Karen Christians

Karen Christians is the co-founder of Metalwerx, Inc. In 2007 she began a new business called Cleverwerx. Cleverwerx sells jewelry tools for based on her book, "Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft" and titanium ErgoLast tm soldering tools of her own design. She teaches nationally, is published in various periodicals and lectures at trade shows. Karen teaches privately at Maynard Artspace, Maynard, MA.

Making the Most of Your Flex-shaftMaking the Most of Your Flex-shaft is the one resource you will need to ensure you gain maximum advantage from your flex-shaft system. Learn how to select the right system, how to choose and use the latest accessories and attachments, and how to properly maintain your system for extended life. See why so many jewelers are reading this book and discovering what they did not know about their flex-shaft systems!

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February 07, 2015
 Lapidary at the Bench
 Take ordinary, damaged, or chipped cabochons to extraordinary without the need for a full lapidary studio. Join us and be taught to cut, alter, refashion and customize cabochon stones with tools from your bench!
February 14, 2015
 Tinkering with Wire
 Utilizing simple tools it is possible to make a wide variety of objects from jewelry-scale to architectural elements in wire. Through demonstration, samples, images, drawing and discussions, students will build objects employing wire-working techniques.
February 20, 2015
 Girl with a Pearl Earring(s)
 Lustrous and versatile, pearls can be used in a diverse array of jewelry from the everyday to dressy as well as both classical and modern styles. Learn to incorporate round and flat-bottomed, fully drilled and half-drilled, into several pairs of earrings.
March 07, 2015
 Forging Identities
 Forging brings wire to life and is both more interesting and elegant than its standard round shape. Forging Identities covers basic forging techniques. Students will learn how to shape and draw down wire (elongate and taper) for jewelry.

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