Back of Pendant
Front of Pendant
Create this stunning bezel to capture a gemstone cabochon by learning to weave with wire. If you can wrap a wire around another, you can certainly master this technique. The back side of the pendant features wire swirls to keep the stone secure, but it’s pretty enough to make this pendant reversible. Once you’ve made this bezel, never be intimidated again by complex designs. After all, it’s only wire.
Materials included are a gemstone cabochon and two different gauges of non-tarnish silver plated wire. Because of market availability, a different gemstone will be substituted for the one shown.
Register now to reserve your place in this creative and informative workshop as space is limited.
Date: Sunday, March 28
Cost: $45 plus material fee of $25 paid directly to the instructor; Members save $4
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.
It has been 25 years since Lynn made her first necklace. She has sold her jewelry in gift shops, fashion boutiques and commissioned pieces in South Florida 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. 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 a historical novel. Lynn makes her home with her family in Madison, CT.