| Saturday, February 22, 2020 |
Global event

The Craft of Jewelry Making with Steven Blaine Adams

3:00 PM » 7:00 PM

4 Saturdays: February 22, March 28, April 18 & May 30, 2020
$65 per single class; buy 3, get the fourth class free!

Learn the art and craft of designing jewelry from master jewelry designer Steven Blaine Adams. Over the course of 4 months, meeting once a month and with assignments in between class meetings, you will receive thorough instruction in many aspects of jewelry design, including bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces and wire wrapping of crystals. Learn to make beautiful jewelry you can wear yourself or give as gifts for all occasions.

February 22: design principles
March 28: bracelets & necklaces
April 18: earrings & pendants
May 30: wire wrapping crystals

Topics to be covered include:
~using jewelry making tools
~creative tips for using tools
~techniques for designing with various materials such as crystals, feathers, shell, glass
~understanding standard and atypical lengths of necklaces and bracelets
~the correct gauge wire to use for various size beads
~the energies of stones and weight distribution of beads
~creating your own settings and findings (clasps, head pins and ear wires)
~how to properly close off a necklace or bracelet
~how to use a jig to create different wire patterns
~historical and cultural styles in jewelry design such as Asian, African, Egyptian & Native American
~designing jewelry for various purposes, such as to heal the chakras

Students must purchase on their own a jewelry making toolkit. You can get them at Michael's, Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Walmart or online.

Students should bring any beads or stones they would like to work with, and some will be provided by the instructor. Please bring a tray that is divided into sections to put your stones in.

Note: It is recommended but not required that students take all four sessions of this class. You can start with any of the sessions, depending on your previous jewelry making experience. Please contact the instructor at 773-794-8715 with any questions.

Steven Blaine Adams is an artist and designer who works with natural materials like stones and crystals to create symbols with spiritual resonance. The son of an astrologer and Tarot reader, Steve has been doing readings professionally for over 30 years, combining the Aquarian Tarot with the healing properties of gemstones. He is LFAE’s Associate Artistic Director and store designer. Steve attributes meditation, art, ritual and spiritual connection as instrumental catalysts in his path towards healing.

$65 per single class; buy 3 classes, get the fourth class free!

LFAC has FREE PARKING in Central Savings bank parking lot.