The course will be held at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel will go over designing concepts (including patterns, color combination and length), extensions/clasps/fasteners, crimping (single vs. double), how to use and open/close split rings and jump rings, how to select beading wire and supply sources, using pliers (round, flat, crimping, split ring, wire cutters, nippers). Two workshop options:
January 25th 10am-1pm: Jewelry Making and Lunch! Price: $50 (recently reduced!). Registration required. Includes:
February 22nd 4pm-7pm. Spend the day exploring Yellowstone and then learn to make jewelry in the afternoon. Price: $25 (recently reduced!). Registration required. Includes:
About Paul and Patricia Gates, Yellowstone Agate Jewelry
World-class trout fishing on the Yellowstone River drew Paul and Patricia Gates to Livingston, Montana. During many fishing trips, they discovered beautiful pieces of Montana agate and jasper in the gravel beds of the river. After retiring from more than twenty years of instrumental music teaching, they turned their passion for these local treasures into “Yellowstone Agate Jewelry”. Paul and Patricia cut, carve, polish, and handcraft Montana agate and other local stones into exquisite, one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
When not making jewelry, Pat and Paul continue their musical careers by performing with the Bozeman, Billings, and Helena Symphonies. Patricia performs on viola and flute, and Paul performs on bassoon, contrabassoon, and various saxophones.