Classes & Events
Please come see BMB Designs at:
You can purchase my jewelry in Memphis at the Metal Museum Gift Shop and at Arrow Creative in Cooper-Young, and at the gallery located in Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR!
Open Studio Nights occur every Wednesday beginning at 6 pm. Open studio nights are $10 for use of the equipment from 6-10 pm and do not include guided learning time, but Brandy is available to demo, answer questions and assist.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO OPEN STUDIO on:
OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
April 17th, 2021 Leaves in Fine Silver Clay @ Memphis Botanic Gardens 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Unique and beautiful jewelry DOES grow on trees! Want to learn how? Join ArtClay Senior Instructor Brandy Boyd to learn techniques to use fine silver paste to immortalize a leaf in pure silver. Perfect for beginners or someone wanting to brush up on their metal clay skills. Everyone will leave class with a completed fine silver pendant or pair of earrings, both perfect for gift giving (or keeping…). All materials and tools will be provided with your class fee. Your kit will include all the needed sterling silver findings to wear your one-of-a-kind creation home. Class size is limited, and social distancing will be respected. Students will be required to wear masks while in class. 901-636-4128 for more information or to register. $85 MBG members/$99 non-members.
May 1st & 2nd, 2021- Kitchen Table Silversmithing- The Basics @ Arkansas Craft School.
This 2-day class includes my popular Chunky Chains workshop and Bezel set pendant workshop in one awesome weekend so you go home with a beautiful pendant and chain! It's a great intensive for those wanting to learn silversmithing techniques.
You'll learn about forming links, soldering (including pick soldering), fitting bezels, how to choose cabochons, making clasps, and different bail construction. Click on the link in the title for all the deets!
May 15th @ Woven Metal 2 Memphis Botanic Gardens 10 am to 5 pm
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make three different woven pieces. (if you took Metal Weaving in March, these are *different* projects, but similar techniques) Project 1 is a pendant woven on a freeform frame with mixed metals (sterling silver and copper). Project 2 is a woven cuff – the brass frame is ready for you to weave fine wires on. There will be the option to add bling! Project 3 is pair of earrings woven with flat strips of metal.
Your class kit ($40- payable to instructor at the class time) includes all the materials needed to make one of each type of project. We will have extra kits for each of the projects if you want to purchase and make more.
Your class fee includes full-color step by step instructions for each project, so you’ll be able to easily make more at home!
All the heavy-hitting tools for this class are provided for use- we have mandrels, hammers, and more. If you have the following tools, please bring them as it will make the class go smoother and faster: Jewelry files, Jewelry pliers, steel block, and rawhide/nylon mallet.
August 27th and 28th Enameling on Silver clay - MCAS - Metal Clay Artist Symposium @ Sawtooth Winston-Salem, NC
Join me at the Metal Clay Artist Symposium at Sawtooth School for the Visual Arts!! Learn how to make the perfect metal clay piece for enameling!
We will create pieces using two techniques- champlevé and cloisonné. It is the student’s choice to create pendants or earrings (or mix it up!) Our first day will be focused on how to create for enameling success and you’ll make your metal clay base pieces. These will be fired and tumbled overnight so they’re ready for you on day two.
Day two will be all about adding color, including information on what colors work best with fine silver, how to finish your pieces for that smooth mirror finish that makes enamel look so dreamy, and all sorts of information you need to know about enameling that will give you the confidence to create on your own after class. Click on the link in the title for all the details.
2021 Classes at Arrow Creative in the Kitchen Table Silver Smithing Series:
March 27th - KTSS: Give me a Hand- Rings 3 ways!
April 24th - KTSS: Chunky Chains
May 29th - KTSS: Basic Bezel Making - Pendants
June 26th -KTSS: Give me a Hand- Statement rings
July 31st - KTSS: Chunky Chains
August 21st: KTSS: Bold Cuffs
October 23rd - KTSS: Chunky Chains
November 20th - KTSS: Basic Bezel Making - Pendants
December 18th - KTSS: Give me a Hand- Statement rings
Don't see the class you want? Schedule a private class!
Birthday parties, girls' night out, or just a creative day with your friends, we can custom create a class for you. Let us know what you have in mind and we'll design a class that fits your plans *and* your skill level! We can even create classes that include all tools and supplies!
Email us today to get started!
Here's the fine print: These are grown-up classes, but we know some kids are pretty cool and want to make awesome art too.
Minimum ages: 16 and a parent or guardian must also attend.
For girls' night out classes- wine is welcome, but you must drink responsibly. We do not permit wine/beer/etc at hot work classes.
Food is also welcome at all classes- we have a fridge and a microwave on-site or there are several places nearby to order food from. Workshop classes include 45-60 minutes for lunch.
Also offering Camp PMC certification classes for groups of 4 or more. Please inquire regarding details if interested.