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Changes Dina Wakley

Dina Wakley

Dina Wakley

Dina Wakley

Dina Wakley

Create, Attach, Connect and Treasure
with Amy Hanna
2-Day Workshop, February 7-8, 2015

207 N. Broadway St., Suite L
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Come spend  two days with Amy, creating one of kind charms, necklaces and bracelets. We will be cutting, stamping, drilling, wire wrapping, beading, and soldering to create unique pieces to be treasured. We will go over different ways to use found pieces, incorporate gemstones and metal and create a unique focal point out of metal and mica. Amy will bring lots of samples to jumpstart your creativity.  

Amy will share her whimsical way of mixing delicate finds with delete forgotten treasures. If you are a beginner or a long time creator this will be a fun adventure to dig into your treasure boxes, collections of souvenirs, or gemstones.We will have an exciting time mixing them up and creating new elements. She will be going over different methods of attaching and connections. Amy will be discussing layout and design and she will be demonstrating how to wire wrap, bead and solder. You will also be creating a one of a kind focal point made from metal and mica.

Amy will be bringing  different sized metal stamps to share.

207 N. Broadway St., Studio L

Satna Ana, CA 92701


  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Amy who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Dei, Chapter One, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Amy who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Show & Tell, Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


  • round-nose pliers, wire cutters, crimper, metal hole punch (the kind you can squeeze) and two pairs of flat-nose pliers. These can all be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
  • butane torch like this one
  • gemstones (medium to large in size) to wire-wrap smaller ones to bead
  • 16- and 18-gauge sterling silver wire (round, dead soft) to use to make chain links and to create a closure. You can order your wire from Rio Grande. Depending on the gemstones you bring, you may additional wire in different gauges that can go through your gemstones so you may need to get additional wire in different gauges. The smaller the gauge number, the thicker the wire.
  • you may also want to bring different styles of chain (vintage or new) and this could be made of any metal. I love to combine different designs and metals.
  • vintage findings if you have them ... anything interesting to you. For example: religious medals, relics, rosarys, rhinestone pendants, Victorian mourning pieces, vintage rhinestone clasps. If you need examples or ideas, you can refer to my book, Rejuvenated Jewels.
  • I will be bringing fine beading wire so if you want to bead anything heavier, please bring your own beading wire.
  • also ... always good to have some jump rings, crimp beads & crimp covers.

KIT FEE: $15 will be collected by the instructor from each student during the workshop.

  • Each student will be provided with a kit that includes beading wire, crimp beads, jump rings, sheet metal, pyrite beads, and mica.


  • Amy will have a limited number of art jewelry pieces available for sale.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Amy Hanna is an artist, author and instructor. Learn more about her here.

Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015
Price :: 280


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