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Create a Unique Dangle Necklace
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Create a Unique Dangle Necklace

$50

with Kay Vandervort

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Tuition: $35   Materials: $15

We all need some lovely single or double strand beaded necklaces to liven up an outfit. But, Kay Vandervort believes, we also need a necklace or two that breaks the normal rules and makes a uniquely personal statement. That's what these dangle necklaces do. They combine clay, wire, leather, stones, and random bits of metal off the street, and/or a variety of beads and charms to create an organic look perfect for our Northwoods environment.

Students will experiment with how to combine a variety of different materials into their creations. This is a fun class that encourages students to "think outside the box." Cords, chain and findings will be available as well as a variety of items that can be incorporated into the designs. Necklaces can be simple or elaborate. Individuals are encouraged to bring any broken jewelry they might like to incorporate into their creations, although plenty of materials will be available to students to work with.

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is closely monitoring local public health.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

Create Your Own Nature-Inspired Switch Plate Cover

$45

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 16, 2021 at 1 pm

Friday, July 16, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $30  Materials: $15

This fun project allows students to play with polymer clay and add a pop of color to their homes! 

Students will stack, roll, cut and restack layers of polymer clay to create a variegated color palate to use for creating the switch plate cover. The block of clay is then stamped or drawn on to further enhance the design. Charms or small trinkets can be added if desired. 

Students will work primarily with a combination of green tones, but other colors will be available for those who want to move beyond a nature theme. Once completed, the switch plates can also be distressed with paint to give them an antiqued look. No previous experience is needed. 

This class is a great way to experiment with polymer clay before investing in supplies of your own. Decorative switch plate covers also make great gifts!

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is monitoring local public health.

 About the Instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

 





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