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Dancing Gemstone Hoop Earrings - July 25

Dancing Gemstone Hoop Earrings - July 25

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Create these playful earrings by using handmade hoops to craft whimsical designs featuring semi-precious stones and fresh water pearls. Design one-of-a-kind artisan earrings in sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, or a combination of both. This workshop will lightly cover wire wrapping techniques, but Jen and Samantha will be there to assist you in the assembly of the piece you designed to ensure you leave with a piece you're thrilled with! 

We will finish the evening with a little social that includes wine, sparking water, cheese, crackers, and fruit.

We will cover:

  • Tool selection
  • Different types of pearls on the market
  • Design layout
  • Wire wrapping
  • Other tips and tricks to create beautifully spaced, even wire loops

Details:

  • 2.5 contact hours, ages 14+ at the Silver Peak Gallery Classroom located at 100 E. Cleveland St. Lafayette 80026
  • Thursday, July 25, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
  • # students: 3 minimum, 8 maximum
  • Materials kit fee is is included in price
  • Prerequisite: none

By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, and studio rules.

About the instructor, Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is from Buffalo, NY and recently moved to Louisville, CO after spending ten years in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in Art History and Management from SUNY Purchase and is 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, Saintly, that she sells on Etsy and at art festivals. 

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