Welcome to the Bead Boutique!

In Business Since 2006!

 

Please stop by the shop and see what we have to offer!

Gift Certificates are available!

Ask about our Bead Parties!!!!

 

September Class Schedule

 

October Class Schedule

Call Us for

Specials and Class Information!

 

410-535-6337

 

 

Shop Hours:

Monday - Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

 

Metalsmithing, Metal Fusing and Torch Soldering Classes

Upcoming Events

 

 

September 23rd and 24th

North American Sea Glass Association Festival

Chase Center on the riverfront

Wilmington, DE

 

 

 

Copper Washer Ring

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: All levels

2 hour class

Class Fee $35

Kit fee $35 (2 rings)

 

 

 

Bead Wire Cabochon Ring

Bead Wire Cabochon Ring

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: All Levels

3 hour class

Class fee $45

Kit fee $20

 

 

 

        Leather & Silver Lariat

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: All levels

2 1/2 hours

Class fee $35

Kit fee $35

 

 

Riveted Copper Cuff

Soldering, riveting and texturing with Tricia

Level: All levels

2 hours

Class fee $25

Kit $15.

 

 

 

 

Twinkle Twist Bracelet

This is Kieu Pham Gray’s design with my twist on it – thanks Kieu!

 

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: All levels

Class Fee $35

Kit Fee $40

2 hours

 

 

 

Double Bar Cab Set Earrings

Metalsmithing and setting cabochons with Tricia

Level: All levels

3 hours.

Class fee $45

Kit fee $35

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Knot Ring

Class Fee: $35.00

Kit Fee: $20.00 (2 rings)

2 hours

Level: All levels

Instructor: Tricia or Jerry

Technique: Metalsmithing/Soldering

 

Using a torch, students will learn how to solder fine silver wire together and form an intertwined Celtic knot ring.

 

Bezel Set Earrings

Class Fee $45

Kit fee $30

3 hours

 

Instructor: Tricia

 

Technique: Metalsmithing/Torch soldering/Bezel Setting/Stamping/Texturing/Antiquing

 

 

Make Your Own Clasps

 

Metal working

Class is Free

Kit TBA

 

Kinetic Earrings

Metalsmithing w/ Tricia

2 hours

Class Fee $35

Kit fee $35

 

Industrial Disc Earrings

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: All levels

3 hours

Class Fee $45

Kit Fee $30 in sterling silver

 

Wrap Ring

Class Fee $45

Kit Fee $40 for 2 rings

3 hours

Instructors: Tricia

 

Technique: Metalsmithing/Torch Soldering/

Bezel Setting Stones/Texturing Metal

 

Pearl On a Half Shell

Technique: Metalsmithing

Instructor: Tricia or Jerry

3 hours

Class Fee $45

Kit Fee $25

Level: Intermediate – torch soldering experience recommended.

*After taking Kieu Pham Gray’s “CosmoPearlitian” ring class, I redesigned my own ring, changing things up a bit, with Kieu’s blessing.

Thank you, Kieu!

“Circle of Life” Bracelet

Class Fee $55

Kit Fee $50

4 hours

Instructor         Tricia

Level                All levels

Technique        Metalsmithing/Torch Soldering/Wire Working/Texturing

 

Besides creating a beautiful bracelet, this class will teach you how to solder jump rings and small area joins. Great for the beginner on a torch and the more experienced who want or need more torch soldering time with instruction.

Spinner Ring

Metalsmithing with Jerry

 

Class fee $45

 

Kit fee to be determined

 

Bezel Set Chakras

Class Fee $45

Kit Fee $40

3 hours

Level: All Levels

Instructor: Tricia or Jerry

Technique: Metalsmithing/Soldering/Bezel Setting/Wire Wrapping

 

Students will cut sheet metal to shape, solder a pre-made bezel to the sheet and wire wrap a variety of semi-precious gemstones to the soldered piece. We finish off the earrings making our own ear wires with gemstones. We offer 3 kits to choose from using semi-precious gemstones within the Chakra family.

Cascading Earrings

Class Fee $35

Kit Fee $50

Level: All levels

Instructor: Tricia or Jerry

 

Technique: Metalsmithing/Soldering

 

Students will learn basic soldering skills using a torch, make balls at the ends of their wire and make their own earwires.

 

 

Intro to Metal Fusing

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Class Fee: $45 & Materials

Instructor: Tricia

Metal Fusing is a no-fuss version of Silver Metalsmithing. Fine silver is heated with a torch to fuse it without solder – It is a very cost effective way to learn basic metalsmithing skills. Even the most basic beginner and the most experienced jewelry maker will find silver fusing to be fun and easy to master. You can make projects right at your kitchen table!

