Colored Pencil Jewelry: Explorations in Nature

A bracelet shaped like a butterfly
 A kingfisher brooch
Red feather brooch
 Necklace that forms a woodland bouquet
 Woodland bouquet necklace in brass and white

Date: June 22-23, 2019 (Summer)
Medium: Jewelry
Instructor: Mary Karg (email)
Skill Level: All

Using colored pencils, alcohol inks, markers, nail polish, and paint, students will learn the process to apply and retain color on copper and brass. Emphasis will also be on forming and shaping metal to create multi-layered dimensional jewelry that is inspired by nature.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • Paper and pencil for taking notes
  • Magnification if needed

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $50-65*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructor

Mary Karg is a nationally recognized designer, instructor and author from Cincinnati, Ohio. She considers herself a wearable artist rather than a jewelry designer, specializing in lampwork, beadwork and metalwork. Her book, Layered Colored Pencil Jewelry was published in May 2017.

"Using colored pencil on metal allows me to push the boundaries of wearable art that produces results unlike any other method. Surprisingly both durable and lightweight, the layers of color and metal combine to form unique pieces of texture, depth and beauty. I love the reaction when people connect with my pieces—personal adornment is often an outward expression of intimate emotions and personality.”

Her teaching experience includes the Bead & Button Show, The Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, Miami University’s CraftSummer, Spruill Arts Center, Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Bead Daze, Wisconsin Loose Bead Society, and many bead shops and private studios.