From Sea to Setting: Drill, Rivet, and Solder Beach Stone Treasures
During this one-day course, participants will be turning a found beach / outdoor treasure, such as a river pebble, beach stone, or piece of sea glass, into a new and beautiful 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 their outdoor souvenirs into wearable jewelry. Stones can be acquired or purchased from various New England locations, but students are encouraged to find / bring their own.
Meet the instructor
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 $90 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.
closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx Studio
beach pebbles, sea glass, or other beach treasures (2.5" max)
a sketchbook and writing implement