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Play Date for Enamelists, Karen Cohen, October 22 – 24, 2021

October 22 - October 24



Play Date for Enamelists

Friday – Sunday

October 22-24, 2021

Instructor – Karen Cohen

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM for 3 days  
Cost for the 3-day workshop – $450.00 
Kit Fee – $80 ~ Payable in Class – Materials include EVERYTHING needed for this class – Metals, enamels, tools!

To purchase, go to:
No refunds after October 1, 2021 

Charmed I’m Sure Studio is thrilled to welcome Karen Cohen, author of The Art of Fine Enameling!

Class description:
Ever think about breaking out of your box and trying some new techniques, but aren’t sure which to try? Come join us for a three-day play date with some off-the-beaten-path ways to enamel and what to enamel on! 
The instructor will go over at least three techniques:
~ Metal prep with Foldforming (basic line Folds, Wedge-T Fold, and Ruffles, plus a Fold-And-Score star) 
~ Enameling with High Fire Webbing Design (2 ways to do it),
~ A survey of enamel supplements – what they are and how to attach them.
~ Other techniques such as Reticulated Foils and Scrolling if time permits

We’ll start with the metal and build the base for a finished piece, which can include several techniques learned. Various samples of each method or other finished jewels (pieces to use to set later) can also be created.  If time permits, or depending on students’ interests, we can also play with other techniques such as Reticulated Foils and Scrolling.
Prior enameling experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners may join us.

Karen L. Cohen is an enamelist, metalsmith, author and bead freak. Although she has been enameling and making metal jewelry for over 40 years, her beading interest is about 11 years old. As a color person and collector of glass since grade school, Karen’s work incorporates both of these passions. She works primarily in Cloisonné enameling because of a love of the process, and mainly uses transparent leaded vitreous enamels for their luminosity and the depth and variety of their color. Having started adult life as a math teacher, Karen has always loved to teach and thus now teaches enameling and beading at such places as the John C. Campbell Folk School. In 2019 she finished her new book on enameling – The Art of Fine Enameling, 2nd edition. This includes many new techniques, processes and add-ons and she is happy to share these with her classes and hopes the book inspires even advanced enamelists to try new things. See her work and about her book on her website: kcEnamels.com


Mask, bag lunch, closed drink container.  The following are not required, but you may wish to bring – apron, tools you like to use, extra 28 or 30 gauge silver.
“Feels just like home.”
Charmed I’m Sure Studio now has a “B & BYO” for students!!!  Pay for this on the last day of your stay.***
We have 3 comfortable, clean, well-appointed bedrooms upstairs PLUS a Common Room with refrigerator,
microwave, Keurig coffee/tea maker, toaster, dishes, and utensils for your use.
Breakfast is not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Jean usually has bagels or cereal, etc. and coffee/tea in the main kitchen.
We are a no smoking household.  Send a message to Jean to reserve:
javb2000@aol.com or call 717-919-7444.
$80 per room per night (sharing allowed).
Send a message to Jean to reserve – Pay after your stay:
javb2000@aol.com or call 717-919-7444.
$80 per room per night (sharing allowed).
The Common Room also has two single beds ready for guests.
These accommodations are only for students taking classes at Charmed I’m Sure Studio or their spouses or significant others!
Linens, towels included.
MAJOR HOTELS within 1 – 5 miles of Charmed I’m Sure Studio.  Search Google “Hotels near 7 Nita Court 17050 Mechanicsburg PA”
Our location is conveniently located within minutes of shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores.
FYI – For those with allergies ~ We share our home with three adorable, friendly feline friends ~ Maddie, Francesca & Lucky.
All upstairs rooms are off-limits to them, and the doors are closed when we do not have guests.
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.
Enter through the front door or around the house to the left through the studio door.

*** NOTE – Please respect No Parking signs and do not block any mail boxes or park on the neighbors’ lawns. ***
Without purchasing a ticket in advance, Charmed I’m Sure Studio cannot reserve a space in any workshop.
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July 17 – 18 – April Wengren – Forged & Enameled Bowls (filling fast!)
NEW! NEW! NEW! July 24 – Nancy Sacco ~ Sticks & Stones Sterling Cuff Bracelet 
July 25 – Jean Van Brederode – Nebula (Crackle Base Enamel & Sterling Silver Pendant) 
NEW! NEW! NEW! July 31 – Jennifer Daggs – Magical Dream Fairies
August 6 – 8 – Sulie Girardi (Metal Clay) Three separate workshops ~ Go to https://enamel-warehouse.com/classes/
August 22 – Jean Van Brederode (Granular Spray Enameling/Sgraffito)
NEW! NEW! NEW! September 11 – Erin Keck – Jeweled Treasure Box
September 18, Nancy Sacco  (Silver Jewelry)
September 19 – Jean Van Brederode – Gingko Leaf Pendant Necklace (Enamel/Copper stacked pendant))
September 25 – Roxan O’Brien (Jewelry Techniques)
September 26 – April Wengren  (Enameling)
October 2 – 3 – Mi Sook Hur (Enamel Botanical Painting Techniques)
October 8 – 9 – Tom Ellis ~ Using Stencils and Separation Enamelhttps://enamel-warehouse.com/class/techniques-using-stencils-and-separation-enamels/
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 on Fine Silver Metal Clay


October 22
October 24
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Charmed I’m Sure Studio
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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Play Date for Enamelists
Come join us for a three day play date with some off-the-beaten-path ways to enamel and what to enamel on! We will go over at least three techniques: metal prep with basic Foldforming on both copper and silver, enameling with High Fire Webbing Design (2 ways to do it), and a survey of enamel supplements - what they are and how to attach them.
$ 450.00
10 available