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Felt Jewelry

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16+
Beginner
235
September 2, 2023
September 3, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Do you love bright and colorful jewelry? In this workshop you will learn how to use wool needle felting and felt fabrication techniques to create fun and playful lightweight jewelry. Students will explore creating small felted objects, basic sewing and layering techniques to create dynamic colors and textures. Afterwards students will create simple ear wires, pin mechanisms, and learn how to assemble pieces together. Students will have the option to create necklaces, earrings and brooches and leave with the skills to create much more!

About the Instructor(s)

Arielle Brackett has a BFA in metals from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She shows nationally and internationally. Brackett currently teaches at Multnomah Art Center and Ninety Twenty Studios. Brackett has received awards from Colorado Gallery of the Arts, the Art Center of Estes Park and CraftForms 2021. She recieved full ride scholarships to study in Le Barroux, France, Grand Junction, Colorado, Penland School of Craft and Frogwood. Brackett has been in multiple publications including, Jams 2018 and How Art Heals.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Safety glasses

• Ultra fine point sewing scissors (required)

• Apron

• Any additional felt sheets or wool roving (needle felting) you want to use.

• Sterling silver findings you may want.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Wool roving

• Wool felt sheets

• Felting needles (3 sizes, two sizes per person)

• Foam felting pads

• Embroidery thread

• Embroidery needles

• Scatter pins with vinyl backs

• Scatter pin backs

• 20g sterling silver, half hard

• 18g nickel wire for pins

• Thick wall tubing

• Brass wire

• Copper wire

• Pre-cut copper and brass circles

• Earring wires

• Chain or cotton rope

• Clasps

• Jumprings

• Wire cutters

• Pliers

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