▪ Wire & Metal Jewelry Classes ▪

It'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 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 wire and beads, 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 wire and metal jewelry as a staff instructor at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, and other fine locations along Florida's West Coast. Check out the class descriptions below. I'd love to see you at one — or all — of them!


Class Schedule

Classes

Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques Class

Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I

Learn the tools and techniques necessary to create your own beautiful wire jewelry.

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Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques II Class

Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques II

Take your wire jewelry skills to the next level with more fun and educational tips and techniques.

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Intermediate/Advanced Wire Work Class

Intermediate/Advanced Wire Work

Hone your wire jewelry making skills and add new tools to your wire jewelry arsenal in this intermediate/advanced wire work class.

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Wire Jewelry Fast Start Class

Wire Jewelry Fast Start

Rapidly learn the fundamentals of creating beautiful wire jewelry in this exciting and fast-paced two day wire jewelry workshop.

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Metalworks Class

Metalworks

Learn the basics in metal jewelry fabrication in this fun 6 week metalworks class.

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Workshops

Earrings On Fire Workshop

Earrings On Fire!

Learn how to fire up your earring designs and make them HOT, HOT, HOT! in this totally fun metal jewelry workshop.

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Sunflower Repoussé Workshop

Sunflower Repoussé

Turn ordinary copper disks into eye-catching "sunflower" jewelry using the technique of repoussé in this fun and unique metal jewelry workshop.

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Twist of Fate Bracelet Workshop

Twist of Fate

Twist and coil your way to fun as you create a beautiful link bracelet in this exciting wire jewelry workshop!

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Bezel-Set Pendants Workshop

Bezel-Set Pendants

Learn how to measure, cut and solder a bezel and then set a stone into it in this fun bezel-set pendants workshop.

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Concentric Circles Workshop

Concentric Circles

Have fun transforming ordinary disks into contemporary, stunning jewelry in this fun jewelry making workshop.

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Relic –Mixed Metal Bracelet Workshop

Relic –Mixed Metal Bracelet

Create a chic mixed metal bracelet using a variety of basic metalsmithing techniques in this fun jewelry making workshop.

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Fold-Formed Cuff Workshop

Fold-Formed Cuff

Turn copper, silver or brass sheet metal into beautiful wearable art in this fun fold-formed cuff workshop.

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Metal Garden Bracelet Workshop

Metal Garden Bracelet

Learn to create a unique mixed metal bracelet using a combination of soldering and cold connection techniques in this half-day jewelry workshop.

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Riveting Pendants Workshop

Riveting Pendants

Design and create your own cool pendants using a variety of metal working techniques in this fun jewelry workshop.

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Industrial Metals Workshop

Industrial Metals

Learn to create a unique cuff bracelet in this fun, industrial themed mixed metal jewelry workshop.

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Aegean Cuff Bracelet

Aegean Cuff Bracelet

Make your own beautiful cuff style bracelet reminiscent of an ancient Greek relic in this fun jewelry workshop.

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Wire Collage Pendant Workshop

Wire Collage Pendant

Twist, coil and manipulate wire as you create a beautiful wire collage pendant in this fun half-day workshop.

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Fold-Forming Basics Workshop

Fold-Forming Basics

Have fun forming, folding and unfolding sheet metal to create beautiful metal art jewelry in this fold forming basics workshop.

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Charmed! Bracelet Workshop

Charmed!

Stamp, texture, coil and twist a delightfully musical charm bracelet in this oh-so-fun half-day workshop.

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Soldering Basics Workshop

Soldering Basics

Add new dimensions and possibilities to your jewelry-making repertoire in this fun 6-hour soldering basics workshop.

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Funky Wire Necklace Workshop

Funky Wire Necklace!

Twist, coil and manipulate wire, add your favorite beads and you've created a funky wire necklace in this unique workshop.

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Interchangeable Topper Bangle Workshop

Interchangeable Topper Bangle

‘Click’ and Switch!  Learn to create a bangle with many looks, simply by quickly swapping out the tops (or bottoms). This bracelet is the ultimate in versatility!

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Let's Get Wild! Bracelet Workshop

Let's Get Wild!

You'll employ a variety of metalworking skills in creating a wild safari-themed bracelet in this fun half day workshop.

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The Egyptian Coil Bracelet Workshop

The Egyptian Coil

Uncover the secret of making this complicated looking yet amazingly simple link.

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Copper Bangle Workshop

Copper Bangle with Coiled Wire Focal

Learn the techniques to make a fabulous copper bangle bracelet with a coiled wire focal!

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Endless Earrings Workshop

Endless Earrings

Learn to create a variety of beautiful earrings for any occasion.

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Scrumptious Scarf Pins Workshop

Scrumptious Scarf Pins

Have fun as you learn to make terrific wire pins and brooches.

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Cold Connections Workshop

Cold Connections

Add a new dimension to your jewelry designs by learning to cap and core lampwork beads, make your own handmade bead caps and other cold connections.

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Class Schedule