From Sea to Setting: Drill, Rivet, and Solder Beach Stone Treasures

Course Description

About this course

Saying goodbye to summer is never easy... in this workshop, students will learn how to preserve those fond memories in the form of beautiful, new jewelry they can wear to remember their special summertime adventures.

During this one-day course, participants will be turning a found beach treasure into a new and beautiful, wearable piece of jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill and carve into their glass or stone, while adding silver accents to make a pendant.

Students will leave with a finished piece of jewelry and the skills needed to continue to turn beach stones/objects into wearable jewelry. Stones can be purchased and provided from various New England locations, but students are encouraged to bring their own memories with them.

Meet the Instructor

Allison Keast

Allie is a Santa Clarita, CA native. During her younger years, she and her family rooted in a quaint town outside of Boston, MA. Allie later went on to attend Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing.

Started in January 2020, Allie Keast Jewelry emerged as a creative means to capture and transform the many beautiful elements that surround and influence us. Inspired by her love of collecting ephemera; jewelry making has facilitated her desire to give these findings a new life.

Each piece is thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted to last, using hand sourced and recycled materials from all over, but predominantly from the Northern East Coast.
 
Allie's work has been featured in Milano Jewelry Drops, MassArt and the Fuller Craft Museum. You can catch her at various Artisan Markets selling her work throughout New England.

When Allie isn't in her studio, you can find her scurrying the New England sea shores for lost shells and stones, or lounging with her best bud and ANK mascot, Rusty the bearded dragon. 

Visit www.alliekeastjewelry.com to view Allie's work. 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $95 materials fee for this course payable upon registration. The materials kit includes sterling silver sheet, multiple gauges of sterling silver wire, fine silver bezel strip, sterling silver tubing, multiple diamond core drill bits, multiple diamond burs, as well as other items needed for course objectives.

Students should bring 
  • closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx Studio
  • beach pebbles, sea glass, or other beach treasures (2.5" max) 
  • a sketchbook and writing implement

Tuition

$150.00

Materials Cost

$95.00

Instructor

Allison Keast

Date

October 29, 2021

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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