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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Jewelry clinic slated at museum

  • Mabee Gerrer Museum to host clinic.
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  • Shawnee jewelry designer, Patti Eayre, is offering a Beginning II Jewelry Clinic at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 18. The workshop is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art.
     
    Pre-registration is required. The class is limited to eight participants, providing much one-on-one interaction with the instructor.
     
    The Beginning II Jewelry Clinic is appropriate for adults and students ages 16 and up who have mastered simple wire wrapped connections, particularly those who have attended Eayre’s Beginning I Jewelry Clinic. This follow-up clinic covers techniques such as cage wrapped beads, various open and closed spirals, painted patina, wire finishing, and wire clasp making.
     
    Not only will students learn fun new techniques, but they will create and bring home several finished projects.
     
    Eayre is a local artist who has been designing jewelry and wire art since 1992. She attended Humboldt State University's jewelry and metalsmithing program. Unique and limited edition jewelry (with focus on sterling silver, 14k gold fill, and natural stone) is her passion and first love. Currently she sells one-of-a-kind work through the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art gift shop. Patti places a high value on fine craftsmanship and believes in creating quality jewelry as wearable art.
     
    Registration is due by Jan. 17. Registration is available online at www.mgmoa.org/workshops or by calling 405-878-5300.
     
    Tools and supplies are included in the clinic tuition, but participants do need to bring the tool kits provided during the Beginning Jewelry I class. Please note that jewelry making does require hand eye coordination and the ability to see small detail. If you have questions about the tool kit or participating in the class, please e-mail helpdesk@mgmoa.org.
     
    The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 W. MacArthur, on St. Gregory's University campus, in Shawnee.
     
     
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