Jewelry & Dog sledding WORKSHOP // Jan 28-29 27 2023: Pierced pendant inspired by the outdoors//


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WHEN: Jan 28-29 2023. (2-day workshop)

TIME: 9-4:00 pm (Daily)

COST: $695

JEWELRY WORKSHOP LOCATION: Workshop 46.8 degrees North. 40 S 2nd St. #105 in Bayfield, WI. If you are driving North on HWY 13, come all the way in to Bayfield and take a right on ManyPenny Ave (Blue Tourist Information sign). Drive 4 blocks down (you’ll see the Lake ahead) and take a right on 2nd Street to park. If you need closer parking due to different abilities, please contact us. (map link) AND

MAX class size: 5

Beginner to intermediate – some soldering experience required. We will be creating a multi-layererd pendant, using sterling silver and copper, and then setting a round stone.

All tools, instruction and materials included in cost of workshop.

DAY 1: 9-12 Jewelry Workshop; 12-1 Lunch; 1:15 Leave for Wolfsong and our dog sledding adventure. We will end our dog sledding adventure at Wolfsong LLC around 4:30-5pm.
DAY 2: 9-12 Jewelry Workshop; 12-1 Lunch; 1-4 Jewelry Workshop

**COVID-19 vaccines plus booster shots required for all staff and participants.**

Butane or oxy-propane torch safety and use in jewelry applications
Use of hand tools and rotary tool (flex shaft)
Use of hammers and metal stamps to texture metal
Soldering safety and fun
Use of sandpaper, liver of sulfur and metal files for finish work
Create bezel for round cabochons
Use of jeweler’s saw and piercing

We will be partnering with Wolfsong LLC ( for this fabulous inspirational adventure. “We can take up to 6 sleds. Every trip regardless of the size will have two of our guides leading the trip. The lead guide is the front sled and can carry a passenger. The other guide is the very last sled and can also carry a passenger. The other 4 sleds are driven by guests alone. Passengers ride with guides only. Guides take bigger teams to pull this weight. If everyone in the group is willing to drive then everyone takes turns riding and driving if your group has maxed out the sleds. If you are smaller than the maximum group size then no one may need to ride. No matter the size, we can only take 2 adult riders (ie. sitting in the sleds) during any trip.

Often we travel from our kennel to other trailheads as we run in the Bayfield County Forest and some years there is too much logging activity that block the trails that we can run from our kennel. The dogs also like variety so we often move where we run each trip. Regardless of where we are running the dogs, we will meet at our kennel. Traveling to a different trailhead does not cut into total trip time as we have a very efficient “trucking” system.

Every trip includes meeting and loving up (!) with the dogs, feeding/watering the dogs, learning how to drive a dogsled, harnessing and hooking up the dogs. Then we take off on the trail and mush for the remainder of the time. Often small groups take less time to prepare and we may get back earlier but time mushing on the trail is always the same length.

Once returning to the trailhead, we then unhook and unharness the dogs and give them a snack and say goodbye (woof woof).”

We will car pool to the kennel on Saturday afternoon.

Information Wolfsong LLC will be need before we adventure: 1.Weight (important to figure out how many and which dogs will pull your sled) 2. Age 3. Ride or drive ability, determined by the following factors: Can you easily get up in snow if you fall? Do you have good balance? Are you able to walk easily in snow and on uneven surfaces?


• Enthusiasm and patience (remember you will be learning a billion new and fun skills for the first time—enjoy the moment and BREATH)
• 100% cotton apron (I will also have some to borrow)
• Close-toed studio shoes to wear during workshop. Studio space is very slippery with wet shoes so we recommend leaving those at the door.
• Reading glasses or magnifiers
• Headband, clip or holder to keep your hair back when soldering
• Your own hand tools, drilling station, soldering station, etc if you wish (a lot of people prefer to use their own; I know I do!)
• Notebook and pen/pencil to jot down important ideas, thoughts, etc.

LUNCH is provided by Chef Lars of Cooking with Lars. And (WOW!), are you in for a treat. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special food considerations so we can pass that information along to him. There will also be a tea kettle and complimentary assorted RISHI teas available throughout the day as well as sparkling botanicals available for purchase.

CANCELLATION POLICY: By signing-up and paying for class, we assume you agree to the cancellation policy listed on our website.

25% of fee is considered non-refundable in cases of withdrawal for all students up to 60 days before the workshop. In other words, think carefully before reserving your spot!
Course fee is non-refundable within 45 days of the workshop unless I am able to fill the student’s spot, in which case the 25% fee still applies.
If I cancel a workshop, then 100% of your fee will be reimbursed.
Extra events planned within workshop are nonrefundable. (ie. kayaking, dog sledding, snowshoe rentals)

INQUIRIES: [email protected], call the gallery (715-913-0256) or my cell (414-550-7015)

Additional information

Workshop Date

June 18, 2022, September 28, 2022


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