Stones That Tell Stories: Making a Pendant or Earrings
Stones That Tell Stories: Making a Pendant or Earrings
Stones That Tell Stories: Making a Pendant or Earrings
Stones That Tell Stories: Making a Pendant or Earrings

Stones That Tell Stories: Making a Pendant or Earrings

APRIL 20 & 21

Regular price $325.00

Course Fee: $275
Non-refundable Materials Fee: $50

TIME: 9:00AM – 3:00PM PDT
Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+), Youth (ages 15-17)
LOCATION: Building 324A, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

Do you end your beach walks with a few special pieces of stone rattling around in your pockets? If you are a collector of beach stones and want to make these special pieces of our planet into wearable art, this class is for you. Teaching artist April Ottey will teach you the techniques needed to turn your favorite stones into beautiful pendants or earrings you can be proud of. Not to worry if you don’t have the perfect beach stone around already – April will have a plentiful assortment for you to choose from. In this two-day class, April will teach you how to design your piece, drill rocks, create cold connections (riveting), form and texture metal, and how to make your own jump rings to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.

Most required materials will be provided, however students should bring pen, paper, pliers (if they have any), and any beach stones that they would like to use.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more

April Ottey is a Port Townsend jewelry artist whose work explores the transformative power of nature. She focuses on the intricate details of the natural world — the architecture, texture, and shape of natural artifacts. April has been making jewelry for 25 years. She has taught metalsmithing classes to high school students and adults and loves helping people create one of a kind wearable art. 

Artist website: April Ottey@april_ottey_jewelry

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.


If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will be notified and receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students withdrawing from a course at least seven days prior to the first day of class will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee). 

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund—except for illness or injury, in which case students are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that in cases of withdrawal, 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered a non-refundable deposit to cover administrative overhead. All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted.


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