Hands on training is simply the best when it comes to learning new jewelry making techniques. Classes impart little tricks and time savers that are hard to pick up from reading an instruction manual. I have 4 years of teaching experience on an extensive range of skill sets. Class sizes are limited to ten students and groups are encouraged. Jewelry classes are great for batchlorette parties or a new spin for your ladies night out. Scheduling of the classes is negotiable and Austinites, I do prefer to come to you. For more information please email me at email@example.com.
Basic Bead Stringing - $30 per person
This class is usually considered to be the first step when one becomes interested in creating their own jewelry. Students will be instructed on the proper tools for beading as well as a basic knowledge of findings and stinging materials. Techniques taught will include crimping and silk knotting. All tools and materials are provided. Class duration is two hours long.
Basic Wire Manipulation - $35 per person
This class will focus upon the three basic wire manipulations: the simple loop, the wrapped loop, and the wrapped briolette. Students will learn how to construct earrings, wire linked bracelets & necklaces as well as adding beads into chain. The goal will be to create consistent, tight, clean and professional wraps. Tools and materials are provided. Class duration is two hours long.
Fashioning Your Findings - $40 per person
Tired of spending so much money on precious metal findings? This class will teach you how to fashion your own findings from sterling silver or gold filled wire. Learn to create headpins, ear wires, clasps and jump rings. All tools and sterling silver wire provided. Class duration is from one and a half to two hours long.
Hammered Sterling Spirals - $40 per person
Students will learn to fashion fanciful spirals from sterling silver wire as well as the cold connection process of wire wrapping the pieces together in order to form a delicate pendant. All tools and materials are provided. Class duration is from one and a half to two hours long. Some wire wrapping experience is necessary, so the Basic Wire Wrapping course is a suggested precursor.