Handmade Chains
Instructor: Amie Plante
Price: $200.00
Dates: 06/09 – 06/10
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 01/01/18
In this weekend workshop, students will explore a variety of methods for creating one of a kind handmade chains. Using pliers and simple jigs, students learn how to form jump rings of all sizes and shapes. Students will then make samples of different chain patterns and styles. Wire wrapping techniques, used for incorporating stones and found objects, will also be introduced by the instructor. Going beyond the basic circle chains and hoops, students will learn ways to alter the wire’s surface and texture by hammering, twisting, carving and drilling. This class is open to all levels; all tools and materials will be provided.
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Instructor Info: Amie Plante:
Amie Louise Plante is a native Rhode Island artist, jeweler, designer and teacher extraordinaire. She earned her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Artisanry and Metalsmithing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her jewelry collections can be found in numerous locations throughout the US and Europe. Amie’s corporate design work has been included in the collections of internationally recognized jewelry, accessory, table-top and giftware brands. Amie also teaches fine arts and jewelry classes to students of all ages at various craft and art education facilities throughout New England. For more info visit www.amieplante.com
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