Try your hand at jewelry making as we create a layered stamped necklace! Choose a meaningful word, name, or date to stamp on a disc in silver and/or brass. There are endless options for making a one-of-a-kind piece! Create a dynamic design with the use of layers, surface texture, and mixing metals. We will be practicing stamping before starting on a final design to build confidence in hammering. You will get familiar with other hand tools by finishing your necklace with a chain and attaching rings and a clasp. We will also cover how to care for your silver and brass jewelry.
LOCATION: The MUSE Loft – 21 Elm Street, second floor
AGES: 16 years and up
MATERIALS: All supplies are included.
INSTRUCTOR: Jolene Beckman
Jolene Beckman is a jeweler and metalsmith who creates meticulously hand-crafted jewelry that is both modern and elegant. She began her artistic career with an MFA in painting, but after unexpected opportunities arose, has now fallen in love with jewelry making. She was trained in fine jewelry repair at New Approach School for Jewelers and spent several years as a jeweler in a retail store. That has since evolved into a business of her own creating one-of-a-kind, small-batch, and custom jewelry from her studio in Batavia, NY.
NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our class policies.