Riki Schumacher demonstrates a variety of unique necklace designs using the nests and connectors you’ll create in this class, plus many types of wiring techniques. Add your cherished vintage found objects, and any amount of bling you like, designing around your unique nest and bird stamping focal. Riki also shows you how to make a clasp from scratch. You will love the creative possibilities in this project!
Here are some techniques you will learn in this workshop:
• Making a soldered nest from scratch
• How to attach a stamping to the nest
• What materials to use for soldering
• How to incorporate the nests connectors and pendant
• What patina to use
• How to hand finish your nests
• How to wire three beads together
• Connecting found objects
• How to make a handmade clasp
• Riki’s input on designing a necklace
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
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.