Bring a friend and create a one-of-a-kind, totally customizable pendant, stamped with a name, date, symbol or word of your choice. Pick your metal choice and accent it with beads of your choice This is a great entry level class. In this class we will cover a wide range of metalsmithing techniques such as filing, hammering, stamping and finishing. Each student will be taking home a personalized hand stamped sterling silver pendant. All tools and materials will be provided, except for chains, which will be available at various prices. Closed-toed shoes recommended and don’t forget your reading glasses, if needed.
Class Level: BEGINNERS
Instructor Info: Karen Reiss Staub has been in the jewelry business for 22 years and has many years of hands-on experience. She has been Certified in her GIA diamond and colored stone classes and earned jewelry repair and stone setting certificates from New Approach School in Virginia Beach, VA. She studied silversmithing under Bill Thompson of Yorktowne Craft Guild. Karen has been creating jewelry designs and selling her own line of jewelry for 10 years and does most of the repair work at her store, The Watchmaker’s Daughter. Her passion for nature is reflected in her jewelry by her use of natural stones and organic designs. She also loves re-purposing things to give them a new life, turning the old into new!
Inclement Weather and Cancellation: In the event of inclement weather or low enrollment, we may reschedule/cancel and notify you via email prior to the event. In the event you cannot make the rescheduled event or cancellation, you’ll be issued a credit toward a future Watchmaker’s Daughter workshop.
Accessibility and Parking: The studio space is only accessed by stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. There are three great parking lots within walking distance listed below, beginning with closest in proximity, and street parking is available.
1) White Rose Parking Lot: first block of N. Beaver St.
2) Central Market Parking Deck: Corner of N. Beaver and W. Philadelphia Streets
3) City of York Parking Garage, 25 W. Philadelphia St.