Jewelry Metal Stamping

SALE THRU AUGUST 15th! REGULAR $45 NOW $35

Instructor: Molly Yates of Backyard Swag
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of jewelry metal stamping, including learning about metal gauges, texturizing your jewelry blanks to create a hammered effect, and more. By the end of the class, you’ll walk away with three beautiful new pieces to call your own!

We’ll provide all tools and metal you need. Be sure to bring your favorite sayings and messages with you to stamp the class away.

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About Molly Yates
Molly Yates was raised on sweet tea and sunshine in the small town of Camden, South Carolina. She attended Clemson University where she began studying fine art, but later switched to marketing.

After graduation, Molly moved to Atlanta and landed her first job working as a contractor for Coca-Cola in 2002. On a whim eleven years and three jobs later, she decided to take a metal stamping class and instantly fell in love with the craft. When losing her job a month later, she decided to jump in head first as a jewelry artist.

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

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Whole Creative Trunk Show

Whole Creative Trunk Show

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Sunday, May 1, 12-5 pm
Garage Door Studio is having a trunk show featuring Whole Creative jewelry and a selection of artists highlighting Mother’s Day gift worthy items! Enjoy champagne sherbet punch and pimento cheese bites while shopping local for a handmade gift for mom.

About Whole Creative
Meredith and Jean started as neighbors, then great friends, and now run a business together. They have used their creativity in different fields, but together, jewelry design called to them. ​

With a focus on building a reputation for classic, modern jewelry pieces, Whole Creative’s jewelry was picked up ​by various stores ​in Atlanta. Meredith and Jean’s pieces are handcrafted with mixed metal chain, natural stone, leather, spoon pieces, natural brass, and beads. Hand-knotted beading and wire wrapping are hallmarks of their craft, as well as curating elements involved in each piece.

Check out some other artists we’re highlighting with a focus on unique gifts for mom!

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Olive + Trixie
With an emphasis on thrifted materials and estate sale finds, Olive + Trixie reflects the beauty that can be found in the old, unwanted and discarded. Anna’s creations have a vintage soul that lives to bring a smile to your face.

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$38, 5×7 photo transfer on metal, mounted on wood.

by Jennifer Upton Photography
A self-taught photographer who calls Atlanta, Georgia, home, Jennifer Upton records a visual diary of her neighborhood and city, exploring where her eyes and legs lead her. Check out her Avondale Estates series! 

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$195, “Mama llama” 10″ x 20″ on canvas

LMF Illustrations
Lacy is passionate about putting new life into old things and believes there is beauty in everything. She paints, illustrates, creates dioramas, paper crafts….she is a true maker!

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Black Berries Fascinator, $65

Special Guest, Suzseams Millinery!

Derby Day is just around the corner (May 7th) and Susan Moreland of Suzseams Millinery will be selling her hat and fascinator creations at GDS for one day only!

From her website: “Drawing inspiration from milliners like Caroline Reboux, the illustrations of Erte, and the designs of Paul Poiret, Susan’s own aesthetic reflects a playful mix of historical references and the use of traditional materials like fur felt, cellophane straw, and unique and evocative vintage embellishments.”

“After years of hearing women say “I don’t look good in hats” for innumerable reasons, Susan has found that too few women realize they can wear hats, or most of all, know how the perfect hat can change the way they see themselves.”

Intro to Your Sewing Machine – Market Tote Bag

Instructor: Valerie Davis
Do you own a sewing machine that you have no idea how to use or are you in the market for a machine but don’t know which one you’d like to buy? Take our introduction to your sewing machine class to learn all about your machine! We’ll discuss all of the parts of a machine, proper names of each part, how to wind a bobbin and thread your machine, and all of the basic stitches. We’ll make a super cute upcycled market tote bag with all of the new skills you’ve learned.

Bring your machine if you have one, the manual, and all the parts that came with your machine. We will provide machines for those who haven’t ventured that far yet.

Materials Required:

A t-shirt or any jersey material garment. Check your local thrift store or bring something you want to upcycle!

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About Valerie Davis
Valerie Davis is a jewelry designer originally from Mississippi, who has called Atlanta home since 2007.  With an eye for color and unique style, Valerie morphs each of her creations into an original wearable work of art. While dabbling in jewelry making as a hobby for years, Valerie has followed her heart and created her company, Thistleink.

