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Creating Jewelry with Metal and Concrete

October 9 - 14, 2022

Michael Nashef  ·  nashefdesigns.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn how to use small scale concrete with metal to create affordable, unique and fun jewelry.


  • How to use concrete with metal
  • How to dye and color concrete
  • Basics of jewelry making
  • Basics of 3D printing


  • Mixed Media
  • Concrete and concrete dye
  • Resins and molds


  • Using concrete with metal
  • How to dye and color concrete
  • Finishing concrete and combining it with metal

Artist Bio

Michael Nashef is instructor at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He earned his BFA in metals/jewelry design from the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids and an MFA in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University. Throughout his career, Nashef has managed a jewelry store, worked as a CAD designer, and launched his fine jewelry company, Intersecting Hearts.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will explore the possibilities and processes of introducing alternative materials into jewelry and small object making. You will learn techniques using concrete/cement in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces. Participants will apply traditional and advanced mold making techniques with 3D printed materials and spend time exploring and creating unique designs. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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