Jewelry

Winter and Spring Sessions:

Winter: January 3 - February 26 (8 weeks)
Spring: February 28 - April 23 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 25 - May 21 (4 weeks)

Attention:

We will be closed  on January 21, 2022.

Mondays

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Days & Times:
Mondays - 6pm - 8pm
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, as well as use cold connections, such as rivets. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper throughout this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and earrings.​

3D Printing and Jewelry Making

Days & Times:
Mondays - 11am - 2pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:
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The first part of this class will focus on 3D modeling techniques using an online platform to print jewelry. Using repetition, multiples, and various surfaces, an abstract or representational object will become a fun piece of adornment. The second part of this class will teach students how to use jump rings, earrings, and lost wax casting process to finish turning one of their printed pieces into silver. This workshop is for all ages 16+.

Tuesdays

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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, as well as use cold connections, such as rivets. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper throughout this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and earrings.​

Glass Jewelry

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road- Studio G & 385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:
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Students will learn how to create beautiful stone-like elements out of glass for making a pendant or a ring! The first half of the session will be spent developing students’ glass pieces using various techniques and fusion processes. In the second half of the session, students will create tab and alternative prong settings to make rings and/or pendants. No experience is needed! All materials are included.

Location: Studio G: Winter dates: Jan 4 & 11

Location: Studio 385: Winter dates: Jan 18 & 25

Location: Studio G: Spring dates, March 1
Location:  Studio 385: Spring dates, March 8, 15 , & 22

 

Wednesdays

Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting for Beautiful Jewelry

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Jewelry lovers- are you ready to get creative in a warm, inspiring group atmosphere? Turn your sketches into reality! 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, forming, and metal polishing. Some of the many available techniques during this independent study include making bezel, tube and prong settings using faceted and cabochon stones.

Creative Wax Carving & Casting

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

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 the casting process, the class will go over finishing techniques. Students can use 50% scrap metal (old jewelry, failed projects, etc.) for casting and 50% new casting grain. Please see student material list for details on this method of recycling.

Thursdays

Intermediate to Advanced Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 2pm - 5pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Ready for more jewelry making skills and honing in on the skills you already have? Students will be introduced to intermediate and advanced techniques of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. With 30 yrs + experience, Gustavo Hoefs will take you on a journey of more complex soldering and fabrication, faceted stone settings, and hammer forming (anticlastic and synclastic) to create beautiful, wearable jewelry. Moving through how to use various jewelry tools and when to use them, the purpose of dremel/flex shaft bits, and surface treatments (patinas, textures, polishing), everyone will come out with a unique, one of a kind piece of jewelry. Previous use of the torch/soldering and jeweler’s saw is required.

Settings for Interesting, Unique Cut Stones

Days & Times:
Thursdays (No class on February 10 & No Class on March 3) - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

How can we capture stones, rocks, minerals, crystals, etc.. that are 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 inclusion to give it a contemporary look. We will order bezel wire during the first day of class. Please see material list for additional items you will want to purchase before class

Saturdays

No classes are currently scheduled for this day.