibilities she sees in ordinary objects and materials. While she plays with wire, she often envisions unique ways of combining traditional, repurposed, and found objects into her creations. She regularly teaches in Western Pennsylvania, as well as other venues. She teaches basic and intermediate techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Her goal is to help her students find their own creative voice and the endless possibilities in the seemingly mundane.

SKILL LEVEL All Levels

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $3.19 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Kits ($15) will be purchased directly from the instructor.

Kits include:

  • 16 gauge kiln annealed wire
  • 26 gauge wire
  • jumpring
  • zipper
  • an assortment of beads from which to choose

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students are encouraged to bring their own tools, but there will be tools to share. Required tools include:

  • round pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • nylon-jawed pliers
  • flush cutters
  • fine permanent marker

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have some tools available for student use including hand tools, hammers, bench blocks, markers, liver of sulfur, and polishing pads.

CLASS MINIMUM 4 students.

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY Our instructors require a minimum number of students to teach. In order to minimize cancellations that inconvenience our instructors and other students, class cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. Students who comply with this requirement will receive a full refund. Students who do not comply will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

Photo Credit: Maria Richmond | Lost Marbles, LLC © 2016. All rights reserved.

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