Jan & Keith  Stephens

Jan has a diverse background in the arts including classical piano, painting, textile creations and ultimately, jewelry design. She has been featured in several magazines including Southern Distinction, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry and Bead and Button magazines. She is a retired professional educator and melds her teaching expertise and design talents to grow students into advanced creators of wire and reclaimed silverware jewelry. Along the way, Jan sparked Keith's interest in fold forming, forging, metal-working and silverware jewelry. He now joins her in teaching and inspiring students. In 2016, Jan and Keith developed and invented The Silver-Wear Bender, a unique tool that is used to form silverware into works of jewelry art without annealing. They live in the Orlando area and teach Wire and Silver-Wear Jewelry in their studio and many other Central Florida locations. Their classes are an entertaining and educational experience where students take home jewelry design skills and beautiful creations at the end of each course. Website: www.wrapsodyjewelry.com

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Silver-Wear I - Jan & Keith Stephens
Students will recycle vintage Silver plated flatware into beautifulSilver-Wear Jewelry. They will learn cold forming techniques, polishing, buffing, basic wire wrapping, texturizing, stamping, using patina, making simple cold connections and other metal working skills. The lab fee covers all materials for the required projects, consumable supplies and the use of specialized tools for the course. If desired, finer metals, gemstones and findings will be available at additional costs. The instructors will also have optional silverware pieces, tools and supplies available for purchase, at fair market prices, for completing extra projects at the school or at home. On Thursday and Friday, if required projects are complete, students will have the opportunity to develop their own unique designs using the skills they have learned during the week. At this time, students are allowed to bring to class their own collections of silverware or they can purchase additional silverware and supplies from the instructors. Students may need to use vision magnification to see clearly. Otherwise, all you need to bring with you is creativity and imagination for the unique, fun-filled class.

Lab Fee: $225.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Silver-Wear II and Silver-Wear II Plus Combo - Jan & Keith Stephens
In this class you will have the opportunity to build on the skills learned in Silver-Wear I or Silver-Wear II. In the same classroom setting Keith will be teaching Silver-Wear II while Jan is teaching Silver-Wear II Plus. If you have had Silver-Wear I, Keith will take the student further in creative design and embellishment including shaping, stone setting, and other artful enhancements. Simultaneously, if you have had Silver-Wear II, Jan will take the student further in creative design and embellishment, including shaping, stone capturing, advanced fork tine bending, advanced texture techniques and advanced stone setting techniques. The lab fee covers all materials for the required projects, consumables, supplies, and the use of specialized tools for the course. If desired, finer metals and gemstones will be available at additional cost. The instructor will also have optional silverware pieces, tools and supplies available for purchase at fair market prices for completing extra projects at the school or at home. On Thursday and Friday, if required projects are complete, students will have the opportunity to develop their own unique designs using the skills they have learned during the week. At this time, students are allowed to bring to class their own collections of silverware or they can purchase additional silverware and supplies from the instructors. Move your Silver-Wear skills to the next level in this new and exciting intermediate to advanced level course. Students may need to use vision magnification to see clearly. Otherwise, all you need to bring with you is creativity and imagination for this unique, fun-filled class.

Lab Fee: $225.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Silver-Wear I Or Silver-Wear II

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