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

{gyco} Leather Drawstring Pouch

Instructor: Rachel Herzog
Harking from the medieval and Renaissance era, this simple leather drawstring circle pouch (also known as a money pouch or round purse) can be used for storing jewelry, makeup, coins or even as a handmade gift bag for someone special! Make it in a range of sizes for accessorizing-wear it as a necklace or on a belt for a funky fashion statement! We’ll show you how to incorporate letters or create your own stencil images to embellish your handmade creation and make it uniquely yours!

We promise a relaxed atmosphere, great music and the opportunity to meet new friends. Bring your own favorite beverage and snacks, this is a BYO event.

Things to know:
Get Your Craft ON is an event which caters to adults. The event is restricted to ages 21 and up.

Please drink responsibly
Garage Door Studio does not serve alcoholic beverages, but you are permitted to bring your own. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol in the state of Georgia.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

Teardrop Dangle Earrings

Instructor: Valerie Davis
Who doesn’t want to be able to make their own statement jewelry pieces? Get an introduction to jewelry design and techniques and make a stunning pair of teardrop earrings!
This class is perfect for beginners who’d like to master essential techniques that can be applied to a host of other earring designs. We’ll discuss everything a beginner needs to know about wire, metals, tools, and techniques.
All materials provided.
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About Valerie Davis
Valerie Davis is a jewelry designer originally from Mississippi, who has called Atlanta home since 2007.  With an eye for color and unique style, Valerie morphs each of her creations into an original wearable work of art. While dabbling in jewelry making as a hobby for years, Valerie has followed her heart and created her company, Thistleink.

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

{gyco} HandLettering & Stitch

Instructor: Jen Singh

Hand lettered quotes is a fun and creative process that has become a popular DIY to display on your wall! Learn how to use markers, watercolor and pens to write unique words and phrases. Jen will guide you through a brainstorming process for coming up with your quote and walk you through the steps in picking a color palette for your design. We’ll look at lettering styles and patterns to create unique styles of typography. For a final touch we’ll get the sewing machines out to layer fun stitchery and embellishments.

All materials supplied, but we’ll share a supply list for creating at home!

We promise a relaxed atmosphere, great music and the opportunity to meet new friends. Bring your own favorite beverage and snacks, this is a BYO event.

Things to know:
Get Your Craft ON is an event which caters to adults. The event is restricted to ages 21 and up.

Please drink responsibly
Garage Door Studio does not serve alcoholic beverages, but you are permitted to bring your own. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol in the state of Georgia.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

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Handmade Glass Plate for Mother’s Day

Handmade Glass Plate for Mom!

Stop by Garage Door Studio on Saturday, April 30th, 11 am – 2 pm for the perfect mother’s day gift-making a handmade creation for mom! Join glass artisan Brenda Griffith of Siyeh Glass to make a 6″ square fused glass plate. Only $18 per plate. You’re welcome to make one or more gifts-it’s your choice!

Brenda will provide a variety of colors of glass in all shapes and sizes to build your very own unique design. Plates will be fired offsite, and your creation will be available for pickup on or after Thursday, May 5th, just in time for Mother’s Day on May 8th! Adults and kids are welcome to create.

Plates take 10-30 minutes to complete depending on amount of detail. This project is appropriate for ages 4+, but ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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{gyco} Bohemian Feather Pendant

Instructor: Rachel Herzog
Combine polymer clay and leather to create a one of a kind bohemian-style pendant necklace! We’ll show you how to make a feather impression into clay and bake in the studio. Create one or two feather sizes to layer using a selection of sun-kissed colors, embellish with beads and finish off your final creation off by adding a strand of soft, suede leather.

We promise a relaxed atmosphere, great music and the opportunity to meet new friends. Bring your own favorite beverage and snacks, this is a BYO event.

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Things to know:
Get Your Craft ON is an event which caters to adults. The event is restricted to ages 21 and up.

Please drink responsibly
Garage Door Studio does not serve alcoholic beverages, but you are permitted to bring your own. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol in the state of Georgia.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.