All Stacked Up Sterling Silver Rings

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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 1/2 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 http://www.facebook.com/DespinaBuoncristianiJewelry and/or Instagram at DespinaBdotcom.

Skill Levels: All. Previous torch or soldering experience helpful but not required.
Dates/Times: July 26-July 27, 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 become your go to pieces which you will enjoy wearing everyday!

Previous torch or soldering 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, consumables, Sterling Silver wire, Silver solder.

To register and pay for this class please call 626-963-8541 or email Despina at despina@despinab.com.

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