Leatherworking

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Leather & Pearls & Wraps...Oh My! - Renee Kelley
In this fun filled class students will be learning how to create leather and pearl jewelry which will include designing and creating bracelets, earrings and necklaces using leather, pearls and semi-precious stones. They will then move on to wrapped bracelets which will include instruction on basic micro macram knotting using thread and metal sliding beads. You will also gain instruction on how to use a knotty board which will allow unlimited ways to design and create jewelry pieces. Planned projects include a stamped design bracelet, leather and Pearl Necklace & earrings, Criss-cross leather and pearl bracelet, and a macram and stone woven bracelet. You will also design and create a Boho wrap bracelet using techniques learned above. This fun bracelet will wrap the wrist several times and look like you are wearing multiple bracelets at a time. There will be extra materials for purchase if student desires, but my class fee includes all they need to complete each planned project. Lab Fee: $150.00 Includes all materials and tutorials for planned projects

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Leather Carving II - Renee Kelley
Leather Carving II will take the student beyond the basics and each student will create a one of a kind leather carved journal complete with hardware. Carving and tooling will be reviewed and practiced and then the student will decide on the size and design to go on their journal. New techniques will be introduced and incorporated into an additional project(s) whenever journal needs to be put aside for drying etc. Because the leather carved journal is an intensive project, LEATHER 1 will be required unless otherwise approved by instructor. There will be additional supplies, tools available for purchase, but not required. Lab Fee: 150.00 (Includes all leather, use of tools, hardware for journal, dyes, needed for all planned projects)

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Leather I

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Leather I - Renee Kelley
This course is to familiarize students with various techniques of leatherworking. I will be going over tool information, and how to apply your designs to leather to be used in carving and stamping. You will learn stitching techniques and leather dying and how to apply different techniques to get the look you want for each particular project. LEATHER CARVING: Transfer design into the leather, how to cut design with a swivel knife, how to bevel, texturize and dye it. LEATHER STAMPING: This is one of the most common ways of creating bracelets and belts and wallets. Students will have the use of my tools to create their own bracelet design. How and what stamps work together well will be covered. You will work up your designs using scrap leather and then proceed to making a bracelet, earrings or pendant and various other projects. There will be extra materials for purchase if student desires, but my class fee includes all they need to complete each planned project.
Lab Fee: $125.00 (Includes all leather, use of tools, dyes needed for all required projects projects)

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$100
Prerequisites: None

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Leather I - Tom Slavicek
Learn the basic techniques of cutting and stitching leather bags and pouches, plus learn how to use a wood-burning tool to add artwork onto the leather, and how to add color to your designs, more. There are several styles, shapes and sizes of bags that you will be able to choose from, along with colors and textures of leather: All tools, leather and materials, straps and tassels, decorations and templates are provided for the class. You do not need to bring anything except you enthusiasm and be ready to amaze yourself at what you create!

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Leather II - Tom Slavicek
Learn advanced techniques in coloring, setting cabochons into leather, making medallions as decorations, some tooling & dying, more.

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Leather II - Mountain Man Week - Tom Slavicek
Crafting Mountain man/black powder style shoulder bags and accessories, and/or craft your own bags.
Cost for each class is $185 per person - Make up to 4 bags during the week.

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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