Michel McNabb

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Jewelry has always been an obsession for me.  As a little girl, I could sit for hours on my mother's bed going through jewelry box.  I began making jewelry at about eight years old from colored telephone wires and gum wrappers.  As a college student at Denison University, I majored in fine art, specializing in intaglio etching printmaking, where metal is etched using a fine stylus.  My jewelry is made in a similar fashion by carving wax with a very fine tools in order to create detail within the design. The process begins with an idea, inspired by the beauty around me.  I could be pattern from the gorgeous architecture in Spain, where I lived for 18 years, or simple forms found in nature and everyday objects. Read more Theses ideas keep me awake at night until I can see the finished piece in my mind. Then I sit down at my workbench and begin creating. My newest work includes enamel.  I am combing my cast pieces with glass fused onto metal to add a little color to my work.  It is a fascinating technique.  Once again, I am using etching techniques to work in Champleve.  The metal is etched and enamel is placed over the etching. When I work with my hands, I am reminded that i can create objects that will last forever.  Jewelry can be passed down from one generation to the next.  These pieces can be sentimental and hold precious memories.  It can be a talisman or bring luck.  As my Aunt Bernadette once said, "Jewelry, and our ability to accessorize, is what separates us from lower forms of life."

Specialty

Jewelry Design & Silversmithing Program

Michel's Upcoming Sessions

Oct, 2022

Advanced-enameling
Advanced Techniques in Enameling
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Michel McNabb
Jewelry Studio
Tuesday : 9:30am - 12:30pm
$340.00
Runs on:
  • Oct 4
  • Oct 11
  • Oct 18
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 1
Enamel circles on glass in blue and turquoise
Enameling: Fun with Glass on Metal
Portrait of Michel McNabb
Michel McNabb
Jewelry Studio
Tuesday : 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$340.00
Runs on:
  • Oct 4
  • Oct 11
  • Oct 18
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 1
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Wax Carving & Casting for Beginners
Portrait of Michel McNabb
Michel McNabb
Jewelry Studio
Thursday : 9:30am - 12:30pm
$340.00
Runs on:
  • Oct 6
  • Oct 13
  • Oct 20
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 3

Nov, 2022

Advanced-enameling
Advanced Techniques in Enameling
Portrait of Michel McNabb
Michel McNabb
Jewelry Studio
Tuesday : 9:30am - 12:30pm
$408.00
Runs on:
  • Nov 8
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 22
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 6
  • Dec 13
Enamel circles on glass in blue and turquoise
Enameling: Fun with Glass on Metal
Portrait of Michel McNabb
Michel McNabb
Jewelry Studio
Tuesday : 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$408.00
Runs on:
  • Nov 8
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 22
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 6
  • Dec 13
Wax+carving+and+casting+for+beginners
Wax Carving & Casting for Beginners
Portrait of Michel McNabb
Michel McNabb
Jewelry Studio
Thursday : 9:30am - 12:30pm
$340.00
Runs on:
  • Nov 10
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 1
  • Dec 8
  • Dec 15

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