THE Crafts Center
Jewelry & Metals Classes

For jewelry & metals classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. 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.


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 5 weeks, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, May 20 – June 17

 

Supply fee

$24

 

Class fee
I = $69
II = $125
III = $139


FORGING WIRE: HAMMER SKILLS FOR SILVER WIREimage of forged wire pendant bail

Instructor:Lillian Jones

 

Learn to create flowing lines with wire and a hammer, to be used alone or as part of constructions. Using silver (with a little practice in brass), forming pliers, a planishing hammer and tiny bench block, we’ll make a simple but elegant forged neck ring, hoop earrings and various other shapes that can be used for rings or earrings. Skills include polishing steel, shaping, soldering forged elements together, and polishing. Visit Lillian’s website enamellist.com.

 

Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, June 2 – June 23

 

Supply fee

$20

 

Class fee

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


SETTING ODD-SHAPED STONES image set stone pendant

Instructor:Linda Searcy


A great start for the absolute beginner as well as those who have taken the cabochons class! Use non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, and silver to fabricate your own pendant showcasing a non-flat, odd-shaped stone. A supply fee of $25-$50 (depending on stone and metal chosen) payable to the instructor at the start of the class includes solder, metal, stones and other materials. Visit Linda’s website: lindasearcy.jewelspan.com/home.


Tuesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, July 8 – July 22

 

Class fee

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


TWO ALL-TIME FAVORITE BEAD WEAVING STITCHES image of woven bead necklaces
Instructor: Naomi Professorsky


Whether you’ve never threaded a needle or have advanced skills, you’ll love this class! Beginner and advanced bead weavers alike will appreciate the simple beauty of the elegant Russian spiral woven necklace we'll create in week one. As much fun to make as it is to wear, we'll use cube-shaped glass beads to add a new dimension to the classic Peyote weave bracelet in week two. Visit Naomi's website: www.jewelrybynaomi.com.


Thursday evenings for 2 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, July 10 – July 17

 

Supply fee

$15

 

Class fee

I = $17
II = $30
III = $33


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457