This mini jewelry workshop is the perfect mom/child activity for Mother's Day! Minimum age for class is 11 years old and legal guardian must be a participant and present for the duration of the class.
Each participant will create an heirloom-quality keepsake for that special person in their life (or for yourself!). You can commemorate a significant date or an amazing human by making the perfect treasured gift for you or someone you care about. This fun class is perfect for new moms to grandmas and folks who love moms. Experience is not required, just bring an open heart.
Stamping jewelry is more than just hammering letters or textures; there is a trick to it to get the letters/symbols evenly stamped, spaced, and blackened.
We Will Cover:
- Metal identification
- Simple stamping techniques
- Doming metal
- Necklace assembly
Class duration: 2 hours
Prerequisite: None. Minimum age 11 as long as legal guardian is present and taking the class (i.e. mother/child activity).
Last day to cancel for a full refund is May 6, 2022
Tools needed: You will need to bring your own N95 or P95 mask, this is for filtering out small particulates that are formed when metalsmithing. If you do not have a N95/KN95, we have them for sale at the studio for $5 each (limit 1 per person).
Materials Fee is $15 which will includes 3 discs, jump ring, and studio materials. Additional discs can be purchased at an additional charge. Sterling silver chains will be for sale at an additional charge. Cash or check accepted.
About the instructor, Jen Lesea-Ames:
A 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!
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.