Native American Style Jewelry Weekend

$325
Native American Style Jewelry Weekend

This is a 2 day class set up to explore making jewelry with the Native American flare: from stamps to shot plates to twisted wire serrated bezels around stones for a pendant or ring variation.  Both beginners to advanced students will enjoy the huge variety of styles to accent your own amazing creations.  We will forge ahead to make either a ring or a pendant (maybe both if your experienced) using a cabochon stone set in a bezel For time purposes will use  premade bezels, so that we can spend time exploring all the other processes that fall under the Native American style.  Base metals are included, however i highly recommend sterling silver and I will have sterling silver on hand for sale as well as turquoise and other stones. You are free to bring your own silver or stones if you wish please inquire with Ria about details that will work best for metal thickness and stone sizes. About a week before the class, Ria will email everyone some design ideas so that you can think about what you can create, a lot of this class focused on how to design and be flexible to change your design while in the process. 

Here is a photo of what the last class of students made click here.

Note: It is with regret that at this time i must say that i will not be having any classes, it seems that a lifetime of using my hands/arms has taken its toll.  I may find a time in the future where i will be back, perhaps with different more inspired classes with a more keen focus on self care in the midst of being innovative.  For now i must respect what my body wants. Thank you for your interest and i hope you find a passion that serves you just as designing/teaching jewelry has done for me.