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Fabulous Findings and Dramatic Dangles

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00JP
By Mïa Vollkommer

Tired of the same old clasps and ear wires?  Would you like to set your work apart with unique elements that can’t be bought at the store? Then this workshop—centered on the findings that make jewelry wearable and unique—is for you. Working with wire in a variety of gauges and sheet metal, students begin by exploring different designs and production methods for headpins, clasps, ear wires, hoops, and charms. Then, they begin creating one-of-a-kind necklaces and earring sets with the findings they’ve made. Wire work and the safe use of butane torches and cutting-texturing sheet metal is discussed.

A wire and sheet metal kit ($45; kit plus shop shears, $60) is available for purchase in class, and Studio Arts hand tools are available to check out.

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Instructor: Mïa Vollkommer

One 7-hour session includes a lunch break (students provide their own)

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3113
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)