Class and Workshop Schedule

The Art of Wire Wrapping


In this workshop learn the art of wire wrapping a piece of sea glass to wear as a pendant. Each participant chooses a piece of sea glass from a large selection of glass in different shapes and colors provided by the instructor plus wire in silver or gold tones for wrapping the glass and a choice of cord or cable to hang the wrapped pendant.  There will also be available for purchase a silverplated neck collar for $20 if desired.

Date: Sunday, October 2

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $40 per person; plus $5 material fee paid to instructor; Members save $4

Instructor:  Phyllis Nolan.

Phyllis Nolan lived on St.Maarten, where she organized an international jewelry making club. What began as a social activity soon evolved into a passion for making beaded jewelry and wirewrapped seaglass. Living near the ocean made sense to focus on wirewrapped seaglass, where she has taught jewelry making for over 10 years,

Phyllis has taught wirewrapping seaglass and seashells at Suncoast Technical College, in Fl., Sarasota School of Glass, in Fl., and recently, classes through Branford Park and Recreation Department. She feels her jewelry teaching helps people find enjoyment and a feeling of accomplishment. Clearly a form of art therapy. “I enjoy seeing participants leave with a smile and sense of pride.”

Phyllis’s jewelry has been shown at arts and crafts shows in the Venetian Gulf and River Club, Venice, Fl., art festivals at Suncoast Technical College,Sarasota, Fl, and arts and crafts markets in Venice, Fl.

Her career before finding her passion for jewelry making was working in the medical field as a registered nurse. She also teaches chair yoga and beginners’ ukulele.

This past summer, her jewelry was at the Madison Art and Antique Show, Clinton Library Arts and Crafts festival, St Andrews Community Bazaar, and the Madison Art Society show at Scranton Library in Madison,CT. Nolan’s jewelry is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.

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