Adult Classes | Jewelry

206 - Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Not to be confused with traditional wire-wrapping, this class teaches a style of wire jewelry that incorporates forging, texturing and different wire manipulating skills. You'll also learn about patinas and finishing techniques, all while creating a variety of jewelry components and unique wire bracelets and earrings. $45 Material Fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.

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204 - Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Not to be confused with traditional wire-wrapping, this class teaches a style of wire jewelry that incorporates forging, texturing and different wire manipulating skills. You'll also learn about patinas and finishing techniques, all while creating a variety of jewelry components and unique wire bracelets and earrings. $45 Material Fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.

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205 - Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques II

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Create beautiful and unique jewelry using wire and beads? In this class, you will learn many of the finer details that will make your jewelry stand out from the ordinary. Learn advanced links, clasps, wire wrapping techniques and finishes, and take your wire jewelry art to the next level!

A $50 material fee will be paid to the instructor at the start of class.

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212 - Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques II

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Create beautiful and unique jewelry using wire and beads? In this class, you will learn many of the finer details that will make your jewelry stand out from the ordinary. Learn advanced links, clasps, wire wrapping techniques and finishes, and take your wire jewelry art to the next level!

A $50 material fee will be paid to the instructor at the start of class.

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219W - HOT SURFACE TEXTURES! Understanding Heat Textures and Reticulation

Member Tuition: $175.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4

Non-Member: $205.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

This is a weekend workshop.

There are numerous techniques one can apply to add texture to metal, but with the use of a torch, one can create magic! Fusing, dusting and reticulating creates beautiful and interesting textures on metal.

In this workshop, learn how to better control and manipulate the process of reticulation to create unique and beautiful patterns. Then learn how to fuse precious metals - from larger pieces to granulation and tiny precious metal dust. Proper application of the rolling mill can further enhance your designs to create unique surface textures to take your designs to the next level!

Students must be comfortable with a torch.

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221 - Metal-Smithing-An Independent Jewelry Study

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

This is a guided independent studies class for the intermediate to advanced metalsmith student. Bring in your jewelry projects or start something new! We'll troubleshoot both design and technique challenges and critique designs both one-on-one and as a group. This class is loaded with great bench tips and technical demonstrations to guide students through projects with success.

Bring your own materials or you may purchase materials from the instructor. A $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor, helps to defray the cost of miscellaneous supplies.

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220 - Metalworks

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Learn the basics of metal jewelry fabrication. In this 6-week class you'll be introduced to the fundamental skills of metalworking while learning how to solder and use the flex shaft, rolling mill, torch and other common bench tools.

You'll enjoy making fun and unique jewelry projects in copper, bronze and Sterling silver while learning the proper techniques necessary to help you build a strong foundation in the metal jewelry arts. Come explore your creative potential!

Here are some of the skills and techniques you'll learn:
  • Soldering
  • Stone setting
  • Piercing
  • Forging and hammering
  • Heat and other metal texturing methods
  • Sawing
  • Filing
  • Riveting
  • Patinas, Polishing and Finishing
  • This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot! After registering, a list of what to bring the first day will be sent to you!

    *Material Fee $65.00 Paid to Instructor

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    208 - Metalworks I - Intro to Basic Jewelry Fabrication

    Member Tuition: $149.00

    Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

    Non-Member: $179.00

    Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

    Instructor: Perry, Stacy

    Learn the basics of metal jewelry fabrication while learning how to solder and use the flex shaft, rolling mill, torch and other common bench tools.You'll enjoy making fun and unique jewelry projects in copper, bronze and sterling silver as you explore soldering, stone setting, piercing, forging and hammering, sawing, filing, riveting, texturing and finishes. *Material Fee $65.00 Paid to Instructor

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    222 - Metalworks II- Intermediate

    Member Tuition: $149.00

    Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

    Non-Member: $179.00

    Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

    Instructor: Perry, Stacy

    In this Metalsmithing II class, students will be introduced to technique-based projects designed to increase confidence with the torch and expand and hone their jewelry fabrication skill set, with a focus on torch control and more advanced stone setting techniques like unusual bezel and tube settings. Basic metal fabrication skills a must! This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot. A $75 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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    217 - Open Jewelry Studio

    Member Tuition: $60.00

    Skill Levels: All Levels

    Non-Member: $90.00

    Instructor: Monitor

    Enjoy the use of DFAC’s newly updated jewelry studio with endless thanks to our creative partners, the West Coast Florida Society of Goldsmiths. This open studio allows both currently enrolled DFAC jewelry students & WCFSG members time to continue their jewelry-making pursuits outside of the designated class time. Open Jewelry Studio registration entitles you to an additional 18 hours of studio time. A monitor is present to oversee the proper use of studio equipment only. No instruction provided.Tuition includes a $10 lab fee designated to a common studio fund.

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    201 - Real Jewelry I - Beginning Silversmithing

    Member Tuition: $149.00

    Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

    Non-Member: $179.00

    Lab Fee:   $15.00

    Instructor: Maxon, Susan

    Structured for the beginner with no previous jewelry instruction. Students will learn necessary skills in class such as handling tools and torches and setting semi-precious stones. Individual attention allows students to progress at their own pace through the creation of 3 beautiful sterling silver jewelry pieces. Metals and stones are available for purchase from the instructor at an extra cost.

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    216 - Real Jewelry II

    Member Tuition: $149.00

    Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4

    Non-Member: $179.00

    Lab Fee:   $15.00

    Instructor: Maxon, Susan

    Structured for students with basic jewelry skills. Students will be introduced to a variety of metals, more complex construction and basic casting methods. Individual attention allows students to progress at their own pace through a series of projects that are designed to build skills. Metals and stones are available for purchase from the instructor at an extra cost.

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    202 - Real Jewelry II

    Member Tuition: $149.00

    Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

    Non-Member: $179.00

    Lab Fee:   $15.00

    Instructor: Maxon, Susan

    Structured for students with basic jewelry skills. Students will be introduced to a variety of metals, to more complex construction and basic casting methods. Individual attention allows students to progress at their own pace through a series of projects that are designed to build skills. Metals and stones are available for purchase from the instructor at an extra cost.

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    225W - Texturing Metal-Roller Printing

    Member Tuition: $60.00

    Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

    Non-Member: $80.00

    Instructor: Morgan, Anne

    Create your own unique pattern plates! Roller-printed patterns can add a beautiful texture and design element to your metal jewelry, but why limit yourself to roller-print patterns everyone else is using? Anne will show you how to create your own unique pattern plates in this one-day workshop! No need for caustic chemicals - these plates are not etched into metal. Using common household items and some easy-to-find materials, you can create hundreds of one-of-a-kind paper pattern plates, adding an exciting design element to your jewelry. Simple. Safe. Fun. Unique. There is a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor.

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