Thursday, December 29, 2022

Hello "Maker" Friends!  I hope you found time for indulging your creativity this past year.  In 2023 I will be offering my ninth Jewelry Metalwork Boot Camp at Sievers School of Fiber Arts (September 6 - 10, 2023).  Sievers is a unique island retreat located on Washington Island in Door County, WI.  This style of workshop offers you the opportunity to self pace in a 4.5 day event in which you get to decide what you design and create.   I will guide everyone individually toward their goals.  The workshop involves techniques such as fabrication, soldering, fold forming, professional finishing, broom casting, setting cabochons and etching.   Skill levels from novice to intermediate.   

Metal supplies can be purchased directly from me on site or I will work with you to determine what you can purchase in advance on your own.  I provide all tools required.   Check out the complete class description and supplies list when the website and registration goes live on February 1, 2023. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Metalwork Jewelry Bootcamp with Kay Rashka: June 12-16, 2022 at Wild Rice Retreat, Bayfield, WI

 Registration is open for the 2022 Metalwork Jewelry Bootcamp at Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, WI June 12-26, 2022.    Use discount code 75OFF to get a $75 discount on registration thru 02/28/22.   Registration includes general tuition and 10 of 12 gourmet meals.    This style of workshop allows students to navigate their own focus and pace using the multitude of metal working skills instruction, projects and tools that I provide even for novice attendees.  Techniques include fabrication, soldering, etching, fold forming, broom casting, professional finishing skills, drilling river stones, setting cabachons, using rivets and more. All skill levels including novice are welcome.  The 'red' vaulted ceiling workspace is so energizing with windows on 3 sides and also facing out to Lake Superior.  Check out the amazing euro style 'pod' lodging options as a treat to yourself.  Since it is Bootcamp we can spend 8-10 hours in the studio daily including evening studio time which is optional to attend.   Email with questions at


Wild Rice Retreat Metalwork Jewelry Bootcamp with Kay Rashka

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Upcoming spring virtual workshops: Virtually EverCrafting, April 14-18, 2021

Jewelry maker friends!  Seats open in my two classes in the Virtually EverCrafting online jewelry workshop series being held April 14-18, 2021.  Many instructors who had taught at the Milwaukee Bead & Button show will be offering >100 classes.  Check out the link here:  Virtually EverCrafting.  I will be offering a silver Tube Set CZ soldered earrings project and a silver Riveted Ring Bracelet (necklace option).

Friday, February 12, 2021

 Happy Covid Valentines Day 2021!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Wild Rice Retreat Metalwork Jewelry Boot camp: Check in with Kay Rashka

Just a little check in conversation with staff at Wild Rice Retreat about my upcoming Metalwork Jewelry Boot Camp:  July 18 - 22, 2021 in Bayfield, WI.  I hope you consider attending!  Wild Rice Retreat January 2021 Newsletter.   Check out the link to the workshop here:  Metalwork Jewelry Bootcamp

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Metalwork Jewelry Boot Camp at Wild Rice Retreat (Bayfield, WI) in July 2021

I am so excited to share the opportunity to offer another immersive metalwork jewelry "Boot Camp" multi-day workshop in Wisconsin (July 18-22, 2021) at Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield,  WI.  Put this on your 2021 wishlist!!!! If you are not familiar with Wild Rice Retreat you should check out the website.   It is an extraordinary venue as an arts and creativity center with a health and wellness focus located right off the shore of Lake Superior. A world class retreat for yoga, meditation and arts discovery.  The registration fee includes most meals during the event.  Workshop schedule is posted on the website which includes an optional evening studio time after dinner.   As I like to say this is an opportunity to escape with other makers and galpals.    My workshops are designed for novice, beginner and intermediate level students.   Treat yourself to some metalwork therapy in 2021.   A $75 discount code RASHKA2021 can be applied to the registration fee thru 03/15/21,    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions via email at

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Seats open: Silver Soldered Pendant workshop at the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show (June 7, 2019)

                                                                     Registration Link

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Etched pendants class at Meant To Bead ...this weekend!

Care to join me this Saturday (10/29/16) at Meant to Bead in Sun Prairie, WI?  We will be etching Nickel, Copper and Brass to make a multi layer pendant.   We will use wire rivets to connect the panels and use silver wire to make the bails and hinged bars.  Check out the store website at

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Riveted Sterling Silver Link favorite bracelet of all time!!!

Class offering at the 2017 Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Etched, riveted earrings project class at Meant To Bead

Class at Meant To Bead, Sun Prairie, WI on May 9th.      Go to for more information or email me at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bead and Button Show Class offerings for 2015!

                            Browse at your pleasure starting Dec 9 and register at your pleasure Jan 6
..textiled silver pendant..
..silver dogtag necklace..
..etched riverstone pendant..
..soldered silver spiral earrings..
..double rectangle earrings..
..metals finishing techniques 101..

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dimpled metal..........

The industrial look......

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Upcoming classes at the Art Glass and Bead Show coming up March 21-23, Madison, WI

Check out the website at kept secret in the Midwest!