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Sterling Wrapped Ring Workshop

Sterling Wrapped Ring Workshop

This is a one day workshop, in which you will be taught basic metalsmithing techniques, forging, annealing, stamping, forming and soldering in order to construct a sterling wrapped ring with stamped words or designs. This beginners workshop is taught by Patti Burton of Rabid Rabits Studio.

The cost of the class includes all materials and use of tools to make one ring.
The class size is limited to 4 persons. Please call email me at rabidrabits@aol.com to reserve your spot. The class will need to be paid for in full to guarantee your enrollment.

Class cost: $ 85

Class dates:
February 28, 2015, Saturday, 10 til 3 p.m.


Precious Metal Clay Workshop

Precious Metal Clay Workshop

I am a certified PMC Instructor and, and because of my 15 years as a metalsmith and jewelry designer, I approach it as completing a finished wonderful jewelry project. In this class you will learn how to create fine silver pendants using PMC+ silver clay and a butane torch. We will be creating a pendant drop necklace as a finished product. If you are a jewelry or mixed media artist, this can be your opportunity to add one-of-a-kind silver design elements to your work.

This is a two day workshop. When you have completed the class, you will have mutiple pendants which will be added as elements of a charm necklace. The cost of the class includes one 18 gram package of silver clay, use of the tools and materials needed to create your pieces, one 17" sterling silver chain. There are no substitutions for class projects permitted.

The class size is limited to 4 persons. Please email me at rabidrabits@aol.com to reserve your spot. The class will need to be paid for in full to guarantee your enrollment.

Class Cost: $135

Class dates:
March 14, 2015, Saturday 11 a.m. til 4 p.m.
March 15, 2015, Sunday, noon til 3 p.m.


Etching workshop

Etching workshop

A one day workshop where you will learn how to etch a pattern into copper or brass for use in jewelry design or mixed-media art. You will leave with three 4" etched brass and/or copper panels.

Includes 3 copper or brass 4" panels, one sheet of PNP transfer paper, written instructions and use of tools and materials to process etching.

Cost of class: $75

Class Dates: currently this class has not been scheduled. check back for future offerings in 2015.


Mixed Media Pendants

Mixed Media Pendants

In this one day workshop you will create two mixed media pendants using basic metalsmithing techniques of cold connection, wire wrap, stamping, piercing and riveting.

cost of class includes two etched pendant disks, silver wire used to rivet and pin, two 18" steel ball chains and use of tools necessary to complete the projects. Students are expected to bring in elements used to attach to pendants, though some items are available to the class at little to no additional cost.

**this class can be taken after taking the PMC workshop, or the etching workshop in order to use items made in those workshops in the project. If both classes are taken, there is a 10% discount on cost for both classes if you register for both at the same time.

class cost: $ 75

class dates: currently this class is not being offered. check back for future classes


Vision board workshop

Vision board workshop

come and join me in this one day workshop where we will create a vision board using various mixed-media techniques in creating a unique and powerful vision collage.

Vision boards can help you to clarify your intentions for what you want to achieve or change in your life. It is a creative and beautiful way to put into writing and art your personal or professional goals! This process is amazing, and several people have told me they have realized their exact goals through doing this (including myself). It is also a beautiful piece of art, which you hang in your home so you can visualize and appreciate your goals and accomplishments on a daily basis.

I will provide all materials and instructions to complete a board with an 8 x 11 canvas board, magazines, stamps, art paper, gel medium, paints, stencils....and pretty much anything you can think you want. light goodies, laughter and wine also provided :).

class cost: $35

class dates: February 21, 2015, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Pearl drop necklace

Pearl drop necklace

In this one day workshop you will learn basic wire wrapping skills and construct your own beaded drop necklace with sterling silver wire, sterling silver chain, and semi-precious stones. you will have a choice of pearls, amethyst or turquoise. The chain will be a17" chain. No substitutions will be permitted, unless you bring your own beads.

cost: $140

date: March 28, 2015, from 11 a.m. til 5 p.m.