Unleash your creativity by creating jewelry using commercial findings! This experience is how to make unique jewelry using elements you can easily find in the market such as: beading wire, crimps of different sizes, small sized beads,gold or silver elements, pearls, tubes etc. The idea is to use the beading wire in a totally different way and unleash our creativity through the process of making. The tools that we will be using are two different kinds of pliers, a cutter and a small pair of scissors. Before we start crafting there will be a short introduction on the technique, the materials and the tools we will be using. I will also have available some of my designs to get some ideas and inspiration. Then you will select the color of the beading wire and the beads and findings that you will work with and you will be ready to start making! We will relax, and have fun while creating beautiful necklaces and earrings. You will have enough time to explore the materials and what you can create with them. At the end of the workshop you will walk away with a beautiful necklace and/or pair of earrings and a list of the materials we used so you can continue creating on your own!
Hi, my name is Vicky. Originally, I studied computer science so I pursued a career in the corporate world for almost 25 years. My need for balance drove me to take free hand painting lessons and metalsmith classes, for almost 10 years in Athens, Greece where I grew up. When I moved with my family in Seattle I decided to escape from my corporate background & do what I love most: art jewelry! What I say to my friends is that if I can be creative then everybody can, you just need the right environment, tools & good company in order to unleash your creativity! Vicky www.porpe-artifacts.com
Light Snaks Lemon Juice Coffee & Tea
Pliers Cutter Scissors Beading Wire Swarovski & Semiprecious Beads Sterling Silver findings Gold Filled Findings
The workshop will take place at my home studio, a warm place surrounded by paintings, photography and lots of art books!
Create Unique Jewelry