HFAS 2018: Jewelry from Uncommon Sources April 5-6

HFAS 2018: Jewelry from Uncommon Sources April 5-6,

Thursday April 5 & Friday, April 6th: 9am-3pm
Stitchin’ Post Classroom
$185  PLUS $25 materials fee to be paid to instructor
see student material list below

HFAS Jewelry Wksp April 5-6, 2018

Register for this 2018 HFAS workshop here

PLEASE NOTE: Registering is a two step process. Register first, then click on the PayPal button to pay.

A Two-Day Class in which we’ll explore a variety of materials you never thought to include in jewelry making. Learn to make beads and amulets from the wildest bits and pieces, and turn them into stunning pieces to wear.  We’ll use bicycle inner tubes, hair ties, rubber bands, recycled sweaters, silk cotton and quilt scraps, buttons, found beads, driftwood, twigs, and almost anything else we can imagine.  We’ll explore methods in making sophisticated pieces that, when combined will become beautiful accessories that will make your outfit a real knockout. The instructor will provide a fabric kit including silks, cottons, antique linen, sari cloth, kantha cloth, heavy thread, cords laces, needles, paints, stains,  brushes, inner tubes, line cording, beads.

Materials fee: $25 to be paid to instructor at class time.

Student Material List: Basic sewing kit: scissors large & small: black, white & neutral thread. Any SMALL fabric scraps to play with; interesting beads, buttons and odd bits that can be strung or wired; any SMALL collection of ribbons, yarns, and embroidery threads.

JANET SPEAR:  Maker and magpie are two words that best describe Janet Spear, an artist living in Durango, Colorado.  Her ability to see the potential in diverse materials gives her work a unique look. From jewelry and clothing to wall art and three dimensional work, her eye for texture and color stands out.  Always a creative force, Janet has worked as a therapist with blind children, a grant writer for nonprofits, and even a bar owner.  She now devotes her time to making and finding creative, but mostly unsuccessful ways to organize her stash.