July 26th – 9 AM to 3 PM Class Fee: $80.00 (fee due at time of registration—cash or check please)
Learn the popular technique of etching on copper to make a variety of cool jewelry. In the first part of the class, we will focus on the etching technique and make several pieces that can be turned into pendants and/or earrings.
We will be using a variety of rubber stamps, and also permanent marker for those of you with drawing skills! This technique is not limited to jewelry making and can be incorporated in many crafting applications.
In the second part of the class, you will learn how to add color to the newly etched pieces using inks.
All materials are provided with the class. Please wear old clothes as we will be working with a chemical that may stain clothing.
No previous metalwork required for this class.
Sue Wade’s bio:
Sue Wade of northwest Indiana has been making unique jewelry for over a decade. For a number of years, she managed a regional bead shop and taught jewelry-making classes. Sue has been selling her work at local art fairs for many years. An avid supporter of other local artists, she incorporates their handmade lampworked beads into many of her jewerly designs.
She is a self-professed "tool and bead-aholic" and loves to explore the many different forms of jewelry design. Sue is always on the hunt for unique items to incorporate into her designs. She looks at everything a little differently than she used to, especially in antique and resale shops where treasures can abound.