Do you find yourself a little confounded at the gem shows, wondering how to determine quality and value? Do you just love stones and want to understand more about them?! Unravel some of the mystery by bringing your questions to a professional. This workshop will examine many of the issues and qualities you should understand when you begin to buy gem stones for your jewelry, as well how to communicate to your clients when you sell them. Jim will bring a variety of gemstones for discussion.
Basic materials included
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Dana Cassara began practicing the art of silversmithing at North Seattle Community College in 1992. She discovered her love for the craft after returning to school to pursue a teaching degree with a focus in social studies. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas as well as Interdisciplinary Arts, because she just couldn't stay out of the art department. She has been teaching jewelry design since 1999 and loves what she does.
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