Welcome to the third in our series of student profiles! Each week or so, a new student will be featured with parts of their story - why they fell in love with jewelry-making, what inspires them, and what they get out of each class.
This week features Christina B! Christina and I have known each other for years, and visitors to Oakland’s downtown neighborhood might recognize her as the woman holding it down at Crown Nine. She also produces her own line of jewelry that sells in the shop.
We asked her three questions to learn more about why she took her class:
Give us a little background on yourself - was this your first jewelry class? How did you get started in jewelry?
This was not my first jewelry class - I have taken some other classes around the Bay Area. I got started in jewelry-making about 4 years ago and have been upping my skills ever since!
What inspired you to take this class?
Flush setting is something I’ve been wanting to learn and I had been wanting to take a class with Sharon, so the stars aligned and I signed up for the date that worked for me!
What was your favorite skill that you learned in this class?
I loved learning what it looks like to make a seat for a stone in the process, and also what it feels like. It was great to get the experience of practicing the skill multiple times in the class.
So you want to get started with a jewelry class that will challenge your skills? Here’s what you can expect:
In our flush setting class, students get lots of hands on time. They get to learn more than one technique for flush setting, and we talk about and practice using a variety of tools. Students get to see how they can use basic hand tools and more advanced hand tools to achieve the same results, and practice using both. We even explore how to streamline and simplify the process, offering organizational tips and tricks so that you can go back to your studio and craft new and exciting work with ease. You’ll leave this class feeling inspired by all the new ways you can put this skill to use!
Ready to sign up for a flush setting class? Hit this link to see when Flush Setting is offered next