Library holds jewelry-making class today

HARLINGEN — The merger of bead, glass and metal forged from one’s artistic flair is the subject of a jewelry-making class to be held this morning at the Harlingen Public Library.

The class is free, and all materials will be provided to craft bracelets, earrings and necklaces.

“We at the library are always looking for ways to provide activities that are enriching and give people a chance to connect with each other, learn a new skill and do something that is a creative outlet for them,” Molly Walter, assistant library director, said yesterday.

The Southern Careers Institute’s Evalyn Ramirez will lead the class, which is an entry-level jewelry class fashioned to appeal to novices, Walter said.

The one-hour class will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Quiet Room on the library’s second floor.

The room can accommodate 12 class participants.

Walter said library officials will weigh interest in this class to determine whether an intermediate jewelry class could eventually be offered as well.

“What we’re looking at doing is gauging the interest of people, those who attend this session, and we can get a sense of where they’re at and their level of experience and expertise,” Walter said.

“From there, we’ll decide how we want to move forward in planning and designing future classes,” she added.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Jewelry-making class

WHEN: Today

TIME: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Harlingen Public Library, 410 76 Dr., Quiet Room on 2nd Floor

COST: Free, with all materials provided