Jewelry & related upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • 8

    This is a great opportunity for you to continue working on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is a level 3/4 class where students can solder on their own.

    This is a 4 sessions class held on Tuesdays for the month of September.

    Material Costs: $20

    Instructor: Jane Martin

    Instructor Bio:

    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Contact: JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio
    • 9

    This intermediate level class is for those that have completed a Beginning Jewelry class or two already.  You will have the opportunity to work on individual projects or work on the class project. The class project will be agreed upon at the first class.

    This class is 4 sessions, held once a week on Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

    Instructor: Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Contact: JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Monday, September 11, 2017
    • Monday, September 25, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
    • 7

    Jewelry illustration is an excellent skill to have in your tool box. Working out ideas and express design choices with paper and pencil is a valuable communication tool. With jewelry illustration you can design projects using techniques or gemstones you have yet to acquire.

    Learn to work with templates and different harnesses of graphite to create top, side, and edge views of jewelry items. Discover how to illustrate highlights and shadows to simulate gold, silver, faceted or cabochon gemstones. It would be helpful if participants brought jewelry items of their own to draw.

    This 3-part class is open to all skill levels. Class one will cover the architectural layout style of illustration in both black and white, and color. Class two will cover illustration of gemstones and introduce perspective (3/4 view) illustration. Finally, class three will bring all these skills together.

    Tool List students can bring:

    2 mechanical pencils using 0.05 lead

      1 with 2H lead
      1 with B lead

    Prisma color pencils in yellow, brown, gray, red, blue, green, white,

    6” ruler

    Geometric templates

    Tracing paper

    Instructor: Nanz Aalund

    After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co., Nanz Aalund taught jewelry metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. She authored the 40 biographies in the book Masters: Gold (published by Lark Books in 2009) and served as technical author and associate editor for Art Jewelry Magazine. Currently, Nanz is writing an Apprenticeship Guide for Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America, due for publication in spring of 2017.



    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 0

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    This four session workshop is an introductory class that focuses on learning and practicing the basic skills of jewelry making. You will learn sawing, filing, hammering, joining, soldering, and simple stone setting. You will have the opportunity to complete several projects suitable for adornment or gifts .

    This is a great class to take if it has been years since your last jewelry making class or just an opportunity to get to know the new Jewelry Studio at BARN.

    There is an additional materials fee of $20 due on the first day of class. Please bring a check payable to BARN or cash to the first day of class.

    Students may buy sterling silver in the jewelry studio if they wish for their projects. 

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education, teaching a wide variety of classes for the Art Institute of Seattle. 

    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 6

    Join instructor Christine Lynn Eisenberg for this 
    beginners seed beading class. You will be creating this beautiful spiral bracelet.

    Using stunning 4mm Swarovsky crystals and tiny seed beads, students will create a stunning solid rope for an exquisite necklace or bracelet.  The simple repeating lattice pattern makes this a perfect project for any level beader. Recognizing thread path and tension are emphasized as well as various finishing ideas.  This relaxing and satisfying class culminates in a sparkling masterpiece that you will be proud to wear or gift! 

    An additional Materials Fee of $15 is needed. Please bring check or cash to the beginning of class.

    Class: BEGINNERS


    Teacher Bio: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

    Contact Studio Lead: Jane Martin at janemartin4569@gmail.com


    • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals
    • 18

    Have a necklace that is collecting dust in your jewelry box or a pair of earrings that you just are not wearing any more?  BARN and the Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project would love to re-purpose it.  All types and styles of jewelry are accepted, even if broken, a single earring or anything.

    Please come help clean, sort and package any and all jewelry. This is a free community project but please register so we know how many volunteers will be available. Ages 10 and up, no experience necessary.

    We will give jewelry to Kitsap and King County area women’s shelters and the YWCA Dress for Success Program. Donations boxes are located at Esther's Fabric Store, Soul Mates, Adorn, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and BARN. 

    Contact: Jane Martin at JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio
    • 9

    This is a great opportunity for you to continue working
    on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is a level 3/4 class where students can solder on their own.

    This is a 4 sessions class held on Tuesdays for the month of October.

