A lot of kids love the opportunity to learn new skills where they can express their creativity which is why we have custom-designed this class for those in grade 6-8. Students will enter the life of a metalsmith and work at their own jeweler’s bench to learn how to wire wrap, draw on metal, and saw and texture a copper pendant. Not only will students gain new skills, they will also gain confidence by working in a safe and supportive environment.
At the end of class, student will have made a wire wrapped bracelet with genuine semi-precious stone beads, a hand-sawn textured copper pendant, and 2 colored pendants (or 1 pair of earrings).
Price includes instruction and the $30 materials fee.
We will cover:
- Studio safety and ergonomics
- Stone selection for wire wrapping
- Wire wrapping techniques
- Metal prep for drawing
- How to seal metal
- Sawing techniques
- Hammering and texturing techniques
Class Duration: Mondays, January 15, 22, 29 from 5-7 p.m. Students must be able to attend all 3 session as no makeups or credits will be given.
Class is 2 hours with a short break. We have a mini fridge and microwave so students can bring a drink and snack.
Tools and Materials
Tools will be provided and materials fee is included with the class price.
Last day to cancel for a full refund or class transfer is January 8, 2024. After this date, no refunds or transfers will be given. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code. By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code.
About the instructor, Jen Barnhardt
Jen is a certified teacher in CO and the owner, designer, and instructor of Stoic Sage Designs. She taught High School English for 10 years and then took a break from the classroom to pursue creative endeavors and taught herself jewelry design. After moving to Colorado from Texas, Jen began taking classes at Silver Peak Studio to learn metalsmithing, and she is mentored by Jen Lesea-Ames, the owner of Silver Peak Studio.
Her “why” is to inspire youth and provide them opportunities to express their creativity.
While she loves making jewelry, she missed teaching which is why she has now merged her passions and experience to lead this class.
A few of her favorite things are: hiking, reading, bike riding, and camping with her husband and their two kids, River and Bodie.