THE Crafts Center
Jewelry & Metals Classes

For jewelry & metals classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All classes include a pass for access to the jewelry studio for the semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>

Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


For NC State Students Only - Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions C & H. Find all the details on the
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CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL PENDANT AND SILVER SETTING image of a cloisonne pendant

Instructor: Sandra McEwen

 

Create a beautiful cloisonné enamel piece and fabricate a sterling silver setting for your gem! Students will explore the fundamentals of cloisonné enamels by using wires, gold and silver foils, and colored enamel. Then learn how to fabricate a silver bezel setting for your creation so you can wear it as a pendant. All skill levels are welcome. Visit Sandra’s website: sandramcewen.com.

 

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, January 15 – February 19

 

Supply fee

$46

 

Class fee

I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


WORLD CULTURE . . . ONE BEAD AT A TIME image of a beaded bracelet

Instructor: Naomi Profesorsky

 

For beginner to advanced beaders, we’ll use needle, thread, and glass seed beads to create three delightful projects. First, we’ll make beautiful 3-dimensional Russian Leaf earrings using Peyote stitch. Next, we’ll use Herringbone or Ndebele stitch to fashion a stylish bracelet. And using super duo beads, on week 3 we’ll make yet another bracelet patterned in a wheat head style. Visit Naomi's website:  www.jewelrybynaomi.com.

 

Thursday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 15 - 29

 

Supply fee

$20

 

Class fee

I = $25
II = $45
III = $50


METAL JEWELRY: DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL STYLE metal bracelets

Instructor: Mary Ann Scherr

 

For all skill levels. Explore a mix of tools with a strong emphasis on design and personal expression. Boundaries for accomplishment will be determined by the complexity of technique to be learned. Experimentation is encouraged. Supply fee covers basic lab needs and Nu-Gold (bronze) used in making the initial project. Purchase of additional metals will be discussed during the first class. Visit Mary Ann’s website at maryannscherr.com.

 

Tuesdays for 6 weeks, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, February 17 – March 31(skip March 10)

 

Supply fee

$24

 

Class fee
I = $83
II = $150
III = $167

 


JEWELRY WITH A FOCAL POINT glass bead pendant and earrings
Instructor: Linda Searcy 


Have a growing collection of lampworked glass beads and need inspiration on how to use them? Incorporate various materials (copper, leather, rubber cording) to make earrings, pendants and bracelets. We’ll make bead caps and closures and learn disc cutting, doming/forming, texturing, wire wrapping, leather knotting, and much more. A $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first night covers a kit of leather, rubber cording, copper sheet and wire. Bring your own lampworked glass beads or the instructor will have sets available for purchase. Visit Linda’s website: lindasearcy.jewelspan.com.


Wednesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, April 8 - 22

 

Class fee
I = $25
II = $45
III= $50


A DAY OF SILVERSMITHING (Workshop) images of silver jewelry
Instructor: Gary McCutchen


No experience needed as this is a quick introduction into the fabrication of jewelry. All students will have the opportunity to walk away with at least one piece of wearable jewelry. Whether a simple pendant, bracelet, ring, or pin, think ahead about what you want to make and come ready to bring your ideas to life. Bring your cabochons, fused glass, or other suitable art pieces made in Crafts Center classes and spend the day turning them into jewelry. Gary will have solder, metal, stones and other materials available for purchase during the workshop. (Expect to pay $25 - $100 for materials and supplies.)

 

Section A: Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Section B: Sunday, March 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Workshop fee

I = $19
II = $35
III = $39


EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITES OF PMC3 (Workshop) pmc3 pendants
Instructor: Kaleigh Hessel 


An introductory two-day workshop. Precious Metal Clay ( PMC3) can be molded, sculpted, and carved to create jewelry. When fired in a kiln, this versatile material becomes 99.9 % silver! PMC3 is suitable for making earrings, pendants and other jewelry components embellished with stones set either before or after firing. Basic techniques will be demonstrated along with the opportunity to design and complete several pieces expressing your own creative style. A $75 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day includes one 25 gram package of PMC3 along with stones and special supplies used to embellish your jewelry.

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Workshop fee
I = $28
II = $50
III= $56

 


TITANIUM JEWELRY (Workshop) titanium bracelets

Instructor: Mary Ann Scherr

 

Intriguingly fun for all skill levels …come & color your metal! Learn the process of coloring this "rare earth metal" using light and electricity. Day one will be spent in design and fabrication of wearable jewelry and objects. Your pieces will come to life on day two as you learn the process for anodizing (coloring) the Titanium. A materials fee of $35-$50, payable to the instructor at the end of class, covers an ample supply of metal and other accessories. Visit Mary Ann’s website: maryannscherr.com.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 11 &12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Workshop fee

I = $33
II = $60
III = $67


EMBELLISHED ANTICLASTIC BRACELET (Workshop) embellished anticlastic bracelet
Instructor: John Fetvedt


For all skill levels! Improve your metal working techniques while constructing this embellished anticlastic bracelet. We’ll use a torch to anneal, a rolling mill to texture, and a hydraulic press to form, as well as a variety of other tools in the studio. We will also introduce the use of a patina to oxidize the metal. A $27 materials fee, paid to instructor at the end of the workshop, includes all materials for one base metal bracelet. Additional metal will be available for purchase from the instructor. Visit John’s website: bijoux-de-terre.com.

 

Saturday, April 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Workshop fee

I = $19
II = $35
III = $39


For NC State Students Only - Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions C & H. Find all the details on the
NC State Students Only
page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457