Jewelry & related upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0218JM-2
    • 5

    This is a great opportunity for you to continue working
    on your projects whether from another class or on your own.  Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. 

    Students must have taken 2 beginning jewelry classes and therefore can solder on their own.

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

    An additional materials fee of $20 will be added to the class price when you register.

    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: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, February 26, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 8
    Register

    Open Studio:
    Monday's,  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


    If you’re interested in using open studio time, please attend one of our orientation and skills assessment sessions, listed on the calendar. During skills assessment sessions we will show you around and ask you to demonstrate your experience with certain tools, which will then qualify you to use those tools during open studio time. If you do not know how to use the tools, you may need to take a beginner class to become qualified.

    Open Studio is not a class where instruction will be given. Open Studio times allow users to have a work space to finish projects they may have started in other Jewelry classes. Again, Skills Assessment and Orientation are a must to have access to Open Studio.

    Open studio is free for members, and only $10 for non-members!!
    Please register so we know who may be attending.

    Studio access

    If you’re a non-member (or a member who has forgotten your key fob) and find the front door locked when you show up for a class or open studio session, please call the studio and we’ll let you in. Jewelry Studio phone number is
    206-842-4475, ext 213.

    Questions? Contact Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org



    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jewelry studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 2
    Register
    This class is designed for participants who have previous experience making jewelry. People need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.

    Areas covered for Skills Class:

    • Safety and use of shears
    • torches, 
    • flex-shafts, 
    • disc cutter, 
    • rolling mill, 
    • polishing wheel 

    This class is offered free to Members and Non-Members and is available on other dates. Please see calendar. Please register but you only need to sign up for one class date.

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



    • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0318JM-4
    • 4
    Register

    This beginning level class is a 2 session class  for those that have never taken a jewelry class or have been through one beginning class at BARN. We will make jewelry with beach glass by wire wrapping, drilling holes in the glass and setting some in a bezel.  Please bring beach glass to the first class.  We can tumble glass to make 'beach glass' so also bring colored glass bottles to use and share. 

    $20 material fee will be added to class fee when you register

    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: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0318JM-3
    • 10
    Register

    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 class where students  need to be able to solder on their own.

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

    An additional materials fee of $20 will be added to the class price when you register.

    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 Jane Martin: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0218JM-2
    • 7
    Register

    This beginning level class is a 4 session class in the month of March for those that have never taken a jewelry class or have been through one or two beginning class at BARN. We will make jewelry by sawing sterling silver with a jeweler's saw. Many tips and tricks to make this process easier will be shown. Using a jeweler's saw is a basic skill in jewelry making.  Learn how to master this tool and use it often. 

    Please bring a drawing or photo copy of a profile of an animal to the first class.  We also have books in the studio to get ideas from. 

    This is a 100 level class for beginners.

    $20 material fee will be added to class fee when you register

    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: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, March 19, 2018
    • Monday, April 09, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studio, Class Code: JE0318NA
    • 3
    Register

    In this 4-session workshop you will learn about the many different ways to make boxes and lockets. Instructor, Nanz Aalund, will demonstrate technique and shed light on the mystery of hinges and clasps. Different ways to create hinges, such as classic tube hinges, tab hinges, and rivet swivel hinges will be examined and are a few of the possibilities that you can learn.


    The class will examine and discuss traditional hinge making technique and flat panel technique. Investigate clasp options for boxes and locket while learning design implementation and material limitations for use in clasps. This class will offer additional design time for students to experiment with design choices for their projects.

    This is an intermediate to advanced class. Students need to have taken an intermediate class or two and be able to solder well on their own.

    To keep the focus on learning technique, this class will be working with copper and brass, but students may bring their own sterling silver sheet to use or buy from BARN. We will be making lockets and boxes with flat panel hinge technique, since making is often the best way to add new techniques to our memory. Your instructor, Nanz will show new uses for familiar tools and tricks of the trade, which will help you gain skills in this workshop.


    Materials fee: $20 will be added to class fee when you register.

    Pick up from ferry can be arranged. contact: janemartin4569@gmail.com

    Instructor: 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, March 21, 2018
    • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studios, Class Code: JE0318CS
    • 8
    Register

    In this two session class, you will learn how to work with this self glazing low fire clay including shaping, drying, and firing. Everyone will have a chance to make a number of beads as well as learn how to fire this versatile material with a simple propane torch. The instructor will share formulas for making the clays.

    This class is open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced students.

    An assortment of colored self glazing clays will be provided for the students to use to make their beads.


    There is an additional materials fee of $10 that will be added to the class fee when you register.

    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. 

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0318JM-5
    • 4
    Register

    Make a ring with beach glass

    This second level class is a 2 session class  for those that have taken at least a beginning jewelry class or 2 at BARN. We will set a cabochon or domed shaped piece of glass or stone and make a ring.  Please bring beach glass to the first class.  

    $20 material fee will be added to class fee when you register

    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: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jewelry studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 4
    Register
    This class is designed for participants who have previous experience making jewelry. People need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.

