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Mosaic Jewelry - 3 week summer session SOLD OUT

Workshop Description

Learn how to create different styles of mosaic jewelry. This is a 3 week course held at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center.

In this workshop you will be guided through the steps to create stunning and unique mosaic jewelry pieces. This comprehensive workshop will teach you about jewelry base selection, adhesive choice, and suitable tesserae. You will learn the unique skills of precision cutting and artistic laying techniques - the keys to fine mosaic jewelry.

Lots of great tips and individual attention as you work on silver plate mosaic pendants using mosaic gold, smalti, semiprecious stones, dichroic glass, filati, and millefiori. This workshop will especially benefit anyone interested in learning to work in small-scale mosaic.

Everyone will be supplied with two beautiful base metal jewelry blanks. If time permits students may work on additional pieces. A selection of pendant shapes, belt buckles and hair adornments will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own. Included in your supply fee are two bases, a wide variety of mosaic materials, adhesive and tool loan. An extensive resource list will be provided at the workshop.

Students please bring your favorite tweezers and a good quality mosaic wheel nipper. This workshop is suitable for 16+, mosaic experience helpful but not necessary. Feel free to email instructor with any questions

All levels welcome. Mosaic experience helpful but not necessary!

Photo artwork by Bonnie Fitzgerald created in a workshop with Margo Anton. Our workshop is inspired by Margo and other artists creating beautiful jewelry. To learn Margo's technique we encourage you to study with her, she teaches in the USA periodically.

Workshop Details

Tuition $135 member, $165 general admission. A supply fee of $55 payable to instructor the at the first class. Supply fee covers MOST mosaic materials students will need to complete a project. Students are welcome to bring supplemental materials, but not required. Tool loan provided, although students urged to purchase their own glass cutting tools if they wish to work on projects at home.

This course is held in association with the Smithsonian Institution. To register IT IS EASIEST TO DO BY TELEPHONE: 202-633-3030. Or click here for link.

Workshop Date/Time:

Three Wednesday evenings, August 16, 23 & 30. 6:30 pm - 9 pm