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Jewelry Design

HAMMERED LINKS NECKLACE
HAMMERED LINKS NECKLACEJuly 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pmJewelry Design Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $100.00Kit Fee: $75.00
Skill Level: All
Skills covered in this class include cutting wire to length, using a hammer to texture the metal, filing edges, soldering, managing the flow of solder, protecting fine chain from excess heat during soldering, and finally polishing and finishing.
Yes, you can make your own silver links! In this class, you will be guided through the process of creating handmade silver chain links. Using silver wire, you will create a one to five link chain (up to you), and then attach it to a fine commercial chain, using techniques demonstrated in class to avoid solder flowing up the chain to stiffen it All steps will be carefully demonstrated and explained by an experienced and patient teacher. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully made your first chain necklace—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher, Vilina Hutter, at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired, to be delivered to your home address after the show.

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No Solder Layered Pendant Workshop
No Solder Layered Pendant WorkshopJuly 27, 12:00pm - 4:00pmJewelry Design Class By Chloe KonoClass Fee: $100.00Kit Fee: $25.00 $25 for copper & brass, $125 for copper & sterling silver
Skill Level: Beginner
In this workshop, students will design and create a layered pendant with simple sheet metal fabrication! They will learn about the basic jewelry making hand tools, the nature of non-ferrous metals, and foundational techniques including sawing, riveting, and finishing. Students should come to class with a sketch of their own design or rough idea in order for instructor to efficiently help them complete the piece in class.

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Stacking Rings
Stacking RingsJuly 28, 10:00am - 1:00pmJewelry Design Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $45.00
Skill Level: All
Skills covered in this class include cutting wire to length, using a hammer to texture the metal, filing edges, soldering, setting a cabochon, and finally polishing and finishing.
Yes, you can make rings! In this class, you will be guided through the process of determining the length of metal needed to produce a particular ring size including for a ring that will be textured after soldering. Using various styles of silver wire, you will create three different rings in the same size, to be worn as a set. As time allows, you will add a small cabochon in a pre-made setting to one of the rings. All steps will be carefully demonstrated and explained by an experienced and patient teacher. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully made your first rings—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher, Vilina Hutter, at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than five days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Mixed Media

Textured Pendant with Tube Setting and Granulation
Textured Pendant with Tube Setting and GranulationJuly 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pmMixed Media Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $100.00Kit Fee: $95.00
Skill Level: All
Learn to solder, set a faceted stone, and make and attach fine silver granules as you create this beautiful silver pendant. Silver soldering is a multi-step process, but under the guidance of an experienced and patient teacher, you will learn every step as we all create the pendant shown in the illustration—no experience necessary! Skills covered in this class include creating a granule, soldering, setting the faceted gem, and polishing and finishing. Class fee is $95.00. Gem availability may vary—or you can provide your own calibrated 5 mm gem. Cost of the kit with all the components will be $75, including an 18 inch silver chain. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully soldered your first piece of wearable art—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Soldering

HOOPS YOUR WAY
HOOPS YOUR WAYJuly 27, 10:00am - 1:00pmSoldering Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $100.00Kit Fee: $95.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Unleash your inner silversmith and craft your own collection of stunning hoop earrings! In this fun and immersive workshop, you'll transform simple silver wire into beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces that will elevate any outfit. An expert instructor will guide you through all the essential techniques, from measuring and cutting wire to forming perfect hoops and soldering secure closures. You'll learn how to create classic hoops in various sizes, then explore exciting variations like multiples, mixed sizes, textured hoops, twisted hoops, and even hoops embellished with delicate charms or beads. This class is perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike! All the materials you'll need are included, along with the essential tools and a safe and supportive learning environment. By the end of the workshop, you'll walk away with one or maybe two fabulous handmade hoop earrings and the skills to create many more! So come, unleash your creativity and add a touch of silver sparkle to your style! When you leave class, you will not only have successfully created silver hoop earrings—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than five days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Stone Setting

Simple Prong Setting
Simple Prong SettingJuly 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pmStone Setting Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $100.00Kit Fee: $95.00
Skill Level: All
Learn how to make a stunningly simple and attractive prong setting for a flat-backed stone! Under the guidance of an experienced and patient teacher, you will learn every step needed from designing the prongs layout to adding a bail to the finished pendant—no experience necessary! Skills you will learn in this class include filing, shaping, soldering, polishing, and setting the stone. This three-hour class will open your eyes to the beauties of prong set cabochons for your collection. Class fee is $95. All supplies, including your choice of cabochon from a broad selection, will be included in the kit fee of $65. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully created your first prong setting—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Wearable Art

