Our friends at the Factory Girls fashion incubator are teaching the curiously crafty among us to make stackable rings, cuffs and bangles in small, intimate classes taught by their resident metalsmith and jewelry designer Starr Miller.
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 friend Starr Miller – resident metalsmith at the Factory Girls fashion incubator on the Westside - is teaching the curiously crafty among us to make stackable rings, bangles and cuffs in small, intimate classes. Starr worked in a corporate job before turning her attention to making jewelry full time and getting trained as a professional metalsmith. Now she has her own studio and jewelry line called Pieces of Starr that sells unique, handmade pieces online and in boutiques around Atlanta. Luckily for us, she’s sharing her expert knowledge through small, intimate jewelry making classes.
In addition to her professional metalsmithing expertise, Starr has a vast understanding of contemporary design trends, and she has a knack for walking her students through every aspect of the jewelry making process while also setting them free to make any design idea a reality. Each class also includes a complimentary adult beverage to sip on while you get to smithin’. Take a look at the class options and times to create your own jewelry:
Put a ring on it
Stamped Bangles and Cuffs
You’ll definitely like it, so... you know the rest. It’s rings on rings, y’all. Learn the ins & outs of crafting stacking rings (like midi, thin and 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 your instructor.
Class dates & times:
February 11th, 12-3pm: Stacking Rings
February 12th, 12-3pm: Stacking Rings
March 11th, 12-3pm: Stacking Rings
April 1st, 12-3pm: Stacking Rings
April 15th, 12-3pm: Stacking Rings
April 22nd, 12-3pm: Stacking Rings
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 very own masterpieces.
Class dates & times:
February 12th, 2-5pm: Stamped Bangles & Cuffs
February 26th, 2-5pm: Stamped Bangles & Cuffs
March 12th, 2-5pm: Stamped Bangles & Cuffs
April 2nd, 2-5pm: Stamped Bangles & Cuffs
April 16th, 2-5pm: Stamped Bangles & Cuffs
April 23rd, 2-5pm: Stamped Bangles & Cuffs