Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Zipper Necklace

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 18

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$ 185  

In this class you will learn how to convert a zipper into a beautiful necklace. After painting the image on fabric, it will be attached to the medallion. Then wool felt and doily are attached to the back of the medallion prior to attaching it to the zipper. The zipper will be decorated in a personal style selected by each student. Once completed it makes a lovely necklace accent piece to a shirt, blouse or dress. Placement of the zipper is adjustable to ensure the best look with a favorite outfit. This unique necklace will definitely be a conversion piece that others will envy.
Drawing is not a prerequisite for this class. Students will be taught how to transfer an image to a medallion then painted it with acrylic paint. Instructors will show students simple painting methods that provide each student with a successful and beautiful piece of jewelry. Instructors will provide glue, paint and straight pins necessary for creating the medallion design and to hold trim on the zipper in place while creating the decor.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Zipper, embroidery thread, wood medallion, tracing paper, wool felt, fabric for painting design, doily, buttons, trim for decorating zipper, lobster claw fastener, patterns for medallion painting.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron, needle, small Artist Quality round brush #4 or #6, mechanical pencil, ruler, and fabric scissors, paper for taking notes.
Optional: Any special trims or buttons you may want to personalize your necklace

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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