Explore easy to make, colorful jewelry and sculpture! This one-day exciting beginner-friendly class will allow you to make a few small pieces like earrings and pendants 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 components of white and yellow bronze and copper tubing.
In addition to the resin process, students will learn basic metal 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 as 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, July 28, 10AM-5PM
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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.