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Workshop PhotoCoat Of Arms Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Advanced, previous metal clay experience required
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $155 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

Join me to learn how to create this unique, Fine Silver pendant, a modern take of a Coat of Arms. You will be layering pieces of clay, constructing bails, and creating disks and ball accents. Freeform dangles will be textured and embellished. Fine Silver bezels will be added to hold your selected Semi-precious stones. Once patinated and... Read More

Workshop PhotoFlourish Fine Silver Bracelet

Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Metal clay experience helpful
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $175 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

Add some color and style to your wrist by creating a lovely bar bracelet and charm. Learn how to shape your clay and add a beautiful semi-precious stone and bezel to make it pop! A small charm will also be made by stamping your clay. Once your pieces are fired, you will patina, polish and finally set your stone. Chains, clasp, and... Read More

Workshop PhotoMedieval Shield Fine Silver Ring

Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Previous metal clay experience required
Dates/Times: January 18, from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $140 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

This beautiful statement ring, so comfortable to wear, hugs your finger like a glove! In this class you will learn how to size, shape, and create a band, a skill you will use over and over again. Once the band is created, you will learn how to shape the shield portion of your ring. Cubic Zirconia clay based bezels will also be made. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoNebulous Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Metal clay experience required
Dates/Times: January 19, from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $140 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

Join me to learn how to construct a modern, one-of-a-kind pendant! We will start by cutting out freeform donut shapes, refine them by sanding and attach them together in various combinations to create your unique piece. You will learn how to set a Cubic Zirconia stone in a clay bezel, refine and then attach to your pendant to add a bit of... Read More

Workshop PhotoNot Your Mother’s Vintage Fine Silver Ring

Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Metal clay experience required
Dates/Times: January 20, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $125 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

Love the look of vintage rings...then why not make one yourself with a vintage button motif! Learning how to size, shape, and create your band is a skill you will use again and again. After the band is constructed, you will select a mold which was created from a vintage button, and place your clay in it to make your ring topper. When your... Read More

Workshop PhotoSimply Elegant Fine Silver Earrings

Instructor: Despina “Espie” Buoncristiani
Despina Buoncristiani, aka “Espie” has been intrigued with jewelry making since she was a teenager, taking apart old necklaces and creating new pieces with the vintage beads that were harvested. As an adult, with her graphic design background, it seemed a natural progression for her to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner. Metal clay experience helpful but not required
Dates/Times: January 20, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $120 » Fees to be paid in full at time of registration

You will enjoy creating these simple yet elegant semi-precious stone earrings (1 pair). You will be adding a texture to your clay, then once dry, refining to prepare them for firing. Once fired, the bezels will be added and fired again. After firing is complete you will patina and polish. Lastly, you will learn how to set your stones. Now... Read More
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