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9:00 am
Cdn $225.00

Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons 1

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Boris Kolodny

Course outline: You love gems and stones and have lots of ideas on how to use them - now learn how to cut them yourself with the expertise of artist and instructor Boris Kolodny! This one-day introductory class will teach you how to cut a shape from a 'rough' slab and then grind it to a beautiful flat back cabochon that you can use in your own designs. You'll learn how orientate the cabochon for best color, pattern, or orientation, and to try to cut around any fracture lines or flaws in the stone. You'll then take the rough shape …

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10:00 am
Cdn $50.00

Moosehair Medallion

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Naomi Smith

Course outline: Led by First Nations instructor Naomi Smith, you will create a floral design using the ages old Native moosehair tufting technique. The design will be further enhanced with embossed beadwork and edging techniques to create a functional and unique piece of wearable art. Decorated Medallions have served as a staple in Native American dress for many years. They are a celebrated way to showcase ones creative talents. I invite everyone to be part of this living tradition. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with hand sewing an asset Technique: Introductory Moosehair tufting & embossed beading techniques and edging …

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