Deryn Mentock

FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
NAUTILUS EARRINGS
$145 one-day class 
Inspired by the endlessly fascinating shape of the nautilus, these earrings are stylish, beautiful and easy to wear. In this class, we'll explore the inspirational shape of the spiral by making various one piece earring shapes, as well as a couple of half hoop earring styles, with ear wires. I'll show you how to create a perfect wire spiral that you'll want to incorporate into your other works. We'll embellish our nautilus-inspired shapes by wrapping them with beads using a wrap that’s a bit reminiscent of a nest; we’ll use round and rondelle shaped beads for this, as well as top-drilled briolette beads. This is a really beautiful and versatile wrap. We'll also make a wire half-hoop (one of my favorite styles!) as well as a textured metal half-hoop. Techniques covered are: wire shaping and wrapping, annealing and hardening metal, texturing metal, creating a perfect spiral, wrapping rondelle and/or round beads, wrapping top-drilled briolette beads, making perfect ear wires, drawing a bead on wire.
***Please patina your wire before coming to class***
KIT FEE: $10 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Use of tools:
Texture hammers and tools
Hole punch pliers
Ring mandrel
0000 steel wool
Torches
Fuel
Gloves
Safety glasses
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
20-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, approx. 10 feet
22-gauge, dead soft sterling wire; 2 feet
26-gauge, dead soft sterling wire; at least 10 feet
28 gauge nickel silver sheet metal, approx. 5 x 5 inches
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelry hammer
Small (12-oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal file, fine (#0 or #2)
Awl
Foam sanding block, fine grit
Top drilled briolette beads; approx.10mm to 15mm (see photos)
Center drilled rondelle and/or round beads; approx. 5mm to 7mm (see photos)
Fine point Sharpie
Ruler
Pencil
Scissor
Battery powered work light
OPTIONAL
Ring mandrel
Hole punch pliers
Texture hammers; sharp texturing hammer
Ear plugs
CONTACT

SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
BASKET WEAVE BEZEL
$145 one-day class 
Looking for an alternative to the typical bezel setting? In this class I'll show you how to create a basket weave, prong setting that's both gorgeous and unique. This setting would be suitable for a ring or a pendant, but we'll be working on rings. You'll learn how to prepare and texture a ring blank, build prongs and weave a "nest" for the setting. This setting is particularly good for irregularly shaped stones and objects, or stones that don't have a flat back. Techniques covered will be sawing, filing, texturing, silver soldering, drawing a bead on heavy gauge wire, annealing and hardening metal, patina and weaving.
Bring several cabochons, stones and/or objects suitable for a ring (see photos) and measure approximately 30mm by 35mm or smaller
KIT FEE: $15 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Solder
Flux
0000 steel wool
Saw blades
Torches
Fuel
Soldering set ups
Pickle
Patina
Gloves
Safety glasses
Use of tools
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
20-gauge sterling sheet metal: final measurement is approx. 3” by ½” but bring enough metal for two…we will be sawing in class
16-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, 1 foot per ring. Copper may be substituted
22-gauge, dead soft sterling wire; at least 12 feet per ring. Copper may be substituted
Several cabochons, stones and/or objects approx. 30mm by 35mm
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Flat nose jewelry pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelers saw
Bench pin (small clamps for bench pin are optional but great to have in class)
Small (12-oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal file, fine (#0 or #2)
Awl
Foam sanding block, fine grit
Fine point Sharpie
Pencil
Scissor
OPTIONAL
Wrap-n-Tap pliers; large size
Texture hammers; sharp texturing hammer
Work light
Earplugs
CONTACT

SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DERYN MENTOCK
NEEDLE PODS
$145 one-day class
Fabulously funky, yet elegant, these beautiful needle pods are totally addicting to make! The slim, sexy shape of these makes them a standout piece of jewelry. The versatility factor makes them something you'll want to create again and again. In this class, our focus will be on building needle shaped pods that can be used for pendants, earrings or bracelets. I'll also be showing you some great components that will allow you to create any piece of jewelry. I’ll show you how to make perfect ear wires, a bead link, a strong and lovely clasp and an end crimp suitable for use with leather cord, sari silk, rubber cord, rhinestone chain or Wooly Wire. We'll be using Wooly Wire in class for the necklace. Techniques covered in this class include cutting, filing, metal annealing, shaping and forming metal using a forming block, making a bead link with wire, clasp making, end crimps made with wire, use of Wooly Wire and making ear wires perfectly every time.
*** Please patina your wire before coming to class***
KIT FEE: $15 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Use of tools
Texture hammers and tools
Hole punch pliers
Forming blocks
Wrap-n-Tap pliers
0000 steel wool
Torches
Fuel
Recycled sari silk
Safety glasses
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
26-gauge sterling, copper, brass or nickel silver sheet metal, at least 4 inches long and 3 inches wide per pod
14-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, or copper wire, approx. 6 inches
18-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, or copper wire, appox. 1 ½ feet
20-gauge, dead soft sterling wire for ear wires, approx. 6 inches per pair
22-and/or 24-gauge, dead soft sterling wire, or copper wire, at least 3 feet: gauge will depend upon bead hole sizes
Chain nose jewelry pliers
Round nose pliers
Med. Wrap-n-Tap pliers or stepped bailing pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
Flush cutters for wire (craft store type)
Jewelry hammer
Small (12-oz) rubber dead blow hammer or rawhide mallet
Steel bench block
Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block
Metal shears
Metal file, fine (#0 or #2)
Awl
Foam sanding block, fine grit
Various beads with holes to fit 22-gauge wire for necklace (see photos)
Beads for pendant pod, approx. sizes: 10mm potato pearls, 6mm rounds, 4mm rounds
Beads for earring pods, approx. sizes: 6mm potato pearls, 4mm rounds
1-2 pkgs Wooly Wire (Fundametals or Lima Beads), or recycled sari silk, or leather/rubber cord
Fine point Sharpie
Ruler
Pencil
Scissor
Battery powered work light
OPTIONAL
Wood forming block (Fundametals)
Hole punch pliers
Texture hammers; sharp texturing hammer
Earplugs
CONTACT

My email: mocknet@sbcglobal.net