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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Make a Wire-Wrapped Bracelet Class

Make a Wire-Wrapped Bracelet Class
Make a Wire-Wrapped Bracelet Class
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Lobby
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration fee: $22.00
Class and materials fee: $125.00

Learn to make a beautiful sterling silver and gold filled wire bracelet. You can choose either style of fine wire wrapping pictured above. All materials are provided. Tools are also furnished but if you have your own, feel free to bring them. This class requires some hand strength. If you need glasses to see up close, please bring them. This class is for students ages 16 and up. Call the park at 870-269-3854 for more information. Registration is required and closes two weeks before the beginning of class.

The registration fee is due upon sign up. The class cost includes materials and is due directly to Linda at the beginning of class.

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Meet your instructor: Linda Widmer
“I started collecting stones when I was little,” said Linda. “I’ve always loved gem stones. I’ll keep them and hoard them. I had to find something to do with them.”

Linda’s family is from the Mountain View area, she’s a Cartwright. Her husband Charles was working at the Ozark Folk Center as a wood carver when then craft director Kay Thomas asked Linda if she would come make jewelry in a shop that was empty in the Craft Village. That year, Linda shared that shop part time with Joe Jewell who made instruments. She began developing her style and the focus of her jewelry.

“I like using antique buttons, glass – I’m always looking for new stones,” said Linda, who is working with some new cloisonné beads. “If I can get a piece of wire around it, I’m happy.” 

Looking for lodging? The Cabins at Dry Creek are located in the park just down the hill from your classroom. These comfortable, newly-remodeled duplex rooms offer a private bathroom, queen-sized beds, microwave and refrigerator. The park offers discounts for students staying 3 or more nights. Call 1-800-264-FOLK (3655) or 870-269-3871 to book your room.