    Areas covered for Skills Class:

    • Safety and use of shears
    • torches, 
    • flex-shafts, 
    • disc cutter, 
    • rolling mill, 
    • polishing wheel 

    This class is offered free to Members and Non-Members and is available on other dates. Please see calendar. Please register but you only need to sign up for one class date.

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



    • Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • Sunday, April 01, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0318JM
    • 8
    Register

    This intermediate level class is a 2 session class for those that have taken a beginning jewelry class or two. We will make rings in several forms. Forming, soldering and finishing techniques will be covered. The jewelry studio has cabochon stones to sell students or you may bring your own to learn how to set. 

    This is a 200 level class for students that have soldered before.

    $20 material fee will be added to class fee when you register

    Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch.

    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: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, April 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals
    • 17
    Register

    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 Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 6
    Register

    Exploring Bead Weaving St. Petersburg stitch ~ “pearl-fection”

    This classic bead weaving pattern creates a distinctive shape using only two different beads . . . size 11 seed beads and small round top drilled pearls.  The simple repetitive pattern, which is easy to learn and fun to practice, results in a lovely delicate necklace that is stunning in any length.  Bead weaving basics and tools will be reviewed and alternative supply options for further exploration will be discussed. Satisfaction and “pearl-fection” is guaranteed!

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee upon registration.
    This class is for BEGINNERS and all levels welcome.

    An open studio for beaders will happen on Wednesday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Free for Members, Non-Members $10) Please register for this Open Studio so we know how many will be attending. You can register by clicking here.

    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 Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Great Room; Class code ALL0418CS+
    • 49
    Register
    Join us for a three-week professional practices workshop led by a rotating panel of local experts. The class will focus on building a brand - from defining what your brand is, to the business behind the brand, to getting it out into the world. This class is open to all. No experience necessary.

    The class will work together to bring a fictitious brand from concept to marketing. Each class will end with a Q&A session with the panel so specific questions from class members can be asked and answered.

    Week 1: Build a Brand: 
    Learn what it means to create a brand, the difference between a product and a brand, and what makes a brand successful and marketable. 

    Week 2: The Business of the Brand:
    We will discuss licenses, trademarks, taxes, accounting and pricing. 

    Week 3: Marketing your Brand:
    Topics such as social media, logo design, label design, business cards, defining demographics, finding retail locations and more will be covered.

    For more information contact BARN Program Coordinator, Emily Browne: Emily@BainbridgeBARN.org

    EFB

    • Sunday, April 15, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN, Great Room, Class Code: JE0415DH
    • 17
    Register

    Lapidary Artist David v. Horste, will be giving a lecture, holding a class and having a trunk show at BARN!

    "The Stones Cry Out:  The Art of Gemstone Nomenclature and Identification"

    The number of stones that can be used as gems in jewelry and ornament and how they are described is infinite.  In this lecture, David will talk about how stones have gotten their names throughout history and how stones are named today.  Varieties of stones and how names evolve and change will be explained.  The misnaming of stones in the gem trade is an important thing to understand and David will cover many stories and examples of this practice.  Being able to identify stones and call them by their "correct" names is an art more than a science.   Be prepared for lots of vivid pictures and wild stories as stones get compared, contrasted, and explained in this diverse lecture covering precious and semi-precious stones.

    The lecture will be in the Great Room at BARN and followed by a trunk show.  Come hear David speak of his experience with stones and then buy some cabochons and beads that David makes.  Bench Top Lapidary Techniques for Jewelers class will be held in the jeweler studio on Monday, April 16th, noon to 4:00pm. Separate registration is needed for that event. Lecture is free.

    Instructor: David V. Horste of dvhdesigns.com is a Portland based lapidary artist and beadmaker who has been working full time in the jewelry trade for 26 years. He has taught this workshop in the past for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Seattle Metals Guild, and Bellevue Community College.

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


    • Monday, April 16, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0418DH
    • 10
    Register

    This workshop teaches jewelers how they can take their flex shaft, and with some minor adaptations and a few new diamond bits, do some basic work on a wide variety of materials normally outside their metals repertoire. The topics covered include drilling a hole in almost anything, minor reshaping of stones, resurfacing of materials, polishing, sources for tools, and safety concerns. The workshop is an instructional talk in nature and there will be handouts and plenty of personal interaction. 

    Due to the nature of the subject and the need for water use with the flex shafts, students are asked to bring an apron and wear clothes that they are okay with getting wet. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. Students will have the opportunity to buy stones and beads directly from David after the class.

    BARN member: $45

    Non-member: $55

    Materials fee: $20 will be added to class fee when you register.

    Trunk show and sale  4:30 pm to 5:30 pm during Open Studio time after the class. 

    Please bring an apron and wear clothing you are OK with getting wet.

    For more information please contact Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@bainbridgeBARN.org


    Instructor: David V. Horste of dvhdesigns.com is a Portland based lapidary artist and beadmaker who has been working full time in the jewelry trade for 26 years. He has taught this workshop in the past for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Seattle Metals Guild, and Bellevue Community College.

