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Jewelry Workshop: Creative Chains

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00TB

By Mïa Vollkommer

A beautifully crafted chain can be the crowning touch for a handmade pendant, or be worn alone as a unique and expressive piece of jewelry. Learn to create three different chain designs using wire-working, forming, texturing, and fusing techniques. 

Plenty of time is given to practicing each type of chain, and participants leave with a necklace-length piece incorporating all three designs, or a bracelet-length in a single design. Instructions for a complementary clasp for each type of chain are also included. 

Some previous wirework experience (such as the Introduction to Beading course or similar workshops) is recommended. A wire and sheet metal kit ($50) 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 3031
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)