The Nitty Gritty
- Classes last approximately 2 hours
- Refunds allowed up to 48 hours after purchase
- Price is for one person
- Redeem your reservation with your I.D.
- Any questions or concerns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You know the gift: that extra thoughtful piece that has everyone thinking, “Wow, you really thought about that gift before you bought/made/designed it.” It’s one of a kind. Creative. And therefore all the more special. And when admirers ask where you found something so original, you get to flippantly respond, “Well, I made it. Myself. With my hands.” Quite impressive, yes. And learning the ropes of your creative crafting prowess happen to be pretty fun, too. The ladies at the Beehive (Malene, Brooke, and a rotating cast of warm, energetic crafters) not only run one of the most original collectives of a gift shop (jewelry! food goods! art! all of it handmade by local designers!) but they also share their wealth of knowledge with any of us admirers who want to be one of them, too. In this particular class, you’ll be learning the ropes as a novice metal-working jeweler on hand-printed pieces, that seem both trendy and classic. You choose what your baubles will tell the world, stamping any sentiment from sweet and inspiring to snarky and know-it-all (we prefer the latter). Your choice, no custom orders required. In two hours, over a few glasses of wine (or beer, or whatever you choose to fuel your craft), you’ll learn how to properly stamp on a variety of metalsfrom brass to aluminum, silver, and copperutilizing a variety of stamp sizes to see what suits each metal piece best. Learn about proper spacing techniques, understand the different metal gauges and, best yet, get to know the right tools for you to continue this craft at home. No wait, that may not be the best part: the best is after you finish... taking a few new pieces of jewelry home. Pieces you created. All on your own. With your own two hands.The only hard part is figuring out who will be gifted with such precious, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind pieces.