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Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in professional catalogs, magazines and on the covers of national publications. She has a B.A. in Art, an M.A. in Art History and a Juris Doctorate. She has been a practicing attorney in the state of California as well as a state credentialed secondary art teacher. She is heavily involved in teaching others how to create beautiful jewelry as well as continually improving her own craft. Her current emphasis is on creating fused glass specializing in unique and elegant jewelry pieces many of which are encased in 14k gold fill and/or sterling silver wire. The constant theme of her work has always been attention to detail, good craftsmanship and dramatic, yet elegant one-of-a- kind pieces. Her work can be found at several higher end shows throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. She has been an exhibiting artist at the Laguna Beach Art-A- Fair for the past 14 years and has taught wire work aboard a Celebrity cruise ship to Alaska. Both novice and skilled wire workers will benefit from techniques learned in one of Merilou’s classes.

Currently not available.
Location: To Bead True Blue
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee include 12 page earring instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

Learn about tools, wire, gauges, how to bundle your wire, and many tips to produce a beautiful silver and gold bracelet. Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. It is necessary to learn to create the basic bracelet in order to move on to produce a more complex bracelet encompassing beads, stones or a cabochon.

You will learn how to make bracelets for small, medium and larger size wrists. This is a basic class so no wire wrapping experience is necessary, however, even if you are accomplished at wire wrapping, but have never, tried a bracelet, then this class is for you!

Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as tools. All tools will be provided during the workshop so all you need to bring is a willingness to learn! For more information and to sign up for the workshop email Merilou at or call 951.634.4302. Class size is limited to 10 so register early!

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