Workshop Series

Choose from these prety beads and more for your projects!

Some project examples...

Workshops Series
Come join us for a series of workshops given by local artist Natha Perkins!
I will be giving a brief talk about my work and teaching a number of basic metalsmithing techniques, all of which you can easily do at home, no heavy equipment needed! All classes will be held at North Star Jewelry Supply 4680 Broadway street
~These classes fill up quickly so email me to reserve your spot~

Sweetheart Necklace

Make a beautiful custom inscribed necklace! We will be covering the basics of wire wrapping, filing, stamping and embossing.
Saturday February 7, 2009 12-2 pm $80
Cost includes silver, chain, class and studio fee. Plan to purchase your pearls, crystals and gemstones at North Star the day of the class!

Resin Project
We will be learning to work with resin and will make some amazing things in the process. We will be making a variety of charms of all sizes so please bring photos, drawings or anything that you would like to be able to wear! Of course objects need to be on the small side…I will be sending out specific instructions to people who register for this class.
Saturday March 14, 2009 12-2pm $80
Cost includes supply package, studio and class fee

Earring Project
Learn some metalsmithing skills that will literally change the way you make jewelry. We will be covering hammering, filing, wire wrapping and will learn how to make your own unique headpins and ear wires.
Saturday April 18th, 2009 12-2pm $80
Cost includes all metal, studio and class fee. Plan to purchase your pearls, crystals and gemstones at North Star the day of the class.

Space is Limited~
Call or Email Natha to register! .

Grand Opening North Star Jewelry Supply

Grand Opening Celebration OF North Star Jewelry Supply!
Friday November 7 12-6pm
4680 Broadway Street

This is Angie Star Jewelry's newest store described as a bead boutique and it's worth checking out. It's gorgeous (what else would we expect right?) and unlike their store downtown that showcases totally amazing handmade jewelry, this store is stocked full of findings, beads, gemstones and metal so that you can create your own amazing handmade jewelry. They offer an array of classes and workshops as well to teach you what you need to know to do just that.
Angie is having a grand opening extravaganza for North Star and I've been invited to do a trunk show during the celebration! I'm also doing a teaching demonstration which should be very fun for all of us... Below is the list of events- stop by because it's going to be a fun one and Angie is offering discounts of up to 30% on everything in the store!
North Star Grand Opening Events Calendar:

Ribbon Cutting:

12:00 pm: Treats and free giveaways to follow.
Enter our raffle for free drawings all day!
Store wide savings all day!

Treats & Giveaways:
12-6 (Delicious treats from A Moveable Feast, by Dana Birke)
Hot apple cider all day!

ASJI Apprentice Program Information & Trunk Show:
ASJI apprentice program information, meet the artists, and trunk show all day.

Free Mini-Jewelry-Making Classes

12:30 -- Natha Perkins
"...a special teaching event, with acclaimed local jeweler, Natha Perkins of Lucious Metals"
Trunk show and free give-away to follow.

2:00 -- Basic Wire Wrapping, with Katherine
" Learn the basics of wire forming to make simple earrings & pendants for the holiday season."

3:00 -- Kids Basics:
Free mini-kids-class, project kit included (while supplies last)
* plus information on kids' birthday parties, classes, and holiday specials

4:00 -- Simple Stringing Projects, with Randyl
"...make your own holiday gifts with these basic jewelry making techniques"

5:00 - 6:00-- Grand Finale
Free drawings,
Special one hour Half-Off Sale

Live Music by Holden Young Trio