Just in time for fall: create a soft leather cuff bracelet with your own metalsmithed piece! This fast-paced class is geared for the metalsmith who wants to expand her skill-set into using mixed-media jewelry.
Easy for beginning and seasoned metalsmiths alike, leather cuffs are great for both guys and gals and can offer many possibilities as far as design elements.
Students will choose from many different leather options, and then rivet on a metalsmithed piece. Bring your enameled, etched, or stone set pieces to rivet or buy a metal piece from Jenny if you don't have one.
Class is 4 hours with a 20 minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave, a separate lunch room and a deck with a mountain view where you can relax on your break. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.
Tools and Materials:
Tools will be provided. You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask for polishing. Students should have 5-7 designs printed out to work with in class. Please feel free to email Jenny at email@example.com and she will be happy to go over designs with you!
Materials kit fee is $35 (cash/check direct to instructor) and includes leather, metal, and riveting/fastener components. If you do not have a piece to rivet, Jenny will have pieces for sale at an additional charge.
The last day to cancel for a full refund is August 22, 2021.
About the instructor, Jenny Kenyon
Jenny began her metalsmithing journey 20 years ago as a goldsmith apprentice in Colorado Springs. There she spent 7 years learning the lost wax casting trade. She immediately fell in love with the organic style & old world feel of wax design and casting - this has remained her focus and strength over the years.
After spending some time working in a jewelry repair shop, she relocated to Denver and began her 4 year employment at the Denver School of Metal Arts. There she worked with and assisted Metal Masters such as Travis Ogden, Michael Good, Amayak Stepanyan, Eric Burris, Carol Webb, & Michael Zobel to name a few. In addition to running the school, she taught several classes and intensives such as Lost Wax Casting, Riveting, Etching, Metals 1, & Wax Carving.
Jenny now lives in the mountains of Colorado where she homeschools her sweet girl & runs her jewelry business: River Wilding. Her work is largely influenced by her life out West. She feels the quiet solitude of the mountains is the perfect backdrop to slow down, tap into her wild creative flow and create her one of a kind pieces with intention. In addition to designing, she teaches “experience” metalsmithing classes to small groups of out of town visitors.
Some of Jenny’s favorite things are hiking & hunting for rocks, spending time on the river, road trips to the desert, and slow mornings with coffee. This summer she plans to spend a lot more time on the river learning the art of fly fishing.