The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art hosts "Beginning Jewelry 2 Clinic" with Patti Eayre on Saturday, June 22, at 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm. The workshop is for ages 16 and up who have mastered the basic wire wrap connection. Workshop tuition is $95, with discounts for seniors, teachers, students, and museum members. All supplies are included in the workshop. Students must bring basic beginning 1 tools. An expanded tool kit is included.
The workshop is appropriate for persons 16 years old through adult who have completed Beginning 1 Jewelry or those who have mastered simple wire wrapped connections. This class is an extension of Beginning 1 Jewelry and will cover techniques such as cage wrapped beads, various open and closed spirals, painted patina, wire finishing, and clasp making.
Not only will students learn fun new techniques, but they will create and bring home several finished projects.
Clinic instructor, Patti Eayre, is a local artist who has been designing jewelry and wire art since 1992. She attended Humboldt State University's jewelry and metalsmithing program and is currently the owner and designer at Perfect-Match-Bridal-Jewelry.com. Unique and limited edition jewelry (with focus on sterling silver, 14k gold fill, and natural stone) is her passion and first love. Currently she sells one-of-a-kind work through the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art gift shop. Patti places a high value on fine craftsmanship and believes in creating quality jewelry as wearable art.
Workshop tuition is $95, with discounts for seniors, teachers, students, and museum members. All supplies are included in the workshop. Students must bring round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters, a bead mat and bead trays. This class includes an expanded tool kit to take home that includes a jewelry hammer and wire whacker. Jewelry making does require hand eye coordination and the ability to see small detail. These classes tend to fill quickly, so don't wait! Registration is available online at www.mgmoa.org/workshops or by calling 405-878-5300. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 W. MacArthur, on St. Gregory's University campus, in Shawnee.