Do you have a unique style? Are you hard to please or just like to wear accessories no one else is wearing? Why not make your own jewelry! (Hmm, that sounds a little infomercial-ish.) It’s summer, so get your creative vibe on and check out the numerous jewelry class options in the Capital District. Christine O’Connor is teaching felted beads at the Arts Center this summer (a couple different dates, check their website). You can use felted beads for necklaces, bracelets, or earrings, or use them to embellish art quilts or other artsy things. (The Arts Center has other jewelry classes, too.) I love fiber and beads, so this class sounds great!
Or join Juan at Ragged Edge Print Studio this week and learn Mexican artisan copper wirework. Don’t let the name intimidate you, this class is open to everyone from beginners to experienced jewelry artists. Juan will teach all the basics to make intricate rings, bracelets, and pendants. You can start with recycled copper wire, and then move on to sterling silver. At only $35/class, it is a very affordable way to make something stunning. There is a class tomorrow July 14, Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm, one on July 15, Friday 6:30pm-8:30pm, and again one on August 5, Friday 6:30-8:30pm. Call 817-3054 for registration. You can also meet Juan and see his work at the Cohoes Farmer’s Market this Friday from 4 to 6pm.