Beginning Wire and Metal
November 2014 – Suffolk Art Gallery
Suffolk, Virginia


You never know what you are going to get when you have a room full of creative women and a pile of sheet metal and wire! In this class at the Suffolk Art Gallery these students rocked the house! Each had a different experience level and a different perspective, and each came up with exciting jewelry that matched their personalities!

We started with wire jump rings, clasps and ear wires, then moved on to the sheet metal: cutting, filing, sanding, shaping, then adding texture and color. A new addition to the class this time was the texture plate machine – usually used for scrapbooking and paper crafts – it adds amazing textures to sheet metal 26 gauge and thinner.

The class flew by and the students went home with lots of great new jewelry. Thanks a bunch guys, for a super fun day! And thanks to the Suffolk Art Gallery for having us!