Kitchen Counter Metalworking with Jewelry Artist Candie Cooper

From Jennifer: I used to be one of those beaders who was always just a tiny bit afraid of trying any kind of metalwork for my jewelry making projects. But once I got my hands on my first torch to make lampwork glass beads, and then tried my hand at soldering a few years later, I started to realize that metalwork isn't as scary as I thought. It's actually a lot of fun! If you're interested in learning more about metalwork, you won't want to miss our next live webinar, Kitchen Counter Metalworking for Beaders with Candie Cooper. But don't take it from me: find out why Candie loves making metal jewelry, and why you will, too!

Hello there! I'm Candie (insert virtual hug).  Pull up a chair!  I'll make you a cup of tea while I tell you about my upcoming webinar with Beading Daily.  I'm so excited about it!  That's why I'm making you tea instead of coffee because I've already had a cup and am amped up enough.

I started making jewelry when I was in sixth grade.  Wire wrapped rock pendants for my friends as Earth Day gifts to be exact.  That's where it all began.  I strung beads all through high school making and selling my jewelry creations.   In college, I took lots of metalworking courses and that's when I learned that metal looks good with everything—including beads!

Over the years I've learned that it brings me great joy to put my special mark on pre-made findings through the use of metalworking tools.  It's also gratifying to make my own simple findings to use alongside beads.  I'm going to show you how you can do the same in my webinar, Kitchen Counter Metalworking for Beaders.

I'm serving up all kinds of nifty tricks that don't take many tools, time and money to make.  The webinar will start with basic needs and build layer upon layer.  That's another thing.  Do you like layering and stacking components?  Yes, you say?  Then we're already BFFs because I. Do. Too.

A lot.

See why I don't need more coffee?

The webinar will cover setting up a metalworking station, sawing and texturing metal, forming sheet metal and wire, making ear wires, how to put holes in metal, and adding a bit of color to your pieces.  There will be a few surprises too.

Simply put:  It's going to be a good time!

Join me, won't you?

Candie Cooper is the author of four jewelry making books.  She teaches and works as a design consultant to the jewelry making industry.  For a further peek into her creative life, visit




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