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 - Crafternoons: Sessions H & I. Find all the details on the
NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


INTRODUCTION TO ENAMELING image of an enamel pendant

Instructor: Sandra McEwen

 

Color your jewelry in this ancient art form that fuses glass to metal. Students will create several one-of-a-kind pendants using fine silver, powdered enamels, wires, and gold and silver foils. After building your image and following multiple trips through the hot kiln, you’ll be amazed as the beauty unfolds during the final steps of grinding and polishing. All skill levels are welcome. Visit Sandra’s website: sandramcewen.com.

 

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, September 2 – October 7

 

 

Supply fee

$46

 

Class fee

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


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: e3motion.com/scherr.

 

Tuesdays for 6 weeks, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, September 15 –
October 20

 

 

Supply fee

$24

 

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


MASTERS IN METALS
Instructors:John Fetvedt, Lillian Jones, Sissy Marshall, and Mary Ann Scherr  

image of metal working tools and materials
How do they do that? Students participating in this series will learn exciting new ways to get the most out of their metals. From couture pattern making to cold connections, and from etching and roller printing to Keum-boo and patinas, sessions will be taught by different instructors based on knowledge base. Though emphasis will be on process and not product, the making of samples will allow students to explore and share the techniques taught.


Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 28 – November 2

 

Supply fee

$28

 

Class fee

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


EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITES OF PMC3pmc3 pendants
Instructor: Kaleigh Hessel 


For all skill levels. 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. The $60 supply
fee paid at registration includes one
includes one 25 gram package of PMC3.
An additional materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class
includes stones and special supplies used to embellish your jewelry.

 

Wednesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 14 – 28

 

Supply fee

$60

 

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


BEADED BRACELETS AND NECKLACES image of herringbone pattern bead bracelet

Instructor: Naomi Profesorsky

 

Suitable for all skill levels. Work with needle and thread using a variety of glass beads to explore simple, yet elegant, bead weaving techniques. We’ll warm up by weaving a herringbone bracelet using Super Duo beads. Next, we’ll make two lovely necklaces adorned with pendants. We’ll peyote weave around a Rivoli for one necklace and use a netting technique to create a Star of David for the other. The basic stringing and crimping skills learned can be used for creating endless kinds of necklaces and bracelets…just in time for the holidays! Visit Naomi's website:  www.jewelrybynaomi.com.

 

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

 

Supply fee

$20

 

Class fee

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


SOUTACHE, SOOOO LOVELY! (Workshop) image of three soutache braide pendants

Instructor: Naomi Profesorsky

 

Create a pair of bright and fun Soutache (SOO-tash) earrings in the haute couture style of passementerie, the art of making elaborate ornamental trimmings or edgings for fashion or furnishings. In the 16th century, the Guild of Passementiers was created in France and an apprenticeship of seven years was required, but you can learn the basic forms in this one-day workshop! You’ll learn how to “stack” lengths of soutache to create a base for beaded embroidery. Soutache can be curved and shaped into many patterns and is extremely lightweight. Visit Naomi's website:  www.jewelrybynaomi.com.

 

Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Supply fee

$25

 

Class fee

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


INTRODUCTION TO PEWTER CASTING (Workshop) image of a cast pewter seashell
Instructor: John Fetvedt

 

Carve designs in cuttlebone or press them in sand to form a mold. Use a torch to melt the pewter before pouring it into your mold to form the final casting. Students are encouraged to bring personal scraps of either fine or sterling silver as we’ll also explore a little freeform casting in which molten silver will be poured into various media including broom straw, longleaf pine needles, rock salt, beans, etc. A $20 materials fee, paid to instructor at the end of the workshop, , includes several ounces of pewter, as well as other class supplies. Additional materials may be available for purchase from the instructor. All necessary tools will be supplied for use in the workshop. Visit John’s website: bijoux-de-terre.com.

 

Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Workshop fee

I = $22
II = $40
III = $44


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, October 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Section B: Sunday, November 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Workshop fee

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


For NC State Students Only - Crafternoons: Sessions H & I. 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