Learn how to design your own piece of personalized jewelry from a professional jewelry artist. I will provide all of the tools, materials, and step by step instructions necessary to complete your customized project. Private sessions can be scheduled at my home studio or arrangements can be made for a group jewelry making party in your home.
Emboss, Color, Rivet
Discover how to transform sheet metal into eye catching focal pieces. Participants will learn how to prep, texture and colorize metal using simple and fun techniques. Have fun transforming metal into one-of-a-kind jewelry components for use as pendants, earrings, and much more.
It’s A Wrap!
Learn how easy it is to transform wire into stunning jewelry. Participants will learn a variety of wire wrapping techniques to create different styles of clasps, bails, beads, connectors and more to incorporate into their own jewelry designs. Discover the necessary tools needed to create quality wire creations.
Recycle, Recreate, and Renew
Do you have jewelry that you just never wear anymore? Or perhaps you have a broken necklace or you’ve inherited an heirloom pin that just sits in your drawer. Participants will learn how to recycle old and tired pieces into fresh new jewelry designs that you’ll actually wear! Bring your stash of bits and pieces along with your assortment of beads and chain to this workshop to recreate and renew your jewelry collection. Learn how to take something old and make it new again.
Explore the endless possibilities resin has to offer when making and designing jewelry. Participants will learn the basic techniques needed to work with resin including mixing, pouring, curing, and adding color. This hands-on class will cover creating and filling hollow bezels, adding inclusions, using resin on paper, making molds and casting charms. Finishing techniques will also be demonstrated. Various tips and tricks for working with resin will take the mystery out of the process to make it fun and easy.
The Chain Gang
Get addicted to the ancient art of chainmaille! Participants will discover the proper tools and techniques needed for weaving jump rings together to create beautiful chains. Begin your adventures by learning several different patterns of chainmaille to be used as necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Once you learn the steps needed, a vast array of patterns and designs can be incorporated into your jewelry creations.