▪ The hodgepodgerie Story ▪

Stacy Perry - hodgepodgerieIt's a privilege for me to share the art of jewelry making with other like-minded enthusiasts. Whether teaching wire or metal jewelry classes at various venues or doing private lessons, it gives me great joy to witness the smile on a someone's face when they've created their first piece of wire or metal art jewelry.

To witness the evolution of someone's jewelry making skills reminds me of my own growth in this artistic medium. When looking back at photos of my own early wire and fabricated jewelry creations, I can easily see the progression to where I am today. I like thinking "outside the box" and enjoy helping others learn to rely on their own imagination and creativity and, ultimately, seeing their jewelry begin to reflect their own unique styles.

Have you ever taken a jewelry making class and you can't wait to get home to put your newly learned skills to work? Then....as you stare at that mess of components, you don't have the foggiest idea what to do with it! Well...to help you survive "information overload", every student in my classes takes home a clearly written step-by-step instructional tutorial with photos of the projects that we did in class. This helps to jog your memory and enables you to confidently recreate the project at a later date. Many of my class participants tell me this is an invaluable and much appreciated tool!

I currently teach jewelry fabrication from beginner to advanced at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, and other fine locations along Florida's West Coast. Check out the class and workshop descriptions below. I'd love to see you at one — or all — of them!