Happy students!

Happy students!

  Studio space with lots of light!  Can accommodate up to five students!

Studio space with lots of light!  Can accommodate up to five students!

Working with Gold!!
June 16 & 17 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Molly Sharp's Studio, Zirconia, NC - FULL

If you have some metalsmithing experience and are ready to try your hand at working with gold, this workshop is for you.  Molly will take you through the steps of designing and fabricating an 18k gold band with an 18k gold bezel set cabochon stone.  Don't be afraid!  Just do it!

  • $200 plus a $6 lab fee.  Students will purchase their own gold (approximately $200 from Rio Grande - to be advised) and will bring their own cabochon stone

  • Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

  • Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register


June 23 & 24 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Two spaces available

Molly Sharp's Studio, Zirconia, NC

All levels welcome
Molly Sharp, Meredith Middleton, Beth Carter and Jan Homan

  Jan Homan, Beth Carter, Molly Sharp, Meredith Middleton

Jan Homan, Beth Carter, Molly Sharp, Meredith Middleton

  Five Element Necklace

Five Element Necklace

This very unique workshop is for all levels.  Learn four different techniques from four different instructors to create a stunning 30" necklace.  This fun and lively workshop will take you through all the steps you'll need to complete a very fashionable piece of jewelry.  Your instructors are Jan Homan from Charlotte, NC; Beth Carter from Anderson, SC, Molly Sharp from Zirconia, NC and Meredith Middleton from Chattanooga, TN.  The workshop will be held in Molly's studio in Zirconia.  Limited to 8 students.

  • $275 which includes all materials

  • Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

  • Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register


Hollow Form Jewelry Workshop with Molly Sharp - One space available
July 14 & 15 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Molly's Studio, Zirconia, NC

 

  Hollow Form Workshop -Project may vary

Hollow Form Workshop -Project may vary

Some metalsmithing experience is necessary for this workshop.  Using your basic skills and techniques, Molly will help you construct one or two hollow form pendants.  These are fun and challenging projects and you'll leave with a real sense of accomplishment as well as some beautiful pieces of jewelry.  People will say "How did you DO that?!"  3 spots available.

  • $250 plus a $6 lab fee and materials ($35 to $50)

  • Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

  • Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register

A $50 check is to be made out to Molly Sharp and mailed to 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790.  Want to pay with PayPal?  Find Molly at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com.


July 20, 21, 22, 2018 - Silveramics Jewelry Workshop - Molly Sharp and David Voorhees' Studios, Zirconia, NC - Spaces available

See description below under Hacienda Mosaico


July 28 & 29, 2018 - Free Form Pod Necklace - Flux Metal Arts - Mentor, Ohio

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Using sterling silver sheet, students will construct a three-sided free-form hollow form pod pendant.  Light as air, yet structurally sturdy, this elegant piece has been inspired by natures beauty.  With the use of patterned brass plates or skeleton leaves and a rolling mill, students will emboss a texture onto the silver sheet before sawing, filing and soldering the three sides.  Be warned, this is not as easy as it appears as much manipulation is involved.  To complete the piece, a decorative bale will be constructed from wire and soldered to one side of the completed pod. 

Some metalsmithing experience is required for this one-day skill building class.

Class Fee: $150          Materials Fee: $20 payable to the instructor


July 28 & 29, 2018 - Pebble Jewelry with Molly Sharp - Flux Metal Arts, Mentor, Ohio - Wait list only

  Pebble bracelet

Pebble bracelet

Have you ever collected smooth pebbles, ceramic shards or sea glass from beaches and then wondered what to do with them?  This course offers the perfect solution!  Using traditional silversmithing techniques, students will drill these materials using diamond drill bits, then transform them into unique pieces of jewelry. Sterling silver will be used to fabricate each piece using techniques including sawing, filing, forming, stone setting, riveting, soldering and texturing with the use of the rolling mill.  Tools will be available for use.   This 2 day workshop is limited to only eight students.

All levels are welcome. (Ages 18 & up)

Class Fee: $300                   
Materials Fee: $30 - $40 payable to the instructor (based on materials used)

Students are required to bring: Small pebbles, ceramic shards and/ or sea glass, notebook and pen/pencil, Ultra fine tipped Sharpie pen, Optical magnification, safety glasses, dust masks, & a shallow bowl or pan for holding water in which to drill pebbles


September 29 - October 2, 2018

Silveramics Jewelry at North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN

See Description below under Hacienda Mosaico


January 28 - February 2, 2019 - Silveramics Jewelry Workshop - at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  A Collaborative Workshop Taught by Husband and Wife Team, Molly Sharp and David Voorhees.  Total of 12 spots - Double occupancy

  Molly Sharp and David Voorhees, instructors

Molly Sharp and David Voorhees, instructors

 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 or mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com for more information and to register. 

 Silveramics toggle necklace

Silveramics toggle necklace

  Happy students at work at Hacienda Mosaico

Happy students at work at Hacienda Mosaico


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

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.

  Silveramics earrings

Silveramics earrings

  Silveramics Pendant

Silveramics Pendant

  Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta

Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta

  Silveramics Student Work

Silveramics Student Work