Wire-Wrapped Stones!

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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 has taught 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. Website: susanryza.com 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.

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: October 20, from 10:30am to 1:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes materials

In this class, you will learn to manipulate wire to create an attractive frame for a stone of your choice. We will cover a variety of finishing embellishments, and you will come away with a pendant - ready to wear, along with detailed, printed instructions for applying these techniques to future projects.
Bring any wire-working tools you already own. Tools will also be available for purchase or borrowing in class.
For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email Susan at susan@susanryza.com
or call 310-944-1299. Class size is limited to 6, so register early!
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:30am-1pm
Fees: $75, including all materials. A variety of stones and wire colors will be available.
Location: Booth 236, Delfina Ballroom

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