Saturday, September 8, 2012

Autumn Workshops at Derryaun Crafts, Co. Mayo

Autumn Schedule of Workshops with Derryaun Crafts, Co. Mayo

Thursday 20th September - Silk Paper Making - Learn all about silk fibre and how to make luscious sheets of silk paper and embossed silk paper leaves. Silk paper is very strong and can be cut and stitched for further surface embellishment for use in greetings cards, collage, hollow forms etc.

Friday 12th October – Textile Art Jewellery Making – using commercial felt and other materials learn how to create these stunning rolled textile beads. This workshop involves aspects of design, bead work, wirework, basic jewellery making techniques and stitching. There will be a wide range of exciting materials to choose for embellishment such as metallic threads, wire and beads. The ability to use a fine needle and thread are required for this class. Cost €75.00

Sunday 21st October - Copper Art Clay with Lise Fahy - Spend a day making jewellery using ArtClay Copper. ArtClay Copper is a clay-like material embedded with particles of pure copper, which is fired in kiln to produce stunning pure copper jewellery, In this full day course, participants will receive 25 grams of copper, which is enough to make several large pendants. Over the course of the day, you will learn the basic skills for working with copper art clay (skills which can also be applied to working with silver clay). Please note that firing and preparing copper clay for finishing takes an hour, so we will run a number of firings throughout the day, with the last firing taking place at 2.45pm. Cost €90.00

Friday 26th October – 1 Day Luxury Jewellery Making Workshop – make a gorgeous sterling silver charm bracelet, using semi precious stones, hand made flame worked glass beads, fresh water pearls, faceted crystals, silver charms and findings. This workshop involves aspects of design and wirework techniques……. how to combine beads and findings to make dangles and how to make wire wrapped loops to securely attach the dangles to the bracelet. All the charms and findings are sterling silver. The price includes all materials for a 7 to 8 inch sterling silver bracelet and up to 12 dangles. Cost €120.00 per person

Thursday 8th November - Metal work - Make a unique pendant or a garden ornament using copper sheet, art glass beads and wire. This workshop offers aspects of design and many techniques using wire and sheet copper....forging, cutting, disc making, melting wire into ball ends and how to make  wire wrapped loops.  Cost €75.00 (4 places left)

All courses run from 10am to 4.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch I provide drinks and light refreshments. A 50% deposit is required with bookings. Deposits are non-refundable but your booking can be transferred with 7 days notice. Please pay online, credit card or send a P.O. or a cheque made payable  to Derryaun Crafts with your booking

Derryaun Crafts, 
Sheefry House, 
Nr. Westport, 
Co Mayo. 

Any questions, please phone Suzie Sullivan 098 21888 or email;

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