Chain isn't just for hanging pendants around our neck; rather, incorporating chain in our jewelry designs allows us to create textured and unique pieces that are nearly limitless in their options. Students in this class will learn how to manipulate chain to create stylish necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings by combining chain segments with handcrafted beaded links. Students will gain experience in working with jewelry pliers, unique beads, jewelry wire, and essential jewelry findings such as jump rings, eye pins, clasps and earring hooks. Class time is designed to incorporate both guided instruction and free time, allowing jewelers to create at their own pace, and all pieces crafted in this class are yours to keep for wearing and enjoyment!
Students will be provided with the tools and a selection of bead materials for the class, however they are also encouraged to bring in their own beads or any old beadwork jewelry of their own that can be repurposed into something new and beautiful if they so choose.
Class fees are per person.
Class is limited to 8 Students. Masks are optional for vaccinated participants.
Crafting Jewelry with Chain Elements - Thursday 9/2 5PM - 6:30PM
My passion for jewelry making began as a hobby as a teenager, looking to create pieces that couldn’t be found in any store and could tell a story about who I am as an individual. What began as creating colorful beads with polymer clay transformed into a business of crafting intricate pieces utilizing a wide variety of materials and techniques for stringing, wireworking, beadweaving, and more.
For nearly a decade, I have been able to share my joy for jewelry making both through my one-of-a-kind designs sold through local artisan festivals and e-commerce, and also by teaching students of all ages how to unlock the power of jewelry making within themselves. It is my goal to support growing jewelers how to create strong and unique pieces of jewelry that bring the joy of this art into their lives.
All class fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to severe weather or instructor illness.
A credit for a reschedule may be available at the discretion of the instructor and only up to 10 days before the scheduled date of the class.