Classes

Below is the list of the classes Twisted Sisters' Designs offers. There is no set schedule; each class is set up according to what is convenient for you. Please call Mary at 602-321-1117,
or Debra at 602-617-0997 to set up a time.

 Beginning Chainmaille:
   In this class, learn the Byzantine weave, also known as Birdcage, a very popular weave that has many variations.  We will be using copper for class but this bracelet can be made in sterling silver and brass as well. Supply fee varies according to materials used.
Class: $60 for 3 hours
Supplies: $20 (brass or copper) $30 (sterling silver) 
 
 
 Enameling

Learn the basic techniques for enameling on copper, making earrings, a pendant, or getting creative and designing your own piece of fun jewelry. You will learn about the glass, how to prepare the surface of your piece, sift the glass, and torch fire or kiln fire your pieces.

Class: $60 for 3 hours;

Supplies: $20
 
 
Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
  Learn how to form PMC into earrings and a ring, fire them, and then finish them with patina.  The possibilities are endless in this unique medium.
Class: $60 for 3 hours
Supplies: $45
 
 
 
Fold Forming Copper
Learn the basic techniques for fold-forming copper to make a cuff bracelet.  You will learn to use a torch to anneal (heat metal and cool it to remove internal stress and toughen it.) You will also learn about different folding, hammering and stamping techniques.  Class: $60 for 3 hours; Supplies: $20
 
 
Dichroic Glass:
  Enjoy constructing a beautiful cabochon, using a variety of dichroic glass to make a pendant or to incorporate into a PMC piece (the PMC class is a prerequisite for this pendant).
 Class: $60 for 3 hours
Supplies: $20

 

 
This beautiful pendant combines several different techniques. The fine silver heart is riveted onto an enameled heart. Then it is connected to an antique nail which is bound together with sterling silver hammered wire; more twisted wire serves as the bail.
         
Sterling silver cuff bracelet with riveted copper and bronze accents.
 
Textured copper links are joined with jump rings.  Lapis cabochons  have been soldered on to each link, but this bracelet can be made with any stone to suit your needs.