PMC Workshops and Jewelry Design Schedule      

Class information and reservations please contact me at or call or text 815-276-3399.  Minimum 4 people required with a $75.00 deposit for pmc workshops. 
Each time slot represents a complete class. 
All Cancellations require a week notice or 100% of the deposit with be forfeited.

Beginner level PMC Workshop                                                             
Saturday April 29th 2017

Katherine will be teaching an introduction to precious metal clay (PMC) and its history.  You will learn the fundamental techniques which you can use all through your precious metal clay journey. You will leave this class with a finished leather strapped necklace and earrings plus other charms or pendants depending on the size you chose to design. 

Time 9:30 am- 4:30 with a 1.5 hour lunch break.
Class Date 
April 29, 2017
Cost  $175.00 (All materials included)

Basics with sterling silver wire and more
Join me for this educational and interactive class making your own hook clasps, earwires, jumprings, and other secrets of the trade such as what is the difference between fine silver and sterling wire and there different uses?  Also what is half hard and full hard sterling wire silver and what are there different uses? What does work hardening mean? I will  teach you a variety of jewelry making secrets to enhance your designs.
All materials are included in the price of this class.
No class scheduled at this time

Introduction to Necklace Designing -Beginner
This class will teach you the beginner basics to beading a necklace.  We will make a 16 to 18 inch necklace from a variety of gemstones for you to choose from.  Each necklace will come with a small stone pendant.  We will string this on bead wire and finish it with a sterling clasp.

All materials are included in the price of the class.
Class dates  
Not available at this time

 Earring Classes-Beginner
This class will teach you the basics of earring design and wire wrapping.  We make two pair of earrings in class made from sterling silver, gemstones and pearls.

All materials are included in the price of the class.
Class dates 
No class scheduled at this time

Silk Cord Necklace Class-Beginner

Silk cord necklace 
This is a fun class that will teach you the basic design technique of using silk cord, pearls and crystals to design a unique necklace.  You will learn silk knotting and finish this piece with a sterling silver clasp.

All materials are included in the price of the class.
Time 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Class dates 
No class scheduled at this time

Wirewrap earrings-Intermediate

This class is a little more advanced but not to difficult.
We design and make the earring template and pound out the silver with hammers.  Then we wire wrap gemstone to the bottom of the drop earrings for a fun finish.

All materials are included in the price of the class.

No class available at this time

Briolette Wrapping Class -Advanced (have to have knowledge of jewelry making and earrings)
A new class on the schedule.  This wirewrapping class is an advanced class and not for the faint of heart.  In this class we will pick out a lovely briolette
A Necklace similiar to this without the charm.
  You can ad a charm later if you would  like.
gemstone and use sterling wire to wrap around the top.  Then we will make it into a lovely necklace with a sterling silver chain.

All materials are included in the price of the class.

Class dates 
No class scheduled at this time

PMC Charm Class – Beginner level

In this beginner class you will design and make small fine silver charms that we attach to a hammered ring and then attach to a leather strap to be worn as a necklace.
Registration for this class has to be 8 to 10 days in advance to order the silver.
Time 10:00 am to 3:30 or 4 - 1.5 hour lunch break
Class Dates
No class scheduled at this time

Beginner Fusing class with fine silver wire
This beginner fusing class is a new one for me but I love fusing fine silver and forming it.  I will teach you the fundamentals of wire fusing and we will make fun hoop earrings.  We will fuse wire with a small torch then pound it out to form hoop earrings .  This fun beginner basic will be 2.5 hours and you will go home with a finished pair of earrings.  In this class you will receive 1.5 foot of 16 gauge wire and sterling earwires to finish you earrings.

NO class scheduled at this time


  1. Hey! Just found your class schedule...I'm a working girl *wink-wink*. Saturday classes are not an option for me. Would you consider offering PMC classes in the evenings? Your work is lovely, it's been quite some time since I took a class-I usually am the one doing the teaching. I look forward to learning from you, Most Sincerely, Lynda Wallis

    1. Hi Lynda,
      I appologize for the late reply. I am not sure I can teach pmc in the evenings. It's a long 7.5 hour work shop. I am concidering dividing it into two though. I also would concider sundays but I need at least 3 women to teach the class. Keep an eye on my schedule as I may schedule a two Saturday or Sunday morning workshops.
      I hope all is well. Kate

  2. Hi, I just heard you were open in Woodstock again! I also work Saturdays but would like to take a pmc class. Also, would you be offering stitching classes? It's good to have a " real" bead shop in the area again!

  3. I'm really looking forward to teaching the Torch Enameling classes! There are so many very amazing things that can be done by combining fire, glass and metal, and we'll be all over them! Classes are casual and fun with lots of ideas and inspiration flowing around, but safety and technique are always at the forefront. If anyone has any questions, just email me at