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Master Class: Learn To Work With Sheet Metal And Cold Connections

Sponsored by Interweave’s Craft University My “Bewitching Bracelet” illustrates how cold connections can be used to both join metal and embellish it. In this class you will learn a combined 25 cold connection and fabrication skills. The course is designed to take you from “kitchen table” metalsmithing to a professional skill level. The class is […]

Master Class At Craft U

Greetings! Do you wish you could work with sheet metal and make cold connections? Perhaps you have skills that need refreshing? If you answered “yes” to either question, consider joining my online “Learn to Work with Sheet Metal and Cold Connections” class. The 7 week class is scheduled for November 5 – December 23 through […]

Beyond The Kitchen Table Metalsmithing

NEW ONLINE CLASS! Beyond The Kitchen Table Metalsmithing Merle White, editor of Jewelry Artist Magazine, asked me to do an online “beyond the kitchen table” course on basic metalsmithing skills for Craft University. The 7 week course is complete and will be available on September 24th. It is really two classes in one, basic fabrication […]

Challenging One – Done

I recently held an anticlastic cuffs class and I thought you would enjoy seeing Kathy Oxford’s bracelet. Kathy is undaunted by challenges – soldering wire to the topper, and then soldering the topper to the cuff without affecting the wire. That’s a double challenge. Jewelry making teaches us so many life lessons and walking tall […]

Make Jewelry You’ll Love in Five Steps

A Class on How to Design Contemporary Art Jewelry In a couple of months I am teaching a two day jewelry design class in Baltimore. Because the class filled up, I decided to add a second one. The description is below and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Location: Near […]

Dipping Into A World Of Color

Liquid Enamel Class Held December 14-15, 2013 Sometimes silver just isn’t enough. Enter the varied and intriguing ways color can be introduced into jewelry designs. In the midst of holiday shopping, baking, decorating and all things celebratory, students showed up to learn about the mysteries of using liquid enamel. I say “mysteries” because it has […]

Lucky Girls Club

The ladies arrived, organized their workspace and put on their aprons. Not just any ole apron, but one that Suzi, a member of the group, silk-screened for each member. On it was printed “Lucky Girls Club, San Diego, California, 2013”. Here is the story behind the apron. A month ago Terri Brush, principle organizer of […]

Dancing On The Head Of A Pin

I don’t like to fuss a lot. And believe me, if this class followed traditional granulation methods I would be sitting in a cell at County Mental Health. Last weekend’s class titled “No Fuss Granulation” allowed us all to end the weekend with sanity intact. Not to say there weren’t challenges, the primary one being […]

What Was I Thinking?

I left for Metals Week on Thursday, June 13th with the intention of blogging every day. What a crazy, cuckoo notion that was! All of my attention was focused on students, class prep, evening programs, and catching some rest here and there. Just the same, I managed to take a few photos as seen below […]

Off To Idyllwild!

The trek to Metals Week begins today. This is only part of the tools and supplies I am taking along for my Cuffs class. What’s missing? 9 bracelet mandrels, a bench shear, 5 stakes, 2 large bags of hammers, and miscellaneous stuff in the trunk of Jonna’s car. Oh yes, and a vise and rolling […]