Put some love into the gifts you give during the holidays by making it at the Cave. December’s classes feature many that can be taken for the purpose of learning a new skill AND giving as a gift. Win/win, right?
Here’s a summary below of what we’re offering…
Mosiac Holiday Candle Holders
Make a beautiful candle holder for your holiday table or as a gift! Students will adhere various shades of red or green glass strips to your glass holder, then finish it with grout. When the candle shines through, the colors will glow!
Date Night – Wine Bottle Drinking Glasses
Bring in your wine bottles and make some seriously cool drinking glasses as gifts. We’ll show you how to cut them using an easy to build jig and how to fire polish the rim of the glasses with our custom torch setup. Beer and soda bottles, as well as jars, make great looking glasses, too.
Walk away with two bracelets to give away as gifts! Learn the basic skill of how to set a snap to create your bracelet base from leather. From there, you are only limited by your imagination! Embellish your bracelet with colored cord, beads, or….? Just about anything can be hand-stitched or riveted to leather. The instructor will provide several options for embellishments, or bring your own.
Leather Dog Leash
Make Fido his own leather dog leash! Learn how to cut, stamp, and hand-stitch your own leash using timeless techniques which may translate into more elaborate projects. It makes a beautiful and practical gift or for your own furbaby! No leatherwork experience required.
Design and create your own custom ornament blending high-tech tools and beautiful woods. Use our laser to create custom shapes and designs that will be cut and etched into the materials provided. No computer experience required and you can even just design with a pen and paper.
Mix Metal & Leather Jewelry
Design and create unique jewelry for someone special. You’ll learn how to hammer and texture a variety of metals to form various shapes, as well as working with leather. We will cover how to add textures and wire-wrap jewelry with your choice of gemstones or fabric. Take home 2 pairs of uniquely crafted earrings to wear or gift to someone special.
Silver Stacker Rings
Take home new skills and a few beautifully crafted sterling silver rings for gifts! This fun and creative class will introduce you to the art of crafting beautiful sterling silver rings. You’ll use a torch for soldering and hardening the silver. You’ll add texture and learn how to shape and size your rings using a ring mandrel and ring sizer.
Learn how to craft all natural, wonderfully scented candles from soy wax and organic essential oils. During class, you will make 6 amazing candles to enjoy at home or to share as gifts.
Handmade Beard & Hair Comb
If you have a bearded buddy or know a gal or guy with hair who would appreciate a beautiful, handmade gift, this class is a great one to take! During class, you’ll design and make a beautiful, custom, wooden comb in your choice of walnut, maple, or alder wood.