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2224 S. Kinnickinnic ave
milwaukee, wi 53207

Featuring the work of over 95 independent designers from around the United States.  Carrying everything from handmade dresses, printed tees for men and women, ties, jewelry, soaps and body products, handbags, accessories, gifts, and so much more. 

Classes and Workshops

Current Class Schedule, class descriptions and Sign up Forms

MCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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  • Please pre-register for classes. Payment is due at time of registration. Pay over the phone by credit card during business hours at (414)747-9229, stop in the store, or buy now with Paypal.
  • you may call the store to drop in the day of class, space permitting

Current Class Schedule

metal etching basics : 6:30-9 pm:  weds sept 23rd

metal stamping :  7-9 PM: thurs august 27th : Sept 24th

Torch soldered stacking rings : 1-4:30PM : Sun SEPT 6

celtic knot bracelets : 6-9PM : Thurs Sept 10th

Geometric Cage Beaded Pendant : 1-4pm : Sun Sept 13th

Artisan Enamel Headpins : 6-8:30pm : Thurs Sept 17th

using the jeweler's saw : 1-5PM : Sun Sept 20th

TORCH FIRED ENAMELING : 1-4:30 PM : SUN SEPT 27TH

HANDMADE JEWELRY FINDINGS : TBA

GYPSY/BOHEMIAN EARRINGS OR BANGLE : TBA

METAL PATINA TECHNIQUES : 1-4PM : TBA 

 

METAL STAMPING: instructed by jessica

$15 :: 2 hours

In this class you will create one metal stamped piece of jewelry. Using various steel letter, numbers, and symbols you will hand pound a chosen design into a piece of base metal. each piece will be finished off with a patina and polished to completion. supplies to turn the metal into a wearable piece of jewelry are included in the class fee.

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metal etching basics :: iNSTRUCTED BY JESSICA

$30 :: 2 HOURS

in this class you will create one metal etched piece of jewelry. Etching is a process in which an acid is used to cut around protected parts of metal leaving behind a raised image. Using rubber stamps to imprint an image onto  a base metal you will learn to prepare the metal, etch in an acid bath, patina, and polish to completion. Supplies to create the piece of jewelry are included in price.

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METAL PATINA TECHNIQUES :: iNSTRUCTED BY ANGELICA

$18 :: 3 hours 

Learn to add color to your jewelry and metal projects with advanced patina techniques, utilizing common household materials and a few easy to find specialty products. A variety of techniques and finishes will be taught, including different colors and patterns. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring jewelry pieces you'd like to patina.

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Handmade Jewelry Findings

$37 :: 3 hours

Using a torch, a hammer and some wire, you can create unique, handmade connectors and finishing pieces for your jewelry. You will learn techniques for making clasps, ear wires, and jump rings, and using a torch to create headpins and balled wire. You'll be able to utilize these techniques to uniquely finish your handmade jewelry. Materials included. 

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 Gypsy/Bohemian Earrings or Bangle

$38 :: 3 hours

Learn to make your own gypsy/bohemian inspired bangle bracelets and earrings from wire, beads, a hammer, and interesting/found objects. We will be working with metal, fabric, beads, and learning some unique techniques utilizing objects in creative ways. You'll take home a finished project and the skills to create many more. Materials included, but feel free to bring your own. 

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 Torch Soldered Stacking rings

$55 :: 3.5 HOURS

Get some hands-on torch and metal working instruction in this handmade stacking ring workshop. You'll learn about basic torch soldering techniques and ring forming methods to create stacking rings for your (or a friend's) fingers. We will cover embellishments including hammered textures and soldered accents to create delicate stacking rings. You'll need to wear tight (not loose) fitting, natural fiber clothing and tie long hair back. Materials included. 

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CELTIC KNOT BRACELETS

$32 :: 3 HOURS

Learn easy to understand, yet intricate-looking knots and finishing techniques to use in creating leather or cord bracelets with a Celtic feel. We'll go over finishing your projects too, so you'll go home with a finished bracelet or two for you or a friend. 

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 Geometric Cage Beaded Pendant

$37 :: 3 HOURS

You will learn to make a handmade geometric cage from beads using bead weaving techniques. Your finished project can be used as a pendant or decorative object. You'll be able to apply this knowledge to projects of various sizes, and create serendipitous shapes.   

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Artisan Enamel Headpins

$43 :: 2.5 HOURS

Learn to use a torch, wire, and glass enamel to create your own handmade, decorative headpins for your jewelry projects. This technique uses basic torch work and enamel principles to create handmade headpins to finish your handmade jewelry. You'll need to wear tight( not loose) fitting, natural fiber clothing and tie long hair back. Materials included.

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USING THE JEWELER'S SAW :: INSTRUCTED BY ANGELICA

$52 :: 3 hours

Learn to use a jeweler's saw to cut intricate shapes from metal. The Jeweler's saw is a fundamental tool used in metalsmithing. Learning to use it is the foundation to build your skills as a metal smith. You will learn use and prep of the saw, proper techniques to minimize saw breakage, and to saw a detailed design quickly and precisely. Materials Included

Please wear close-fitting natural fiber clothing and pull long hair back for this class

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TORCH FIRED ENAMELING :: INSTRUCTED BY ANGELICA

$75:: 4 HOURS

Students will learn to enamel copper with a torch. We will cover how to use the torch, prepare the metal for firing, proper techniques for applying the enamel, firing, and finishing a piece. Materials are provided, however students may bring their own copper pieces that are 18-24 gauge and under 1.5" if desired. Pieces you've etched, stamped, or sawn in other classes could be used for this class. Materials Included

Please wear close-fitting natural fiber clothing and pull long hair back for this class

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