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Continuing Education Programs

Jewelry Making

Explore the hands-on craft of jewelry making! Build basic skills through design and construction and leave with your own unique piece. What could be better than wearable art?

Course Description

Want to Mix it UP and learn some basic jewelry fabrication techniques?  In this beginner's workshop, we will be creating mixed metal stacked rings. Participants will learn how to cut, file, solder, and add texture to create three or more stacked rings. Texture will be added to your rings using hammers, files, and brushed finished techniques. Do you want to keep it looking smooth?!  No problem, learn how to hand polish for a bright and shiny finish. Mix UP the metal or keep it the same, the choice is yours. Metals will include sterling silver and gold filled. All participants will be able leave with their final pieces of work.

Meet Your Instructor

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Blair A. Minick

Blair A. Minick studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and a minor in metals and jewelry. She continued her education at North Georgia College and State University and received her Master of Arts in Teaching.  Blair grew up always knowing that she wanted to be in art education.  This led her to her career as an art teacher, where she taught for seven years on the K-12 level.  Some of her teaching courses included: photography, metals, jewelry, visual arts, graphic design, and AP and IB Art.  Blair is a professional photographer and has owned a metals and jewelry business.  Blair enjoys traveling and has visited 18 countries.  She has traveled with students all over the world and continues to travel to enhance her cultural awareness. In 2004 the Savannah College of Art and Design selected her photograph, “Fishwater” for their permanent collection and her jewelry has also been selected for multiple exhibitions.  In 2010 she had a portrait chosen for national advertising.  She is an Instructor of Art Education and the Art Education program's Student Teacher Supervisor at the University of South Carolina.


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Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: UofSC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.

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