“Tucson is known for its gem shows and JOGS is one of the most famous of these shows,” says Alec Day, president and CEO of JewelryTools.com. “We are bringing in some of the best and most well-known jewelry-making instructors from around the country."
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
JewelryTools.Com, a one-stop on-line shop for jewelry-making supplies, is hosting more than 100 classes at the JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show coming up February 1 - 12, 2013 at the Expo Center in Tucson. Registration is now open to the public for the classes that feature top instructors teaching the most up-to-date jewelry crafting techniques in the country.
“Tucson is known for its gem shows and JOGS is one of the most famous of these shows,” says Alec Day, president and CEO of Jewelry Tools (http://www.jewelrytools.com/). “We are bringing in some of the best and most well-known jewelry-making instructors from around the country to teach our classes. It’s a great chance to learn from the pros and start a new hobby, or expand your knowledge and learn new special techniques.”
JewelryTools.Com's Tucson jewelry classes will be taught by the following experts:
- Patti Bullard, founder of WiredUpBeads.com and known for inventing Wubbers jewelry making pliers, which are specially designed tools for simple, effortless jewelry creation. Bullard will teach sterling silver spinner and stackable rings.
- Helen Driggs, Senior Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine, and an experienced metalsmith, will teach a layered heart pendant, riveted pendant, and circle earrings.
- Meredith Arnold, a comedian-artist specializing in jewelry and mixed media work, will teach how to use a Flexshaft, which is a motorized jewelry tool that can reduce the jewelry creation and finishing process by as much as 90 percent; as well as how to create patina effects with a torch.
- Fifteen other talented teachers will also offer classes. These include several published authors, such as Kate Richbourg, Brenda Schweder, Lilian Chen, and Jodi Bombardier.
Class prices range from $119 to $169 per class, with a low project kit fee per class. The jewelry classes are a mix of half-day (3.5 hours) and full-day (7.5 hours) jewelry making sessions. Attendees will walk away with a finished project in every class.
Approximately 100,000 people will come to Tucson for the show, representing 19,000 stores and about 3,700 exhibiting companies. This year, JOGS will have 4,000 vendors. While at JOGS, be sure to visit the http://www.jewelrytools.com/ booth, #N1. In addition to classes, there will be live tool demos and tools available. To register for classes, visit http://www.jewelrytools.com/classes/ or call 1-866-453-6147.
JewelryTools.Com is an online jewelry supply company that has been serving the jewelry-making community since 1995. An authorized Euro Tool dealer, JewelryTools carries a wide range of reputable brands, including Lindstrom, Xuron, GRS, and Gentech. With jewelry cleaning and storage solutions as well as specialty metal clay, polymer clay, metal forming, beading, and wire wrapping tools, JewelryTools has over 5,000 jewelry tools in-stock, ready for you.
Their sister-site, wire-sculpture.com, is the premiere wire jewelry supply site, bringing the best wire wrapping supplies, education, and information to wire jewelry artists across the world.