Keum Boo
Keum BooJuly 26, 10:00am - 1:00pmWearable Art Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $100.00Kit Fee: $95.00
Skill Level: All
Skills covered in this class include depletion gilding, cutting and placing foil, fusing, patinating the metal, and finally polishing and finishing.
No experience needed! Learn to create unusual gold and silver jewelry in this introduction to the ancient Korean art of keum-boo, where 24 kt gold foil is fused to fine silver and patinated to create a unique effect. Keum-boo is a simple but precise process and the instructor for this class will walk you carefully and thoroughly through the process step-by-step, as we all create earrings that are your interpretation of those shown in the illustration. Each step will be carefully demonstrated and explained, but you will be able to bring your own design ideas to the project. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully created your first piece of wearable art—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than five days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Wirework

Basic Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant
Basic Wire Wrapped Cabochon PendantJuly 26, 9:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $85.00Kit Fee: $60.00
Skill Level: Beginner
No experience required! This is a basic class and a foundation for many other types of wire wrapping. After this class you will be able to use any size cabochon to create a pendant of any size or shape of pendant. You will be able to vary your designs by adding or subtracting beads or crystals in a number of ways. I will provide many tips so you can produce a beautiful sterling silver wrapped pendant. A black silk cord will be provided so you can proudly wear your creation home! Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure, cut, clean and straighten your wire, You will also learn how to bundle and wrap your wire as well as how to make a bail. You will be working with half hard wire and will also learn how to twist the wire. The class fee includes sterling silver wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface, a custom made dichroic glass cabochon, a black silk cord and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Hugs and Kisses Bracelet
Hugs and Kisses BraceletJuly 26, 2:00pm - 6:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $85.00Kit Fee: $60.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Bracelets can be worn day or night, either alone or stacked together.. This is a basic class that will teach you all of the necessary steps for creating a wire wrapped piece that is a bit different. In this class you will learn about measuring and straightening the wire. You will also learn how to bundle all the wires together and hold everything in place with strategically placed wraps, how to make the clasp and how to determine bracelet sizes for small, medium and larger sized wrists. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will be working with both dead soft and half hard wire and will also learn how to twist the wire. The class fee includes both sterling silver and 14KGF wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is your to take home. I supply all of the tools needed to create this project during class so all you need to do is bring a smile! All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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Nefertiti Bracelet
Nefertiti BraceletJuly 27, 2:00pm - 6:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Although this bracelet looks complicated, it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this bracelet. You will not only be proud to wear this home in style, you will also learn how to re-create this stunning bracelet in various sizes. It can also be created using all 14KGF or brass and copper or any combination thereof. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to create a bundle of wire, how to bind a bundle of wire and how to make a clasp. You will receive over 10 feet of sterling silver and 14KGF wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. All tools and materials will be provided during the workshop so all you need to bring is a willingness to learn! Class is limited to 6 so register early.

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Wire Sculpture Gemstone Donut
Wire Sculpture Gemstone DonutJuly 27, 9:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $85.00Kit Fee: $60.00
Skill Level: Beginner
So now you have come to the bead show and you see wonderful gemstone “donuts”. But, what to do with them? This class will teach you how to create a spectacular piece of jewelry showcasing this type of stone. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to bind your bundle of wire, learn a bit of wire sculpture and how to make a bail. Wire sculpture is more flowing than regular wire wrapping and gives each piece a unique look all its own. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. You will be working with dead soft wire and will learn how to clean measure and straighten the wire. The class fee includes sterling silver wire, a gemstone of your choice, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of my 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is your to take home. All tools will be provided for you to use in class. Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

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WIRE SCULPTURE PENDANT
WIRE SCULPTURE PENDANTJuly 28, 9:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Merilou JenkinsClass Fee: $145.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee includes a drusy cabochon to wrap, sterling silver wire, a jeweler’a polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of Merilou’s 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs in addition to the use of all tools in class to complete the project. You may have learned how to wrap a cabochon but now you can take it to the next level – you can learn how to do free form sculpting with wire to create elegant and distinctive pieces of jewelry. The final piece can be stand alone as a stunning pendant or you can go on to incorporate it into a necklace for a truly spectacular effect. The results will always be different depending upon the stone you use, the type of wire you use as well as the different sculptural effects you can incorporate into your piece. Learn about wire temper, wire gauges and wire shapes as well as all about the necessary tools. Come and have fun! Class is limited to 6 so sign up early.

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