Jewelry



Silver Metal Clay Exploration

Nancy Miller

Explore the many ways that you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs of your own. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques and make pendants, earrings, charms and rings. Fresh leaves will also be used to create a silver piece of nature. The class will also cover techniques for setting and firing stones directly in metal clay. Each student will leave with at least four finished pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $100
         Non-members: $120
  • Materials: $72
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $172 (members)         $192 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Please note that depending on the number of students who register for this class, it may take place at the instructor's studio in Saratoga Springs. Please call AFS a week before the class for the location.

Sessions:

1332-0302    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat March 2, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1332-1005    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 5, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Family String-a-long

Susan Arehart

Bring along a family member and string-a-long a wearable memory in the form of a bracelet, necklace or ankle bracelet. You can choose from a large selection of gemstones, crystal, shell or glass beads which Sue will bring from her treasure trove of jewelry making materials. Does your family have a favorite symbol, animal, or other talisman? A wide variety of charms will be available for you to incorporate into your designs, including Tiny photo frames. In this class you will make and take away one item each.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1481-0708    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon July 8, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Seasonal Gifts from the Heart

Susan Arehart

Do you need a holiday gift or grab bag item? This class will focus on learning a few basic bead stringing and wire beading techniques to create one or two personalized pieces of jewelry, perfect for this time of year. Give one, and keep one: make a bracelet, wine charms, choker, key chain, ankle bracelet and more. Holiday themed beads and materials will be available. As well as gift boxes you can personalize.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Materials will be provided with a wide variety of stone, crystal, glass and metal beads and findings. Sterling Silver materials will be available for an additional cost.

Sessions:

1480-1111    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon November 11, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Creating Fly Tied Earrings and Other Accessories

Paul Sinicki

This is a fun class with no particular pattern to work with. it is the same as tying a fly for fly fishing with the difference being it is tied on a soft wire. Students will be working with various materials, most of which are fur and feathers. This is where you can let your imagination run wild! The class will start off with a demonstration on how to start the thread on the wire and to tie some knots. Students will pick out their materials and the instructor will show different ways of attaching them to the wire. There will be a discussion of what students will need to continue the fun and where to purchase materials and tools. If you have a fly tying kit please bring it with you, otherwise one will be supplied.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $55 (members)         $65 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1404-1116    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 16, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm