May 3 Tuesday, 1 session
10:30 am-1:00 pm
Instructor: Barbara Chatham
Class Fee: $30 + $40 supply fee
Join jewelry artist, Barbara Chatham, as she teaches her students how to make a stunning pearl pendant using sterling silver and some jewelry basics. First, students will design a bail (component where the stone is attached) and then create it using sterling silver wire. Then, students will get to choose from Mother of Pearl, a pearl nest, a pearl button, a freshwater pearl, and pearls with color to adorn the bail. Once mounted, everyone will polish their sterling silver and attach a chain. Come learn the basics of jewelry design, and have a piece to take home with you! All supplies included!
REGISTER FOR THIS 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