I will be teaching an eight-week course this Fall on jewelry-making. Entitled "Five Easy Pieces" it will begin on Monday, September 22, 10-1pm and run until November 17. Held under the auspices of the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFFTA), the course will take place at 1144A Walker Road in Great Falls.
I will be teaching:
- basic bead stringing and earring skills
- fringing techniques,
- wire working
- and my new-found love: metalworking
In wire working, we will be doing coiling and make clasps and a bangle bracelet. Fringing is a decorative technique that makes any bracelet or necklace very special. In the metalworks section, we will be texturing, torching, piercing and antiquing metals to produce unique earrings and a pendant.
The cost of the course is $300 (half of the proceeds go to GFFFTA) and there is a $50 materials fee. I will provide the tools and supplies. If you have any questions, or would like to register, email me: [email protected]
I will be teaching two more courses this fall at Star's Beads in Vienna.
Friday, October 31, 10-4pm.
Metalworks (at left), a microcosm of the course I will be teaching just mentioned above where we will be texturing, stamping, piercing and antiquing brass and copper to make decorative earrings and pendant.
Friday, November 6, 10am-4pm.
The second course is my fiber fantasy entitled "Froth and Glitz Necklace." (At right.) It's a concoction of fun fibers and vintage beads are woven into a funky necklace using beads from your stash or even old jewelry. This necklace appeared in the Washington Post last October and was also in the program for our Great Falls Studio Tour.
For more information about Star's classes, go to www.starsbeads.com Registration begins September 8. Call (703) 938-7018.