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Jewelry Making: Spring Wildflower Pendant

Schedule and Location


Two Thursdays, April 18 and 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$65.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Create a pendant of the spring wildflower, white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), native to Illinois and found here in the Arboretum’s woodlands.  Using polymer clay, wire, beads and your own imagination, Karen will teach you how to work with these simple materials to make something unique to wear, or to give as a gift this Mother’s Day. 

The great white trillium is beloved by conservationists and gardeners alike. It is a classic native spring ephemeral that shines like a star in the spring and brings a bright spot of joy indicating warmer, longer days ahead.

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Karen Johnson, freelance artist

Karen Johnson is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the Nature Artists Guild.  She has degrees in Scientific Illustration and Entomology and has been teaching at the Arboretum since 1999.  She enjoys sketching with friends and exploring new media and ways to depict her favorite subjects. 

Course Details

  • Notes: Limit 15
  • Supplies: Tools will be provided.

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Jewelry Making: Spring Wildflower Pendant