10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Learn to make different styles of charms, bead caps, clasps, jump rings, and chain—then transform your components into a bracelet! Perfect for the maker who wants to move beyond the basic (and expensive) commercial findings into something more unique. A good class for the novice metalsmith!

Age 14+

$76 ($60 member)

About the Instructor:
Susan Richter-O’Connell has been honing her metalsmithing skills as a studio artist for over twenty years and has been a recipient of many awards. She sells her work at stores, galleries, and art fairs throughout the Midwest. She developed the present metals program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center where she has been teaching jewelry making for eighteen years. Richter-O’Connell received her BFA in dance and began creating in metal after a previous career as a modern dancer. She is attracted to the physicality of both of these art forms. Her jewelry is predominantly inspired by the beach stones, shells, twigs, moss and sea glass she finds on the shores of Lakes Michigan and Superior.