I’ll be at the Maker Faire in Raleigh, at the NC State Fairgrounds, on Saturday June 18, not as an author but as a founding member of the Triangle Jewelry Makers. We will have displays of finished jewelry and demonstrations of jewelry-making techniques throughout the day. Several of our artists will be in and out of the booth to answer jewelry-making questions.
I plan to bring some of my steampunk and spacepunk pieces to display, and I will demo various wire jewelry techniques, including wire rings, charms, bracelets and earrings, and basic metalsmithing. Demos from other artists may include chainmaille, wire-wrapping and bead-weaving.
~ J.L. Hilton