Reinvented jewelry class set for Feb. 4

Friday, January 27, 2012
Laura Blanchet will teach students how to make new jewelry out of old jewelry - and other objects - at Arts on Grand Saturday, Feb. 4. (Photo submitted)

Arts on Grand is offering a class in reinvented jewelry design from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 4.

The class will be taught by Emmetsburg artist Laura Blanchet, whose reinvented jewelry is available in Arts on Grand's Gallery Shop. She also demonstrated and sold her jewelry at the Art Barn at last year's Clay County Fair.

Class participants will design rings, bracelets, and brooches. Blanchet will show completed samples and demonstrate how each is made. Students will be breaking, smashing, assembling, and gluing recycled objects.

Participants can search their attics, garages, or junk drawers for treasures to use, or get them from a family member. Some things that can be recycled into wearable jewelry include any broken jewelry (or parts of jewelry), ceramic plates, coffee mugs with straight sides, and silverware.

Students will need needle-nose pliers and are asked to bring at least one old, broken, or unworn piece of jewelry that means something to them. Most other materials will be supplied.

The class is open to adults and older youth. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Because of limited space, preregistration is required. Call Arts on Grand at 260-4515 for more information or to register.

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