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Grand River Bead Studio Welcomes
Guest Artist Wendy Duggan     
Nov. 18-20, 2016 
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Ancient techniques centuries old brought to life in modern jewelry. ~Wendy Duggan

A self-taught chainmaille artist, Wendy got her start in jewelry design through learning seed beading 16 years ago. Although she had an initial interest in beading, the complexity and form of chainmaille caught her attention. After her first chainmaille class, she was captivated by the seemingly endless variations in design and complexity. From there forward she dove head first into the realm of creating chainmaille jewelry. Continually learning new weaves, patterns and techniques over the years, Wendy has mastered over 100 different chainmaille designs. Through 'ground up' hand work, she controls the mechanical aspects of her pieces, including wire gauge selection, coil winding, ring cutting, and forming. With this solid base she is able to bring the rings together and give life to both modern and ancient chainmaille designs. Her dedication and love of chainmaille eventually led her to acquire her business license in 2005 and establish Modern Maille. She then began teaching classes at local jewelry & bead studios, which she has done for the past 11 years. Most recently she has taught at the Chicago Jewelry School and Lapidary Arts, over the years has drafted detailed photo/text tutorials which she uses in her classes. Excited to teach both the first time student and the more experienced artist, Wendy enjoys the teaching aspect of chainmaille as much as making the pieces themselves.
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Beginning Weave Pendants
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 (9-1 PM)
Prerequisites: None 
In this class Wendy will teach 3 different beginner friendly weaves: Celtic Star, Celtic Filigree & European 4 in 1. These weaves can easily b expanded into bracelets, or as component links in other chains, or even earrings. Please Note: Students may not finish their piece in class.  

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes use of all required tools)
Kit Fee: $40 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Kit includes copper jump rings to create 3 pendants. Kits may be upgraded.  
   
Max: 8 students  

Sign up for class HERE     
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Beginning Weave Earrings 101
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 (2-6 PM)
Prerequisites: None 
In this class Wendy will teach 3 different beginner friendly weaves: Bullseye, Japanese 12 in 2 & Butterfly Chains. These elegant chains were almost made to be earrings but also look stunning as bracelets. Please Note: Students may not finish their piece in class. 

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes use of all required tools)
Kit Fee: $40 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Kit includes copper jump rings and copper findings to create 3 pair of earrings and printed tutorial. Kits may be upgraded.   
   
Max: 8 students  

Sign up for class HERE    
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Beginning Weave Earrings 102
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 (9-1 PM)
Prerequisites: None 
In this class Wendy will teach 3 different beginner friendly weaves: Barrel, Helm, & Olympus Chains. These are fun and fast to put together making them great gifts! Please Note: Students may not finish their piece in class. 

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes use of all required tools)
Kit Fee: $40 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Kit includes copper jump rings and copper findings to create 3 pair of earrings and printed tutorial. Kits may be upgraded.   
   
Max: 8 students  

Sign up for class HERE   
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Intermediate Weave Bracelet
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 (2-6 PM)
Prerequisites: Previous experience 
In this class Wendy will teach 2 different intermediate weaves: Half Persian 4 in 1 & Great Southern Gathering (GSG). These two chains are one and the same, but put together in completely different ways. Please Note: Students may not finish their piece in class. 

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes use of all required tools)
Kit Fee: $50 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Kit includes copper jump rings and copper clasps to create 2 bracelets and printed tutorial. Kits may be upgraded.   
   
Max: 8 students  

Sign up for class HERE 
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Advanced Weave Bracelet
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 (10-2 PM)
Prerequisites: Previous experience
In this class Wendy will teach 2 different advanced weaves: European on the Bias & Gridlock Byzantine Chains. Please Note: Students may not finish their piece in class. 

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes use of all required tools)
Kit Fee: $60 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Kit includes copper jump rings and copper clasps to create 2 bracelets and printed tutorial. Kits may be upgraded.   
   
Max: 8 students  

Sign up for class HERE
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Contact Information
 
Phone: 440-331-4950
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