November 1, 2017 Wednesday, 1 Session
10:30 am-1:30 pm
Instructor: Barbara Chatham
Class Fee: $30 Non-members + $30 Supply Fee
$30 BRMAA Member + $30 Supply Fee
This class is one of the most popular jewelry classes because you create two pairs of quality sterling silver earrings. Student will learn to forge with jeweler’s hammers and learn finishing of edges of sterling silver. The techniques include shaping a Reposse’ (raised pattern in sterling), wire wrapping fresh water pearls for a tear drop earring and forming sterling silver french ear wires. Different choices of gemstones will be available to create your own style in jewelry. Come have some fun and create!
Register for the Class Below
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