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Resin Inlay for Jewelry

Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This one-day onsite workshop will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing the work. Students will first practice the technique with simple earring studs, after which moving to fabricating their own more detailed pieces, utilizing a couple variations of the inlay technique. In addition, students will learn how to refine / add a final finish, to elevate the over all aesthetic of the jewelry.

This course will be a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to a piece of jewelry in an easy, quick, and effective way. The possibilities are limitless!

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

There is a $30 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. The materials kit includes sterling silver sheet metal, silver bezel wire, sterling silver wire (20g), sterling bezel cups, sterling ear posts, sterling ear nuts, sterling silver tubing, , epoxy resin,  and other various miscellaneous materials needed to complete the project.

Students should bring
  • a blow dryer or little heat gun if they have one

  • OPTIONAL: any dry pigment such as eye shadow or spices to use as a color (Metalwerx also has some of these available)


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