This class is for beginners to advanced students. In this class we will cover a wide range of metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, filing, hammering and finishing. Each student will be taking home a pair of hand stamped sterling silver dangle earrings made by your own hands! All tools and materials will be provided. Closed-toed shoes recommended and don’t forget your reading glasses, if needed.
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. She also 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. If you cannot make the rescheduled event or for a 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 Street
2.) Central Market Parking Deck: Beaver and Philadelphia Streets
3.) City of York Parking Garage, 25 W Philadelphia Street