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Beginner Wire Leaves Earrings class – July 15, 2023
July 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT$75.00
Beginner Wire Leaves Earrings class
with Artist, Stacy Smith
Saturday, July 15th from 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Roycroft Campus – 39 South Grove St. East Aurora, NY
This Delicate Leaves earring class is for beginners who are interested in learning to weave with wire. We will be working with only minimal gauges of wire to simplify the process down to the very basics of weaving. Also, we will make our own ear wires as a skill building exercise. The ear wire component can be used independently to make simple earrings at home after class. Far more importantly though, students will leave with an understanding of basic jewelry concepts that can be built on to make not only the pieces from this class, but also new pieces as their creativity dictates. Students will also be working with the patina process to change the look of the jewelry.
All materials and tools needed for the workshop are provided. The tools will remain the property of the instructor. The tool set (cutters, 5 styles of pliers, chasing hammer, bench block, polish cloth, 1 file and 1 buffer) will be available for students if they are interested in purchasing at an additional $95. Students are highly recommended to bring magnification (reading) glasses. Lunch will not be supplied. Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch or something to snack on.
After a background in Graphic Art, Stacy Smith experimented with a variety of media before settling on wire wrapped jewelry. In 2017 she was juried into the Arts and Craftsmen Guild on the Roycroft Campus and has since been a member of their steering committee. She has won several awards through the years, most recently Best in Show at the American Craftsmen Artisan Festival (Kenan Center) 2022, and Best in Jewelry 2022 Letchworth Festival of the Arts. She has taught both public and private classes and has written several tutorials.
Class Tuition: $65 + $10 Supplies = Total $75
Registration is required and seating is limited. (Max. of 8 students)
This workshop is open to those ages 18 – adult
Class will take place in the Illumination Studio of the Print Shop on The Roycroft Campus – 21 South Grove St. East Aurora, NY 14052
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.