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At Gallery: Designer Earrings Workshop


One can never have too many earrings! They’re the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a sweater or with a little black dress. And they make great gifts for family and friends.

In this in gallery workshop the instructor will show you her four original designs from which you can make unlimited earrings simply by changing the bead combinations. No experience necessary. You will learn basic techniques that will give you the confidence to move on to other jewelry projects.

The instructor will supply the beads, pearls, findings and lengths of four different gauge wire to create your earrings. Tools, including chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and flush cutters will be available for your use during the workshop. If you have your own tools and bead mat, you’re welcome to bring them if you prefer.

Space is limited so register now to reserve your place in this in depth Designer Earrings Workshop.

Date:  Sunday, January 31, 2021

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook

Cost: $45 members plus a $22 material fee paid directly to the instructor

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Teaching artist, Lynn Sheft has spent her adult life in the creative field, first as an award-winning senior copywriter and creative director for South Florida’s leading advertising agencies responsible for such major accounts as Burger King,Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Orient Lines, Carnival,Crock-Pot,Mayor’s Jewelers, and Aronow Powerboats.While raising her daughter, she discovered her other creative talents. Having watercolor paints out for her little girl, she tried them herself and enjoyed the challenge.Consequently, she took evening classes for two years learning the method of dry glazing to create realistic still life, landscape and portrait painting. When her daughter became a teen, the two of them took a basic class in making jewelry.She has been designing jewelry ever since. Her expertise includes:

Rosary wire wrapping and wire work

Pearl knotting

Bead crochet

Precious metal clay

Kumihimo (Japanese method of braiding with beads)

Chain maille

Loom and off-loom weaving

It has been 25 years that Lynn made her first necklace.She has sold her jewelry in gift shops, fashion boutiques and commissioned pieces in South Florida up until 2012 when she moved to Connecticut.Her designs are one-of-a-kind and feature natural semi-precious stones, pearls, Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, and artistic lampwork beads. Metals of choice are sterling silver, Argentium silver, 14K gold and gold-filled, silver plate, pewter, brass, copper, and bronze.In 2017, she found her “happy place” when she was recruited by Bead Hive proprietor Rena Mulrain. She teaches classes there on a regular basis and shares many of her design ideas with her customers. Today, Lynn’s jewelry may be found at gift shops and Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT. When Lynn isn’t making jewelry, she is wool felting or writing fiction. She has written two suspense novels that are looking for a home with a literary agent. Her current project is ahistorical novel. Lynn makes her home with her family in Madison, CT.

Date: January 31, 2021

Spectrum Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT
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