Shand Stamper teaches leads this 4-week series on how to make jewelry.
Weeks 1 & 2 “Finding Joy”
Learn to create your own metal findings and chain. Participants will leave with a finished charm bracelet or chain created with the topics covered in class. Techniques include hook and eye, toggle, chain making; single jump ring, s-hook, spiral, and coil style chain links. We will also cover using heat to make head pins for charms and beading, patina, and attaching charms.
Weeks 3 & 4 "Metal Maven"
Explore the possibilities of working with metal, while creating your own textured charms and jewelry pieces. Begin with an introduction to sawing, drilling, stamping and texturing. Then design your own charms, earrings and pendant. Design in copper and learn to color your metal with patina.
All metal, wire, findings, etc, are included in the price of the class. Some tools required and can be ordered through Ephemera Paducah.
4-Week Metalsmithing Series at Ephemera Paducah