Jessica Keemer Designs

Workshops

 

I have taught at Goggleworks in Reading PA, Bead fest Philadelphia, and also at the
PA Guild of Craftsmen. I am also a Certified Art Teacher, Grades k-12.


upcoming workshops


silver stacking rings

During this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to size, fabricate, solder, and finish a complete set of sterling silver stacking rings! Students will also have the option to bezel set a gemstone for one of their stacking rings and patterned or plain wire will be provided for your band rings.

All materials needed to make 3 sterling silver rings are included in the tuition.

PA Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

October 10, 2018
5:30pm – 8:30pm

October 28, 2018
12:30pm – 3:30pm

December 18, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm


flameworking glass beads

Come and explore the world of glass bead-making! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones. Shop maintenance and safety will be covered. Students will primarily be using borosilicate glass, the new material on the block that allows for beautiful swirls of color. Students will make basic beads, shaped beads, patterns, and learn different ways of applying glass to get different colors.

This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have experience and want more skills, there will be a chance to develop individual projects.

Materials: A materials fee of $40 is included in your tuition. That covers a materials kit of glass rods, frits, bead release, and mandrels. There will be the option to purchase additional colors and types of glass by the rod if you would like. If you think you might like to purchase additional glass during class, please bring cash or check.

Supplies: If you have any bead presses or other tools, feel free to bring them to class. Everything needed for this workshop will be provided, however.

PA Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

October 16, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm

October 23, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm


metalsmithing basics: charm necklaces

In this evening workshop, students will learn how to create charm necklaces in sterling silver. Tips on designing, forming, finishing and polishing your pieces will be covered.

All materials are included in the tuition.

PA Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

October 18, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm


metalsmithing basics: prong set pendants

In this evening workshop, students will learn how to solder and form prong settings in sterling silver and set quartz drusy stones to create a beautiful pendant. Tips on designing, forming, finishing and polishing your pieces will be covered.

All materials are included in the tuition.

PA Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

October 25, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm


bezel set necklaces

In this 3 hour class, students will learn how to make custom bezel settings for odd-shaped stones and cabochons in sterling silver. Basic metalsmithing techniques will be covered including forming, soldering, and finishing techniques.

PA Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

October 28, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm


glass icicles

For this Craft on Tap, local jeweler, Jessica Keemer, will teach us how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments just in time for your Holiday decorating! Students will have a chance to learn the basics of Flameworking glass while making their very own glass icicles.

$35 includes all materials needed to make approximately 5 ornaments and includes complimentary craft beer from Wacker Brewing Company!

PA Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

November 1, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm

November 14, 2018
5:30pm–8:30pm

December 4, 2018
6:00pm–8:00pm


private workshops


Please contact me for availability and scheduling for private workshops

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Flameworking Workshops

frit glass Pendant- flameworking

2 hours , students will make 4-5 pendants using Borosilicate Glass
$65.00

Borosilicate Beads

3 hour session is 100.00
6 hour session is 190.00

Flameworking Solid work

Sea turtles, Marbles etc
3 hour session is 130.00
6 hour session is 250.00

Glass tubing glass available please contact for costs


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Jewelry/Metalsmithing Basics

Jewelry Basics

Students will make 3 small projects
$125.00
4 hours

Jewelry Basics: what to do with your glass beads

Students will make one bracelet, earrings and necklace
75.00
2 hours


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Enameling

Enameling Basics

Students will learn the proper way to clean metal and apply sifted enamel and lean specific design technicques students will make one pendant, one pr of earrings and samples to take home to make into jewelry.
$200.00 for 7 hours

Enameling water color

7 hours students will use charcoal and water color enamel to create beautiful paintings on metal and then make a finished prong setting in silver
$200.00 for 7 hours

Enameling larger forms

$200.00 for 5 hours


Please contact me for availability and scheduling for private workshops