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Jewelry Hammering & Stamping Class
Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Oakland, United States
Crown Nine: Jewelry Stamping Class
with Christine Aiko Beck and Kate Ellen
In this class you will learn the basics of hammering and adding interesting textures to metal with a variety of hammers and tools. Use an arrangement of letter and number stamps in several fonts to stamp statements, quote, initials, prayers, or names--whatever is most special to you. We have a awesome selection of interesting antique hammers and tools that add a bit of 'rad' to any design.
In our small group setting, you will get the opportunity to play with a wide variety of tools and get to know how to move metal. After practicing, you will create your own sterling silver pendant style necklace to take home with you on a finished chain. We will have extra materials on hand for purchase in case you feel like making an additional piece or want to add something fancy like a birthstone charm or pearl.
The skills you learn in this class are ones that you can take home with you--you won't need lots of fancy tools or a jewelry studio to repeat what you learn here. We will also share with you resources for finding jewelry supplies and materials locally and online.
Class Tuition: $65
Materials Fee: $20
About the Instructors:
Christine Aiko Beck is the designer behind Kana, a line that specializes in custom stamped jewelry and Aiko Designs. She is one the partner jewelers at Crown Nine, and has been featured in DailyCandy, Stylenik, The Common, 7x7, and Audry Magazine.
Kate Ellen is the owner of Crown Nine and the jeweler behind Kate Ellen Metals, named Best of San Francisco 2010 by 7x7 Magazine. Her work has been featured at the SFMOMA, in DailyCandy, Thrillist, Juxtapoz, SF Chronicle, Chaos Magazine, and Refinery 29.
About the space:
Crown Nine is a new jewelry and art boutique located in Old Oakland and partner in Popuphood, an innovative urban small business incubator. The store carries a finely curated collection of work by local makers and jewelers, focusing on accessories for home and body.
When & Where
Crown Nine: Jewelers and Makers
Jewelry designer Kate Ellen's flagship jewelry store in the heart of historic Old Oakland, the original downtown. Crown Nine is a member of Popuphood, a small business incubator revitalizing neighborhoods block by block.
Crown Nine houses a finely curated collection of jewelry and art from local jewelers and makers. Sarah Swell and Aiko designs show alongside Best of the City Jeweler Kate Ellen Metals, each designer offering well crafted unique pieces with enduring style. The three jewelers work in the store and are available for custom, wedding and bridal jewelry consultation.
The store also carries top artists and makers in the bay area with products for the home and body. Type.lites, Jon Carling, DAB, Peasants and Travelers and In Haus Press accompany 25 other artists representing everything from letterpress to one of a kind pieces of original artwork.
Classes, workshops, trunk shows, and fundraisers are an integral part of the mission—as well as giving back to service groups that represent the 9 points of the Crown: Love, Community, Compassion, Justice, Knowledge, Courage, Hope, Perseverance, and Artistic Expression.