Private Metalsmithing Experience
Where: Your home, reserved location or Bee Creative Classroom
Who: Ages 12+
When: Arranged date, with a class duration of 3 - 4 hours
Tuition: $525 for groups up to 5 participants, + $100 for each additional
$100 only deposit to reserve and will be applied to the remaining balance due on date of class.
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Bee Creative with your friends, family, neighbors, or colleagues as a fun team building even by adding a new twist to the traditional birthday gathering, friends night out or other celebration. Make lasting memories, while learning the basics of metal smithing. With a variety of projects and previous experience required, participants leave with completed jewelry items or other projects.
Workshops are relaxed, easy going with a fun atmosphere with intentionally small classs size.
Workshops are hosted in your home or other reserved location with your guests or also the Lake Oswego, Bee Creative Classroom. Guest host supply snacks and beverages, we supply all project materials, tools, inspiration and know how.
Choose an experience from the list below, or suggest a project:
Intentions: "Attention Goes Where Intention Flows" - Design a one of a kind bespoke talisman necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings or other piece of art as an intention piece for yourself; using precious metals, new and recycled jewelry components, beads and more. Ideal for special occassions, birthday or New Year’s. (choose from a variety of projects Register
NEW! Hairs to You! Design and create two hair pins / bun holders using a variety of precious metal while Learn the fundamental techniques and skills of shaping, texture, solder and finish to create beautiful and personalized hair accessories that are both funtional and beautiful. Register
I Made These! Custom Earring Design workshop, make up to three pairs of earrings using precious metal wire, new and recycled jewelry components, beads and more. Learn the basics of silversmithing, forming, soldering and filing. Allow your creativity to guide you. Register
Stone Me to My Soul: Learn the basics of stone setting. Design and create a custom ring or pendant incorporating a select stone embellishment. Select from a variety of stones and precious metal. All supplies included for rings and pendants. Sterling silver, brass, copper and stainless steel chain's are available and sold separately. Register
NEW! Old the New, New: Transform and re-purpose vintage flatware into stunning and unique jewelry pieces and other creative creations. Choose from a variety of projects or come with your own idea. Learn to cut, form and sanding to finish, vintage silver plated flatware. Breathing new life into these timeless treasures. Bring your own flatware to repurpose or select from our inventory. Register
Busy Bee Duo: Make a set to two calming sterling silver fidget rings and a variety of precious metal beads, while learning the basics of metalsmithing, soldering and forming. Register
Keep Calm and Don’t Throw it Out: Repair and Reimagine your Favorite Jewelry Pieces. Great for those pieces collecting dust in your jewelry box, or what about that one earring that you love that has lost it's mate, or an item in need a bit of mending. Register
Jeri Bee, and live in Lake Oswego, OR with my husband and two teen children. I’m a life-long maker, teacher and overall creative human and have been a jewelry maker and designer most of my life and silversmithing since 2017. Offering handcrafted jewelry, pop-ups and DIY workshops. I believe every human has a creative voice and inspires others to find and cultivate theirs, however it might look. Creativity is Life! Learn more about BeeCreative
- My expertise, creativity, and down to earth practicality and sense of humor
- Safety gear, fire extinguisher, goggles, aprons and first aid kit. (I am Red Cross first aid certified)
- Tables, Chairs, Canopy (if needed) and all the tools and materials needed for the class
Protective aprons and safety glasses that fit over existing eyewear are provided, but if you have a pair you prefer, bring those and bring your “readers” or close-range visual support wear if this is something you typically need.
Face covering/N-95’s are provided to keep you from inhaling dust particles and or fumes that might be generated.
Given we’ll be working with a variety of tools, that could include hot surfaces, open flame torches, hammers and sharps:
- Hands and nails will potentially get scraped or dinged
- You’ll want any loose hair out of your face and pulled back
- Shirt sleeves that are short or not loose and can be rolled up
- Closed toed shoes are required
If you have knowingly been exposed to someone with COVID within 7 days of the workshop, or are experiencing any of the typical symptoms, cough, etc. Let the host know, so we can make choices around attendance and masking preferences.
Preparing your Space:
- We’ll want a well-ventilated and lit area that can accommodate at least two 8” folding tables and has a flat ground, preferably concrete or wood. An outdoor covered patio or an open garage space usually is ideal.
- If we choose to be outside, it’s best if the area is fully covered from sun and any elements. I have a pop-up canopy if needed.
- If it gets windy, we may need to perform certain aspects of the workshop indoors or in a garage out of the elements.
- Food and snacks are encouraged, however for certain projects when the making begins, should be moved away from the work areas.
- Beverages are ok on the workbench so long as they are in a covered container.
- Access to water, sink and soap.
- Plan for me to arrive at least 1 hour before the workshop begins to review the space and get set up. I can generally get packed and on my way within 30-minutes after class.