Giving the gift of jewelry is a great way to say, “I love you,” “I’m sorry,” and “I didn’t know you couldn’t give a baby coffee.” Speak through sparkles with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a three-hour Jewelry Secrets fusing workshop for one (a $150 value)
- $145 for a three-hour Jewelry Secrets fusing workshop for two (a $300 value)<p>
Jewelry workshops outfit pupils with the materials and knowledge needed to craft nine total jewelry pieces. Students use sparkling dichroic glass to craft three earrings or small pendants, before transforming Wasser glass into two pairs of earrings or small pendants. Two larger pendants emerge with dichroic accents, before pupils create one item using dichroic-slide and metallic-decal methods. Additionally, the teacher demonstrates how to forge a dichroic jewelry bar before letting class participants cut the bar into one last pendant, which they can slide onto an included necklace wire or a drab-looking piece of spaghetti. Some of the custom creations may be fired during the class, while others will be ready to pick up or ship ($10/package) the next day.<p>
While working as an art teacher at a public school in St. Louis, Glass Class's owner, Christal Cerrone, began her journey into the world of glass by repairing the stained-glass windows of local theaters and historic buildings. A move to San Francisco presented Christal with the opportunity to further hone her skills, and she began to create stained-glass windows for homes, memorials, and tricked-out family station wagons. Twenty-three years later, with work featured on HGTV's That's Clever!, the art educator in Christal still shines through as she teaches kids and adults to make their own masterpieces with materials including dichroic glass and metals.
The custom creations that emerge from Christal's studio can be both decorative and functional. Classes include all required materials for possible projects, such as necklaces, lamps, or life-size replicas of the Louvre pyramid. In addition to classes, a lineup of camps for kids aged 9 and older help youngsters to master diamond tools and work with glass.