WhenJul 10th 2021 - Jul 10th, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
IDEAL FOR: Adults
PRICE: $105/BRAHM members; $120/non members (not yet a member? join today and save!)
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Curious about jewelry making? This is a great introduction to jewelry making and no experience is necessary. Learn to stamp on copper to create a lovely cohesive pattern in your jewelry designs. In this class we will make a pendant, earrings and a bracelet with a stamped pattern or a word or short phrase that is meaningful to you. Learn to make wire wrap beads to connect your bracelet links and to add beads to your pendant. All materials and use of tools included.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Ilene Kay’s jewelry is created from Argentium Silver, Gold, heat colored Titanium and Copper using traditional fabrication metalsmithing techniques. She is inspired by the natural world and each piece of my work has a unique story to tell.
“I deliberately arrange elements that appeal to the senses and emotions of the person who finally wears my jewelry. To a casual observer, my work would immediately convey a naturalistic nuance with an Asian infusion. My work has a Zen-like love of the natural world that makes me mindful of the beauty of the elements that surround us.
The creation of the story for each piece begins with my sketches of landscapes, trees, flowers, and water. Throughout the course of the day I often stop to sketch, or pick up a stone, a piece of bark just as I did as a young child when I would bring these treasures home. Now as an adult, when I start to design – I’ll look to these “treasures” for inspiration and try to convey the childlike awe and the beauty I see in them to others. I strive to remain open to the creative process and allow time for the design to develop. Often my sketches sit unused for many weeks until I am ready to develop them into working drawings.
I saw, texture, hammer, and form the metal with hand tools to create my Art Jewelry. The directness of forging metal in this manner makes each piece of my jewelry unique and my final creation becomes a piece of art. At this point the piece of jewelry’s story will become a part of the one’s life who will ultimately wear it. I have been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2019. I am also a life member of the Argentium Guild and all of my jewelry is hallmarked with the winged unicorn, a hallmark of quality and excellence. I have recently become a part of the Blue Ridge Craft Trails and am thrilled to have my work be a part of this organization.”
This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house may work at the same table. Masks are required.
159 Ginny Stevens Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, USA