Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings

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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.

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Skill Levels: 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 available to select from. You can also add in copper accents into your enamel if desired. The possibilities are endless...You will love the results!

Some torching 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, Copper blanks, use of enamels, and earwires.

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

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