Ladies' night Out: Repair your jewelry night October 11

Ladies' Night Out: Clean & Repair Your Jewelry - October 11

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This is your chance to clean out that jewelry drawer of yours and give those broken or tarnished pieces some much needed TLC! In this class you will learn techniques on how to properly clean your jewelry- silver, gold, plated jewelry, diamonds, colored stones, etc.! We will also be able to teach and assist with light repairs as well as work on upcycling projects. Some repairs might be bigger than what we can tackle in one evening, so we'll help you determine next steps to getting your piece properly fixed. 
Bring 3-5 pieces that you would like for us to examine.

You will leave class with knowledge on light jewelry repairs, how to properly clean and store your jewelry, a polishing cloth, jewelry cleaning solution, and a new found love for your well-worn pieces. 
  • No experience required!
  • The cost covers one glass of wine, light snacks (all gluten-free), and examination and suggestions for repairing or cleaning your jewelry
  • You will receive an email 48 hours before the event with our address and other details.
  • Space is limited to 10; last day to cancel for a full refund is October 3, 2023
  • This fun class fills up quick, so don’t hesitate to register

About the instructor, Samantha Chang

Samantha headshotSamantha Chang is from Buffalo, NY and recently moved to Louisville, CO after spending ten years in Brooklyn. She's a multidisciplinary artist & jeweler who has studied various jewelry processes including beading, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, fabrication, wax carving, and most recently, welding! She taught her first jewelry making class when she was 16 and fell in love with sharing knowledge & techniques. 

Samantha learned jewelry making through classes at local bead stores, lots of trial and error, and has taken metal fabrication classes at the Jewelry Arts Institute in Manhattan. She then was an apprentice for an independent jeweler in Brooklyn. Most recently, she was a bench jeweler at Catbird NYC before moving out to Colorado with her husband. Samantha now has a jewelry line that she sells on Etsy and in art festivals. 

A few of Samantha's favorite this are: painting, drawing, and spending time with her dogs and husband.

About the instructor, Jen Lesea-Ames:

Jen Lesea-Ames headshotA former exercise physiologist and triathlete, Jen retired from her fitness career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014. 

Wanting more of a challenge after stringing beads for three years, she studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Metal Arts (now called Denver Jewelry Studio) from 2012-2016. She decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014 and opened Silver Peak Studio in July 2020.

She is the owner, designer, and metalsmith of Jen Lesea Designs, (2009-present); her jewelry is sold in over 50 stores, including Fallingwater Museum Store, the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop, and the national catalog Uncommon Goods. Her experience and work has landed her local and national press. Jen is an Applied Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America GIA.

Her fun and friendly nature is apparent in everything she does, whether its teaching metalsmithing, talking to art show patrons, or motivating people to try something new, like stand up paddleboarding!