Classes & Workshops Glass & Jewelry

Make Vintage Silverware Jewelry

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jan Jowers-Stephens
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $175

Learn the art of repurposing beautiful vintage silverware into wearable art. Design and construct bracelets, rings, earrings, or pendants from beautiful vintage forks, spoons, knives, butter knives, and other unique serving pieces. Learn a variety of techniques including how to bend, polish buff, set stones, textured metal, stamp, patina, make cold connections and do simple wire work. Plan on making 2-3 pieces during the workshop.

Required Supplies

Tuition includes a $45 kit for each student including the proper vintage silverware, wire, cabochons, beads, vintage costume jewelry pieces, findings, and consumables.

Special Notes

The withdrawal deadline is a week prior to the workshop.


Jan Jowers-Stephens

Jan has a diverse arts background in the arts including classical piano, painting, textile creations and jewelry. She has been featured in several magazines including Southern Distinction, Step-By-Step Wire Jewelry and Bead and Button magazines. She retired with a thirty-six-year career as a professional educator and refined trainer, and now melds her teaching expertise, intuition, and distinctive design talents to provide an optimum training environment to grow beginning or intermediate students into advanced creators of wire and reclaimed silverware jewelry. Her classes are an entertaining and educational experience where students take wire wrapping, forming and design skills as well as beautiful creations with them at the end of each course. website:

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