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studio, Class Code: JE0318CS
    • 8
    Register

    This is a 2 session class (Tuesday and Wednesday) for beginners and intermediate level students. In this class you will be making a small cylindrical lidded box. We will practice the skills of sawing, soldering, filing, and finishing.  Also, hydraulic die forming will be used to make the lid of the box. 

    An additional materials fee of $5 will be added to class fee when you register.

    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. 

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    Studio Access

    If you’re a non-member (or a member who has forgotten your key fob) and find the front door locked when you show up for a class or open studio session, please call the studio and we’ll let you in. The Jewelry Studio phone number is
    206-842-4475, ext 213.

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jewelry studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 4
    Register
    This class is designed for participants who have previous experience making jewelry. People need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.

    Areas covered for Skills Class:

    • Safety and use of shears
    • torches, 
    • flex-shafts, 
    • disc cutter, 
    • rolling mill, 
    • polishing wheel 

    This class is offered free to Members and Non-Members and is available on other dates. Please see calendar. Please register but you only need to sign up for one class date.

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



    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio
    • 10
    Register

    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: $30 will be added to class fee

    This is a 200 level class. Students need to have taken at least 2 beginning level classes.

    Pick up from ferry can be arranged. contact: janemartin4569@gmail.com

    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


    • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 8
    Register

    Exploring Bead Weaving: Flat Spiral stitch -"Tuscany"

    The romantic, organic quality of this flat spiral bracelet reminds me of the ancient harmony of Tuscany.  Just a small alteration to the traditional spiral weave gives this pattern a very different look and feel.  A unique combination of seed beads, crystal bicones and 4mm rounds intertwine so perfectly using a simple repeating stitch resulting in an extraordinary bracelet that is both comfortable and beautiful.  Bead weaving basics and tools will be reviewed and problem solving skills will be discussed.

    An additional Materials Fee of $15 will be added to the total cost of the class when you register online.

    Free open studio for beaders will be Wednesday, 5/23, 10am to 1pm.

    Class: BEGINNERS and All levels

    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 Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    Studio Access

    If you’re a non-member (or a member who has forgotten your key fob) and find the front door locked when you show up for a class or open studio session, please call the studio and we’ll let you in. Jewelry Studio phone number is
    206-842-4475, ext 213.


    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry studio, Class Code: JE0518JS
    • 1
    Register

    Come join us and learn the ancient, easy, and affordable casting technique of cuttlefish bone to create molds for jewelry creates unique textures and fantastic one of a kind objects. We will be learning how this casting technique is used to create molds for casting jewelry, objects and elements that can be used in a variety of ways.

    Cuttlebone has a natural wood grain texture that can provide delightful designs on the surface of your work using basic tools. Demonstrations will show how to use the bone for casting, an ingot mold, and a polishing material. We will also discuss the cuttlefish and its history in casting. 

    Basic jewelry skills or 2 beginning classes are requiered for this 200 level class.


    Pick up from ferry can be arranged. contact: janemartin4569@gmail.com


    There is a materials fee of $20 added to the class fee when you register.

    BARN member: $56+$20=$76

    Non-member: $65+$20=$85

    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.

    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jewelry studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 4
    Register
    This class is designed for participants who have previous experience making jewelry. People need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.

    Areas covered for Skills Class:

    • Safety and use of shears
    • torches, 
    • flex-shafts, 
    • disc cutter, 
    • rolling mill, 
    • polishing wheel 

    This class is offered free to Members and Non-Members and is available on other dates. Please see calendar. Please register but you only need to sign up for one class date.

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



    • Saturday, June 16, 2018
    • Sunday, June 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studio, Class Code: JE0218JS
    • 8
    Register

    Spend a weekend learning the process of lost wax casting focusing on a ring with a stone settings. 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 stone settings  in waxes to create successful ring 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 tricks with stones,.

    Prerequisite:  students should have basic jewelry skills, including how to saw, file, solder, and finishing. Also, having previously carving wax models helpful .

    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. Students also like to pick up a fine silver ounce coin from a coin shop to alloy to sterling while casting.

    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 and some of the tools listed below. Bring ‘em if you've got ‘em! If you don't, we've got you covered!

    Dental /wax carving  tools.                     Box for supplies.                           Water tight container

    Exacto knife/tools.                                 Alcohol lamp,( denatured)             Nylon hose, fabric

    Wax files.                                                 Wax burs.                                    Hot tools

    Spiral wax blades.                                   400 grit sandpaper.                     Polishing tools

    Scrap Sterling to cast.                             Stones to set

    Additional materials fee of $25 for casting supplies will be applied to the class fee when you register.

    You can buy sterling silver for casting from the Jewelry Studio or bring your own.

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

    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane
    • 8
    Register

    Exploring Bead Weaving ~

    Students will select a template on which to design and practice techniques of bead embroidery. Basic tools, beads, charms and a variety of embroidery stitches will be used to create a unique and sweet little heart. Embellishment and finishing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.  A finished piece could be made into a brooch, pendant, bracelet or a variety of other applications.  

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee.

    All levels welcome.

    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. 
    Students may bring lunch or go out.  

    Coffee, tea, refrigerator and microwave are available at BARN.

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


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