Layered Colored Pencil Jewelry on Metal – Mary Karg
Wildacres – August 19-25, 2019
Using colored pencils, students will learn the process to apply and retain color on copper and brass. Emphasis will also be on forming and shaping metal to create multi-layered dimensional jewelry that is beautiful, interesting and unusual.
Students will begin with a blank canvas—copper sheet. We will cut it, beat on it, roll and fold it and then color it up. Each person will then design layered riveted jewelry.
Armed with these many techniques, Students will come away with a solid foundation of jewelry engineering, cold connections as well as coloring metal. Suitable for all levels, previous metal experience helpful but not necessary.
Day 1: The Colored Pencil Process
Day 2: Layered Colored Pencil Pendant with Peek-boo pearl
Day 3: Layered Colored Pencil Pin
Day 4: Layered Fancy Bail for a special bead/stone
Day 5: Woodland Bouquet
Day 6&7: Multi-layered Colored Pencil Project of students’ choosing
Lab fee: $325
Internationally recognized designer, instructor and author from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary considers herself a wearable artist rather than a jewelry designer, specializing in lampwork, beadwork and metalwork. Her book, Layered Colored Pencil Jewelry was published in May 2017.
Using colored pencil on metal allows me to push the boundaries of wearable art that produces results unlike any other method. Surprisingly both durable and lightweight, the layers of color and metal combine to form unique pieces of texture, depth and beauty. I love the reaction when people connect with my pieces – personal adornment is often an outward expression of intimate emotions and personality.”
Teaching experience includes, The Bead & Button Show, The Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, Miami University’s CraftSummer, Spruill Arts Center, Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Bead Daze, Wisconsin Loose Bead Society, Shake Rag Alley and many bead shops and private studios.