Laura Stamper

Non Traditional Stone Setting

Friday, November 15, 2019
10am – 6pm

Classroom: 205
Class Fee*: $255
Kit Fee: $65, pay teacher at class
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Do you favor unusual materials or are drawn to items that look impossible to set? Then this is the perfect class for you. Students will learn four techniques in making settings for unusual materials including crown settings, large prong settings, uneven bottom or rough stone settings and stone in stone settings. Skill will include: design, piercing, sawing, soldering, simple lapidary, and non traditional bezel forming and stone setting. Basic kits will have all materials needed to complete four unique settings for a pin, a ring, and two pendants. Laura will bring her own secret stash of materials to pick from. First come first choice of materials!

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring)
Just yourself and the desire to have fun!

Skill level: intermediate, advanced





Broken Dish Bracelet

Saturday, November 16, 2019
10am – 6pm

Classroom: 205
Class Fee*: $255
Kit Fee: $45, pay teacher at class
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This is a favorite encore class that Laura teaches at Quench Jewelry Arts. In this workshop, students will design and create a one of a kind bracelet using vintage china to make an art bracelet in sterling silver. Laura specializes in non traditional stone setting and in this class, students will gain experience
in creating bezels for odd shaped objects. Skill will include: design, piercing, sawing, soldering, simple lapidary, and non traditional bezel forming and stone setting. Basic kits will have all materials needed to complete a one of a kind artisan bracelet setting pieces of china in sterling silver. First come choice of dish to break! Contact Laura to claim your dish!

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring)
Just you and the desire to have some fun!

Skill level: intermediate, advanced





Artisan Geode Druzy Toggle Clasp

Sunday, November 17, 2019
11am – 3pm

Classroom: 205
Class Fee*: $155
Kit Fee: $20, pay teacher at class
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This is the perfect class for beaders who would like to try their hand at silversmithing. Students will design and make a one of a kind focal toggle, using a slice from an agate geode. Basic fabrication techniques will be taught including an intro to non traditional stone setting skills and techniques and simple embellishments.
Just you and the desire to have some fun!

Skill level: all levels





Although Laura’s art background is painting she has had a successful business creating art jewelry for the last 27 years. Her jewelry, like her paintings speak to her roots in illustration and painting. “I have been influenced by the greats from Da Vinci to Dali.” The theme of her art is rooted in story with each individual piece, telling it’s own story. Laura’s jewelry consists of multiple steps, which can include enameling and cloisonne. Laura combines these originals with gem stones and sets them in precious metals (sterling silver, 18 k, 22 k, and 24 k gold). Laura’s unique style and craftsmanship make these collectable pieces heirlooms of the future.

Laura’s designs have been featured in several publications and she has received many awards for her work. Laura’s jewelry is sold through select galleries and juried art shows. She teaches classes in her studio and at Quench Jewelry Arts in Minneapolis and has been a guest instructor at the Tucson International Gem and Mineral show and the Bead and Button Show in Milwaulkee.

laurastamperdesign@gmail.com