Metal Classes

We offer a variety of classes at The Twisted Bead & Rock Shop. We have metal work classes listed below. If you see a class you’re interested in, see our class schedule to sign up for the next class. If there’s a class you’re interested in that’s not scheduled, call us at 410-956-5529 or fill out our contact form and let us know which class you’re interested in and a couple of days that you could come in for the class. Please include your name and contact information in your message.

Vintaj Metal

Make these vintaj starfish earrings in our Vintaj Metal class.Join us in the fun class manipulating metal!

Using the Vintaj Big Kick you will emboss or etch your metal. Make components to create a bracelet, necklace or earrings. Punch holes, add a patina, connect and away you go.

Great class for beginner metal workers – instant gratification!!
Class fee: $30 + materials
Average class time: 2 hours
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Cold Connections: Level 1

We aMake unique jewelry designs in classes taught by local artist Michael Dennisre so pleased to have local artist Michael Dennis to teach us how to work with cold connections and metal.

Learn to use rivets, eyelets and jump rings with the appropriate tools. Cut your metal, texture and apply a patina to your finished piece.  Mike’s meticulous finishing techniques are something to aspire too. Learn from a real expert!

Class size is limited.
Class fee: $40 + kit ($14)
Average class time: 2.5 hours

Cold Connections: Level 2

Unique Designs by artist Michael DennisCold Connections: Level  2 class works with base metals using a variety of cold connections.  This class builds off information learned in Mike’s level 1 class using more complicated techniques and finishes.

Class will include folding, making jump rings, different riveting techniques, texturing and more complex assembling of pieces. We encourage you to bring at least one project you are working on or would like to do that requires  the “how do I put this thing together now?”  Design is one aspect of jewelry making, how to put it together is a whole other ball of wax!

Completion of the Level 1 cold connections class and some experience working with jewelry tools is encouraged.

Bring your own tools marked with colored tape and/or your initials.  Tool and material lists will be provided at time of registration. Please note that class size limited

Class fee: $48
Average class time: 2.5 hours
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Basic Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Pendant & Earrings

Make these earrings in basic PMC classes at The Twisted Bead & Rock ShopThis class is designed to offer basic instruction in metal clay techniques. Roll, cut and texture your jewelry components. The pieces will be kiln fired, tumbled to a high shine and then add a patina to highlight the design elements of your pendant and/or earrings.

This is a perfect opportunity to get your hands into this medium, and have fun creating your one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces!

Alterations to the particular pieces made is at the instructors discretion. Barb always has something new to bring to our classes!

Guest Instructor: Barb Hance
Use of tools and paste will be provided by instructor.
Class fee: $150 (includes 1 Package PMC3);  $50 deposit required at time of registration
Optional supplies: leather cord, or silver chain and earwires.
Average class time: 7 hours
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Advanced PMC Precious Metal Clay

Take Advanced PMC classes at The Twisted Bead & Rock ShopBarb’s new class is for those of you out there that have some PMC experience. You will create the armature for the puffy center, create your own template, carve into dry metal clay and do bezel setting.

Class Fee $195 (includes PMC, use of all tools & kiln)
Average class time: 8 hours
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Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Findings

Make these pendants in a precious metal clay class at The Twisted Bead & Rock Shop.Barbara Hance is back with a great new PMC class!

Students will create a one-of-a-kind pair of end cones and a magnetic clasp using fine silver (.999 fine silver). Learn to roll, texture, mold and patina your projects. Students will explore firing options and recieve a demonstration on using a torch so you may continue to create clasps at home, even without a kiln.
Space is limited and materials need to be pre-ordered.Please call one week in advance to reserve your spot in this exciting new class.

Class fee: $125
Average class time: 7 hours. This includes a one hour break for lunch, during which time your pieces will be kiln fired.

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