If you’re intimidated at the thought of using a flex shaft in your home studio, this is the workshop for you! Join Francesca for a hands-on day designed to demystify this essential tool, including proper maintenance and safety considerations. We’ll learn how to take a piece from done to truly finished, we’ll troubleshoot common problems, and we’ll learn to drill holes in stones and glass cabs. Plus, everyone leaves with a set of basic flex-shaft accessories to use at home – radial discs, polishing supplies, and more. Everything necessary to participate is provided, including eye protection, but students should bring eye magnification and a battery operated task light – it’s essential to be able to see well and clearly to do this work. Additionally, students should bring one or two jewelry pieces to work with in class and one or two glass or stone cabochons to drill if desired. Detailed in-person demos, projected and enlarged on a screen for ease of viewing, are followed by plenty of hands-on work time.