    Material Costs: $20

    Instructor: Jane Martin

    Instructor Bio:

    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Contact: JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio
    • 11

    This intermediate level class is for those that have completed a Beginning Jewelry class or two already.  You will have the opportunity to work on individual projects or work on the class project. The class project will be agreed upon at the first class.

    Instructor: Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Contact: JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio
    • 6

    This workshop is designed to help you overcome problems you have been having while soldering and learn to use the Smith Little Torch.

    With this torch you will learn to solder hollow forms and wire structures, and findings. Solder things you never thought possible. In addition, you may bring in pieces that have been challenging or difficult and move into new soldering territory. There will be demonstrations and exercises. Please bring scrap sterling if you have some.

    Additional material fee of $20 to be paid by check or cash at the beginning of class.

    Instructor Bio: Micki Lippe
    Micki's jewelry has been exhibited throughout the United States. She served as founder of the Seattle Metals Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Micki's work was included in Adorn and the "500 Earrings" book, among others.

    Contact Studio Lead: Jane Martin at janemartin4569@gmail.com


    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Small Classroom
    • 13

    Challenge yourself out of your comfort zone. Move into new creative territory. This workshop will focus on design as a general concept. Assignments and exercises will help students apply these ideas to their own artistic practices.

    The exercises will involve paper, metal, wood, fiber and found objects. Each student will bring samples of their work to share with the class and one piece that they are willing to exchange with another student. There will be one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

    The instructor wants each student to bring a piece from their discipline that they will give to another student. If it is wood, and is given to a fiber person, they incorporate into a design.

    Additional Material Fee: $3 Please bring to the beginning of class as cash or check.

    Instructor:  Micki Lippe - Micki's jewelry has been exhibited throughout the US.  She served as founder of the Seattle Metal's Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  Micki's work was included in Adorn and the "500 Earrings" book, among others.  Locally, she teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Danaca. 



    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 4

    Make earrings or pendants vibrant with thin layers of exotic hardwoods and brightly colored veneers in this all-day class.

    Starting with laminated blocks prepared by the instructor, you will cut, shape and sand the pieces, bore and fit them with the necessary findings, and apply a clear finish.

    Details:

    • The materials fee is $35, payable at the class.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructor: Martha Collins went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.


    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7
    Learn to make mosaic-like laminated blocks of exotic woods layered with bands of color, then mount your block onto the wood lathe and make a bottle stopper, pen, jewelry or other small item.

    The first session of this three-session class will focus on designing and laminating a base block, 1½ inches by 1½ inches by 16 inches, with layers of exotic woods and dyed maple veneer. In session 2, you will saw that block and either rearrange it or add more exotic woods and dyed veneer to create a second block with a more intricate pattern. In the final session, you will turn that to make a finished project.

    Details:

    • Students will be divided into two groups for the final session of this class, so that everyone will have a lathe to work at. One group will meet from 6-9 pm on Monday, Oct. 30. The other group, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6-9 pm. When you register, you will see a place to indicate  which session you want.
    • The materials fee is $25. Please pay at the first session.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructors: Martha Collins will lead the first two sessions and Jamie Straw will teach the final sessions.

    Martha went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.

    Jamie is Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Woodturners Association. She has been turning for about two years.


    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 8
    Your project is finished and now you want to show it off. What to do? You've tried to take a photo, but the image does not capture the beauty of your work.

    In this 4-hour workshop, Jerry Davis will demonstrate how to capture the perfect image of your art with what you have. iPhone, iPad, 35mm, etc. bring what you are comfortable with. He will explain lighting, lighting angles, highlights, avoiding flare, creating simple backgrounds, reflection, contrast, color and white balance, tools and equipment, and special effects. 

    He will share examples of his photos and demo some of his techniques. Specifically, he will teach you how to use your digital camera or smartphone with what you have at home. You will use your camera or smartphone to take photos of your print, glass fiber, jewelry, etc. Time will be set aside for sharing, comment, and questions.

    Bring one or two pieces that you want to photograph, your smartphone or camera, a notebook and the manual that goes with your camera if available.

    No experience necessary!

