Becky  Patellis

Becky is the owner of, Naturally, a wholesale and retail company specializing in semi-precious stone jewelry to compliment the wardrobe. Her experience in jewelry design & production started in 1985, with a background in apparel. Becky started teaching at William Holland in 1997. Becky is also a regular instructor for Beads by Design, Marietta, GA., Cobb County, GA Senior Services, Cobb County, GA Gem & Mineral Society, where she serves as class coordinator, dealer chair for the annual gem/mineral show, and is a trustee for the society. She also teaches private and group classes in her studio. She has also taught for Beadfest, sponsored by Lapidary Journal and Step by Step magazine and has been published in Bead and Button Magazine where her Kumihimo with Beads design Simple Exchange was chosen for the Best Of 2009 hardback book. Her jewelry can be found in several galleries in Georgia and North Carolina. Her website is www.beckypatellisjewelrydesigns.com Facebook: beckypatellisjewelrydesigns

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Beading Design and Techniques - Beyond the Basics - Becky Patellis
Classes consist of beading techniques with an emphasis on intricate designs and personal style as they apply to necklaces, earrings, pins, watches, etc. We will discuss pricing and marketing of finished projects. This class has good information for the beginner, as well as the more advanced. Beads, stringing materials, findings and tools will be available for purchase from the instructor.
I encourage you to bring any wirework, PMC, Lampwork or silver projects you might have that you wish to incorporate into your beaded work.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$300
Prerequisites: None

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Silver Special- Soft Soldering - Becky Patellis
The art of translating Tiffany Style stained glass soldering into jewelry. We will be using a soldering iron instead of a torch to get similar looks. Often called "low-tech" soldering. This technique is especially good for those who do not have an appropriate place for torch work, or just don't like working with fire. The students will use copper foil around cabochons, beads, or just make wire structures to form their individual designs. The school has soldering irons and rheostats for student use, or bring your own. Students will also need to bring a pair of chain nose pliers and a third hand (that they don't care if it gets used with heat), safety glasses, assortment of cabochons and beads, wire working tools. Instructor will supply masks, patina, patina brush, polishing compound, non-latex gloves and additional assortment of wire. Lab fee includes lead-free solder, copper foil, paste flux, flux brush, sal ammoniac (cleaning block) and wire.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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