Posts Tagged ‘Patrik Kusek’

Sand Casting Workshop The Ranch Center for Arts and Craft

  I’ve been busy designing a NEW project to add to my upcoming workshop on sand casting jewelry. Sand casting is perfect for making one-of-kind designs.  However not only can you recycle scrap silver, PMC etc but you can use one master pattern to create many different iterations of the original design. The technique is

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Trying Rust Free and Boeshield by the Boeing Corp

During the beginning part of every year I preform my usual ritual of studio tool maintenance and studio clean up. Although maintenance on some tools and equipment happens year round, the start of year usually leaves me extra time to do some serious cleaning. This year I noticed that some of my tools had garnered

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Sand Casting with Patrik Kusek on www.craftcast.com

Reviewing my notes for my new CraftCast class. This one is going to fun! Learn how to use scrap silver in sand casting to make new jewelry! You learn the basic tools needed to get started wax carving and sand casting. Not into wax carving? You’ll learn what other materials you can use to make

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iLove tools 5 crafcast

Don’t miss tonight’s FREE LIVE online webinar, I LOVE Tools #5 Join us at 7:30pm ET Click HERE to register. Even if you can’t make it, make sure and register so you get a link to the recording. You will get to see some amazing tools plus get lots of coupon codes to use for

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Patrik Kusek's Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

Patrik Kusek’s Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

pebble mosaics

I love great craftsmanship. It can be in the most ordinary thing, but if it is well crafted it tells me that someone paid close attention to every detail. I somehow feel a kinship with whoever made the piece. I guess this is part of why I’m a designer.  Earlier today I was trolling the

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www.mymandarinduck.com

I found this great little video on YouTube by Aniko of My Mandarin Ducky. www.mandarin-duck.com She has wonderful videos on polymer clay and a great Etsy shop with polymer clay tutorials. Check it out this video on how to make textures using a ball stylus. There are 50 designs!

The difference between the different gold alloys and also the difference between gold plating and Vermeil

While you are out holiday shopping you might find this info interesting when you buy gold. Of course from Rio Grand! Mark Nelson describes the different colors you can achieve using various gold alloys. Plus he talks about the different types of gold plating and the legal definition of Vermeil. Thanks to Martha for suggesting

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Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudouris

Last night I heard a wonderful lecture by Paul Koudounaris PhD. author of Empire of Death and his new book Heavenly Bodies, Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons. Who knew these wonderful masterpieces existed? I was first introduced to Paul’s work when I stumbled upon his first book Empire of Death last year in the book shop at

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Iris Apfel

I love Iris!

Bob Burket wax working

Hey everyone. The lovely Kate Richbourg is hosting Bob Burket in her studio for a two day wax working workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn from a master! Bob’s work is fantastic! This is one class I have to take! Hope to see you there. Click on this link to register. PLUS Check

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BABE_color_2013_coupon

Thinking about going to the BABE! Show in Oakland? Well here is a coupon! With the extra cash you might be able to buy a couple more beads! If you are at the show come up stairs to the classrooms and drop by and say hi! If you come during lunch we can chat plus

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Metal Clay Frame and resin rings by Patrik Kusek

The Bay Area Bead Extravaganza is right around the corner. There are still a few seats available in both of my classes. Sign up today to ensure your place. Stop by and see me during lunch and check out some of my new designs for sale. See you at BABE! Sign up today at the

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Metal Clay Frame and resin rings by Patrik Kusek

I’ve been asked if students can make a different frame design for the Evil Eye Rings Class that I’m going to be teaching at BABE! this year. OF COURSE YOU CAN! I welcome it! One of the best parts about teaching is seeing the different ways students interpret the information that they learn. So feel

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Mystic Pendant by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay – Yes, No.. Maybe? Ask the Mystic Pendulum! November 17, Sunday 9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit Description: In this day long metal clay class you could get all of your questions answered with the Mystic Pendulum, and learn the secrets it contains.You’ll

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Metal Clay Ring by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay – Protection From the Evil Eye Ring by Patrik Kusek Saturday 9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit Sign up today at the B.A.B.E Show site Description: In this day long metal clay class you’ll learn how to protect yourself from the evil eye

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Metal Clay Ring by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay – Protection From the Evil Eye Ring by Patrik Kusek Saturday 9 am – 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit Sign up today at the B.A.B.E Show site Description: In this day long metal clay class you’ll learn how to protect yourself from the evil eye

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Rio Grande PMC Certification w/Patrik Kusek

I’ll be in New Orleans next month to teach a Rio Grande PMC certification class. This is a whole new certification program with updates and new projects! This new program has been only taught  few times and will not officially be announced until later this year. The new certification includes PMC Sterling — 2 new

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Lora Hart Pendant 1

As usual I’m so very excited to see the work of the Woodland Chic Design Team. This week is no exception. Lora gave us a wonderful example of how to take a commercially produced texture and modify it to make it more customized. By doing this she was able to compose the different design elements

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