What Are You Doing Friday Night?

How about making some jewelry with friends and a glass of wine?

We are lined up to be your Friday Night destination this fall. Have fun, make a jewelry project (did I hear Christmas presents?) and sip a little vino or sparkling cider.

Sep 15 – Textured and Stamped Copper Cuff Bracelets

Sep 22 – Fine Silver Charm

Sep 29 – Corrugated Earrings

Oct 6 – Torch Fired Enamel Earrings

Oct 13 – Fold Formed Leaf Earrings

Oct 20 – Forged Copper Shawl Pins or Stick Barretes

Nov 3 – Earrings with Bezel Set Stones

Dec 1 – Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

And keep your eye on our Events Page – we may be adding more!

Fine Print: Ages 14-Adult (must show ID and be over 21 to have wine)

 

Two New Classes!

Two new classes for Fall 2017: Jewelry Essentials 1 and 2!

Taught over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings, Jewelry Essentials 1 teaches a wide variety of essential skills and techniques needed by every aspiring and experienced jewelry maker. Topics include how to make and attach findings, multiple ways to cut and shape metal, cold connections, and beginning soldering among others. You will learn about a variety of basic and exotic jewelry tools and how to choose the right one for each task.

Once you’ve completed JE-1, you’ll have the skills you need to begin designing and creating your own unique jewelry as well as being ready for Jewelry Essentials 2.

Taught over 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings, Jewelry Essentials 2 takes you on to bezel and tube stone setting, sweat soldering, and ring-making. By the time you complete JE-2, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the design and fabrication of  a wide range of unique and beautiful jewelry pieces.

Jewelry Essentials 1 starts on September 27 and JE-2 starts November 29 — so you can complete one or both classes before Christmas AND complete multiple beautiful and unique jewelry Christmas presents along the way!

Check the details at Jewerly Essentials 1 and Jewelry Essentials 2 and sign up today!

Summer Jewelry Making Series for Teens

What a great present!

You or your teen can make real jewelry this summer at Creator Haven LLC in Watsonville. Sign up for one or all of our Summer Series of classes – each one promises you will finish a jewelry project to wear or give to a special someone. All classes are scheduled for 2 hours and include all materials and the use of all tools required to complete the project.

Click on the class name for more information:
July 13 – Fused Glass Brooch or Pendant – $30
July 20 – Copper Circles and Beads Bracelet – $30
July 27 – Fine Silver Charm – $40
Aug 3 – Copper Cuff Bracelet – $30
Aug 10 – Earring Extravaganza – $30
Sign up for All 5 Classes at once and get a $20 on the package!*

 

All sessions are on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

All needed tools and materials will be provided. The fused glass project requires firing in a kiln and will be available for pickup one week after the class.

The minimum age 14. Participation requires a Release of Liability to be signed by the student, and if the student is under age 18, also by a parent or guardian.

* If you register for all 5 Classes in the series on the same day, you are entitled to purchase the Special ALL FIVE Tickets, each of which is discounted by $4.

What to Do after the 4th of July?

Soon it will be July 8 … the Saturday after the 4th of July. No fireworks … no picnics … and you, and maybe your bored teen, simply have to find something fun and creative to do!

Sea Star
Click on the Sea Star for Details!

It’s Time to
Learn Silver Clay!

Silver metal clay is like magic! It starts in clay form and then fires to pure fine silver. Shape and texture it with simple tools to make genuine solid silver jewelry without solder, saws or toxic chemicals. After firing with a butane torch or kiln, the clay binders burn away and the silver molecules fuse together, resulting in .999 pure fine silver jewelry.  You can even add gemstones for extra bling!

And if you have a bored teenager at home, sign them up, too! (12 or older if you come together – 14 or older to come without a parent or guardian.)

Seaglass Class THIS WEEKEND

Do you want to create unique jewelry with your sea glass? In this beginning jewelry techniques class, classically trained goldsmith Lynette Cederquist will teach you to create beautiful bezel settings to showcase your glass. During our two days together you will learn how to drill, saw, form a bezel, solder, file, and polish. After a bit of practice on copper, we will be working with silver to create a bezel set, sea glass pendant for you to take home.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

 

 

 

Kids Bored Already??

It’s finally summer and we have the perfect outing for your vacationing child and accompanying adult!

On Wednesday June 15 bring a child age 10 and up, and spend a fun afternoon making jewelry. You will both learn to use basic jewelry tools like pliers and hammers. You’ll learn how to texture and shape metal, string beads, add findings (the things that hold your jewelry together, like ear wires and jump rings), and lots more!

For more information and to register, check out Jewelry for Kids and Parents or Grandparents or Aunts or … :0615:1

Stones, Gems and Beads This Saturday!

MAY 20: NOON to 5PM

This Saturday the Monterery Bay Metal Arts Guild presents Richard Cybulski and his collection of stones, gems and bead strings from Brazil.

Come select from over 1,000 high quality cabochons, beads and gems!

Hosted at Creator Haven LLC.

41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville 95076

Open Studio Hours

You can now find Open Studio Hours along with all scheduled Classes and Events on our online Calendar.

Just hover over the “Calendar & Events” menu item, then click on Calendar. You can view the calendar in Month, Week or single Day format. Click on any posted item to see its details!

And just so you know, our standard hours, which are usually also the hours for Open Studio, are currently:

Wednesday Noon to 9:00 PM
Thursday Noon to 9:00 PM
Friday Noon to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed

Hope to see you soon!

We’ve Added On Line Payments!

Starting today, when you book a class or other event reservation on our website you can pay the reservation or other fees immediately!

Just click on the “BUY NOW” button and you will be taken to PayPal to complete your payment. You don’t even have to have a PayPal account or login to use a credit or debit card — just click the grey box at the bottom. Your reservation will be confirmed immediately and you will get receipt from PayPal by email.

Not into on-line payments?  No problem! Just click on the “PAY OFFLINE” button. Then mail us a check or pay in person the next time you are in the studio. In the meantime your reservation will held pending payment.

New Classes Just Posted

We just finished posting several new classes and workshops including some really exciting guest teachers!

Love the look of gold, but not the price? Keum-Boo is the ancient art of applying gold foil to silver in jewelry-making. It is surprisingly easy to do and can take your jewelry to a new level of sophistication. Choose from two available dates for this class.

Or how about picking up some versatile metalsmithing skills while making a pair of dramatic, modern, mixed-metal cymbal earrings with Rose Pabon.

Check out all the details in “Upcoming Events”

And don’t forget to check back regularly for new classes and workshops.