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In this one day class, jewel designer Erin Considine will teach you her signature technique of Kumihimo (japanese braiding) and natural dyeing. Students will learn the principles of kumihimo and different braiding techniques, while working towards creating a small piece of fiber jewelry - bracelets, necklaces, belt. Erin will also share some of her
This is our most popular workshop and is suitable for ages 12 and up. This is a unisex style, we offer a huge selection of materials to choose from. 2 hour workshop including all materials. 2 different styles to choose from: a 15" double wrap bracelet or a twin pattern wide bracelet. You will leave wearing your gorgeous new bracelet that you have m
Learn how to create a single, double, triple, or four wrap bracelet with leather cord and button closure. Leave class with your own unique piece designed by you.Materials included. Tools supplied for in-class work only.Note: Classes are taught in the lower levels of GLLAM (Gallery La La Artisan Market). GLLAM is a boutique/gallery in Soho featuring
Whale on some metal! Forging is simply changing the form of metal by applying pressure and force. Using hammers, anvils, punches and all that rage you build up on your daily commute you can create a finished piece of jewelry from flat or round stock. Learn the basics of measuring, bending, forming, texturing, shaping and finishing. Each student wil
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats. They don’t have to cost a fortune, but can look like they did. Participants will spend class time learning about the design process, getting introduced to beginner techniques, stringing colorful gems and crystals, and finding out where to buy what you need. No jewelry making experience required. $50 beginn
Learn the basics of making jewelry. Students will be guided through the process of creating rings, necklace pendants, bracelets, and earrings using copper, brass, or silver. Over this 10-week course, participants will be introduced to sawing, filing, rivet-making, soldering, polishing and setting stones, plus hammering techniques, and surface treat
Learn a variety of techniques in bead-weaving, making unique bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and rings. Each hands-on session introduces stitches such as brick, herringbone, netting, and peyote. Be prepared to finish at least three projects.
Optional materials fee varies up to $50. Class limited to 15.Prerequisite: SXW 011 Beadweaving for
Learn to produce elegant, finished jewelry pieces to wear or to sell.This program teaches techniques of knotting, weaving, and stringing with pearls, crystals, and semiprecious stones. This program stresses the principles of style, design, and color as well as custom-fitting methods. Tricks of the trade are revealed, including where to obtain mater
This class will explore a wide range of sculptural shapes, surface textures, and hollow forms. Wax carving techniques using both hand tools and the flex shaft will be introduced for carving small objects and jewelry. Carving wax is a wonderful technique for creating jewelry. Intricate details can be created in wax that you can’t achieve in metal.
Ward off the cold weather and learn knitting for metalsmiths! Using just jump rings, pliers and ancient patterns, you can create intricate, ornate chains. We'll cover 3 basic chain making processes, including chain maille (super useful when dueling with swords!). After the demos there will be plenty of time to design and build a bracelet or pendant
In this class we will learn the basics of peyote stitch which is a free-hand beading technique.Beading is an ancient art that spans across most traditional cultures around the world including the Native American traditions of South, Central and North America. It has also been found in traditional cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.It
Learn to use traditional African forging techniques to make a ring or bracelet. Supply List: Click here to view list.
From wire and sheet to chain and charm, construct a charm bracelet. Learn to fuse links and make a clasp to hold your masterpiece! Supply List: Click here to view list.
Gain a working knowledge of creating links and weaving either a pair of tapered spiral earrings or an Egyptian spiral bracelet. All levels welcome: students who want to build on their existing knowledge or learn the technique from scratch. We discuss manipulating the size of the spiral and the gage of the wire, and students work in brass, nickel or
Learn the basics of how to work with brass copper and sterling to create cuff bracelets. Supply List: Click here to view list.
In this workshop, Erin Considine, will teach you the Kumihimo technique, a simple card braiding technique traditional from Japan. Using natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, you will design and create a unique bracelet, dip-dye it with natural materials, and finish it with vintage and reclaimed brass components.The After Workshops are a series o
Learn to make chains and clasps by fusing, forging, wire manipulation and use of cold-connections. Design individualized chains for use as neck pieces, (including attachable pendants) and even rings.
In this two part workshop, Students will dye silk using natural materials easily found in the kitchen, the farmers market, or locally foraged. A braid is a universal symbol, form of personal expression, a functional object and adornment. Utilizing a simple card braiding technique and Japanese and Peruvian braiding patterns, you will design an
Cuff obsessed? Learn to make your own! In this fun and fast paced class students will learn the basic skills needed in creating their own custom leather jewelry. Techniques to be covered creating patterns, materials selection and cutting techniques, and a variety of decorative and finishing techniques. Additionally all students will learn how to se
Create your own fashion accessories or wonderful gifts for friends – add copper highlights, dangling chains, or gemstone beads for a decorative flash of color. Working in sterling silver – form jump rings, twist wire, and get some expertise using the torch to make hoop earrings and bangle bracelets in a variety of styles.
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