Jewelry Classes


Summer classes: more dates will be added soon!

Many of the classes will repeat so if you can’t make it please check back or feel free to inquire about days/time that would be more convenient for you and I will try to add classes to meet requests. Have a discount code? Often there are special promotions so if you have a discount code please use it during checkout! Follow me on Facebook or sign up for my newsletter to hear about these!

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I’m doing a new workshop for those interested in going to the Tucson Gem Show — I’ve gone for over 15 years and I still get excited for each trip!

The $25 fee includes a swag bag with beads from past shows, a list of my favorite vendors, restaurants and things to do and also some coupons.

Let’s Go to the Tucson Gem Show!

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Tuesday, 9/22, 7pm to 8:30pm 

Where: Jet Building 2nd floor conference room (1901 Jefferson AVE, Tacoma WA 98402)

It may not be what you think! It isn’t really a show, more like a collection of shows. Or rather, the show of all shows marking Tucson as the largest sale of gemstones and jewelry in the world.

Last year there were 36 Shows overlapping in Tucson from late January to late February. Everything from fossils to diamonds is available at the BEST prices. The amount of vendors, things to see and ground to cover is, to say the least, very extensive!

It is enough to keep you busy for a lifetime! So, time to get planning.

This workshop will discuss:

• Planning your trip (understanding the calendar for each show, flights, hotels)
• Getting registered and deciding which shows to attend (public v. wholesale/biz license only and also getting around between the shows)
• Tips for your day/s of buying/how to find what you’re looking for and get the best deals
• Pricing by weight, strand, hank etc. What the heck is Keystone anyway?!
• Tips for carrying and, if needed, shipping your purchases
• Receptions held by companies like Artbeads (how to get invited!)
• What else to do while in Arizona

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I am also putting together some Tucson Gem Show tour packages…if you want more information please let me know.

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Simple Beaded Earrings

Linda Danforth Pearl Earrings

Tuesday, August 25th, 7pm to 8pm

Where: Jet Building 2nd floor conference room (1901 Jefferson AVE, Tacoma WA 98402)

For Whom: 10+ (adult supervision for students under 14/No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

Who loves jewelry? Probably almost everyone you know, right? In this class you’ll learn how to make simple beaded earrings. This class is great for busy adults and even for very young children (if your child can string beads we’ll make sure all ear wires get attached!).

Everyone should be able to make at least one pair of earrings during the class and maybe two. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Make Your Own Ear Wires!

ear wires

Tuesday, August 25th 6pm to 7pm

Where: Jet Building 2nd floor conference room (1901 Jefferson AVE, Tacoma WA 98402)

For Whom: 10+ (adult supervision for students under 14/No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

Have you ever wanted french ear wires in a metal you didn’t have on hand and wish you knew how to make them? Or, wonder how to make any other style of ear wire (like kidney!) and get them to be the same size every time? This class will teach you how to make a variety of ear wires for your earring creations using a variety of wires like copper and sterling. This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Geode Slice Pendant Necklace (New class!)

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Saturday, August 29th 11am to Noon

Where: Jet Building 2nd floor conference room (1901 Jefferson AVE, Tacoma WA 98402)

For Whom: 10+ (adult supervision for students under 14/No experience restrictions)

Cost: $30

Class Maximum: 10

You will learn to make a pendant from a geode slice and to incorporate it into a necklace on a delicate chain.  We will embellish the necklaces with Swarovski crystal accents. These necklaces are beautiful worn alone and also layered with other necklaces. This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.
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Hand-Forged Metal Earrings

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next class TBA (please feel free to contact me if you’d like to take this class soon!)

These earrings are made with varying sizes of metal wire (sterling plate, gold fill or solid copper) and hammered for a pretty textured look. In this class you’ll also learn how to make your own jump rings! You also may embellish your metal hoops with beads if you wish. This class is great for those with some jewelry experience and beginners are welcome too. All supplies and tools will be provided.

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For Whom: 14+ (No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Lovely Lariat Necklaces

next class TBA (please feel free to contact me if you’d like to take this class soon!)

Where:

For Whom: 10+ (No experience restrictions, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: $35

Class Maximum: 10

Lariat necklaces are fun to wear and there are so many ways to make them unique. In this class you’ll learn how to attach beads, charms and found objects (upcycling!) to chain to make these fun necklaces requiring no clasp. This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided and feel free to bring personal embellishments.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Copper Wire Rings or Toe Rings

gold and copper wire rings

next class TBA (please feel free to contact me if you’d like to take this class soon!)

Where: TBA

For Whom: 10+ (adult supervision for students under 14/No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

Copper jewelry is really popular and this ring is simple to make! This class will teach you how to wrap copper wire, make decorative loops and finish the piece with a hammered look. Wearing copper jewelry for medicinal benefits has a long history, all the way back to ancient Egypt, reports the “Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine.” Proposed benefits focus on reducing joint inflammation and easing pain – pretty, and possibly healing! This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. If you’d prefer to use sterling, sterling plate or gold fill wire I’ll have other choices on hand for a small supply fee, otherwise all supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Leather Bracelet

leather bracelets with oval

Tuesday, September 1st, 6pm to 7pm

Where: Jet Building 2nd floor conference room (1901 Jefferson AVE, Tacoma WA 98402)

For Whom: 10+ (No experience restrictions, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

This is a fun bracelet for spring/summer! We’ll use super soft leather and a circle/oval or rectangle metal centerpiece to make this fitted bracelet. To make more after class you could use scissors and a regular pair of pliers! This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Copper Bangle Bracelet

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Tuesday, September 1st, 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: Jet Building 2nd floor conference room (1901 Jefferson AVE, Tacoma WA 98402)

For Whom: 10+ (No experience restrictions, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: $35

Class Maximum: 10

Copper is super popular right now and that’s awesome because it is super affordable too! You will learn how to make your own bangles and embellish them by wire wrapping crystals and other beads. This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Margarita Earrings

margarita earrings

next class TBA (please feel free to contact me if you’d like to take this class soon!)

Where: TBA

For Whom: 10+ (adult supervision for students under 14/No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

We’ll make these earrings using Swarovski Margarita style crystal beads and head pins…that’s it! They’re super simple to make and very sparkly. You could also use the technique to make earrings out of buttons. This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Bracelet Harness

bracelet harness

next class TBA (please feel free to contact me if you’d like to take this class soon!)

This bracelet/ring combo using chain and a few beads is fun and easy to make. You may personalize these in so many ways! This class is great for those with some jewelry experience and beginners are welcome too. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Where: TBA

For Whom: 14+ (No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Upcycled Leather Wrist Cuff

leather bracelet with flower

next class TBA (please feel free to contact me if you’d like to take this class soon!)

Where: TBA

For Whom: 10+ (adult supervision for students under 14/No experience restrictions)

Cost: $25

Class Maximum: 10

These bracelets can be made with leather or any scraps of fabric you have around the house. In this class we’ll use recycled leather from an old skirt and embellishments like suede flowers and crystals. Your bracelet will have a lobster clasp to keep it secure and some chain to make it adjustable in case you’ll be giving it as a gift and aren’t sure about wrist size. This class is great for beginners and those with some experience. All supplies and tools will be provided.

Please pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

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Please pre-pay for classes to guarantee a spot. Classes with less than 3 students may be canceled by instructor with full refunds given.

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be given for cancellations made by you 72 hours in advance. Other cancellations will be given credit for future classes or retail purchases.
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