Come and learn how to make beautiful jewelry with an introduction to metalsmithing techniques! You will be guided the first day on basic techniques; how to solder, saw, file, hammer, make jump rings and findings. The next two sessions will be spent using your new skills to make bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants. We will use stamps, set stones and learn wire wrapping, just to name a few examples of skills. Silver is available for a small additional fee. While this class is geared toward beginners, students with some previous experience will work on perfecting skills and learning new techniques. Class is limited to six students. Please bring reading glasses if you wear them. Please note there is no class on April 16.
Karenna Maraj is a professional jewelry artist who studied metalsmithing at RISD and has taught locally for many years. The Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection is both a gallery showcasing local artists and a classroom/studio space.