Upcoming Classes and Events

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Jun 2017

Fold Formed Cuffs

Fold-Formed Riveted Cuff
Sat, Jun 3rd ... 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $45.00

new! Learn three techniques in one project! First we’ll explore various fold-forming techniques to create texture in metal. then the cold-connection of riveting, and forming metal into a cuff bracelet.

Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sun, Jun 4th ... 11:00 am - 5:00 pm ... $65.00

This six-hour class allows soldering students the chance to learn bezel setting in a personalized way.


Beaded Hoop Earrings
Fri, Jun 9th ... 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ... $25.00

Learn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can wear singly or stack in multiples.


Twisted Wire Necklace
Fri, Jun 9th ... 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm ... $35.00

Become proficient in the basics of twisted wire as you create a distinctive necklace replete with flowers, leaves and gracefully twining vines.


Wire-By-The-Row Earrings
Sat, Jun 10th ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $45.00

Turn wires in various colors and finishes into lacy, lightweight earrings. Learn how to create the shape you desire—-triangular, diamond-shaped, square, round—-and how to emphasize and de-emphasize the individual colors to achieve the effect you are looking for.


Make Your Own Findings
Sat, Jun 10th ... 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm ... $25.00

Learn to make simple yet decorative clasps, ear wires, headpins,\ bead wraps, and a variety of surprisingly easy wire beads to use in your own creations.


Sculpted Wire Floral Necklace
Sun, Jun 11th ... 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ... $35.00

Learn to create an armature in the shape that compliments your features. Then, using fine-gauge wire, sculpt delicate flowers to arrange along its length. A beaded chain and handmade clasp finish a look that is all your own!

Etched Copper Pendants

Copper Etching for Jewelry
Sat, Jun 24th ... 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ... $45.00

Take the mystery out of copper etching! This class covers etching basics, safety with chemicals, and methods for transferring hand-drawn or digital images onto copper.

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sun, Jun 25th ... 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ... $20.00

Fire can be fun! This class is a pre-requisite for all of our torch classes. We will cover safety considerations, how to use the tools we need, and the fundamentals of soldering.

"Crossroads" Bracelet with Tila Beads

"Crossroads" Bracelet
Sun, Jun 25th ... 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ... $0.00

Zig-zag your way through glass Tila beads to make this interesting (and comfortable!) woven bracelet.


Jul 2017

Spinner Ring

SOLDERING: Spinner Ring
Sat, Jul 1st ... 10:30 am - 2:30 pm ... $40.00

Learn the basics of soldering and ring sizing as you fabricate this fun ring! A great introductory class that offers interesting variations on the simple band ring design.


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