Captured Sea Glass

Class Fee: $40.00

2 ½ hours

Kit Fee: $40.00 – for .999% Pure Silver Wire – enough for 2 pieces of glass.

Instructor: Tricia or Jerry

Level: All

Technique: Metal/Silver Smithing. Torch Soldering.

Students learn how to calculate how much wire is needed, ball wire and solder the wire together using a torch. Then capture and play with your free form design.

Mixed Metal Bangles

Class Fee: $40.00

Kit Fee: $38.00

Technique: Metalworking/Torch usage

Level: All levels

 

2 ½ hours

Instructor: Tricia

 

Students will make 3 funky, slightly different bangle bracelets using copper, brass and sterling silver wire. Use your creativity adding beads to make it uniquely your own.

Geometric Open Rings

Metalsmithing and Texturing with Tricia

Level: All levels

3 hours

Class Fee $45

Kit Fee $35 in .999% pure silver

4 Rings will be made

 

Jetson Earrings

Technique: Metalsmithing/Torch Soldering

Level: All Levels

Class Fee: $45.00

Kit Fee: $30

3 hours

Instructor: Tricia

Textured Silver Ring

Class Fee $35.00

2 hours

Kit Fee $34.00

Level: All levels

Instructor: Tricia or Jerry

Technique: Metalsmithing

 

Using fine silver heavy wire and a torch, students will learn different stamping techniques and wrap very unique rings. No two are alike!

Soldered Interlocking Ring

Class Fee: $45.00

Kit Fee: $30.00

Metalsmithing/Torch Soldering

Hours: 3

Instructor: Tricia

 

Using a handheld torch students will learn basic soldering skills creating this ring of sterling silver. Weather you choose to antique it or keep it shiny, either way it is very unique. Please wear 100% cotton clothing. Nothing loose. Feet should be covered and hair tied back. This is very safe – but we want to keep safety our priority!

Barbed Wire Bracelet

Technique: Metal Smithing

Class Fee: $35

Kit Fee: $33

2 hours

 

In this class you will learn how to handle a small torch while working with .999% Pure Silver. Fusing balls on the ends of the wire and honing your wire wrapping skills linking each piece together into a relaxed wire wrapped bracelet. You will also make your own Hook clasp!

Mudding Metal

Class Fee $45

3 hours

Kit fee $40

Instructor Tricia or Jerry

Level – All

Technique: Stamping with hot metal

 

This is such a cool, fun class! Students will experiment with many textures, stamps and hot molten metal creating several pieces of one of a kind art.

Stackable Rings

Technique: Metalsmithing – Torch Soldering and Metal Fusing

Cass Fee: $45.00

Kit Fee: $30.00

Level: All levels

Class Fee: $40 + materials

3 hours

Instructor: Tricia

Students will learn basic soldering and fusing skills creating several different styles of “stackable” rings.

These can also be good as Toe Rings!

Fused Double Balled Earrings

Technique: metal fusing

Level: intermediate to advanced…metal fusing experience helpful but not necessary

Class $45 + materials, 3 hours, Instructor Tricia

 

Students will learn to fuse heavy gauge .999% fine silver wire into a ring. The real fun begins when you learn to attach wire through the ring with balls on either side. Students create their own earwires as well. These spinning earrings are funky!

Bezel Set Cabochon

With the help of 2 instructors, students will be taught all the steps of cutting and stamping sterling silver sheet metal, sizing bezel wire to a cabochon, making a bail and step by step, soldering it all together. Finishing with setting the stone into the setting you have created from scratch. Extensive torch soldering.

Class Fee $135.00

7 hours

Kit fee: $45.00 plus cost of a cabochon 18 x 25 or smaller – round or oval

Instructors Tricia and Jerry

Level: Advanced. Previous torch soldering very helpful but not necessary.

Technique: Metal/Silver Smithing

Bubbles Pendant

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: Advanced.

Must have torch soldering experience.

3 hours

Class Fee $45

Kit Fee $20 in Precious Metals

 

 

Organic Casting Pendants

Metal casting with Tricia

2 ½ hours

Class fee $35

Kit fee $20 (about 6 pieces)

Level: All levels

Students will make several molds of their choosing and using a torch, melt silver solder in a crucible of which we will pour the molten metal into the molds.

Several possibilities to use your pieces for will be addressed. This is a fun class for those who embrace the unexpected!

 

Cross Pendant

Metalsmithing with Tricia

Level: All levels

2 ½ hours

Class Fee $40

Kit Fee $20 in .999% Pure Silver

 

 

 

Hearts a Fire

Torch Soldering with Tricia

Level: Intermediate or confidant beginner

3 hours

Class fee $45

Kit fee $35 3 pieces

Other copper shapes can be used instead of hearts, if desired.

 

#28 Solomons Island Rd. South

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

email us: beadboutique@verizon.net