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Sculpted Splendor: Clay Bead Creation & Jewelry Making
June 20
In person: Registration closed

Sculpted Splendor: Clay Bead Creation & Jewelry Making

31236: Registration closed

With Baili Farris, Instructor

Welcome to the fascinating world of clay bead making and jewelry crafting! In this immersive hands-on course, beginning and experienced crafters will explore the rich versatility of clay, and create stunning beads and unique jewelry pieces.

Learn a variety of techniques to shape, mold, and embellish clay beads of all shapes and sizes. Starting with the basics, you'll master the fundamental skills of clay sculpting, gaining confidence in your ability to transform raw clay into beautiful wearable art.

From crafting simple spheres to exploring intricate designs, you'll hone your sculpting skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. And you will learn how to manipulate clay with precision, experimenting with textures, patterns, and colors to bring your bead designs to life. As you explore different styles and aesthetics, you will develop your own signature bead designs.

As you progress, you'll delve into jewelry making, and learn how to incorporate your handcrafted clay beads into stunning finished pieces. You'll explore various jewelry-making techniques such as wire wrapping, stringing, and bead weaving, and gain the skills to create earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more.

In the art of clay bead making and jewelry crafting, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Unleash your creativity, and let your unique style shine through in every bead you create.

Register by June 17.

Thurs., June 20 • 1-4 p.m.

In person: Stewart Education Center, Arcata

$40 • Class #: Registration is closed.

Baili Farris

Baili Farris

Baili Farris graduated from Humboldt State University with a bachelor's degree in art education and studio art. She immersed herself in every artistic medium she could access. After college she found herself focusing on intertwining nature and personal connections into practices in photography, printmaking and sculpture. She hopes to bring art into everyday life, appreciating the little things, and creating art that is both eye-catching and utilitarian. Art that helps every space become imaginative. When she is not creating, she spends her time with her animals who are truly a part of her ever growing family, from her one legged duck Ponyo to her fluffiest pup Umi.