Jan  Stephens

Jan has a diverse background in the arts including classical piano, painting, textile creations and ultimately, jewelry design. She has been featured in several magazines including Southern Distinction, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry and Bead and Button magazines. She retired with a thirty-six-year career as a professional educator and now melds her teaching expertise, intuition, and distinctive design talents to grow students into advanced creators of both wire and reclaimed silverware jewelry. In 2016, Jan and her husband, Keith, worked together to develop the Wrapsody Silver-Wear Jewelry Press that is used to form silverware into works of jewelry art without annealing. They live in the Orlando area and teach Wire Jewelry, Silver-Wear Jewelry and Cold Connections in their own studio and at the Winter Garden Arts Association, Crealde School of Art, and The Florida Society of Goldsmiths among other Central Florida locations. The classes are an entertaining and educational experience where students take home jewelry and design skills along with beautiful creations at the end of each course. Website: www.wrapsodyjewelry.com

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Silver-Wear I - Jan Stephens
Students will learn the basics of cold forming and will turn vintage Silver plated flatware into reclaimed Silver-Wear Jewelry. Students will apply skills from Wire I or Cold Connections including polishing, buffing, basic wire wrapping, texturizing, stamping, using patina and making simple cold connections. The lab fee covers all materials for the required projects, consumables supplies, the use of specialized tools and all handouts for the course. If desired, finer metals and gemstones will be available at additional costs. The instructor will also have optional silverware pieces, tools and supplies available for purchase, at fair market prices, for completing extra projects at the school or at home. Students may need to use vision magnification to see clearly. Otherwise, all you need to bring with you is creativity and imagination for this unique, fun-filled class.

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Wire I or Cold Connections

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Silver-Wear II - Jan Stephens
Building on the skills learned in Silver-Wear I, this class will take the student further in creative design and embellishment including shaping, stone capturing, and other artful enhancements. The lab fee covers all materials for the required projects, consumables supplies, the use of specialized tools and all handouts for the course. If desired, finer metals and gemstones will be available at additional costs. The instructor will also have optional silverware pieces, tools and supplies available for purchase, at fair market prices, for completing extra projects at the school or at home. On Thursday and Friday, if required projects are complete, students will have the opportunity to develop their own unique designs using the skills they have learned during the week. At this time, students are allowed to bring to class their own collections of silverware, (either Sterling or Silver plate) or they can purchase additional silverware and supplies (Sterling or Silver Plate) from the instructor at fair market prices. Move your Silver-Wear skills to the next level in this new and exciting intermediate level course. Students may need to use vision magnification to see clearly.

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Silver Wear I

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