Wild Acres – July 23-29, 2017

This is an “out of the box” fun class utilizing numerous techniques and skills I have gathered over the years.  We will explore making wire and rivet style bails for cabochons, basic chasing and repousse using sand bags and rubber mats instead of pitch, also sweat soldering copper pendants and bracelets.  We will do some cold connection projects, earring manufacturing using a jig.  Beading will be done with a focus on finishing and clasp making.  If that’s not enough, we will be  will be looking at different methods to add texture, do some etching and personalize your pieces with letter stamping {# fun}.  I will also have a manual disk cutter available that I will demonstrate and make pieces as needed.  Class fee includes copper, brass, and some silver for projects plus the use of tools.  If anyone wishes to work more in silver they may bring their own or I will have some for purchase.  No prerequisites are necessary although basic lapidary skills will be helpful.  FUN! FUN! FUN!

Flat nose, round nose, flush cutters, wire straighteners, files ,ruler metal cutting scissors, saw, and any other tools your comfortable in using. Please notify me if you are bringing your own.

Any questions you may reach me at:, 850-449-5725.  Please feel free to call me any time.

Silver sheet:  24g, 22g.  Wire:  18g half hard. and 20g. half hard.

LAB FEE:  150.00

EST. COST:  0+

Morning Sherrod Bio –

Morning retired as the owner/operator of a home interior designer and window treatment business in 2006.  The next year she took her first silversmith class at William School of Lapidary Arts and quickly discovered a new medium to express her creative energies.  Since that time she has studied silver from many different instructors.  She has also taken classes in fused glass, several mixed metals/cold connection classes from Kim St. Jean, lamp work bead making in Huntsville, wire wrapping jewelry thru the advanced level.  In the summer of 2014 she received level 3 and certification from Teva Jane Chaffin.  In the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016 she studied chasing and repousse at William Holland and Wild Acres under Tom and Kay Benham.  Morning enjoys using these techniques with semi- precious stoned cut and polished by her husband.  Together they create one of a kind collectable adornments that will be loved for years.  She recently won best of show for jewelry at the Troy Art Show and also People’s Choice and 1st place awards for her creations.  She was also the president of the Montgomery Gem and Mineral Society for three years.  Morning has been blessed with the God given talent of Creativity and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.  Her classes are fun and paced for the individual students skill.