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

In this fun class, you'll learn the basic skills needed to design and create your own beautiful wire art jewelry. You'll become familiar with the "tools of the trade" and their proper uses.

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

In this fun class, you'll learn the basic skills needed to design and create your own beautiful wire art jewelry. You'll become familiar with the "tools of the trade" and their proper uses.

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. Build on the fundamental skills learned in Basic Wire I. 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 is paid directly to the instructor at the start of class. Please check the instructor's website www.hodgepodgerie.com for a complete supply list.

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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. Please check the instructor's website www.hodgepodgerie.com for a complete supply list.

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228W - Corrugated Metal Weaving

Member Tuition: $90.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $120.00

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

This is a one day workshop.

Learn how to weave corrugated metal strips with round wire to create sheet than can be incorporated into a jewelry piece.

A $35 material fee is paid to the instructor at the time of class and includes a small clipboard, corrugated copper strips and sterling silver wire.

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229W - Finishing a Metal Weave

Member Tuition: $90.00

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

Non-Member: $120.00

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

This is a one day workshop.

One way to use a metal weave is to shape it in the hydraulic press using a silhouette die and solder it to a backing sheet. The result can be set in a bezel or the edges can be nicely finished. The instructor will have a variety of silhouette dies available for use.

$25 Material Fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class includes water based Wite-Out, paste solder and 26 gauge sterling silver sheet for lining one large or two small weaves. Students may bring their own if they desire.

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JW101 - Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Refresh the fundamentals or learn from scratch! In this introductory metalsmithing class, you'll learn the fundamental skills of metal jewelry fabrication. Learn good studio habits while learning how to solder with a gas torch, sawing, filing, using the flex-shaft, riveting techniques, finish work and other common bench and studio necessities. All students will be following the same curriculum.

You'll complete unique jewelry projects in copper, brass and sterling silver while learning the proper techniques necessary to build a solid foundation in the metal jewelry arts. this is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot.

A $75 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

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JW102 - Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication II

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

This class builds on the skills learned in Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I. In addition, you will learn how to create a bezel and basic stone setting along with lots of demonstrations and hands-on work. You'll create beautiful pieces of jewelry while expanding and building your metalsmithing skills. All students will be following the same curriculum.

A fee of $75 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

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224W - Holiday Series: Jewelry Design

Member Tuition: $45.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $55.00

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

Create unique earrings that you can give as gifts or wear during the holidays. Working in Sterling Silver, you'll learn basic jewelry design in our fully equipped jewelry design studio. All materials included.

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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

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. There is a

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211 - Intermediate/Advanced Wire Work

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

In this 6 week class, you'll learn to hone those wire working skills! Similar in structure to the Basic Wire class, each week will offer many new techniques and projects to tickle your imagination and polish up your skills. Etching, woven wire bezels, earrings, clasps, cool patinas and finishing are just a few of the things you will be able to add to your wire jewelry arsenal. Basic wire working skills a must! A $50 material fee is paid directly to the instructor at time of class.

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221 - Metal-Smithing-An Independent Jewelry Study

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

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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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. A $65.00 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor

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222 - Metalworks II- Intermediate

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4

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 are a must! This class builds on the skills learned in the introductory Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I and II classes or equivalent and is appropriate for advanced beginner to intermediate metalsmiths. This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot. A $15 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.Additional materials may be purchased from the instructor or you may bring your own.

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JD223 - Metalworks II- Intermediate

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,4,5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l 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 are a must! This class builds on the skills learned in the introductory Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I and II classes or equivalent and is appropriate for advanced beginner to intermediate metalsmiths. This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot. A $15 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.Additional materials may be purchased from the instructor or you may bring your own.

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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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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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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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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. A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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