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Thursday, June 17, 2021

MCA hosts jewelry making at Brick Gallery starting June 19

The Marion Cultural Alliance will be hosting a ‘Cold-Connected Jewelry Making Series’ every Saturday.

The next installment will take place on June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Brick City Center for the Arts, located at 23 SW Broadway Street. The monthly workshop series will allow students to explore a variety of ways to join layers of metals, stones, glass and other found objects togethers. According to the MCA, Cold-Connections refers to mechanical ways to attach two metals together without using a torch or solder.

Students will learn how to create a pendant, earrings, rings and more all while exploring the use of wires or tubes. Students will also be using a saw to cut out metal designs along with drilling holes to make jewelry.

A variety of tools will be available for students including stones, glass and beads. If students have a special stone or shell they would like to include in a piece of jewelry the MCA encourages them to bring it.

Bronze and silver will be available for purchase for an additional fee through the instructor.

Closed toe shoes are required to attend and hair must be tied back. Masks and social distancing will also be required while inside the gallery.

Participants can register on the MCA website, Jewelry Making Sign Up.