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Learn Metalsmithing with Cindy!

Metalsmithing classes - everything included - no tools or previous experience necessary!!!

New class offering for March - stacker rings - now accepting registration.

See what else I've offered in the past, below!
 

Once a teacher, always a teacher.  My 40+ years of working with students means I'm itching to help you learn and share my love for jewelry making.  Come join me in a class and try your hand at metal smithing and beyond.  We'll play with tools and have a good time exploring the world of metal and stones.  All classes are all-inclusive.  All you need to bring is a good attitude and a smile, and leave with a new piece of jewelry that you made!

"Ring Trio"  (Metalsmithing 102)

Class Date:  March 2, 2024

Location:  Redeemed of Manistee, 172 Memorial Drive, Manistee, MI  49660

Cost:  $55 Kit includes sterling silver to make three rings, including sterling bezel, one gemstone, soldering set up, and use of all tools necessary to complete the project.  

Come learn how to make a trio of stackable, fun rings in this fast paced 3- hour class.  (Some students may complete the project in more or less time.  Ample time will be given for all students to complete their new rings!)   Cost is $55.

Students will learn how to use the torch to solder sterling silver and create a trio of rings.  Learn how to size rings, how to solder and set stones.  Rings will include:  simple round wire stacker, shaped round wire stacker and a stacker with gemstone embellishment.  A variety of gemstones will be available from which students may choose (think red, blue, yellow and green).  

Students will have an opportunity to see possible artistic modifications.   Additional tools & materials will be available for purchase, if desired.  (Info about my "Beginning Metalsmithing Kit" for purchase will be available soon!!!)

Please wear closed toe shoes, tie long hair back and secure any loose clothing items (ie. hoodie strings) for this class.  

 

Sign up HERE!!!  

"Just Beachy"

Next Offerings:

Watch here for when I will offer this popular class again!! 

Location:  Redeemed of Manistee, 172 Memorial Drive, Manistee, MI  49660

Cost:  $30  Kit includes one drill bit for the student to take home, sterling silver findings as needed by pendant, one sterling silver or leather 16" neck chain, and use of all tools necessary. Other sizes of neck chains available for additional cost.  (student needs to supply their own beach glass, and it is suggested to bring your own Dremel, if you have one)

Come learn how to make a beach glass pendant in this fast-paced and informative 1.5  hour class.  (Some students may complete the project in more or less time.  Ample time will be given for all students to complete their new necklace!)   Cost is $30.

Students will learn how to make a beach glass pendant, complete with sterling silver findings and 16" sterling or leather neck chain (other sizes available at additional cost).  Included in your kit is a drill bit for you to keep, a sterling silver neck chain and any necessary sterling silver findings.     All materials and tools will be included ~ just bring an adventurous spirit, and take home brand new pair of sterling silver & gemstone earrings and you can say, “I made these!”  (I'll even include one of my cute little cloth pouches where you can store your new pendant!!)

Please note:  A major portion of this class is learning to drill beach glass - there will be a limited number of Dremels to use, but this will require sharing.  If you would like to do more than your pendant (see below) or you would like more time to practice, please bring your own.  If you have a Cordless Dremel, that is best!! 

You will be asked to note if you are bringing a Dremel during your sign up for the class.  I am limiting registration of students who are not bringing a Dremel in order to give more time to each participant on the shared machines.  

Skills learned in class will include:   Safe drilling of beach glass (& beach stones), proper equipment needed, disposal of drilling materials, a review fabrication techniques for pendant making/finishing.  

Students will have a chance to see several ideas for artistic modifications to the basic style & will be given info on tools needed to continue to make once at home, if desired.   Additional kits & tools will be available for purchase, if desired.   

Students will also have a chance to purchase supplies necessary if enrolling in "I Made These" earring class, and can prepare their own beach glass for inclusion in a pair of earrings.  

Please wear closed toe shoes, tie long hair back and secure any loose clothing items (ie. hoodie strings) for this class.  

 

Sign up HERE!!!  (Link opens January 1, 2024, 2:00 p.m. EST)


"I Made These" 

Next Offerings:

Watch here for when I will offer this very popular class next!!!

Location:  Redeemed of Manistee, 172 Memorial Drive, Manistee, MI  49660

Cost:  $45.00 Kit includes gemstone beads of student's choice, sterling silver to complete earrings, and use of all necessary tools  (all materials supplied)

Come learn how to make a cute pair of real gemstone & sterling silver earrings in this fast-paced and informative 2.5 - 3  hour class.  (Some students may complete the project in more or less time.  Ample time will be given for all students to complete their earrings!)   Cost is $45.

Students will learn how to make a classic pair of gemstone dangle earrings from semi precious gemstone beads & sterling wire ~ no pre-made anything.   Included in your kit is your choice of gemstones from my collection as well as enough sterling silver wire to complete your project.   All materials and tools will be included ~ just bring an adventurous spirit, and take home brand new pair of sterling silver & gemstone earrings and you can say, “I made these!”  (I'll even include one of my cute little cloth pouches where you can store your new earrings!!)

Skills learned in class will include:   Torch safety, drawing a bead on a sterling wire, proper procedures for wrapped loops and standard ear wire fabrication.   

Students will have a chance to see several ideas for artistic modifications to the basic style & will be given info on tools needed to continue to make once at home, if desired.   Additional kits & tools will be available for purchase, if desired.   

Please wear closed toe shoes, tie long hair back and secure any loose clothing items (ie. hoodie strings) for this class.  

 

Sign up HERE!!!  (Link opens January 1, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)

 

For further info, please email:   cindy@artsygoods.com

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