Jewelry

Summer Sessions:

Summer I: June 6 - July 3 (4 weeks)
Summer II: July 11 - August 6 (4 weeks)


Jewelry Connections - Zoom Jewelry Forum
Join the group every last Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30pm to show your latest jewelry creation, share ideas, discover new techniques from each other, ask for feedback, forge new relationships in the community, and more!

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.​

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.​

Wednesdays

Creative Casting

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 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.

Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting

Days & Times:
Wednesdays (no class on July 13) - 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? 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 during this independent study include making bezel, tube, prong, and flush settings using faceted and cabochon stones.

Thursdays

Settings for Interesting, Unique Cut Stones

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
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 inclusion to give it a contemporary look.

Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 6pm-8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Learn the fundamentals of wire wrapping while creating your own custom pieces of Jewelry in class. We will cover stone setting, wire weaving techniques, and framing
techniques. Create your own pendant, earrings, or ring. The objective of this class is to empower students at all levels to take their wrapping to
the next level. After this session, you will be confident in creating custom jewelry. Wire wrapping is a cold technique, meaning there is no heat or fusion of the metal. Stone settings are obtained purely through tension. All you need is a bit of wire, some creativity, and a smile.

Saturdays

Seashells, Sea Glass, and Pearls! Oh My!

Days & Times:
Saturdays - 1pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

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.