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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 30, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$55 » Materials fee

No experience required! This is a basic class and a foundation for many other types of wire wrapping. I will discuss tools, wire, gauges and provide many tips to produce a beautiful silver wrapped pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. All tools will be provided during the workshop. The materials fee includes one of Merilou’s one-of-a-kind dichroic glass cabochons and enough sterling silver wire to make the pendant, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page pendant publication featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

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