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February 2020

BOHO CHIC NECKLACE

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$65.00 15 tickets left

In this class, you will learn how to bend the sterling silver wire into specific desired shapes, solder the wire, wire wrap beads onto the shaped wire, emboss resin which looks like etched glass, and make a sari silk tassel. You will also learn how to assemble these pieces into a beautiful design called Boho Chic.

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Sugar-Fired Enamel Sterling Silver Ring

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$95 7 tickets left

Don't be fooled by my adjustable Sugar-Fired Enamel Sterling Silver Ring ~ It is easier to make than it looks!
We will start by choosing a flower background pattern, impression pattern for the flower, and an enamel color.  Jean will guide students through the steps so everyone can leave with a finished one-of-a-kind statement ring.  You'll wear it with pride because you can say “I made it myself!”
Students will have your choice of over 70 enamel colors for your flower center.  I can't wait to see all the variations!

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Opulent Luster Enamel Necklace

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$95.00 Sold out

Learn to use a jeweler's saw (the right way!) or improve your skills!  From a sheet of sterling silver, you will create a one-of-a-kind background for an amazing enameled centerpiece (your choice of colors).  Luster powder will give it a special shot of metallic gleam.  I will have several different luster powder colors ready for you to use.
Several templates are available for you to copy for the background, or you can design your own ahead of time or in class.  This silver background blank will be textured using multiple tools before adding soldered (really easy paste solder) fine silver holding pins and a sterling bail.
We will use luster powders and crackle enamel and your choice of other vitreous enamel colors to torch fire a "wow effect" enameled cab for your setting.
Every one will be different; Every one will be stunning!
Skill level - Beginners to advanced.

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Opulent Luster Enamel Necklace

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$95 7 tickets left

Learn to use a jeweler's saw (the right way!) or improve your skills!  From a sheet of sterling silver, you will create a one-of-a-kind background for an amazing enameled centerpiece (your choice of colors).  Luster powder will give it a special shot of metallic gleam.  I will have several different luster powder colors ready for you to use.
Several templates are available for you to copy for the background, or you can design your own ahead of time or in class.  This silver background blank will be textured using multiple tools before adding soldered (really easy paste solder) fine silver holding pins and a sterling bail.
We will use luster powders and crackle enamel and your choice of other vitreous enamel colors to torch fire a "wow effect" enameled cab for your setting.
Every one will be different; Every one will be stunning!
Skill level - Beginners to advanced.

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March 2020

Spirit Shield

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$70.00 15 tickets left

Come join us to create your own Spirit Shield using Roxan’s colored pencil technique. Create a design that will represent the essence of who you are using your own colors and design. This piece is finished using rivets, fire patina disk and a bail that accents the angular design. Students can bring their own Prima color pencils if they would like to but we will have some to share.

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Sterling Silver Filigree Necklace

March 14
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$95.00 7 tickets left

This feminine classy necklace will be a joy to wear and you’ll bask in the compliments you receive. Imagine how people will react when you tell them you made it yourself! Made with sterling silver, this piece is meant to last a lifetime with proper care.

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Totem Necklace ~ Nancy Bryant, Silver Jewelry, March 21, 2020

March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$225.00 2 tickets left

Choose from a generous selection of rosecut sapphires, keshi pearls and druzy gemstones in this new workshop. Students will learn to cut sterling sheet metal, use decorative bezel wire and texture their piece for a one of a kind necklace. Instructor will demonstrate texturing with use of the rolling mill, as well as a variety of hammers and hand tools. Learn to build a complex piece with multiple solder joins and bezel set multiple gemstones. Add granulation and oxidize your piece for a one of a kind design.

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April 2020

Metal Clay Alchemy – Eva Sherman

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$155.00 9 tickets left

Metal Clay Alchemy - Eva Sherman, Friday April 24, 2020 (10 am - 5 pm)
If you prefer a bit of rough in your designs, creating rings with metal clay may be right up your alley! In this class students will create several rings using a PMC3 syringe on a mandrel, while adding faceted stones, tube set faceted stones, and/or an optional gold accent. Students will also learn to allow for shrinkage to be sure their rings are the right size. Students may bring their own PMC3 syringe or purchase from the instructor. Approx two rings can be created per syringe.
Skill Level: All
(class fee includes all materials except PMC3 syringe plus tools for use)

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Faux Channel Set Rings ~ Eva Sherman

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$180.00 7 tickets left

Create 2 faux channel set rings using a unique inside out textured metal technique. In the first ring students will encase a strand of raw semi precious stones, and in the second tube set faceted gems will be encased. Students will learn roll printing, soldering, fabrication, stone setting and finishing.
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Beach Glass Box Ring ~ Eva Sherman

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$180.00 8 tickets left

Create a beach glass ring to wear year round as souvenir of summer days! In this class students will build a box embellished with tube set faceted stones and add a bezel that will hold the beach glass securely in place giving the ring a polished and professional look.

