Jewelry Workshops

Let’s Get Connected

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

Developing connections is what a lot of jewelry-making is all about! In this workshop, you will learn ways of forming and soldering chains and links using sterling silver to create a bracelet. We will finish it all off with a handmade clasp to fit your design. Demonstrations of fabrication skills…

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Heavy Metal Shop

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

Make a hammer textured cuff or ting in a day while jamming out to some classic heavy metal! “DJ Devil Horns” will be spinning classic tracks while you beat on metal like it owes you money! Students will learn about forming, forging, simple soldering, and polishing. Everyone will leave with…

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Intro to Flush Setting and Bead Setting Faceted Gemstones

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

This workshop will introduce metalsmiths to the basics of flush & bead setting small faceted stones. Students will explore different types of burs, burnishers, holding methods, and magnification as well as the anatomy of faceted stones. Projects can include making a simple ring, bracelet, or pair of earrings incorporating 3…

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Move it, Move it: Hinges 3 ways

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

If you’re ready to get a little movement into your work, have tried hinges before and didn’t fall in love with them, let me help you. This workshop is going to show three ways to create a hinge that is incorporated into your piece, as well as a hinge you…

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Enameling a Copper Bowl

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

Use powdered glass to develop rich, colorful surfaces on your own spun copper bowl.  Demonstrations will include enamel application and firing procedures using a kiln. Use the bowl as your canvas as a piece for yourself or someone else.  There are many purposes for bowls that are both functional and…

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Layered Chunky Rings

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

Create a statement ring! In two days, you will develop a beautiful, comfortable ring by fusing layers of argentium, creating textured surfaces with hammers and the rolling mill, and using finishing techniques such as patinas and polishing.  Make even more of a statement, bezel settings with irregular stones and/or a textured disk…

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Cloisonné Enamel on Silver

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December 1 @ 7:40 am

This class will give students an opportunity to explore Cloisonne Enamel on fine silver, using transparent enamels. Students should be able to complete a simple Cloisonne design on a pair of earrings or pendant during the workshop.    The class will include step by step demonstrations and student work time. Demonstrations…

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