Jewelry

Spring, Late Spring, & Summer:

Spring: March 4 - April 27 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 29 - May 25 (4 weeks)
Summer A: June 3 - June 30 (4 weeks)
Summer B: July 8 - August 3 (4 weeks)

 

PLEASE NOTE: If there is no registration link available, class registrations are limited to Benefactor and Above memberships until February 26th.  

Mondays

Settings for Interesting, Unique Cut Stones with Lisa Johnson

Unique Stone Settings
Days & Times:
Mondays, 6-8pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

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 will develop interesting designs around your special stone to give it a contemporary look. Students must have experience with a jeweler’s saw and torch.

Forming Metal with Lisa Johnson

Intermediate Jewlery Lisa Tuesday Website
Days & Times:
Mondays, 6pm-8pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Students that have taken a beginning jewelry & metalsmithing class will enjoy learning new techniques in this course.  Demonstrations will include a hollow construction ring, synclastic and anticlastic earrings, and/or cuff to give your work more dimension. Finishing techniques using a variety of patinas such as Tiffany green, light green, vista green, as well as blues will be available. Please see the material list for details on supplies to bring to class.


Forming Metal Supply List

Enameling: Fused Glass on Metal with Michel McNabb

Thumbnail Michel McNabb Enameling
Days & Times:
Mondays, 10-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

During this class, students will learn how to fuse powdered glass (vitreous enamel) onto nonferrous metal to create small decorative objects and/or jewelry.  Demonstrations will include sifting & stenciling, layering translucent & opaque colors together harmoniously, and using crackle and luster enamels for added texture and shine. Everyone will develop beautiful compositions of their own design in the form of earrings or pendants. This class includes all materials.


 

Tuesdays

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing with Lisa Johnson

Intro To Jewelry Lisa Website
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

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. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper throughout this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and earrings.​


Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing Supply List

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing with Taylor Gigante (Tuesday)

Intro To Jewelry Taylor Website
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 6-9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

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. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper throughout this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and/or earrings. Sterling silver, copper, and saw blades are available for purchase in the studio from your instructor. Please see the student material list for prices and description.


Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing Supply List

Wednesdays

Metal Clay Jewelry with Marthe Harwell

Metal Clay Website
Days & Times:
Wednesdays, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Enjoy working in clay? You’ll love creating beautiful pieces out of metal clay! During this class, students will learn additive and reductive techniques of working with metal clay by developing textures, various forming methods, and press molds. This natural binder will burn out and leave a completely intact bronze jewelry piece or small sculpture. Demonstrations also involve finishing techniques and firing processes using carbon. Class includes all Prometheus metal clay and equipment.

Fine Jewelry with Miguel Monzon

Miguel Monzon Fine Jewelry Website
Days & Times:
Wednesdays, 1-4pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Develop the skills to construct fine jewelry using wire, gemstones, and precise sawing & soldering methods. Everyone will develop techniques to construct cage forms for rings, earrings, and/or bracelets. The use of gold or sterling silver wire creates volume and an interesting design. This also means less weight to your jewelry instead of constructing with sheet metal.  Basket settings for gemstones of all shapes will also be demonstrated during this class. Please see the material list for this class.


Fine Jewelry Supply List

 

 

Casting with Lisa Johnson

Casting
Days & Times:
Wednesdays, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Students will wax carve a pendant or ring that they will learn how to sprue and invest for centrifugal casting.  Casting organic matter such as a leaf, bug, branch, etc…will also be introduced. Cleaning up your object and finishing techniques will be demonstrated. You will need to purchase sterling silver casting grain during the second week of class. All other materials are provided.

Gold Jewelry with Miguel Monzon

Miguel Monzon Fine Jewelry Website
Days & Times:
Wednesdays, 1-4pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Develop the skills to construct fine jewelry using gold wire and gemstones with precise sawing & soldering methods. Everyone will create gold cage forms for rings. Wire forms give your design more volume with the use of lines and less weight than sheet metal.  Basket settings for gemstones of all shapes will also be demonstrated during this class. 18 K Gold is included in your tuition! Please see: bring a round faceted stone no smaller than 10mm and no bigger than 20mm.

Thursdays

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing with Taylor Gigante (Thursday)

Intro To Jewelry Taylor Website
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

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. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper throughout this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and/or earrings. Sterling silver, copper, and saw blades are available for purchase in the studio from your instructor. Please see the student material list for prices and descriptions.


Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing Supply List

Forming Metal with Lisa Johnson

Intermediate Jewlery Lisa Tuesday Website
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 1:00-4:00pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Students that have taken a beginning jewelry & metalsmithing class will enjoy learning new techniques in this course.  Demonstrations will include a hollow construction using a press die of your own creation and anticlastic/synclastic hammer-forming methods to make earrings, rings, and/or a cuff. Finishing techniques using a variety of patinas such as Tiffany green, light green, vista green, as well as bright blues will be available. In the 8-week course, there will be additional hollow form techniques using templates and scoring. Please see the material list for supplies to bring to class.


Forming Metal Supply List

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Saturdays

Seashells, Sea Glass, and Pearls! Oh My! with Tracey Roedl

Tracey R (1)
Days & Times:
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
, 10:00- 1:00pm (May 11)
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Students will learn the proper technique of pearl (and bead) stringing and knotting, 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 necklace. Pearls and stringing materials are included in the tuition. Sterling silver, if needed for your design, is available for purchase from the instructor.