Simply Elegant Fine Silver Earrings

A Pasadena Bead And Design Show Workshop [select another show]

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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 revisit her creative past, now utilizing her design skills to create unique jewelry pieces. Despina’s early creations were mostly beaded projects, which she sold during trunk shows at Nordstrom. For the past few years Despina has been working with Metal Clay. She received her Art Clay Silver Level I Instructor Certification in September of 2013 and her Senior Instructor Certification in June of 2014. She has been teaching Metal Clay along with a variety of other jewelry making techniques at local bead shops and shows for the past 4 years. Today Despina enjoys mixing her skills in Metal Clay along with her old school metalsmithing techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces. ln the pursuit of advancing her skills, she continues to educate herself, learning new techniques which in turn she shares with her students. You can see what Despina has been up to lately by following her on Facebook at

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: 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 all you have to do is add the provided earwires and you are ready to go!

Previous metal clay experience is helpful but not required to successfully complete this project. If you have any concerns about your experience level, please call or email Despina to discuss.

Class Fee includes use of tools, Fine Silver Clay, Fine Silver Bezel Cups, Semi-Precious stones, and Sterling Silver earwires.

To register and pay for this class please call 626-963-8541 or email Despina at

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