3 jewelry making classes to take at KCC: Make your own wire rings and pendants, macramé bracelets, and beaded earrings

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Learn to make your own jewelry in one of the upcoming Lifelong Learning jewelry making classes offered at Kellogg Community College! All class fees include the materials!

All classes will be held at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, located at 405 Hill Brady Road in Battle Creek (click here for a map). Register now by calling 269-965-4134!

Upcoming Lifelong Learning jewelry making classes include:

Jewelry: Design a Wire Wrap Ring & Pendant

Leave this workshop with a stylish, originally designed and handcrafted ring and pendant that might make you consider getting more involved in jewelry design. You’ll learn about a variety of semi-precious gems and stones and the energy they carry. You’ll be able to select the stones you prefer from our wide collection and then learn to use a wire wrap technique to create your very own and uniquely “you” ring and pendant for a necklace. We’ll share our tools and wire for these designs, and you’ll discover everything you need to know to make your own jewelry in the future, including the three most important tools needed, types of wire and styles of wrapping. Your class fee includes materials for a ring and a pendant!

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12
Cost: $45 (includes materials)
Instructor: Carli Ray
Course Number: CRFT CH003-01

Macramé Basics: Create a Trendy Bracelet NEW

Macramé arts were very popular back in the 1970s and we’re ready to bring that trend back! In this beginning class you will learn basic knots including square knots and half knots, all while making a wearable wrap bracelet. Using natural hemp twine, a variety of beads and your own creativity, you’ll leave class with a trendy bracelet and the skill you need to create more for friends and family. Embrace your retro-self and learn how to macramé!

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20
Cost: $25 (includes materials)
Instructor: Carli Ray
Course Number: CRFT CH002-02

Go BoHo! Summer Beaded Earrings

Are you bored with the earring selection in stores? Sure, there are a lot of choices, but do they really fit who you are or your personal style? Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop where you’ll have a wide variety of beads to select for your very own designer earrings! Then you’ll be coached through the creation process and you will walk out of class with two pairs of signature earrings — designed by you, for you! This is a great class for moms and daughters or a girls’ night out!

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
Cost: $25 (includes materials)
Instructor: Carli Ray
Course Number: CRFT CH002-01

Want to take a Lifelong Learning jewelry making class at KCC? Register now by calling 269-965-4134!

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