April 5, 2017 Wednesday, 1 session
10:30 am-1:00 pm
Instructor: Barbara Chatham
Class Fee: $30 + $30 Supply Fee
Students will learn to shape a circle of Sterling Silver on a circular mandrel. You will discover new techniques such as forging with a Jeweler’s hammer and forming Sterling round wire onto Button Fresh Water Pearl for center placement on earrings. Project will consist of a student choosing Sterling Circles, Shaping Circles, and Forging Patterns to wrap wire onto a Button Pearl to place in center of a Sterling circle. You will take home a beautiful pair of earrings you can be proud of. They also would make a great gift for someone you know!
Classed is Closed
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Barbara has always been interested in "how" jewelry was created. She began six years ago with professional jewelry design classes to develop her current minimalist to contemporary styles. Classes in silver smithing, soldering, wire wrapping, forging,
faceting, and cold connections provides her background experience. Having practiced as a pediatric registered nurse, she acquired skills
for working with the small and delicate.
Barbara currently consigns in galleries in Roswell, Blue Ridge and Marietta.
"This is my third class with Barbara. I always leave with much more knowledge about the jewelry item we have made than I expected. An excellent teacher, and shares her knowledge freely."
- Phyllis, Student
"Very calm jewelry teacher! Barbara shares so much information about how to work with metals and shape it into such elegant forms. Much is shared about use of color, texture, combinations of metals, and patinas."
- Rhonda, Student