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 - Exploring Resin Jewelry and Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions C & E. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CHAIN MAKING (Workshop)
Instructor: John Fetvedt


All levels of students are welcome to make chains from raw wire to finished jewelry. Beginning students will practice making several basic round ring chain patterns using copper jump rings. Advanced students will be encouraged to move into the realm of complex chains. All necessary tools will be available for use during the class, or you may bring your own. A supply fee of $15 (plus tax) is payable to the instructor at the end of the workshop. Additional materials will be available for purchase from the instructor. Visit John’s website: bijoux-de-terre.com.

 

Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Workshop fee

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


ROCKIN’ RIGHT ANGLE WEAVES AND TILA, TOO! beaded bracelets

Instructor: Naomi Profesorsky

 

Suitable for all skill levels. In this three week class, you'll work with needle and thread and a variety of glass beads to explore simple, yet elegant, bead weaving techniques. First, we'll learn the versatile Right Angle Weave (RAW) stitch using glass bugle beads. More experienced beaders will use the fabulous Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW). Next, we'll learn netting technique to create a beautiful necklace. Lastly, square Tila beads will be the basis of our third project. Visit Naomi's website:  www.jewelrybynaomi.com.

 

Thursday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 18 – October 2

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$18

 

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, October 14 – November 18 (Note that the class dates have changed from a start date of Sept. 3 to Oct. 4.)

(This class is now FULL & we are no longer acccepting names on the waitlist.)

 

Supply fee

$24

 

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


RINGS! RINGS! RINGS! handmade ring

Instructor: Sissy Marshall


Stacking, midi, or for your toes and nose, too - put yourself into your jewelry in this hands-on class. Whether working elegantly clean or adorned with simple settings, students in this class will learn to saw, hammer, shape and solder to suit their own sense of style. The supply fee includes ample silver, other metals and stones.


Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 15 – November 5 (This class is now FULL & we are no longer accepting names on the waitlist.)

 

Supply fee

$20

 

Class fee

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


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 98.9 % 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 materials fee of $70 paid at registration includes 25 grams of PMC3. An additional fee of $15-20 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class covers specialized materials.

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

(This workshop is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$70

 

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


SOUTACHE, SOOOO LOVELY! (Workshop) souotache necklace

Instructor: Naomi Profesorsky

 

Create Soutache (soo-tash) jewelry in the haute couture style of passementerie, which is 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 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 braiding 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 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(This workshop is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$18

 

Workshop fee

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


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/home.


Tuesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 28 – November 11

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

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, November 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Section A is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Section B: Sunday, November 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Section B is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Workshop fee

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


PRINCIPLES OF ANTICLASTIC RAISING (Workshop) anticlastic raised metal earrings
Instructor: Michael Good


In this special three-day workshop, Michael Good will lead a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of anticlastic raising used in moving metal from flat sheet into non-definitive forms. Students will have a short time to digest and practice concepts presented in each exercise. The goal is for each student to gain enough foundation in each session to be able to return to their own surroundings where they can practice at leisure. The workshop is designed for all skill levels including those with no previous metalsmithing experience. Michael’s philosophies and enthusiastic style promises to make for an unforgettable workshop! And everyone is welcome to join us for a free presentation by Michael Good on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 pm. Visit Michael’s website: michaelgood.com.

 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 7 – 9, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

(This workshop is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$25

 

Workshop fee*

I = $175
II & III = $350

 

*Due to the special nature of this workshop, discounts will be extended to NC State students only.


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


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