Holly Marie

Holly M.

Franklin, MI

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Holly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
2016

I am a professional artist and jewelry designer. I graduated in 2013 from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, NY.

I founded my company, Rare Bits Jewelry in 2011, and my work has been featured in Belle Armoire magazine and Jewelry Affaire magazine. I am passionate about metal smithing and jewelry design, and love sharing skills and knowledge amongst other designers and those aspiring!

I teach my students in an amazing local metal smithing studio, where I can offer access to high quality shop equipment such as:
natural gas/oxygen soldering station with 4 torch heads
foredam rotary tool working station with 4 flex shafts
2 buffing stations with buffing compounds
pounding and forming station with hammers, bench blocks and forming mandrels
tool cabinet filled with files, pliers, vices, clamps, chasing tools, forming tools, etc.
forging staton with various anvils
rolling mill
table sheer
casting equipment

I am also an experience collector of American turquoise and Native American Estate Jewelry, and travel the US in search of top quality turquoise for my own designs.

I can't wait to share my passion and excitement for jewelry design with you!

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Experience

Beginner and Intermediate Teacher
Feb 2017 - Present
Fritz & Friends Studio

Education

Bachelors of Fine Arts
Jan 2012 - May 2013
School of Visual Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

turquoise earring collection

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natural succulent casting and stone setting

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mixed metals

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