Our friends at the Factory Girls fashion incubator are teaching the curiously crafty among us to make rings, bracelets, and pendants in small, intimate classes taught by the artisans themselves.
For anyone who’s ever gotten distracted looking at shiny things, anyone who’s ever wondered how to take metals and mold them to fit their own personal style, and folks who just like to work with their hands and maybe want to learn how to metalsmith, we got you covered. Yep, our friends at the Factory Girls fashion incubator are teaching the curiously crafty among us to make rings, bracelets, and pendants in small, intimate classes taught by the artisans themselves. Factory Girls is a fashion incubator on the Westside (right next door to the Scoutmob HQ!), helping designers, makers, and artists flourish, keeping Atlanta beautiful with studio space and resources. And now, dear Scouts, you can join them for jewelry-making classes, and a maybe even a few drinks.
And you'll be learning from the best in the business- Meaghan Torbert McCord, who teaches metal stamping in a pendant making class, holds degrees in metals and jewelry, as well as jewelry design, and has collaborated with fashion icons like Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan, and Levi's 501 for the Warhol Collection. Resident metalsmith, Starr Miller, worked in a corporate job for years before turning her attention to making jewelry - she became a self-taught silversmith with her own studio and jewelry line called Pieces of Starr. So yeah, they know their stuff. Take a look at the class options and times:
Put a ring on itBangles & Cuffs
You’ll definitely like it, so... you know the rest. It’s rings on rings, y’all. Learn the ins & outs of crafting midi rings, stacking rings, textured rings, and traditional wedding bands. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of silversmithing including forming, filing, texturing, soldering, and polishing, this is your moment in the sun, thanks to instructor Starr Miller.
Saturday, March 12, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, noon-3 p.m.
If you’ve got an armful of bracelets and want to add more, or if you want to start your collection, you’re in for a treat. This is an easy way to learn metalsmithing, and you get to walk away with a beautiful bangle or cuff, made for you, by you. (Or you can give it to someone else, we’re not trying to tell you how to live.) You’ll learn to forge, solder, texture, and polish your own masterpieces under the tutelage of Factory Girls’ resident metalsmith, Starr Miller.
Sunday, March 13, 3-6 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 3-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 3-6 p.m.