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"Silveramics" Jewelry workshop at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

"Silveramics" Jewelry workshop at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

MARCH 18 - 24, 2018 - "Silveramics" Jewelry - at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  A Collaborative Workshop Taught by Husband and Wife Team, Molly Sharp and David Voorhees, Potter!  Total of 12 spots - EIGHT SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE - Double occupancy

We're back from our April, 2017 workshop! We had so much fun and it was so successful, we're returning in March of 2018.  Contact www.haciendamosaico.com at info@haciendamosaico.com to register.  I have a feeling this workshop will fill up fast.  It was amazing!!!

 Broaden your horizons by creating elements in both clay and metal in this beautiful part of the world.  Incorporate pebbles, beach glass and ceramic shards.  Learn metalsmithing techniques to create sterling silver beads and experiment with the use of overglazes and gold and silver lustres on sea glass and ceramic to design unusual and picante jewelry to take home.  $1,850 plus air fare.  Room, breakfast and lunch included.   Contact www.haciendamosaico.com for more information and to register.

Pieces from Silveramics workshop

Pieces from Silveramics workshop

October 21 & 22 - Silveramics Jewelry Workshop with Molly Sharp and David Voorhees
 Limited to Ten Students - 4 spots still available

 Broaden your horizons by creating elements in both clay and metal.  Incorporate pebbles, beach glass and ceramic shards.  Learn metalsmithing techniques to create sterling silver elements and experiment with the use of overglazes and gold and silver lustrous on sea glass and ceramic to design unusual  jewelry to take home.  Students will be working in both Molly's metals studio and David's pottery studio.  What an opportunity for those who love clay, metals and jewelry!  

This class is for all levels.  Cost: $250 plus materials

November 4 & 5 - Molly's Hinged Bracelet with Keumboo and Rivets - $250 plus materials and a $6 lab fee.  FULL

Molly's Hinged Bracelet

Molly's Hinged Bracelet

This workshop is based on the fluidity of the traditional three-knuckle hinge using tubing, wire and jump rings. Students will also learn how to depletion guild in preparation for learning the Korean technique known as Keum Boo. More visual interest will be added to the bracelets by adding a piece of mica in a silver frame to the center panel and riveting it into place.

December 2 & 3 - Christmas Present Making Workshop - Independent Study - $200 plus $6 lab fee  ONE SPOT AVAILABLE

Sign up for this workshop if you have some metalsmithing skills and would like to to make some jewelry pieces as Christmas gifts for you or others.  Molly will be on hand for help with design ideas and technical support.  Materials may also be purchased from molly and tools will be provided or bring your own.

TWO NEW BEGINNING SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
January 27 & 28 - FULL

 February 17 & 18 - FIVE SPACES AVAILABLE

Calling all of you who are interested in a BEGINNING SILVERSMITHING workshop with me.  I've had many requests for this workshop so have scheduled two, one in January and one in February, 2018.  I have space for only five students in each one, so check your calendars to see which would work best for you and contact me asap as they do fill up fast. 

 All my workshops are project based so you'll go home with at least two completed pieces of jewelry.  You'll learn how to use a jewelers saw to cut out shapes, patterns and designs.  Students will also learn the correct way to file.  We'll then move onto using the torch to soften metal (anneal) and solder.  To create patterns on silver, you'll be introduced to the rolling mill.  Would you like to learn how to set a stone and drill a pebble?  You'll learn that too.  Forming and bending with pliers and mandrels will also be part of the course. And there's so much more!!!  I've included a few photos of some projects you may make.  Each workshop varies slightly.

Beautiful studio space at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Beautiful studio space at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

TESTIMONIALS

"I was very impressed that a rank beginner, under Molly's skillful teaching, create two projects in two days,with a little time left over for further experimentation - a great experience.”  Peggy O’Connor

“There are many reasons why I love taking jewelry workshops with Molly.  She has a well organized studio; she's close by; I always learn a new technique; and take home a finished piece of jewelry.”  Viola Spells

"Molly offers a kind, supportive, and an amazing learning experience when it comes to jewelry making!"   Allison Ratterree

"Instructive, challenging, dynamic and rewarding and so much fun with the other students and Molly."  Sheri Dougherty

"Molly's workshops are so focused on fine tuning craftsmanship that I never feel I've left without having added skills to take home with me. Being surrounded by other artists who have similar interests boosts my creative juices, and I always go home rejuvenated and ready to work."  Ellen Cowne

"I always enjoy taking classes with Molly.  When class begins, she is prepared with well-written instructions, and her teaching style is great for all skill levels.  Molly's studio is a lovely environment for creating!  It is spacious, bright and equipped to provide the right learning environment.  An additional treat is the camaraderie and supportive atmosphere that develops among the students and Molly in the classes!"   Candy Emerson

 

Hollow form pendant

Hollow form pendant

I’ve been teaching jewelry making workshops in metals for over 20 years. Word has it that I have a knack for teaching.  All I know is that I love doing it!  I share everything I know adding lots of tips and tricks along the way.  My work is fabricated (constructed) entirely from sheet and wire and I work primarily in sterling silver.  I love natural pebbles which I find on beaches, lakes, streams and rivers all over the U.S. and Europe.  These are incorporated in many of my pieces; either set in bezels or drilled with diamond encrusted drill bits.

There are various classes and workshops available throughout the year. Read below for the listings.

Molly Sharp Studio, Zirconia, North Carolina

Workshops in my studio are limited to five students.

Cost:  $250 plus materials and a $6 lab fee.

Please register by emailing Molly at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com or calling 828-698-8775

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration.  Please mail checks to:  Molly Sharp, 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

All tools and materials will be provided or bring your own.

Stacked Pebble Pendant

Stacked Pebble Pendant

Gallery at Flat Rock Pebble Jewelry Workshop

Spinner Rings

Spinner Rings

Crescent Roll Bead

Crescent Roll Bead

Six element bracelet

Six element bracelet

Silveramics Jewelry necklace

Silveramics Jewelry necklace