Jewelry

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

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 solder and set cabochons to create beautiful rings, cuffs or earrings. Students will work with sterling silver (optional) or copper throughout…

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Beautiful Jewelry

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

Jewelry lovers- are you ready to get creative in a warm, inspiring group atmosphere? Tracey will guide you through your own designs, or hers, using silver, gold, copper, or brass sheet, wire and tubing. Learn more about design, soldering metal, pearl stringing, and metal polishing to make beautiful jewelry. Pearl…

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Beginning Enameling

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

Beginners welcome! In this class we will explore the many ways of working with glass on metal. Starting with traditional sifting and layering, students will make a pendant and earrings then create an individual project using abstract elements such as silver foil, millefiori glass, and lusters. We will cover techniques…

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Ceramic Jewelry

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

During this class we will explore the use of clay in jewelry design.  Everyone will learn the basics of hand building, applying texture, and making molds for small-scale ceramic objects for the purpose of creating jewelry. In order to fabricate functional jewelry, we will apply metalworking techniques to develop earrings,…

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Jewelry Making Foundations & Beyond

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

Explore the art of jewelry and metal working! During this course, we will discover how to construct earrings, a cuff bracelet, and (if time permits) a pendant using silver or gold wire and strip. Using the element of line as the focus of our design, students will create their own…

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Intro to Chasing and Repoussé

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

During this striking workshop, we will cover the basics of creating low-relief pieces using an ancient technique, Chasing, and Repoussé. We will learn how to transfer your design onto non-ferrous metal and the proper use of basic hand tools to develop decorative patterning with depth in a pitch bowl. These…

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Soldering on a Large Scale

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

Whether it is a display for a big fossil, a decorative element for your garden, a way to showcase your new glass piece, or something you’d like to add to your clay sculpture, we will achieve working with lines in space using thick (1-10 gauge) copper or brass wire/rod. Everyone…

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Wax Working and Casting

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

In this class, students will learn to apply wax carving and construction methods to create a beautiful piece of jewelry in sterling silver. While using the wax, the class will focus on use of positive and negative space, surface texture, transferring images, experimental processes with natural objects (bugs, leaves, etc..),…

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Settings for Interesting, Unique Cut Stones

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January 29 @ 7:30 am

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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January 29 @ 7:30 am

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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