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    New.multi color resin studs
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    New.cream color resin earrings
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    New.black red olive resin ring
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    New.pink resin necklace
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    New.multi color circle drops
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Resin Inlay

Add color and style to your jewelry making repertoire with resin inlay! This virtual workshop will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your work. After experimenting and creating a resin color palette, students will begin making simple sterling silver earrings to understand and practice the technique. Students will then make another pair of earrings with embellishments allowing for more than one color to be added.  This technique is a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to a piece of jewelry!

Although in-class participation is not required, this course is designed for students to work along with the teacher during this fun, interactive workshop!

There will be an Open Studio Hour at 10:00AM Eastern Time on Wednesday 6/12/24 for extra discussion, troubleshooting, and advice.

Meet the instructor

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"Growing up, I always was mesmerized by sparkling gemstones and metals and I often incorporate something illuminating into my designs. Whether or not I intricately plan a jewelry piece in advance of producing it or just spontaneously fabricate one as I go along, the result is inevitably something that is unique with a contemporary flair that complements, rather than overwhelms, a wearer. When designing jewelry or other metal work, I always think about whether I would wear it, use it, and/or display it. Anyone who knows me sees a reflection of me in what I design.

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. I also manufacture photo-etched metal jewelry and etched cover plates that are attached to journals or are framed--wedding invitations, bar and bat mitzvah invitations, baby announcements, and the like. 

In addition to participating in art shows, sales, and doing commission work, I love providing instruction in jewelry design and metal fabrication.  My work can be seen and purchased at galleries and stores, as well as in my own online store.  Designing and fabricating engagement and wedding bands and other jewelry, often with people's stones, is particularly meaningful to me."

-Wendy Jo

Materials & Tools

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

 

The instructor requests that you have the exact Devcon Epoxy items listed below. All other items can be of any brand or those you already have.

  • 1 x pack 4mm round cabochon sterling post earrings (Rio Grande)

  • 1 x pack 10mm round cabochon sterling post earrings (Rio Grande)

  • 1 x Devcon 5-minute 2-bottle 2-part Epoxy (Rio Grande)

  • 1 x Devcon 2-ton 2-bottle 2-part Epoxy (Amazon)

  • 1-3 x pack 3mm sterling round tube bezel settings (Rio Grande)

  • 1 x 3M WetOrDry sandpaper assorted grits - 220, 320, 400 (Amazon)

  • 1 x 3M WetOrDry sandpaper - 600 grit (Amazon)

  • 1 x pack undyed toothpicks (Amazon)

  • 2 x sheets white poster board (Amazon)

  • 1 x piece of styrofoam (Amazon

  • 1 x heat gun or hair dryer (Amazon

  • dry pigments such as spices, eye shadow, chalk pastels, tempera paint, embossing powder

  • aluminum foil

 

Pertinent information regarding materials and other useful items you may want to have:​

  • 1 piece each of the WetorDry sandpaper grits (220, 320, 400, 600) will be used if you have this on hand or are able to find smaller quantity packages
  • poster board can be any brand as long as it's white with a shiny finish

  • if you have sterling silver or brass tubing that is less than 10mm in diameter and the ability to cut it down to 3mm heights, you can do so (if not, you can get the item listed above)

  • styrofoam can be any type - scraps are okay (if you do not have any, you can get the item listed above) 

    • you can use a small piece of wood with small holes drilled in as an alternative

 

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