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Folk School Class: Tree of Life Necklace

Monday, February 10, 2020
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $40 Materials: $15

Wire wrapping is an ancient craft that has been around for thousands of years. Come join as we make a beautiful gemstone tree of life pendant necklace! Elizabeth will guide you through creating your own unique tree of life! We will be making the frame and tree with copper wire and the leaves with 2mm gemstone beads. She will have a colorful variety of tiny stone beads for you to choose from. Bring reading glasses if you have them because the beads are very tiny. You will learn some wire wrapping basics including what tools are best to use and how to add a patina to your finished jewelry to make it look like an antique. Some wire wrapping experience is a plus but not a requirement for this class. Additional materials are available for purchase for $15 if you would like to make another necklace at home. (Tools are provided for use in class. Feel free to bring your own to use, as well.)

About the Instructor: Elizabeth Engelke is a busy mother of five who loves to make crafts in her spare time. She enjoys learning about how things are made, and as a child was always braiding something or building with the scrap wood her dad brought home. Elizabeth says, “!I learned how to crochet, how to do some carpentry from watching my dad, learned taxidermy, and in the last 5 years have learned pine needle basketry, micro macrame and wire wrapping. When I discovered wire work jewelry in 2015, I was so amazed by the beautiful pieces of jewelry I saw in pictures that I had to try it. Elizabeth sells her jewelry at craft shows and outdoor markets in Tower, Ely, Biwabik, Gilbert, Virginia and Hibbing and at Ubetcha in Tower, MN Register Here

Feb 10 2020


Date: February 10
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $55
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Ely Folk School 209 E Sheridan St Ely, MN 55731

2 E Sheridan St United States


Ely Folk School
Phone: 218-235-0138
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