Friday, August 28, 2009

If you're in the Los Angeles Area...

My good friend Khobe is a jewelery designer. She has the cutest shop on the edge of Long Beach and Lakewood. She has been a designer for 15+ years and has worked with such notables as Dana Kellin, has had work worn by Sandra Bullock, among many other cool people.

She has started the coolest classes if you're interested in learning jewelry making. Classes run from beginner to advanced depending on your skill and are amazingly priced $35 and up.

Here is her fall schedule. She also is on Facebook and is offering workshop giveaways if you become a Facebook Fan If you're not in the area become a fan anyway and you'll receive updates and sales information as she sometimes does special Etsy sales.


SATURDAY August 29th noon until 4pm
FORGED BANGLE BRACELET(s) - intermediate
You will learn essential forging skills & make a bangle bracelet out of HEAVY sterling silver stock, gracefully curved and hammered on opposing planes. Time permitting, we can also make a pearl-adorned hook bangle (see the photos for both bracelets) - Class fee is $80 & includes the SUPER HEAVY sterling rod for the bangle. KIT FEE if you wish to make the pearl hook-bangle (in sterling) is an additional $15 -- if you wish to make this project in COPPER please let me know (it reduces the bangle cost somewhat) -- but I think everyone is ready to craft this in silver & it looks AMAZING! ***TOOLS NOTE - bring your metalsmithing hammers if you have any!****

SUNDAY August 30th 1 til 3pm
PEARL CLUSTER EARRINGS - all levels - $35
You will design & build your own pearl clustered earrings from Khobe's selection of HUNDREDS of pearls! No limits on this one - a fun class that covers the fundamentals of drop-making, alignment & balance. All materials included.

SATURDAY September 5th 11am until 3pm
SAWING & PIERCING - Layered Mandala Pendant - intermediate - $60
You will saw & pierce a mandala pattern in copper & then layer it onto a sheet of sterling silver to create your own mixed metals mandala pendant, Skills: sawing, piercing, filing, soldering, forming. ***TOOLS NOTE - includes materials, bring your sawframe, clamp on benchpin & files - you MUST have a minimum of one dozen 3/0 sawblades for this workshop*** I will have blades available for purchase the day of this class.

SUNDAY September 6th noon until 2.30pm
Pearl Bound Earrings - $45
You will create 2 pairs of wire-bound pearl earrings - all materials included - all skill levels welcome!

SATURDAY September 12th 11am until 3pm
HANDMADE CHAIN BRACELET (or necklace!) $85
You will form links (round OR shaped) of heavy sterling wire to make a gorgeous handmade chain bracelet & clasp. Skills: accurate repetition of form, precision soldering, forming, forging. This is one of those classes that will “open a lot of doors” skills-wise! If you wish to carry this forward to a necklace, materials will be available to you

SATURDAY September 12th 4pm to 6pm
make a two-charm necklace with initials, names or words – all skill levels

SATURDAY September 19th 11am until 2pm
A fun fold-forming project, you will make a graceful hammered leaf pendant one in copper & one in Sterling Silver.

SATURDAY September 19th 3pm to 5pm
PEARL Hook-Bangle BRACELET $45
You will make a GREAT bangle-bracelet of sterling silver adorned with a pearl!

SATURDAY September 26h 11 until 4.30pm
Mega Hoop Earrings – intermediate - $75
We will saw & pierce intricate, large but lightweight brass hoop earrings with a sterling silver hinged closure – soldering, sawing/piercing, filing & forming (if you are not an earring person, you could revise this into a necklace pendant)

SUNDAY September 27th 1 til 3pm
Domed Disc Necklace & Earrings SET - all levels - $75
Texture & form Sterling Silver to make a necklace AND earrings adorned with gemstones!

SATURDAY October 3rd noon until 2.30pm
STERLING NUGGET RING – intermediate - $75
Make a ring with a unique & organic nugget of Sterling Silver

SUNDAY October 4th noon until 4pm
BEZEL SET PEARLS – intermediate - $75
We will set lustrous coin pearls into handmade decorative bezel settings – make a pair of earrings OR necklace!

all classes are make-and-take format & the cost INCLUDES a materials
kit for the project – materials will be Sterling Silver except as noted – remember closed-toe shoes in the workshop!

all classes are make-and-take format & the cost INCLUDES a materials
kit for the project – materials will be Sterling Silver except as noted – remember closed-toe shoes in the workshop!

call to reserve your space -- we accept cash, check & Paypal (credit cards) for workshop fees

khobe delucca

5403 village road
long beach. ca. 90808

562.420.0021 studio

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