JEWELRY CLASS SCHEDULE

Most classes will be held in my private studio in the East Knoxville/Fountain City area. I'll provide you with the address after registration.

But I also hold classes in homes, apartment clubhouses, offices, galleries, coffee shoppes, and more! I'll even teach on the beach, lol.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have one in your office after hours!? or you can all come to me for a party!

Be sure to bring a friend! or two!

JOIN US FOR A FUN, YET INFORMATIVE CLASS IN A SMALL, INTIMATE CLASS {and meet new friends with the same addiction, lol}

NO PREVIOUS SKILLS ARE NEEDED, BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED, TOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED 

INSTRUCTOR: FRANCESCA with STUDIO NAVARRI

NOTE: Due to the increasing cost of precious metals, in most of the classes, I will provide faux wire in different colors. This keeps the classes more affordable. Most classes will also offer the option of upgrading to sterling silver, yellow, or rose gold filled wire if you'd prefer.

 

JUNE 2024

 

CHAIN LINK BRACELETS

SATURDAY, JUNE 29th, 1 pm - 4 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $75, includes all materials {tools provided}
Learn basic chain-making skills to create at least 4 different chain styles. {Maybe more if time permits!}

 

  1. BARBED WIRE CHAIN
  2. INFINITY-STYLED CHAIN
  3. S LINK CHAIN
  4. CELTIC KNOT STYLED CHAIN

Use your new skills to create bracelets, anklets, necklaces, earrings, belts, and more!

NOTE: We'll use faux wire, but you can upgrade to sterling silver, yellow, or rose gold-filled if you'd like.

You can REGISTER HERE

 

 

JULY 2024

 

Wire Wrapping Jewelry Class, Wire Wrapped Bracelets. Learn the ancient skills to make beautiful wire wrapped bracelets using a few hand tools.  Studio Navarri in Knoxville

NEO-CLASSIC WIRE-WRAPPED BRACELETS

SATURDAY JULY 13, 1 pm - 4 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $75, includes all materials {tools provided}

This class will teach you all of the fundamental skills of wire wrapping. We'll discuss tools and the proper way to use them, wire tempers, gauges, and techniques for hardening, oxidizing, and polishing your new treasure.

Combinations of color and texture can be used to make dozens of variations of this classic wire-wrapped bracelet. Twist some wire or leave it all smooth and sleek. Delicate and dainty, or bold and dramatic. Your choice, your design!  Wear it uptown or downtown!

We'll use faux wire, but you can upgrade to sterling silver, yellow, or rose gold-filled if you'd like.

You can REGISTER HERE


Wire Wrapping Jewelry Classe. Learn the skills to make beautiful wire wrapped pendants using a few hand tools, jewelry wire and a focal bead or gemstone.  Studio Navarri in Knoxville

WIRE-WRAPPED PENDANTS

SUNDAY, JULY 14th, 2 pm - 5 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $75, includes all materials {tools provided}

Do you have a pretty stone, rock, or cabochon that you want to make into a pendant?  But you can't because...well... there are no holes! 

Learn the skills to make beautiful wire-wrapped pendants using a few hand tools, jewelry wire, and a focal bead or gemstone.  

We will discuss wire gauges and wire tempers. Learn about tools and their proper use, as well as techniques for oxidizing and polishing your new treasure.

Use your new skills to create sentimental pendants from your memories. Shells or pebbles from a walk on the beach, stones found in the desert or forest, a bead or stone from your grandmother’s jewelry, etc.

You can REGISTER HERE

 

Each of us transforms through multiple stages in our lives. The Butterfly is a universal symbol of change, celebrating love, resurrection, rebirth, survival, and transformation.  This class covers the fundamental skills for creating a basic wire-wrapped bracelet, but we take it a step further by hand sculpting the wire to create soft butterfly wing shapes, then embellishing it with strategically placed beads to form this sweet, fluttering butterfly bracelet.

BUTTERFLY WIRE WRAPPED BRACELETS

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1 pm - 4 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $75, includes all materials {tools provided}

Each of us transforms through multiple stages in our lives. The Butterfly is a universal symbol of change, celebrating love, resurrection, rebirth, survival, and transformation.

This class covers the fundamental skills for creating a basic wire-wrapped bracelet, but we take it a step further by hand sculpting the wire to create soft butterfly wing shapes, then embellishing it with strategically placed beads to form this sweet, fluttering butterfly bracelet.

There are endless variations of this design by mixing smooth or twisted wire and mixing metals.

We'll use faux wire, but you can upgrade to sterling silver, yellow, or rose gold-filled if you'd like.

You can REGISTER HERE

 

EMBRACE RING

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2 pm - 5 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $75, includes all materials {tools provided}

An embrace of metals symbolizes love, friendship, and life journeys. Mixed metals in strands of sterling silver and 14K gold-filled are wrapped into an embrace. Suitable for everyone. Share as a symbol of journeys and commitment.

MATERIALS: Mixed metals in strands of sterling silver and 14K gold-filled are wrapped into an embrace. Some wires are hand-twisted to add a little interest. 14k gold-filled wraps accent the sides.

You can REGISTER HERE

 

AUGUST 2024

 

WW PEARL COLLAR {or bracelet}

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1 pm - 4 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $75, includes all materials {tools provided}

This class covers the fundamental skills for creating a basic wire-wrapped collar or bracelet, but we take it a step further by hand sculpting the wire to create soft curves that surround Freshwater Pearls. 

We'll use faux wire, but you can upgrade to sterling silver, yellow, or rose gold-filled if you'd like.

You can REGISTER HERE

 

Feel empowered and beautiful wearing our exquisite Zasha Gemstone Collar, meticulously crafted with 14K gold-filled and stunning Amethyst gemstones. The hand-sculpted wire details, reminiscent of delicate flower petals, make this piece truly one of a kind. With a touch of elegance and sophistication, this statement collar will turn heads. 

ZASHA GEMSTONE COLLAR W/ ARTISAN LINKS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th, 1 pm - 4 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $85, includes all materials {tools provided}

We’re gonna go all out with this beauty. Big juice gemstones will be wrapped and embellished, but the best part will be creating artisan links in floral shapes: petals, lotus flowers, rosebuds, leaves, and more. And all of these links can be used in future designs, giving you a truly high-end design!
We'll use faux wire, but you can upgrade to sterling silver, yellow, or rose gold-filled if you'd like.
Your design will differ from the photo because you get to choose from your gemstones, freshwater pearls, and other goodies. {Depending on availability}.

You can REGISTER HERE

 

SEPTEMBER 2024

 

BEGINNER SOLDERING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, SEPT 21st, 1 pm - 5 pm
FRANCESCA’S PRIVATE STUDIO
{East Knoxville, location provided upon registration}
COST: $125, includes everything for 1 gemstone cuff in sterling silver, with several gemstone choices, and precious wire for wire-wrapped accents {tools provided during class}

What the heck is flux?!  Pickle?! And heaven forbid - fire scale?!

Learn simple, basic soldering skills to create a whole arm full of stacked gemstone cuffs. Learn the language, tools, and tips for silversmithing, using a small torch and basic tools.

DRESS FOR A MESS! Wear old clothes or bring an old shirt to wear over your work clothes. If you have long hair, please wear it up!

TECHNIQUES: simple soldering, gemstone setting, filing, oxidizing, polishing, and finishing

SKILL LEVEL:  Suitable for beginners, even if you’ve never soldered before.

We keep this class simple and use simple tools you can get from the hardware store for minimal cost.

You can REGISTER HERE