11/13/18 Etched Metal Cuff or Necklace - Optional Ad On for Metalsmithing with Jean Skipper
During Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making with Jean Skipper, guests will have the option of creating a one-of-a-kind hand stamped solid copper cuff bracelet in ¼ inch or ½ inch width OR a necklace using the same piece of metal. These pieces will be a touchstone and reminder of the names, words, quotes or song lyrics with special meaning to the wearer and maker. They may be sized to fit both men and women, and would also make a wonderful gift for the ones you love. (If you find that you’re hooked, and that one bracelet or necklace just isn’t enough... or if you'd prefer to create a wider bracelet or a different shape of necklace... you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase additional metal components during this class.)
From safe tool and chemical usage and metal preparation…to the inscription that you’ll draw or stamp by hand…to the forming of the solid copper…and the polishing of the finished pieces; Jean will present you with easy instructions and hands-on assistance during every step of the process. She’ll also provide you with all of the supplies and tools that you’ll need to complete your beautiful piece of jewelry.
Whether you’re creating for yourself or a friend; the piece that you make in this class will be treasured for a lifetime.
It will take approximately one hour to complete your cuff bracelet. This is a “drop-in-class” meaning that you may begin your project anytime between 5:30 and 7:00, and finish at your leisure. While reservations aren’t required, they are appreciated, and they may be made by here or by calling 910-245-4129. (Please Note: While classes on this date will continue until 8:30, we ask that all etched projects are begun by 7:00, unless prior arrangements are made.)
For groups of five or more, Jean will be happy to host this class in the evening or at a time that works best for your schedule.
Jean Skipper is an artist from Vass, North Carolina, who creates mixed-media storytelling jewelry. Her work can be whimsical or sentimental, and sometimes it’s a bit of both. Hand applied words and textures play an important role in most everything that she creates. These details help to tell the story of each piece, and they encourage the wearer to share their personal memories and stories.