We will begin with a peek in the Boutique, featuring jewelry handcrafted by award-winning US artists, and a behind-the-scenes look at my working jewelry studio. I will also share some history of my 1890 building, including a copy of the handwritten deed to the original house and a look at some hand-forged 19th-century nails used to build it. In the workshop you will use a combination of specialized jeweler's hand tools (the same that were used to make jewelry in the 19th century) and modern equipment to make your bracelet. First, you will hammer steel letter stamps to impress inspirational words, phrases, and designs of your choice onto a copper strip. Then, you will form the strip into a cuff bracelet with hammers and hydraulic press, oxidize (blacken) the metal, and polish to your desired finish. You will go home with a meaningful piece of jewelry that you created with your own hands. We limit the workshop to six students to guarantee lots of personal instruction, as well as the opportunity to get to know your classmates. You can relax and enjoy a glass of Virginia wine or a beer from an Alexandria microbrewery.
I’ve been making art all of my life (drawing, graphics, photography) and now my current passion is jewelry making. I own Wear Ever Jewelry Handcrafted Boutique and Jewelry School in charming Alexandria, Virginia, where I love helping students create their own uniquely personal jewelry using traditional hand techniques. My Master’s degree in Jewelry/Metals and eight years of nationwide teaching equip me with a thorough knowledge of design and techniques. My own work has been honored by the jewelry industry’s prestigious Saul Bell Design Awards, Niche Awards, and MJSA Vision Awards. In this workshop, you will be personally guided through the jewelry making process by me and/or Beth, our experienced goldsmith. We are always thrilled when students are bursting with delight and a sense of accomplishment at their finished pieces.
My liquor license allows me to serve one 12 oz beer OR two 5 oz glasses of wine per guest. Sample some Virginia wine or local…
All tools and metal will be provided in our fully-equipped jewelry studio. Smocks will be available.
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Wear Ever Jewelry Boutique and Jewelry School is located in an 1890 row house in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA, a nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, near Washington, DC. The house is on the register of Alexandria's 100-year-old buildings, and is a fine example of Second Empire Victorian architecture. The Boutique is a soothing combination blush pink walls and crystal chandeliers. A working studio is on the premises.
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Sat, Oct 26 De las 6:30 PM a las 8:00 PM.
$35 por persona
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Requisitos para los participantes
Pueden asistir hasta 6 participantes de 10 años y más.
Esta experiencia incluye alcohol. Solo se servirán bebidas alcohólicas a los huéspedes que tengan edad legal para beber.
Unfortunately, our Victorian-era building is not fully accessible to the handicapped.
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Bracelet making in 100-year-old building
Desde $35 por persona
Desde $35 por persona