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Tropical Leaves
Earth & Fire: Keepsake in Copper
Dec. 17-18


A two day metal clay jewelry workshop to create a copper pendant, earring and/or beads inspired by a beautifully shaped leaf. $99 REGISTER HERE


Metal Clay is a medium consisting of very small particles of metal mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. It originated in Japan in 1990 and can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or by using molds. The clay after shaping, is dried and then sanded to create a smooth finish.  The next step is to fire the dried clay in a kiln to burn off the binder and become a hard metal.  


The first day will be spent learning more about metal clay, making a mold and exploring creative options.  Then, we'll dive in and create a pendant, earrings, or beads from the mold. Eddi will take all of the completed pieces and fire them overnight. The next day will be spent finishing the pieces and admiring the beautiful results. Everyone should go home with at least three lovelies.  

Tropical Leaves

WINTER '21/'22 (dates TBA)

  • Winter Tree ID with Brent & Angela | Saturday, Jan.15th $65

  • Homeplace with Michael Ann Williams

  • Ancient Trails with Lamar Marshall

  • Rabun County Studio Tour

  • Oconee Bells

  • Morels with Marina Buckner

  • Songbird Arrivals with Brent Martin & special guests

  • Cultural & Natural History Tour of the Little Tennessee

  • Late Summer Wildflowers on the Needmore Paddle

  • Alarka Seed Saving Collective

All participants are required to sign a waiver upon arrival at any Alarka Expeditions/Institute events. At all events, participants are responsible for their own safety. 

For river trips please, let us know if you will be renting a vessel from our fleet or if you will be bringing your own boat.  

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Cancellation policy: Until 7 days prior to event, full refund. After 7 days, 50% refund. No refunds within 24 hours. Full refund in the event we cancel due to weather. 

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