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Weekend Workshops
October 2023
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Beaded Chain Necklace

Sun          10/1       10:00 - 4:00

(Instructor: Estyn Hulbert)

Design and make your own layering necklace. Learn a simple technique to embellish a chain with pearls or stones and create a one-of-a-kind necklace that is as elegant or as wild and freeform as you like.

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: Available for purchase from the instructor - cost varies depending on materials used. 

First Impressions: Metal Clay 101

Sat            10/7       10:00 - 4:00

(Chris Eschbach)

An introduction into the world of fine silver precious metal clay; perfect for the absolute beginner! Traditional metalsmithing experience is not necessary, it helps, but is not required.

Students will learn to manipulate metal clay in its pliable form, refine details in its dry form, torch fire their work and ultimately be left with a piece of pure silver jewelry. Time and intricacy dependent, students can expect to leave with a charm and/or a pair of earrings. 

Throughout the day, tools, tips, standard practices and the infinite possibilities that metal clay brings to your jewelry making skill set will be discussed.

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $150.00

Materials: $40

Basic 101 - Foundations

Sat-Sun       10/14-15    10:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Start here if you want a clear, concise and in-depth knowledge of basic jewelry making techniques. Learn how to use hand tools to cut, texture and file and machines to drill, sand and polish. There will be a number of demonstrations with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. The wide range of topics covered will give you a solid foundation to set you out on your educational path with confidence. Learn how to recognize quality craftsmanship in the pieces you currently own or want to buy. The skills acquired in jewelry making come in handy on many levels, even fixing and altering things!

The project will introduce beginners to multiple techniques including sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, finishing and possibly riveting. A simple sterling ring kicks off the session with a bang!

Skill Level: Absolutely No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

Moved to Nov 11 - 12

Intro to Lampwork Glass Bead Making

Sat          10/28       10:00 - 4:00

(Stephanie Maddalena)

Create unique, individualized glass beads to incorporate into your jewelry pieces.  Lampwork glass beads are made with melted glass and shaped to fabricate beautiful one of a kind beads. In this workshop students will learn the basics of lampworking, making beads decorated with flower designs, silver foil, copper leaf and layers of glass designs.

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $140

Lab Fee: $35

Materials: Included

Moved to Nov 18
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