Jewelry

Basic Silver Smithing

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June 21 @ 6:07 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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Seashells, Sea Glass, and Pearls! Oh My!

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June 21 @ 6:07 am

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, to connect them together into their one-of-a-kind jewelry.

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Iron, Steel, & Damascus Jewelry

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June 21 @ 6:07 am

Incorporating iron, steel, or damascus into jewelry items offers an elegance to creating a 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,…

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Wax Carving & Casting

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June 21 @ 6:07 am

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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Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting

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June 21 @ 6:07 am

Tracey will guide students through their own designs, or hers, 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 during this independent study include making bezel, tube, prong, and flush settings, using faceted and…

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Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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June 21 @ 6:07 am

Students will learn advanced jewelry fabrication skills by expanding their 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…

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Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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June 21 @ 6:07 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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Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting

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June 21 @ 6:07 am

In this course, students will be guided through their own designs, or the instructor’s designs. They will be using silver, gold, copper, brass sheet, wire, and tubing to learn more about design by soldering, forming, and metal polishing. Some of the many available techniques during this independent study include making…

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