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Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Course Number: 243JEWC150

Dates: Su, Sa, August 3-4, 2024
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Meets: Sa and Su 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM , 2 sessions

Fee: $315.00

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Loop-in-loop chains have a simplicity and elegance that has endured since their creation thousands of years ago. They're the basis for many beautiful jewelry designs, then and now. In this workshop, students will learn the basic loop-in-loop chain and then add in ancient and modern variations to get six different chains. Students will learn how to fuse fine silver links; endcaps and findings for these chains will be demonstrated during class. Students should be able to finish several sample- to bracelet-length chains. Pack a lunch as these days are full! PREREQUISITE: Three (3) Beginning and/or Beyond the Basics Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes at the Spruill Center for the Arts, or by permission of the instructor. Supply List available at
Fee: $315.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 300.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeJewelry Lab Fee$ 15.00

Theresa St. Romain

Photo of Theressa St. Romain
Terri's Classes

Theresa St. Romain is a metalsmith and designer. She makes jewelry, wearable narrative pieces, and small sculptures. Currently, cellular structures, small botanicals, visual tension, and journey stories fascinate her.

Theresa's work can be seen at Topaz Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, River Gallery in Chattanooga TN, Boulder Arts & Crafts in Boulder CO, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan WI. Theresa also teaches jewelry and metalsmithing classes at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta.

Theresa has a BS in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech and a BS in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. She studied metalsmithing at the Spruill Center for the Arts and the Pratt Arts Center in Seattle. Her interests in science and story continue to inform her work. Photo of Theressa St. Romain

Theresa lives near Atlanta, but not too near.

Artist Statement

My work explores the concept of landscape elements to construct mini-narratives that connect to both the wearer and me. I have an urge for straight, clean lines and visual texture - a bumpy, rough, wandering texture, as if the pieces were both grown and fabricated, irregular and planned.

Some pieces are like growths and others like landscapes; and others are signs for wearer. I "peg" the little shapes of metal so that they lift above the back sheet or in their boxes; they look like they are floating. I let them bunch together or tease them apart to add tension. I create the surface textures on the shibuichi with my torch (reticulation) and on the other metals with hammers and the rolling mill.

At the end, I add a patina then rub it away to highlight the metals and textures.

Photo of  work by Terri St. Romain Photo of  work by Terri St. Romain
Date Day Time Location
08/03/2024Saturday9 AM to 4:30 PM RM 209
08/04/2024Sunday9 AM to 4:30 PM RM 207


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