    Studio fee: $5

    Instructor: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Part of that time he was a craftsman as well. After photographing his own work, he started shooting pictures for other artists. Much of their work was in glass or silver. Yes, he started with the hard stuff! He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations. He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops. Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 0

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    Spend a fast fun packed weekend learning the process of lost wax casting! This is an intensive introduction to lost wax casting and its applications for jewelry design, functional objects, and art metal forms. Students will learn the entire process of lost wax casting, including, wax carving, model making, investing, centrifugal casting and finishing. Topics will cover the proper use of tools and equipment to carve waxes to create successful models for casting. Design elements that relate to better cast objects and how to work with the jewelry industry will also be discussed. The primary focus on day one will be on how to quickly create models, use wax working tools and investing. Day two will be concentrated on casting and finishing.

    Since it is a lot of information and a fast paced workshop, grab your coffee, courage, pack a lunch, and maybe some snacks to share!

    Materials recommended: Students will be provided with some bronze to cast, tools and equipment to do the lessons in the studio, but students have to provide fearless creativity, the design ideas and put in some work to complete them! Students are also encouraged to bring clean scrap Sterling or Sterling casting grain.

    The tools listed below are helpful work working in the studio to create the wax models. If students have their own jewelry tools, they are encouraged to bring them. Bring ‘em if you've got ‘em! If you don't, we've got you covered!

    Additional material fee: $25 cash or check due the first class, plus sterling silver for casting.

    Bring if you have: dental tools. Exacto knife/tools, Nylon hose, fabric Wax burs. 400 grit sandpaper.  Stones to set, scrap sterling to cast, spiral wax blades, hot tools, wax files. 

    Contact Jane Martin at: janemartin4569@gmail.com with any questions.

    Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse is a jewelry maker and sculptor living and working in Seattle. She has been teaching Metalsmithing and casting since 1992. She developed the Metalsmithing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, taught at the Vermont Art Exchange, and currently teaches in the Seattle area.

    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio
    • 12

    This intermediate level class is for those that have completed a Beginning Jewelry class or two already.  You will have the opportunity to work on individual projects or work on the class project. The class project will be agreed upon at the first class. no class Thursday, 11/23/17.

    $20 material fee first class. please bring check or cash.

    Instructor: Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Contact: JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio
    • 5

    This will be a day of melting, pulling and rolling your scrap sterling silver into usable wire and sheet again. Bring your scrap sterling silver and we will have some fun reusing metal. The BARN jewelry studio has ingot molds, crucibles, draw-plates, a draw bench, and rolling mills.  Let's work together and have some fun!

    This is for Intermediate and Advanced  levels. You need to be able to use torches well.

    Bring your own sterling silver, no solder.

    Instructors: Jane Martin and Jody Lyle

    Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio
    • 10

    This is a great opportunity for you to continue working
    on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is a level 3/4 class where students can solder on their own.

    This is a 4 sessions class held on Tuesdays for the month of October.

    Material Costs: $20

    Instructor: Jane Martin

    Instructor Bio:

    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Contact: JaneMartin4569@gmail.com


    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7
    Learn to make mosaic-like laminated blocks of exotic woods layered with bands of color, then mount your block onto the wood lathe and make a bottle stopper, pen, jewelry or other small item.

    The first session of this three-session class will focus on designing and laminating a base block, 1½ inches by 1½ inches by 16 inches, with layers of exotic woods and dyed maple veneer. In session 2, you will saw that block and either rearrange it or add more exotic woods and dyed veneer to create a second block with a more intricate pattern. In the final session, you will turn that to make a finished project.

    Details:

    • Students will be divided into two groups for the final session of this class, so that everyone will have a lathe to work at. One group will meet from 6-9 pm on Monday, Dec. 4. The other group, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6-9 pm. When you register, you will see a place to indicate  which session you want.
    • The materials fee is $25. Please pay at the first session.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructors: Martha Collins will lead the first two sessions and Bruce Claiborne will teach the final sessions.

    Martha went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.

    Bruce is a longtime woodturner. A retired high school teacher, he often volunteers to help students learn to turn in the Bainbridge High School woodshop.




    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 6

    Make earrings or pendants vibrant with thin layers of exotic hardwoods and brightly colored veneers in this all-day class.

