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Workshop PhotoAll Stacked Up Sterling Silver Rings

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: All. Previous torch or soldering experience helpful but not required.
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $135

Come and make some noise with us, and create a cute, sturdy, 3 piece set of Sterling Silver stackable rings! You will learn the basics of soldering, using 2 types of solder, sizing your rings, texturing, stamping, and finishing. By the end of class you will have a set of rings that you can stack or wear individually. They are sure to... Read More

Workshop PhotoHalf Moon Rising Fine Silver Semi-Precious Stone 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: Intermediate.. Metal clay experience required.
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135

Take your jewelry making skills to the next level by combining your Metal Clay techniques with traditional Metalsmithing. In this 3-step firing process you will first create your base pieces, then attach your bezel cups, and finally add Sterling Silver wires by soldering, to construct the attached earwires. A patina will be added to bring... Read More

Workshop PhotoJingle, Jangle, Bangles!

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: All. Some hand tool experience helpful but not required.
Dates/Times: July 27, from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $140

Do you love to stack bangles on your wrist? Love the sound that they make? In this class you will learn how to cold connect Fine Silver wire with rivets to create 2 Industrial Chic bangles. Texture, detail, shape, and strength will be added by hammering them. Final shaping and sizing will be done on a mandrel for the perfect fit. Golden... Read More

Workshop PhotoScratch ‘em Up 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: All- Metal clay and torching experience helpful but not required.
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $125

Join me to create a one-of-a-kind pair of Fine Silver dangle earrings, which you will design your own custom texture for! This is a technique you will love to use over and over again. Once your components are constructed they will be refined and put into the kiln to fire. Once fired, you will construct your earwires and connecting loop... Read More

Workshop PhotoSgraffito Torch Enameled 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: All. Some torch experience helpful but not required.
Dates/Times: July 27, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $99

Create a beautiful, colorful pair of enamel earrings without the use of a kiln...in its place, we will be using a torch! In this class you will learn how to customize and prep your copper pieces, sift and layer your enamels, work with liquid enamels, and, before your final torching, draw your designs. A variety of enamel colors will be... Read More
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