NEW DESIGN by Lynda Medore and TRAFFICKED DESIGNS
MAKE ONE, DONATE ONE
This is a “Make & Donate” class. The cost of the materials and studio time is $15. The students make one for themselves and donate one to the victims of human trafficking, so that others may have a chance at freedom.
“Turning Over New Leaves.” The earrings are designed by New Braunfels artist Lynda Medore for Dottie Laster’s anti-Human Trafficking group. They are handcrafted of copper and embellished with a broken handcuff and sterling silver ear wires. The student will begin with a sheet of copper and will cut a leaf design with metal snips or a jeweler’s saw. The rest is filing, doming (or dapping), and putting it all together. Students will have the option of metal texturing and/or color patination. Students may want to bring disposable gloves and q-tips for using color. All other tools and supplies will be provided. Class fee of $15.00 includes studio fee for the gallery.
New Braunfels Art League at 239 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, Texas on Monday, March 31, from 1-3:30pm. To enroll in the class, please call Lynda Medore at (830) 358-0186.
Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and Bernardo Kohler Center heads up the TRAFFICKED Designs project with the idea that it will generate enough funds to support those who need it most. Laster is one of the nation’s leading advocates for human trafficking victims, a certified and experienced trainer to law enforcement and advocates across the country, and one who has clearly taken up the issue of awareness and education of human trafficking globally.
Lynda Medore has been a member of the New Braunfels Art League and displaying jeweler since 2000. She is originally from Beaumont, Texas where she worked in such left-brain fields as dental hygiene and flow meter engineering. She moved to the Texas Hill Country in 1991 where she discovered her creativity. Her earlier work was focused on making jewelry with gemstone beads, mostly for herself and for gifts. Then in 1993 she learned glass blowing in Wimberley, Texas and lampworking (forming glass with the heat of a torch) at Penland Craft School, in NC. There she studied with Kari Russell-Pool, making intricate flower petals and stems and “welding” them together with the torch. While there she met Allison Schaefer who was one of the first glass beadmakers.
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TRAFFICKED Designs: Turning Over New Leaves Jewelry Making Workshop