Create serious bling in time for the holidays using super easy non-toxic epoxy clay and crystals. This medium is perfect for making rings, pendants, earrings and much more more. Two-part epoxy clay comes in bright and pastel colors which can be embedded with crystals, beads, charms or other small objects. It can be shaped or carved while wet, and sanded and painted when dry making it fun to work with and ensuring the pieces you create are as envisioned. Working time is at least one hour after mixing, which leaves plenty of time to work on the project. In twenty-four hours it air dries with no heat needed to cure the clay and no glue is needed to set crystals. Students will learn to work the clay into bezel settings, embed crystals or charms, and take home several projects. Materials: $16 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class for a kit which includes the clay, crystals, and gloves. Bezel findings for three jewelry projects will also be provided as will extra crystals, beads and earring finishing findings provided as needed.
The class will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville Maryland. Open to ages 12 and up, class cost is $25 for Arts Council members and $35 for nonmembers. The deadline for registration is October 19.
Instructor Janice Colvin has been teaching jewelry making and fabric crafts for over 12 years and is co-owner of Sea Foam Jewels. The company creates hand-crafted casual and fine jewelry using sterling, imported crystal and glass beads. www.facebook.com/pages/Sea-Foam-Jewels/259585117049
Arts Council classes are designed to renew existing interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, Tuesday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, September through May. Call 410.758.2520, go online www.arts4u.info or email email@example.com. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.