The Delaware Valley Bead Society (DVBS) will sponsor Marti Brown’s “Honey I Shrank the Jewelry” program on Tuesday, February 20, at 7pm in the Café of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place - Building #1, Flemington, NJ. The program is free and open to the public, but non-members must pre-register.
Remember Shrinky Dinks®? Then you should know that “shrinking” jewelry isn’t as difficult as it may seem, especially when you use shrink plastic. Brown will conduct a hands-on demonstration of the Shrinkets Molding System to create bead caps, cones, spacers and beads. This shrink plastic is smooth and shiny on one side, and sanded and ready for designing on the other. The sanded side is best for mediums such as colored pencils and other mediums requiring a textured surface for adhering. Both sides will take permanent ink.
Participants will use Shrinkets molds created by Julie Haymaker (juliehaymaker.com) to transform flat shrink art into lightweight but durable – and unique! – components suitable for use in your jewelry. A fee of $5 covers the use of the shrink plastic, templates, colored pencils, markers, rubber stamps, ink and heat tools.
Brown is a founding member and president of the Bead Society, and has been designing jewelry for more than 32 years. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry making from Miami University, Oxford Ohio. Although she has worked with silver, copper and gold, working with Niobium is her passion. She will present her program during the two-hour DVBS meeting. To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number to email@example.com or call (908) 246-1231.