9/24/2019 Etched Metal Cuff or Charms - Metalsmithing with Jewelry Making with Jean Skipper - Afternoon Session
From 2:00 until 4:00 on Tuesday, September 24th, duringthis focused session of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making with Jean Skipper, guests will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind chemically etched solid copper cuff bracelet in ¼ inch or ½ inch width OR three charms using the same piece of metal. These pieces will be a touchstone and reminder of the images, names, words, quotes or song lyrics with special meaning to the wearer and maker. The pieces created in this class may be sized to fit both men and women; and they would also make a wonderful gift for the ones you love.
Class samples for this session may be seen in the first five photos.
Examples of Jean's more elaborate etched jewelry may be seen in the final six photos on this page.
If you find that you’re hooked, and that one bracelet or three charms just isn’t enough, if you'd like to add a chain or chains for your charms, or if you'd prefer to create a wider bracelet or a different shape of necklace, you’ll also have the opportunity to metal components at an additional cost 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.
Reservations are encouraged for this class, as we expect it to fill quickly. They may be made onlinehere or by calling 910-245-4129.
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.