Elise Stelling and I are  both metal-smiths and metal clay artists from the Wood River Valley area of Idaho. We teach jewelry classes together in the theory that you can never get too much attention in a hands-on type class. Elise and I have a wide variety of skills and interests so that we can offer classes on many topics. Our goal is provide fun but educational experiences, drawing from our many years of teaching (and practicing) these techniques. Not sure where to start? Sign up for my email newsletter so that you hear about the most current class listings. If you have a group that wants a class at your location, it can be done.

Here are the classes for October 2022. At the very bottom of this page, you may download a copy of both the descriptions and the registration form. Instructions on how to register are included. If you prefer, you may contact me through this website, email me at lisahortonjewelry@gmail.com or email Elise at estelling1@gmail.com to ask questions or get the forms.

Riveted Bracelet Class

October 1: 2-5pm

We'll teach you the basics of working with metal, and you'll go home wearing a gorgeous bracelet of your own design. What’s covered: basic techniques of shaping, texturing, and polishing; plus making a clasp and attaching it with jump rings and chain. The class kit will include everything (including written instructions) to make your finished bracelet. Choice of bracelet material. Copper bracelet $65 or sterling silver bracelet $80. Location: Hailey. See picture at left below.

Bangle Bracelet Class

october 4: 6-9pm

The perfect gift for all your girlfriends. Leave class with a wrist-full in your own design and sized to fit you! What’s covered: basic techniques of sizing, soldering, riveting, shaping, texturing, patina and brush-polishing. The class kit will include everything to make a set of three finished bracelets from copper and sterling silver. Cost $95. Location: Hailey. See picture in center below.

Stacking Rings Class

October 1: 10am-1pm

Love those pretty stacking rings in the catalogs? Leave class with a trio of them of your own design and sized to fit your finger! What’s covered: basic techniques of sizing, soldering, shaping, texturing, brush-polishing and making fused elements from silver wire.The class kit will include everything to make a set of three finished rings. Cost $80. Location: Hailey. See picture at right below.

 

DETAILS: Cost of all classes includes all materials, written instructions and use of our tools to complete your project. Students are asked to bring either eyeglasses or safety glasses. Class size ranges from 4-10. This series of classes will be held at 1110 Silver Star Drive (Della View sub) in Hailey. You will be emailed directions with a class reminder a week before the class date.

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FIREFUSION STUDIO AND GALLERY:

Basics of Silver Metal Clay

Saturday October 10am-1pm

Dip your toe into the dazzling world of the myriad metal clays with this beginner class where we will use PMC+. In just three hours, we’ll shape and texture a pendant and earring dangles, fire the pieces with a kitchen torch, then polish and add patina. You’ll leave with ready to wear silver jewelry and your brain awash with new possibilities for jewelry construction.

Gemstone Ring Project

Saturday October 10: 2-6:30pm

Expand your experience with metal clay with this intermediate class where we will build a silver ring set with a gem, fire it with a kiln, then polish and add patina. You’ll leave with ready to wear fine silver ring set with a stone of your choice. Those with a little metal clay experience are best positioned to benefit from this class. If however you have zero knowledge of metal clay, take heart! We’ll give you extra attention to help you succeed.

These workshops take place in Boise at FireFusion Studio, 1322 W Main St. To register for either class, please go to this link.