This class is a two hour exploration of the metal arts. You'll explore basic jewelry design & fabrication techniques (filing, shaping, texturing, cold connections & patinas), and leave with a unique pendant ready to wear or give as a gift.
No experience necessary and all materials are included in the cost of the class. Materials used will include sterling silver, brass and copper.
About the teacher:
Chattanooga based artist, Janet Campbell Bradley, has been creating silver & gold jewelry for over 20 years. Currently located in Studio #4E at Chattanooga Workspace, she spreads her time between making art for galleries/art shows and teaching others how to create. Janet is a jeweler, sculptor, painter, gardener, and amazed admirer of nature. She believes that adornment should embellish the existing, natural beauty present in each person. To achieve this, she uses organic shapes and subtle finishes to create a peaceful ambiance. Precious and semi-precious materials unite in each piece, with a carefully applied patina to achieve a robust beauty with asymmetric balance that looks and feels immediately familiar yet entirely unique. Her designs always enhance the wearer quietly and respectfully, creating a feeling unlike any other jewelry.