    Starting with laminated blocks prepared by the instructor, you will cut, shape and sand the pieces, bore and fit them with the necessary findings, and apply a clear finish.

    Details:

    • The materials fee is $35, payable at the class.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructor: Martha Collins went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.


    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • Sunday, December 03, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio
    • 7

    In this class, students start out learning to use the tools and equipment, such as the pitch bowl and chasing hammer, for chasing and repoussé, while experimenting with the effects of these tools on sheet copper. The traditional approach of lining (chasing) the front of the metal and punching out (repoussé) from the back is next. Finally the students learn texturing and refining techniques. This class is process and sample oriented. Students will learn techniques they can use to make finished work in the future.

    Additional Materials Fee: $40. Please bring a check or cash to the first day of class.

    The studio will have all that you need for the weekend workshop but you are welcome to bring your own tools.
    Please bring if you have but no need to buy: safety glasses with sides, reading glasses, ear protection, Cotton apron or you can wear all cotton clothes, Closed-toe shoes, Design ideas/drawings that can be translated to 3”x 3” sheets of metal. You can use Clip-Art images for the first exercises, original drawings or designs the instructor will bring. You will create a simple original design for your final piece(s), Any chasing tools you already own (instructor will help with adapting them and cleaning them up if necessary) and lunch or you can go out. 


    Instructor Bio:
    Nancy Mēgan Corwin is a jeweler/metalsmith, teacher, curator and writer in the field of art metals specializing in the ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé. Mēgan has artwork in a number of private collections throughout the United States, as well as The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, the permanent collection of The State University of New Mexico-Las Cruces Art Gallery, and at the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. Mēgan is the author of the technique and gallery book “Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern,” which is in it’s second printing and is published internationally. Mēgan is represented by Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.

    Recommended book: “Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern” by Nancy Megan Corwin

    Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7
    Learn to make mosaic-like laminated blocks of exotic woods layered with bands of color, then mount your block onto the wood lathe and make a bottle stopper, pen, jewelry or other small item.

    The first session of this three-session class will focus on designing and laminating a base block, 1½ inches by 1½ inches by 16 inches, with layers of exotic woods and dyed maple veneer. In session 2, you will saw that block and either rearrange it or add more exotic woods and dyed veneer to create a second block with a more intricate pattern. In the final session, you will turn that to make a finished project.

    Details:

    • Students will be divided into two groups for the final session of this class, so that everyone will have a lathe to work at. One group will meet from 6-9 pm on Monday, Dec. 11. The other group, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-9 pm. When you register, you will see a place to indicate  which session you want.
    • The materials fee is $25. Please pay at the first session.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructors: Martha Collins will lead the first two sessions and Jamie Straw will teach the final sessions.

    Martha went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.

    Jamie has been turning for about two years. She is the vVce President for Education and Training for the local woodturners association.


    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7

    Make earrings or pendants vibrant with thin layers of exotic hardwoods and brightly colored veneers in this all-day class.

    Starting with laminated blocks prepared by the instructor, you will cut, shape and sand the pieces, bore and fit them with the necessary findings, and apply a clear finish.

    Details:

    • The materials fee is $35, payable at the class.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructor: Martha Collins went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.


    • Sunday, December 17, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 9

    During this class you will learn and practice basic soldering skills, learn soldering techniques, and jewelry craftsmanship through demos and exercises that are designed to introduce skills, increase your knowledge about chain and linked construction, as well as, give you tips and tools that will make soldering simple with a variety of solders.

    The focus of the class will be on ancient easy and affordable chain. Chain varieties will include making jump-rings, Egyptian spirals, wobble and crazy links!

    All skill levels welcome. 

    Brass and copper wire are provided. Please either bring your own sterling silver wire or buy from BARN.

    The teacher requests: A wide variety of shapes and gauges of wire are available and are great to add to your visual vocabulary for designs! 16-26 gauge round and square sterling silver, fine silver, & copper can be helpful to create some great designs. You can use heavier gauge wires for a bulkier look or finer wires for delicate connecting links.  

    Class tuition: 
    Included in fee ( $53 + $12 materials = $65 member)
    ( $63 + $ 12 = $75 non member)

    Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
    jenniferstenhouse@yahoo.com





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