Upcoming Jewelry Classes

March Jewelry Classes:
All classes taught at the Livingston Center for Art and
Culture, 119 South Main Street LIVINGSTON

Full class schedule is posted on our website.

Setting Stones in Precious Metal Clay with BETH GREGORY

Date: Saturday, March 4 Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $145 ($140 members of the Center)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

Learn multiple approaches for adding gemstones to your PMC creations, depending on the size and type of stone and design requirements. We’ll cover adding stones that can be fired in the kiln as well as accommodating stones that cannot withstand the heat of the kiln. Learn to make a bezel that can be incorporated into your silver design and built to secure a non-fireable stone. The materials fee covers the cost of 25 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, and stones, with an option to purchase additional special stones in advance.

*Please register by Monday so Beth can order supplies!

Layered Pendants BY BETH GREGORY

Date: Sunday, March 5
Times: 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Cost: $85 ($80 members of the Center)
Learn foundational metalsmithing skills while creating a unique pendant! We’ll cover tool use, sawing, piercing, filing, drilling, rivets, texturing, and patinas. Cost covers all materials needed, including base metals.

*Please register by Monday so Beth can order supplies!

Rings and Bangles from Tin Cans
Learn crimping and folding techniques to create rings and bangles to size from a deconstructed tin can. Learn to cut open, flatten and prepare a tin can for use in future projects and solder with lead-free plumbers solder and a soldering iron. All levels of experience welcome.
Instructor: Bryan Petersen, MSU Professor of Metalsmithing
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Cost: $40, $35 for members of the Center (includes $5 materials fee)
Ages: teens and adults

Register now: (406) 222-5222 or