Have you ever taken a walk along a river bed or the beach and picked up natural materials that you were positive would make a beautiful piece of jewelry? I’ve collected stones, shells, glass and unidentified materials that I was positive would one day turn into a masterpiece when the right opportunity came along. Well, the opportunity has arrived, and all of us can retrieve our treasures and bring them to Susan Smathers’ new class! Susan will be excited to give advice on creating that one-of-a-kind piece!
On July 9th, Susan Smathers’ Wire Wrapped Natural Stones & Shells Class will provide the guidelines for using natural stones or other natural materials to create a beautiful wire-wrapped pendant. Susan will bring the natural stones that each student will need to learn this process. She will guide students through the planning and building process of unique pieces that are theirs’ alone. Susan will also provide jewelry tools and non-tarnish crafting wire. She will provide instruction in the techniques of basic wire wrapping and how to use the various tools to construct and finish the pendant. If students have jewelry tools, they should bring them, but nothing is really required except a desire to create and have fun! If students have brought seashells, stones, sea-glass, or other materials of their own, Susan and the class will discuss possibilities for truly one-of-a-kind unique pieces that she may be able to help students plan and start.
This class will meet from 10:00am to 1:00p.m. on Saturday, July 9th. This unique class is limited to 8 students, so those who are interested should register as soon as possible. The cost is $35 per student, which includes all supplies.