Feathers, leather, and chains?? No, we aren’t trying to prep your for your debut at the Folsom Street Fair. In this DIY jewelry-making class, metal artist (yes, we love how that sounds) Shana Astrachan will show you some of the basics of jewelry making that you can do at home. Skills include working with jump rings and other cold connections, making loops and dangles, and blackening & distressing chains. You will make two pairs of earrings and one necklace using a variety of materials including chain, feathers, lace & leather, and any other found objects you would like to use. Shana will also offer information on where to source jewelry supplies for future projects...like...this one.
none, but if you have a pair of small pliers, please bring them so you can use them in class (we have pliers for you if not). Also, if you have any found objects or charms that you would like to incorporate, please bring them along. You will have the option of buying more supplies in the class if you wish to make more jewelry.
Shana Astrachan is a metal artist and object maker working and living in San Francisco, CA. She is fascinated with the exploration of unexpected materials not found within the context of traditional jewelry materials. Shana sells her jewelry online and in boutiques and galleries. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and has been featured in books including Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing, Wire in Design, 1000 Rings, Felted Jewelry, and Art Jewelry Today. View examples of her jewelry at http://shanaastrachan.com