Adult Classes | Jewelry

Introduction to Bead Woven Jewelry JW116

Instructor: Hammers, Karen

Day of Week: Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

In this class you’ll learn the basic stitches in bead weaving necessary to create bead woven jewelry using needle, thread, and glass seed beads. You’ll learn peyote, herringbone, ladder and netting stitches along with their variations. After learning the basic stitches, you’ll design and create a piece of jewelry such as a bracelet, necklace, or earrings. Basic supplies necessary to learn the stitches will be provided. You may wish to purchase additional beads for the jewelry project you design. A $25 materials fee will be paid to the instructor in the first class.

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Intermediate Silversmithing JW115

Instructor: Jenrette, Carol

Day of Week: Wed 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

This class is designed for students who have completed Level 1 of Introduction to Silversmithing or have had prior experience with silver fabrication, soldering and bezel setting. We will build on basic skills with demonstrations in advanced fabricating techniques, dapping and forging, cold connections, as well as bezel setting, closures and alternative methods suspension. Students can choose between the bracelet project designed to elevate your skill level or you can design your own original piece with individual instruction. Materials fee varies from $15 to $85 and is paid directly to the instructor.

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Introduction to Silversmithing JW114

Instructor: Jenrette, Carol

Day of Week: Wed 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of metalsmithing. In this class, students will be introduced to the basics of working with sterling silver. We will discuss jewelry design and cover metalsmithing techniques; correct use of tools, simple forming, texturing, soldering, finishing and shop safety.

Level 1 Students will fabricate a pendant in sterling silver that will combine the techniques covered in class. A materials fee of $65 is to be paid to the instructor.

Level 2 In Level 2 you can choose to create an original piece with individual instruction or participate in the class project. The fabricated link bracelet, our class project, will be a combination of 5 unique links, each highlighting a different technique; simple bezel setting, roller and hammer textures, keum boo, riveting and patination finished with a toggle. A materials fee of $85 is to be paid to the instructor.

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The Shaman Locket: A Small Receptacle That Holds Your Treasures W-JW226

Instructor: Kovalcik, Terry

Day of Week: Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $465.00

Non-Member: $495.00

In this workshop, we will explore the process of making a hinged cylindrical receptacle using PMC. This small decorative locket is fashioned after the Tibetan prayer wheel. It’s a place to hold your secret wishes close to your heart.
During the workshop, we will cover a variety of techniques. Learn about textured patterns and stencil making. Construct a cylindrical locket carcass. Then, learn how to make tab hinges. Create domed lids with elaborate finials, fireable stones and a hidden clasp. The class instruction will also cover dry construction, riveting, wire work, simple soldering, patinas and finishing.
In this step by step workshop, learn how to construct this ornate locket using the PMC OneFire Sterling (960 hybrid-a mix of PMC Sterling & PMC3 clays). It’s the clay of choice for its superior strength and ease of firing. Learn to accurately cut and construct all the elements. Once fired, learn the steps to properly polish and assemble the locket. A $125 materials kit is purchased directly from the instructor.
What will we do? Techniques we’ll cover include stencil making, paper templates, dry construction, precision drilling, using embeddables, hinge construction & integration, hidden closure, bail construction, cold connections, assemblage and finishing. This Shaman Locket is perfect for showing off your personal story and carrying hidden treasures.
Prerequisite: three or more previous PMC classes.
Withdrawals will not be refunded after January 4 for this workshop.

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TWO BRACELETS IN ONE - An Adventure in Positive-Negative Space W-JW135

Instructor: Maxon, Susan

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $135.00

Non-Member: $165.00

Where a thing is = Positive Space; where a thing is not = Negative Space.
Using this premise, two distinctively different bracelets will be made from one piece of metal. There will be no wasted or scrap material. Students will be using punches to make several positive shapes from a piece of silver. The resulting negative spaces will become the positive spaces in bracelet #1. The cut out shapes will become links in bracelet #2. We will make fast and simple soldering clamps. Students will measure, saw, punch, solder, form, fit, design, link, and be amazed as the bracelet forms seem to appear on their own.
A $150 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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Open Jewelry Studio JW217

Instructor: Monitor

Day of Week: Tues 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00

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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Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I JW206

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $5.00

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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Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques II JW205

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $5.00

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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Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I (Afternoon) JW104

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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 $85 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

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Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I (Evening) JW101

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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 $85 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

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Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication II (Afternoon) JW105

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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 $85 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

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Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication II (Evening) JW102

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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 $85 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

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HOT SURFACE TEXTURES! Understanding Heat Textures and Reticulation W-JW219

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $175.00

Non-Member: $205.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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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Intermediate Metalsmithing JW223

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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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Intermediate Metalsmithing (Evening) JW222

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Tues 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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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Metal-Smithing-An Independent Jewelry Study for Advanced Students JW221

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Mon 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry JW122

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Explore using base metal clays, as well as forming pieces using syringe, paste, and metal clay sheet. Learn how to combine glass, ceramics and other materials with metal clay to create unique mixed media pieces.
A $15 materials fee is paid directly to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry: Ceramics and Glass JW125

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Learn a more economical way of working with silver metal clay by combining it with ceramics including commercial bisque beads, your own pottery creations and even Grandma's broken china. Make and set your own colorful glass cabochons in silver metal clay.
$40 materials fee paid to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry: Polymer Clay & Resin JW124

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Explore adding color to your copper, bronze, or silver metal clay creations polymer clay and other materials combined with UV resin.
$50 materials fee paid to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry: Setting Stones JW123

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. This class will concentrate on projects featuring different methods of setting non-firable stones in bronze, copper and silver metal clays.
A $15 materials fee is paid directly to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Designing with Metal Clay JW106

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Metal clay is a made from microscopic particles of metal mixed with an organic binder that is worked much like pottery clay. The binder burns off during kiln firing, fusing the particles into a solid piece of metal. Metal clay allows for deep textures, sculpted and molded elements, and great details that can be combined with traditional metal smithed components. It is ideal for mixed media jewelry combining CZ's, glass, ceramic and other materials. Projects in bronze and silver clays emphasize technique, construction and design.
A fee of $100 will be paid to the instructor for bronze and silver clays and other materials used in class.

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Bangles! Bangles! Bangles! W-JW103

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

Day of Week: Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

First time in the jewelry studio? No problem. Learn to solder sterling silver wire, form it into a circle and shape it using a steel bangle die and the hydraulic press. Beginners can expect to complete 3 bangles during this workshop. Instructor will have a variety of sterling silver wire for sale ranging from $6 to $16 per bangle (cash or check is paid directly to the instructor).

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