Jewelry

Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Advance your jewelry fabrication skills by expanding your knowledge of soldering, forming, and creating mechanisms to make beautiful bracelets, rings, and/or pendants. Demonstrations will include constructing box clasps, hinges, and hollow forms using copper and/or silver. Students will develop their own designs to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Use of the jeweler’s…

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Seashells, Sea Glass, and Pearls! Oh My!

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Students will learn the proper technique of pearl (and bead) stringing, knotting, and drilling sea glass and seashells. Then students learn how to make the chain links from wire and connect them together into their one-of-a-kind jewelry.

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Iron, Steel & Damascus Jewelry

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Incorporating iron, steel or Damascus into jewelry items offers an elegance to creating personal, one-of-a-kind adornment. Much like a precious natural gemstone, a piece of artificially aged ferrous metal doesn’t have the same surface quality or story as a piece that is found. The techniques involved in using iron, steel…

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Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Jewelry lovers – are you ready to get creative in a warm, inspiring group atmosphere? You will guided through your own designs, or the instructors, using silver, gold, copper, or brass sheet, wire, and tubing. Learn more about design, soldering, forming, and metal polishing. Some of the many available techniques…

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Basic Silversmithing

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to design, pierce, drill, solder, and set a cabochon stone, as well as use cold connections such as rivets. Students will work…

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Enameled Jewelry

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Learn how to make a colorful pendant and pair of earrings using fused glass on metal! Patterns will be developed through sifting, stenciling, and graphite techniques. In this workshop, we will build enameled surfaces on nonferrous metal to make beautiful jewelry pieces.  No experience necessary!

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Settings for Interesting, Unique Cut Stones

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

How can we capture stones, rocks, minerals, crystals, etc.. that is not a typical cabochon or faceted cut? In this class, we will review a few ways to include your unique gem into a ring, pendent, and/or bracelet. Demonstrations on tension settings, prongs, and hammered bezels will be covered. We…

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Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to design, pierce, drill, solder, and set a cabochon stone, as well as use cold connections, such as rivets. Students will work…

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Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to design, pierce, drill, solder, and set a cabochon stone, as well as use cold connections, such as rivets. Students will work…

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Creative Casting

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May 17 @ 11:30 pm

In this class, students will learn to apply basic wax carving and construction methods to develop a beautiful ring and pendant. While using the wax, the class will focus on use of positive and negative space, surface texture, transferring images, experimental processes, and converting wax weight to sterling silver. After…

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