Arlene  Lazzoro

Arlene earned a bachelors degree in interior design and Art History and considers herself an artist and craftsman. Following her daughter's love of rocks, she soon was attending William Holland to learn to wrap her daughters cabochons.  She found her calling in metal work and became an instructor in several mediums at her local Gem & Mineral Society, The Great Bead Escape retreat and Wild Acres EFMlS. A longtime mentor and fine jeweler, Don Dietz, taught her techniques in creating jewelry from Black Coral found on the beaches of Florida and has incorporated other techniques she learned to create beautiful Jewelry from Black Coral.

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Black Coral Jewelry - Arlene Lazzoro
In this class you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral, including how to collect the coral, smoothing and polishing.  You will then form the limbs into shapes, and assemble the pieces with sterling silver findings, pearls and beads.    Samples of finished jewelry will be available to inspire each student.  Each student will create a knotted pendant, earrings, bangle bracelet, and beads, then assemble with Sterling findings, adding stones and pearls to finish! Class fee includes enough coral to complete 5 pieces of jewelry. 

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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