This class is being offered every other Saturday starting at noon, please select a date from the drop down box. They usually last 2-3 hours. Class takes place in my studio in Palmer near the Butte, the address will be emailed after registration.
During this class you will create a necklace in the same technique that all of Seaglass and Stardust’s jewelry is made. You will not leave with the finished piece, it will be ready for pick up or mailing 3-4 days after the class. This is due to the technique itself needing 20-60 hours for the metal to become thick and sturdy enough for a lasting piece of art.
At at the beginning of class you will choose a stone(s) from my personal stash - I have everything from Seaglass to opals, rough and polished gemstones, from large statement pieces to small detailing stones. You will be given free rein at designing your own piece, being guided by myself with tips on style and assembly. At this time I ask students not to bring their own stones to be used as there is a lot of science and knowledge behind protecting stones through this process.
After the basic assembly, students will see what “The Bath” is and how it works, and will see the initial stage of copper growing on their piece. Pieces need to be in the bath for 20-60 hours while the metal deposits and builds up particle by particle and I will be tending to it over the next few days after the class.
This general structure of the class, while it doesn’t have the instant gratification of leaving with a finished piece like my stained glass classes do, is very important in providing a quality product and giving you your money’s worth. This process cannot be rushed and is extremely finicky, hence the price of the class and the price of my products.
Later in the year I’ll start classes for creating rings, but will consider this introductory class as a prerequisite.
These classes are capped at 4 students. If these dates don’t work for you, or if you want to have your own private class for yourself or a group of friends, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you scheduled!