Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own jewelry? Or maybe just try a new skill? Or give it a try without spending tons of money on expensive tools and then not using them? Yup; been there. More unused items than I can count.
I offer private classes in my home studio. Before I relocated to Florida, I taught in Philadelphia at a couple of bead stores. through a community arts center and offered private lessons in my home studio.
Classes include wire wrapping, basic torch skills, cold connections. Working with copper, fine or sterling silver. I'm open to your suggestions if there's something you want to tackle but isn't listed below.
Currently Available Classes:
Charming Resin (resin filled pendant)
Cold Connection (no heat) Pendant
Cold Connection (no heat) Earrings
Etched Copper Pendant
Wire Wrapped and Beaded Pendant
Free Form Copper ring (torch required)
Free Form Fused Fine Silver Ring
Fused Fine Silver "Going in Circles" Pendant
Fused Fine Silver Earrings
Fused Fine Silver Link Bracelet
(all fused fine silver classes require use of butane torch)
What: I keep my classes small; no more than two or three people at a time. If you want to bring a friend, please feel free; this is why I open my classes to a couple of people at a time. Small classes sometimes are the best way to learn; everyone gets the attention they need and deserve. That's important to me when you're learning a new skill. You deserve my attention and I want to help you learn. So small classes are a must.
Where: Classes are held in my home studio. I provide the tools and, depending on the class, materials. Each class varies. Talk to me for details.
Length: Most classes are two hours long; that's usually enough time to complete a simple project. And to keep your brain from fogging over. More complex projects will have a longer class time or be divided into multiple classes based on project, availability, etc.
Rate: I charge $20 per person per hour, which includes the use of all tools, but may not include the metal or other materials (such as stones, beads, etc.) for a particular project. This is subject to change and comes into play mostly for classes using fine silver or sterling silver, due to the cost of those metals.