Jewelry Making ... Occasional Frustration...& Massive Enjoyment

much of the time...
Tel: 978•459•7819

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ABOUT CLASSES...Schedule / location / payment / cancellation


Classes are scheduled for Monday evenings, however other times can be scheduled especially if you get your own group together. Other possible times are Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the day. CONTACT ME to arrange another time. See Special Opportunity for each class.

Basic Wire Skills Class
  • Monday, July 6
  • Monday, August 3
  • Monday, September 14
  • Monday, October 5
  • Monday, November 2
  • Monday, December 7
Clasps, Connectors and Findings Class
  • Monday, August 17
  • Monday, October 19
  • Monday, July 20
  • Monday, October 12

Making Beads out of Wire into a Necklace
  • Monday, July 13 & 20
  • Monday, September 21 & 28

Payment / Cancellation: To reserve your space, please send a deposit for half the class amount to the address below once you have confirmed your attendance. Because the classes are so small I ask if it is necessary for you to cancel you let me know a week in advance if possible. This will give me time to contact anyone on the waiting list. Thanks! Your reservation deposit can be applied to another class.

Location of Classes: Classes are held at The Brush Art Gallery / 256R Market Street / Lowell, MA. The Brush is located between the National Park Visitors Center and the National Park Visitors Center Parking Lot. For more information about The Brush, click here.

Comments by Attendees

~"Excellent Class. Great Instructor. Can't wait to come back to another class by her." Susan C
~"Great class. Very knowledgeable. Will take more classes." Sue L
~"Class size was perfect. You were obviously well prepared. Thank you so much for your patience AND expertise." Gwen S
~"Excellent class. Fun, quick & easy!" Elise B
~"I liked that it was a small class.Instructor friendly and encouraging." Elaine V
~"Class was paced very well. Learned a lot about wire types and tools." Karen B
~"Great class! Informative and lots of fun!" Ginger P
~"Very informative, nice organized fashion. I need a lot of visual demonstration which you were excellent at providing. You were very patient. Wonderful time!" Sheila C

Basic Wire Skills - Important if you want to do more than string beads...

This is a technique class which concentrates on basic wire skills. You'll learn silly little things like how to hold your hand, your pliers, and your wire when learning each skill...and then by the end of the class realize how important hand / plier / wire positions are. The pictures above are small samples of what you will be able to create by the end of the class. Each skill you learn is broken down into easy steps with a step by step sheet for each participant to use in class and take home. Those who have taken the class enjoy good fun and laughter while learning these skills.

"... a great class for those who want to make jewelry with a bit of a flair... something other than just stringing beads."

Ability Level: Beginner
Time: Approximately 3 hours
Cost: $65 per person
Max #: 4
Location: The Brush Art Gallery or other predetermined location

Supplies / Tools Needed for this Class*
• round nose (aka rosary) pliers
• chain nose pliers
• wire cutter
• ruler
• fine felt tip permanent marker
• hemostat - (will have some available for purchase in class)
• beads - please be sure they're large enough to handle easily with not too large a hole.

*For this Basic class I will have tools available which can be shared, however if you plan on expanding your skills, I suggest that you buy your own set. Feel free to CONTACT ME if you have any questions. There are lots of tools out there and I might be able to guide you or know of a local source.

We will be working with 16, 18 and 20 gauge copper wire. Copper wire is good practice wire if your intent is to make something out of silver, as the cost of silver has sky rocketed. Included in the cost of this class will be enough silver wire to make a pair of earrings. Silver ear wires will be provided. If you want additional dead soft silver wire there will be some available for purchase by the yard in class.


Classes are scheduled for Monday evenings starting at 6:30. Saturday, Sunday or Monday during the day are also options. If scheduled times are not convenient, CONTACT ME to arrange a time. Arrange a group of two or three friends to take this class and you pay half.

  • Monday, July 6
  • Monday, August 3
  • Monday, September 14
  • Monday, October 5
  • Monday, November 2
  • Monday, December 7