Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: class

Intro to Soldering

Making Jewelry Date: August 10, 2013  ****REGISTRATION CLOSED**** Time: 1-5pm Location: Hidden Art Studio, 2926 Campbell St, Kansas City MO 64109 *Examples: your pieces will be unique. Learn the funky art of soldering, and make your own one of a kind jewelry. After receiving instruction, you will be constructing and soldering your own ring and

Confessions of a tool thief: Soldering irons in review

I am a self proclaimed tool thief, but I only steal from one place, my husband’s shop. Often I just borrow his tools until I find my own perfect replacement, but sometimes his things never return. This is one of my favorite acquisitions, the table top clamp/vise. I find this indispensable for soldering jump rings

Art journaling

First I was excited about this, my first homeade art journal. Then I was excited about this, my art journaling tribe. We had our kick off Art Journal Monthly class on June 2 and I must say it was inspiring. I love to see how personalities, hopes and hidden treasure come to the surface on everyone’s pages.

Winter Soldering Class!

Soldering in the Round: Constructing Necklaces Date: March 9, 2013 Time: 1-5pm Location: Hidden Art Studio, 2926 Campbell St, Kansas City MO 64109 *Example: your piece will be unique. Using handmade glass discs and gems, we will explore the art of soldering objects with rounded edges. Using wavy copper foil, you will learn to make

Joy Journal Project Assignment #5

Have you ever tried your hand at quilting? Or even just admired the patterns and blocks of quilts? I particularly love vintage quilts made from fabric on-hand. Here’s a favorite of mine found at Vintage Quilt Shop on Flickr. Notice mismatched fabric in some of the blocks. Today we will be approaching our journal page as

Beeswax infused birthday

I believe there is no better way to celebrate life than by doing what one loves the best. That is why I chose to teach a class that incorporated both beeswax and soldering on my birthday. After infusing vintage ephemera with beeswax, pendants and earring were soldered, encapsulating the wax and paper. The process yields


That describes class yesterday, fabulous. The Soldering Pendants: Skinnies & Baubles class focuses on using sentimental objects or interesting jewelry remnants to build a story and make a grouping of soldered pendants with the remnants. I am enthralled by watching others go through the process, observing the pieces they choose to incorporate, the stories they