Finally I can reveal my summer contribution to Artful Gathering 2017! Whew! It's so hard to keep a secret when you are so excited! This year's class is a complete turn around from my French Wedding Globe Class that I taught last summer. I love to mix things up and that is just what I've done for you in Tie the Knot, Gypsy Jingle Leather and Pearl Jewelry. In designing this class, I wanted to offer a course that required little or no tools using simple elements. I love contrast! It is clearly the heart and soul of the inspiration for my class. There are just two elements working here and they are leather cording and large hole, natural pearls. We are going to capture gorgeous, smooth, opalescent pearls with leather cording and tie these materials into a wardrobe of fashion jewelry. Our hands and a pair of scissors are all the tools you will need. The materials list is just as short; pearls and leather cording. Beginner or the experienced jewelry maker you will gain the skills to fashion trendy and classic jewelry. Gypsies I hope you will join me.
S1-135 Tie the Knot Gypsy Jingle Leather & Pearl Jewelry
June 6 – July 17
Take a journey back in time to a magical sea island and ponder what the locals might have used to adorn themselves. Nature provided pearls from the sea and leather hides from the cultivation of food sources. This workshop will be an exploration of using two simple elements, leather and pearls, to create endless necklace, bracelet and earring designs. Kim Williams will guide you as you string pearls and hand tie leather cord into delicate and bold artistic works. This class is for all levels of jewelry makers.
The link to register to attend our 2017 event: http://artfulgatheringshops.com/1773-2/