Byzantine Diamonds & Squares Chain Maille Earrings & Bracelet!

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Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods – among them chain maille, bead weaving, wirework & bead stringing. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MS in Education from Long Island University. Since 2000, she teaches jewelry-making & fiber crafts at Santa Monica College, various local Santa Monica schools & stores, & at her home studio. Having a textile design background, she especially enjoys adapting fiber techniques for jewelry – using macramé, crochet, spool knitting, netting, weaving, knotting & braiding. In addition to teaching, Susan worked with weavers in the Peace Corps in El Salvador and owned a wholesale millinery and handcraft import business for 15 years. Website:

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Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 11:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions. A variety of metal colors will be available.

Learn to famous Byzantine Chain Maille Weave and use it to create unusual square and diamond components. You’ll put together the components to make a rich-looking, unique pair of earrings or bracelet to take home, in your choice of colors. Tools will be available for purchase or borrowing in class. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email Susan at or call 310-944-1299. Class size is limited to 6, so register early!

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