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Opal Inlay Pendant

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Colorful Opal Inlay Pendant

Instructor ~ Nancy Sacco
Saturday, May 22,2021

In-Person Workshop

10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
$40 kit fee payable in class; includes everything!
No refunds after May 15, 2021

Bring Masks, bag lunch, closed drink container 
Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, no flowing sleeves

Add some sparkle and shine to your life with a lovely crushed opal pendant!

Stone inlay is a wonderfully artistic hands-on way to create jewelry featuring the boundless colors that gemstones provide!  Gemstones add such warmth to a piece, and your selection of a stone or stones allows your personality to shine through.  The choice of gemstones often represents a birth month, an emotion, or simply love of a particular color or color combination.  In this class we will be featuring lab created crushed opal for the inlay. You will choose a pendant shape from some suggested ones that will be provided, or come prepared with your own shape design in mind.  You will be shown how to make a bezel with compartments to inlay the opal and how to solder the compartment wires to the pendant using just a small butane torch.  Once the pendant base has been made, cleaned up and patinaed, you will choose and set the crushed opal.  Your imagination is the only boundary for creating a pendant you will wear often and treasure for a lifetime.  
All tools, materials and equipment needed to make this beautiful pendant will be provided.  There is nothing to bring or buy ahead of time!
The Studio has multiple Covid precautions in place – Plexiglass dividers, social distancing, circulating fresh air, hand sanitizer, sanitized surfaces, mask requirement, pack-your-own-lunch, and students are guaranteed a full refund if they are ill the day of the workshop.
As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose, flowing clothing. 

Due to Covid restrictions, please wear a mask, bring a bag lunch and covered drink container. 

STUDIO safety precautions in place:
Face masks required; social distancing; sanitized surfaces; hand sanitizer on every student table area; plexiglass dividers between students; circulating fresh air; pack-your-own-lunch. Also, students who feel ill on the day of the workshop may cancel with a full refund.

Go to “Workshop schedule,” choose class, purchase ticket!  Direct links with each class above.
You may choose “Check Payment” to pay by personal check.  Checks may be made out  to Jean Van Brederode and sent within one week to:

Jean Van Brederode
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-1569

FYI – For workshops over $200, payment installments are permitted
by choosing the “Check Payments” option.

BYO Bag lunch and covered drink, mask, apron.
Charmed I’m Sure Studio is located at 7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
Jean’s cell – 717-919-7444.
I encourage you to arrive by 9.45 AM.
Please park in the cul-de-sac “nose in” to the property (do not block mail boxes) OR at the lower end of the driveway.
Enter through the front door or around the house to the left through the studio door.

*** NOTE – Please respect any No Parking signs and do not park on grass. ***

Without purchasing a ticket in advance, Charmed I’m Sure Studio cannot reserve a space in any workshop.
Please feel free to share workshop announcements and website information!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  We now have special rates at the brand new
Fairfield Inn which is less than one mile away from the studio! 

503 Winding Creek Boulevard Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050 +1 717-795-1918

Fairfield Inn offers an Indoor pool, hot tub, FREE breakfast, 24 hr fitness center, meeting room, plenty of parking, and is about one mile away.  Nightly rate is $89 per night for Charmed I’m Sure students.

Use this special rate link:
Call the Marriott at 1 717-795-1918 OR 1 717-766-9006 and ask for the Charmed I’m Sure Studio rate of $89 per night.

*** We have started scheduling workshops for 2021! *** 


Here’s a list of instructors scheduled to date –
New workshops added weekly!  More to be added & more details will follow when I get them:  

May 22 – Nancy Sacco  – Colorful Opal Inlay Pendant
May 23 – Jean Van Brederode – Childs’ Play, A New Spin (Liquid Enamels)
June 11 – 13 – Eva Sherman THREE one-day classes – 
             Hot Wired Rings (10 am – 5 pm) Friday June 11, 2021
             Neckline Focal Element (10 am – 5 pm) Saturday, June 12, 2021
             Stix n Stonz (10 am – 5 pm) Sunday, June  13, 2021
June 26 – Nancy Sacco (Silver Jewelry)
June 27 – Jean Van Brederode Let’s Face It (Stacked Metal Pendants)
July 17 – 18 – April Wengren – Enameling Small Bowls
July 24 – Nancy Sacco (Silver Jewelry)
July 25 – Jean Van Brederode – Nebula (Crackle Enamel & Sterling Pendant)
August 6 – 8 – Sulie Girardi (Metal Clay)
August 22 – Jean Van Brederode (Granular Spray Enameling/Sgraffito)
August 27 – 29 – Julie Haymaker (Shrinkets)
September 18, Nancy Sacco  (Silver Jewelry)
September 19 – Jean Van Brederode – Gingko Leaf Pendant (Enamel/Copper stacked pendant))
September 25 – Roxan O’Brien (Jewelry Techniques)
September 26 – April Wengren  (Enameling)
October 1 – 3 – Mi Sook Hur Botanical Painting Techniques
October 10 – Jean Van Brederode – Enameled Bangles
October 22 – 24 – Karen Cohen – Play Date for Enamelists
November 7 – Jean Van Brederode – Oculus (Enamel/Metal Pendant)
December 3 – 5 – Linda Kaye Moses (Enameling)

 We are excited about the in-person workshops scheduled for 2021
& hope you are, too!


Charmed I’m Sure Studio
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States


Charmed I’m Sure Studio


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Colorful Opal Inlay Pendant
Colorful Opal Inlay Pendant Nancy Sacco Saturday, May 11 2021 Add some sparkle and shine to your life with a lovely crushed opal pendant! Stone inlay is a wonderfully artistic hands-on way to create jewelry featuring the boundless colors that gemstones provide!  Gemstones add such warmth to a piece, and your selection of a stone or stones allows your personality to shine through.
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