Stack them, or wear one or two at a time! How fun are these? Riki Schumacher shows you how to make a darling hammered bangle, from a heavy gauge wire. Layer them up with a dozen bangles or so! You can wire them up with treasures from your stash like keys, buttons, pearls and gems, or make charms from scratch!
Join her in making your own hand made charms to dangle on your hand made bangles. You will begin with the very basics by cutting, sawing, bending and drilling some sheet metals. You’ll be working in brass, copper and nickel. You will learn to use a disc cutter as well as cut out shapes, add texture, make a darling teensy box, add a touch of color, stamp words and numbers, ball up wire, punch out a window, layer metals with spacers, rivet screws and eyelets and so much more! Riki will even show you how to lace two circles together for a fabulous multi-layered piece.
Making these adorable little charms are so much fun. Riki will also show you how you could add these darlings to a fabulous hand made charm necklace, if you want to make one to match the bangles. This workshop is for all levels, and everyone will learn new tips and techniques. Throw on a peasant top, dig out those bell bottoms, stack on those bangles and uncover that gypsy girl you know you have in you. Your friends will all want them too!
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After retiring from a grinding career in media, she returned to her passion…art. A jewelry designer for fifteen years, Riki has taught for the last half dozen. She began with mixed media jewelry making, studying with the masters of the craft. Lately she has explored watercolor and acrylic painting. With her love of travel, watercolor art journaling is a new passion.
In the past, you could find her designs in juried art festivals, as well as various boutiques nationally. Riki even had her own line of cast dog image jewelry for many years. She has been featured many times in prestigious art publications such as Stampington’s Belle Armoire, Jewelry Affaire and Belle Armoire Jewelry.
Teaching has become the focus of Riki’s outlet now. She often teaches at national mixed media retreats like Art Unraveled, Adorn Me, Vivi Magoo and Art is You. We’re proud to say this year marks Riki’s fifth year as an instructor with Artful Gathering. She enjoys teaching on line workshops, saying “I love being able to reach students worldwide, in the convenience of their home”. Be sure to check out Riki’s workshops. Students come back often with glowing reviews about her fun classes, saying she provides highly detailed instruction, packed full of techniques.
Riki’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include, Petite Photo Frames, Musical Delights, Stackable Boho Bangles, Downton Heirloom Cuff Bracelets, Overcoming the Fear of Fire, Whimsical Teensies, Sweet Tweets, and Romantic Relic Frames.