Sylvia Binkley's Profile
I have been making jewelry in some form or other all my life, starting with stringing wooden beads in the playpen.
However, my formal education began in September, 2002, in Anthony Chavez' Jewelry classes at Venice Adult Vocational School in Venice, California. Anthony and Brad Smith taught me solid fundamentals of fabrication, lapidary, casting, and setting stones. I took class several times a week, as well as on Saturday, during summer sessions, and winter breaks until 2009, when the class came to a close.
During my time in the class with Anthony's and Brad's support, I went on to explore more advanced intarsia, metal forging, metal fold-forming techniques, and resin casting.
In the last 2 years, I have added the following to my skills: wire-weaving, chain-mailling, stone carving, and most…
- Born on March 20
- Joined November 27, 2009