We will get started right away choosing beads and making our first project - a necklace that will be completed by crimping the ends to a clasp. The second project will be a wire wrapped pair of earrings (don't worry if your ears are not pierced, as clip ons available if needed!) The third and final accessory we will be making will be a fun stretchy bracelet! We will be able to finish all 3 pieces of jewelry within 2.5 hours that you can wear right after you finish making them! Not only will you leave with a finished necklace, pair of earrings, a bracelet, and the knowledge to know how to do this on your own, but you will also get to KEEP the tools that you will use to make the jewelry (wire cutters, flat nose pliers and the round nose pliers).
Chips, Salsa, Water, Soda Feel free to bring anything additional but we won't be doing much eating!
Tools and beads Wire cutters, Round Nose Pliers, and Flat Nose Pliers (that you can keep) along with a design board to work…
I am a city-hippie from New York with over a decade of jewelry making experience, living in Los Angeles, CA. I taught the beginners and advanced Jewelry Making Classes at a high end jewelry store called Beads of Paradise between 2009-2014, teaching thousands of international students how to create jewelry of their own in New York City. Many students went on to start their own collections. I also designed jewelry for the store as well as did repairs for celebrities and customers. I am also a musician who knows how to turn the music up and keep the class moving and upbeat!
Our jewelry making class/party will be held at my lovely home in Lake Balboa, CA which is located conveniently near the 405 and the 101 highways. If it is a nice day, we can work in my Florida room, which is outside, or we can sit inside in the AC. I am also available to come to your home, or Airbnb, if you are able to supply a minimum of 4 participants, and a table and chairs long enough to fit the number of guests, as well as myself.
We will be using tools and objects like wire cutters, and pliers. Wire wrapping does call for a strong grip, so come prepared to be creative!