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Custom Boulder Opal Pendant Workshop

22 N Beaver St, York, PA 17401

October 9, 2021


2:30-5 p.m.


Location: The Watchmaker's Daughter


Design and create your own handcrafted sterling silver Boulder Opal pendant. In this class you will pick a Boulder Opal of your choice and learn the steps of building your own bezel for cabochon stones. We will cover a wide range of metalsmithing techniques including: soldering, punching, filing, gem-setting, and finishing. All tools and pendant building materials will be provided. Chain is sold separately. Closed-toed shoes recommended and don’t forget your reading glasses, if needed.

Materials fee of $25-$35 (depending on your selection) due to instructor at class for your hand selected, individual Boulder Opal.


Instructor Info: Karen Reiss Staub has been in the jewelry business for 22 years and has many years with 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. Also, 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, N Beaver St
  2.  Central Market Parking Garage, W Philadelphia St
  3.  City of York Parking Garage, W Philadelphia St