Textured Earrings Ladies Night Out August 11
Ladies Night Out: Textured Earrings
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Ladies Night Out: Textured Earrings

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Join us for our August Ladies' Night Out Textured Earrings jewelry class; no experience needed! Bring a friend, relative, or your lovely self, and create a pair of copper/sterling silver earrings with your own unique texture! You’ll learn hammering and stamping techniques and doming the metal.

  • No experience required!
  • The cost covers one glass of wine or beer, light snacks (all gluten-free), one pair of copper earrings with sterling silver earwire, silicone ear-backs, and instruction in texturing and stamping! Our instructor Kenzie will show you how to properly texture and dome the mertal and Jen will help you put the earring on the earwire.
  • 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 August 4, 2022
  • This fun class fills up quick, so don’t hesitate to register


About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson

Kenzie NelsonKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.


About  Jen Lesea-Ames, Instructor and owner of Silver Peak Studio:

A former personal fitness trainer and certified USA-Triathlon coach (B.S. Exercise Science, UC Davis and M.S. Kinesiology, CU-Boulder) with over 18 years of teaching experience, Jen retired from her fitness and coaching career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and underwent two major hip surgeries. 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 30 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 Accredited Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America GIA and she is currently pursuing her GIA Graduate Gemologist certificate.

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 paddle-boarding!  

As the owner of Silver Peak Studio, it is her intention to provide a safe, clean, professional and fun environment where students can grow in metalsmithing and enjoy the journey.

A few of Jen's favorite things: cats, pizza, and outdoor adventures.