Jewelry Workshops

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.  

Pearl Stringing & Knotting with Tracey Roedl

Pearl Stringing & KNotting A Bracelet Workshop Website Image
Days & Times:
Friday, 12 - 3 pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
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Create your own freshwater cultured pearl bracelet with a sterling silver clasp! Students will learn the proper technique of pearl stringing and knotting using sterling french wire, diamond drill bits, and silk cord. You can also use this technique to repair any broken strands you might have. All materials are included.

Images on Enamel with Nancy Costello

Imagery On Enamel Website
Days & Times:
Fridays, 12-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
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Include cool graphics on your enameled jewelry for a more contemporary look! In this workshop, we will fire opaque enamels with decals. Students will walk away with a unique one-of-a-kind enameled pendant and/or pair of earrings. No experience is necessary. Select your imagery from a wide selection of decals.  Enamels, decals, and metal are provided by the studio.

Setting Challenging Shaped Cabochons & Stone Setting Bench Tricks with Wayne Werner

Setting Cabochons Workshop Website
Days & Times:
March 6, 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
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Have you ever purchased a stone and just did not know how to capture it in a traditional way? In this workshop we will explore different ways to build bezels and think outside the box. Students are encouraged to bring in cabochon stones and discuss how to access different ways to set them. We will take into account the fragility of the stones as well as finding tools that are ‘safe’ to use around them. The instructor will create a simple stone pendant with a bail as an example. Students can do the same and leave with a finished piece. Advanced students can work on their own designs, discuss options with the instructor and finish the piece on their own time. This workshop is a safe place to learn or try new things. We will be discussing challenges and learning from each other. Sterling silver bezel wire and sheet come with your tuition. Please keep your cabochon no larger than 2″x2″.

Enameled Abstractions with Nancy Costello

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Days & Times:
Friday, 12-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Learn how to apply and fire powdered glass (enamel) using sifting and painting techniques. Each student will understand how to use both opaque and translucent colors through layering methods.  You will also have access to fusing millefiori beads and lusters to add a decorative surface.  Everyone will make either a pair of earrings and/or a pendant during this workshop.  No experience is needed and all materials are included. 

Keum-Boo with Marsha Levey Blandy

Keum Boo Workshop Website
Days & Times:
April 5, 12pm-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
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In this workshop, we will use an ancient Korean gilding technique, Keum-boo, that applies thin sheets of gold (23.5k) to argentium for a beautiful finish. This is the perfect way to achieve using gold on your work without the expense of solid gold. Fused instead of soldered, students will make a pendant or pair of earrings. Students will learn how to apply Keum-boo on a flat using both a torch and flat top burner. Your tuition covers all gold materials and argentium to make it easy and affordable. All levels are welcome and will be successful! Those with more experience will be able to push the boundaries of their projects.

Inventive Silver Clay with Marthe Harwell

Inventive Silver Clay Workshop Website
Days & Times:
March 23, 12-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
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Silver metal clay (also known as Precious Metal Clay) is a clay material created by mixing microscopic particles of pure silver in an organic matrix (binder) with water that can be shaped into infinite designs to create unique fine silver jewelry.  Using molds and tools to create shapes and impressions, the clay is then fired at a high temperature to burn off the binder, revealing a finished fine silver product.  During this workshop, we will use a variety of clay products using the appropriate tools to produce unique jewelry.  If you have explored working with polymer clay and regular clay, you will be delighted to work with silver clay to create your original designs of jewelry. All materials are included with your tuition!

Silver Clay & Glass Pendants with Carolyn Austin and Marthe Harwell

Silver Clay & Glass Pendant Website
Days & Times:
April 12 and April 13, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
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In this 2-day workshop, students will learn how to make pendants using fused glass cabochons and silver clay that they create and fuse. Day 1:  Students will explore how heat and gravity are used to develop round or other shaped cabochons for jewelry.  Students will learn glass-cutting skills and have a wide variety of glass and glass accessories. Day 2: Students we will make their one-of-a-kind silver clay pendant using a variety of application methods to set their fused glass cabochon. Silver clay comes in both a syringe and traditional solid lump form allowing for a range of effects once fired in the kiln. All materials are included with your tuition!

Torch Fired Enamels with Lisa Johnson

Enameling Workshop
Days & Times:
July 10th, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
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Learn how to make a colorful pendant and pair of earrings using fused glass on metal! Patterns will be developed through sifting, stenciling, and graphite techniques. In this workshop, we will build enameled surfaces on nonferrous metal to make a beautiful jewelry pieces. No experience necessary!

Summer B: Members $75, Non-Members $100

Earrings with Lisa Johnson

Earrings Workshop
Days & Times:
June 12, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
Instructor:

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to make beautiful, stylish earrings! Students will learn how to solder a sterling silver post and make a French ear wire in addition to various texturing techniques to non-ferrous metals including silver. All materials are included! No experience is necessary.

Registration deadline June 5