Talismans and Amulets
Ever since I first thought about making jewelry, I wanted to create something that felt tribal. I love the idea of wearing your 'wealth' woven into your clothing or worn on your body, like a nomad. I particularly like the idea of embedding some sort of memorial or mystical element in these pieces like the Victorian "hair jewelry", or the medicine man's healing amulets. In this class I'd like to explore those ideas with some personal input from each student to create a piece that references someone or something meaningful to you. We'll do a little work with wire and add elements that heighten the feeling of a pendant with curious powers.
**We will also be experimenting with the various ways to include a hinge in our polymer work on this wonderful 3 day class!!