Drilling Rocks, Sea Glass, Shells, and Pearls

Jewelry & Fine Metals, Glass Arts

Drilling Rocks, Shells, Sea Glass, and Pearls

Learn how to drill holes in these small treasures so you can create something amazing!


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 6/14/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fri, 6/14/2024

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Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio



Want to create unique pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more, with small treasures you may have collected or inherited or simply came upon? Learn how to drill holes in these items so you can!

Learn about drilling with a flex shaft (a motorized machine that helps with drilling, cutting, carving, and polishing jewelry) vs. a drill press, what drill bits to use, and get some tips on cold connections (joining parts that don't require heat, such as rivets, tabs, screws, knots, prongs, and bezels) to add finishing touches to your jewelry. 


No jewelry experience is needed.


  • A $25 materials fee. included in the cost of the class, covers all the materials you need.
  • Bring any material you're interested in drilling.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome. 

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Karin Luvaas

Karin Luvaas is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under numerous jewelry masters including Blaine Lewis, founder of New Approach School for Jewelers in Tennessee, and achieved graduate jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin also is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Her current work can be seen at karinluvaas.com

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