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Designing Jewelry from the Desert


Now - August 30, 2014

Class is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.

Saturday | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


  • Shari Keith


In this workshop, participants will use a piece of cholla skeleton to create a unique, textural necklace. Cholla skeletons are the woody parts of the cholla cactus that have been beautifully weathered by harsh desert conditions. Participants will accent their pieces with real turquoise beads and learn how to make their own copper wire beads, use patina solution to darken metal, forge their own clasps and finish their pieces using seed beads. Previous jewelry-making experience is recommended but not required. Although all materials are included, participants are encouraged to bring their own jewelry-making equipment if they have it. 

  • Class enrollment limit: 15

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