Explore easy to make, colorful jewelry! This one day exciting beginning jewelry class will allow you to make a pair of earrings and pendant by employing epoxy resin. Raid your kitchen cabinet for spices like turmeric and oregano. You can harness the textures and colors of wood, bone, paint pigments and sand to make striking and beautiful jewelry or employ the process in a variety of applications. We will use pre-cast jewelry components of white, yellow bronze and copper tubing.
Students will learn basic jewelry fabrication skills such as filing, cutting, grinding, layout and design. Basic soldering will be introduced.
This process can be applied to many different types of media such as wood or a jewelry embellishment onto fibers.
A material fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the start of the class. Materials include copper tubing, pre-cast bronze components, epoxy resin, sand paper, and sterling jewelry findings.
Karen Christians is the Founder of Cleverwerx, an e-commerce website for metalsmiths, and designs quality jewelry tools to honor her trade. She also founded the non-profit jewelry school Metalwerx in Waltham, MA in 1998. Karen is the author of the book “Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft”, published by the MJSA Press. Karen writes articles in major trade magazines, lectures, teaches workshops and fabricates jewelry and sculpture. She holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is a regular participant at Burning Man where she teaches resin inlay. Currently she is a member of Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville. Karen is a passionate teacher, photographer, writer, cook and traveler.
Saturday, December 10th, 10AM-5PM OR
Sunday, December 11th, 10AM-5PM
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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.