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  Basic Introductory Classes

Stringing

Learn the basic techniques to design your very own masterpiece. Explore different stringing materials, crimping techniques, design theory and bead terminology.

Level: Beginners young and old.

Materials Included: various overstock glass beads from my studio stash, stringing wire, crimps (2) and 1 clasp. Additional materials available for a modest fee or bring your own supplies or old jewelry for a redesign!

Class Fee: $25.00 (Includes materials described to complete one practice bracelet or necklace and design/redesign assistance for additional project to be completed by student.

Time:  This 90 minute class is offered by appointment and also in scheduled group workshops.

*ALL TOOLS SUPPLIED BY INSTRUCTOR. Come try various tools before committing!

 

 

 

Basic Wire Wrap I & II

Learn the basic technique used to attach one "thingy" to another... key to making and finishing many jewelry projects. Between both sessions, the student will become proficient with the wrap technique attaching chain to clasp or finding, dangles to chain, wrapped links to each other and dangles to earring components. Wire Wrap-I focuses on creating "dangles" and the use of jump rings to create (2) pair of earrings and one feature pendant.

Level: Beginner class for teens and adults.

Materials Included: Spool of practice wire and glass beads. Sterling silver wire available for additional fee.

Class Fee: $35.00 for each session

Time:  Each session is 90 minutes and is offered by appointment and also in scheduled group workshops.

*ALL TOOLS SUPPLIED BY INSTRUCTOR. Come try various tools before committing to the craft or expensive pliers.

 

Wire Wrap-II involves the creation of double looped wire links to make a bracelet, along with a custom clasp.

Level: Beginner class for teens and adults.

Materials Included: Spool of practice wire and glass beads. Sterling silver wire available for additional fee.

Class Fee: $35.00 for each session

Time:  Each session is 90 minutes and is offered by appointment and also in scheduled group workshops.

*ALL TOOLS SUPPLIED BY INSTRUCTOR. Come try various tools before committing to the craft or expensive pliers.

 

Metal Clay        

Metal clay is an exciting way to create your very own fine silver charms. You can mold, stamp, and shape this material into any design you like. 

Level: Beginner class for teens and adults

Materials Included: Each student will receive a package of silver metal clay, work surface, roller, scalpel, 6" fine silver wire and materials to finish the project of choice. Use of instructor kiln and texture tools included. Just bring creative energy and a willing spirit!

Class Fee: $65.00 plus materials (based upon market price for silver)

Time: This is a 3 hour introductory class offered by appointment and also scheduled periodically as a group workshop.