Skill Level: Advanced

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May 2020

Objects of My Affections

May 2 - May 3
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$285.00 14 tickets left

Objects of My Affections
( Wee Whimsy Sculptures average size is 4 - 6 inches) Our goal is to give the paper clay forms a Folk Art, hand-carved wood look ~ after all paper clay is just a soft mold-able wood. Using pre-cut shrink plastic flower shapes, we will use colored pencils to add color and design to our flowers, coordinating each to our sculptures. The flowers will be shrunk and formed using the SHRINKETS molds.

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Intro to Cloisonne Enameling~Amy Roper Lyons, 3-Day Workshop

May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$360 10 tickets left

Intro to Cloisonné Enameling:
Instructor: Amy Roper Lyons
We will learn the basics of cloisonné enameling, preparing the silver, bending, and applying the cloisonné wires,
wet packing enamel into the cells, and firing the enamel. The class will also explore creating smooth gradients of
color, texturing and forming the base sheet of silver, using gold and silver foils, and tips and tricks for success.
Playfulness and experimentation will be encouraged as students use the techniques to create a cloisonné
piece.  Several different approaches to finishing cloisonné will be covered.  Students will complete a
cloisonné enamel pendant or earrings.
Note: Photos are of Amy Roper Lyon's work which are examples of the techniques being taught in this workshop and of the exact projects students will make.
All levels

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Zen Garden

May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$325.00 16 tickets left

I will share my enameling
techniques as we create a multi-colored bracelet piece with only a few firings involved. Then we create the leather cuff to custom fit your wrist.
The class name derives from the way we will be working and the end results. We will strive to work intuitively with our colors and shapes.

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June 2020

Treasure Book

June 5 @ 10:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$365.00 13 tickets left

Workshop description ~
This workshop will explore the techniques of creating and filling a hand bound book.Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers, translucent mica sheets. We will than cut, hammer, glue, burn, saw, paint and sew back into the book creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.The workshop will introduce students to the safe use of a variety power and hand tools.Participants will learn to work with mica using both the natural and manmade forms of this material becoming familiar with the in and outs of the unique characteristics of mica.

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Beyond the Basics

June 25 @ 10:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$450.00 8 tickets left

Pulling from her experience in 25 years of teaching in a continuing enamel program, Jan will bring something to challenge and enhance the enamel vocabulary of every participant, beginner to advanced. In this fast paced 3 day workshop, the focus will be on creating samples that can compliment your tool bag of enamel tricks. Students should bring at least 6 copper squares of approximately 20-22 gauge in the 2 x 3 size range that are counter enameled so the fun can begin!. Jan will also bring some precoated steel in 2 x 3 for some quick and easy explorations.Attendees are encouraged to bring their own personal shapes –either flat or dimensional-to create finished pieces using some of the sample exercises.

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Screen Printing with Enamel

June 28 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$450.00 9 tickets left

In this information packed 3 day class, learn some exciting new advances in markmaking for enamelists. Each participant will process 4 letter size screens. The size of the screen is a 8 ½ x 11 with a 110 DPI opening. Many small designs can be fitted on one sheet or a large pattern can fill the entire page. Strong contrasting black and white images work the best with the grey tones eliminated. Copyright free material like Dover clip art work well for the screen designs. Jan will bring some images that can be used so our workshop time can be best used experimenting with this process. Once the screens are exposed, the fun begins. There are so many ways to use this process to wrap imagery, do elaborate stencils, incorporate fonts—so much more!

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July 2020

Matching Enamel Jewelry with Your Outfit

July 31 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
Charmed I’m Sure Studio, 7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$350.00 14 tickets left

This workshop focuses on drawing and painting in vitreous enamel. The images are borrowed from geometric and organic patterned fabric designs. Students will bring photographs of their favorite dresses or/and silk scarves with the patterns. We will refresh them using underglaze pencils, overglaze china paints and pen & ink. Students will practice rendering, drawing, mixing colors, making marks, and adding details on enameled copper.

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