Buttons & Heirlooms
Apr 18 - 25 | tue | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Learn how to create up-cycled earrings and necklaces with those items that may be sitting in jars or old jewelry boxes, such as buttons, charms, keys, glass beads, and coins. Copper and brass is included, silver and stones available for purchase, estimate $5 - $25.
Growing up in the Colorado mountains, my imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness were nurtured by my furniture designer father and graphic illustrator mother. Carefully constructing tiny one-staple-bound books, sculpting toilet paper food, and making microscopic doll clothes and accessories were my favorite childhood pastimes. Today, I find that jewelry design and construction fulfills my innate desire to create art which decorates and enhances the wearers' persona and personality that both travels (and packs) easily, and cultivates emotion and creativity that hopefully transitions over time. I obtained my BFA in Metal-smithing and Jewelry at the University of North Texas and now live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I work as a bench jeweler for J.C. Jewelers. I teach jewelry classes and workshops through the Art Association of Jackson Hole where I delight in passing along the craft as others have done for me. My own jewelry designs continue to unfold as I explore my style and preferences of materials. When I am not making jewelry, I rock climb, bicycle, hike, and dance. Email Lyndsey email@example.com or visit her website: http://lyndseyrieple.format.com/