2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Completely unique! Choose a rainbow of colors and add them to a simple frame to create a one of a kind (or OOAK as we say in the jewelry biz) pair of earrings. Large, small…customize them to fit your own style.
This class is adventurous beginner level, so feel free to jump right into wirework with this class, even if you have never held a pair of chain nose pliers before! We call it Adventurous Beginner to let you know that total beginners may struggle a little more and take longer than more experienced students, but bringing an adventurous attitude will help you succeed with this project. Students will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.
Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of three books on wirework, as well as several more recent booklets and dozens of individually published jewelry designs. Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as West Africa, where she ultimately co-founded a non-profit that provides paid training and steady jobs at a living wage for disadvantaged young adults of the Krobo tribe. Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015, and she is a frequent guest artist on Jewelry Television’s Jewel School.
Wire and beads are included in this class. Tools will be provided for you to use during class.
Covid Protocols during class: In all of Melody’s classes you will be required to properly wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you do not feel you are able to do this, this may not be the right class for you. If you can’t wear a mask for several hours, or just can’t come to classes right now, you may wish to inquire about Melody’s online classes, available other dates and times, directly through Melody.