North Shore Pebble Jewelry: Extended Experience
A North Shore favorite returns! Meredith Middleton, taking the reins for the retiring longtime instructor Molly Sharp, will offer an extended version of this popular course. The five day immersive experience will allow students to create a number of pieces, or work on more complicated projects. If you've ever collected perfectly smooth pebbles from the shores of Lake Superior or other places in the world and wondered what to do with them, this course offers the perfect solution. Students will spend an hour or so the first day gathering pebbles and then will use diamond-encrusted drill bits to drill holes in them. The pebbles can then be made into pendants, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Sterling silver wire, chain, tubing and sheet will be used to fabricate unique pieces of jewelry. Discover the song of the jeweler’s saw, the hum of the drill, the intrigue of cold connections and the thrill of completed pieces of jewelry using age-old techniques…truly treasures from the North Shore. Some soldering skills will be introduced.