Have you been to First Friday {the Oakland Art Murmur} in downtown Oakland? Every first Friday of the month from 6-9 pm, twenty-one Oakland art galleries host a free art walk with a curated selection of local artists.

At the last one, I stopped by jewelry and art gallery, Crown-Nine in the Popuphood of Old Oakland. Kate Ellen teaches weekend jewelry making classes where she teaches students to make molds, hammer and stamp jewelry- right up my alley!  And how cute is this video of Kate working on her line?  It makes me miss my design school days…

{Images from here}