Workshops | Jewelry Workshops

264W - Advanced Adult Jewelry Summer Camp

Member Tuition: $295.00

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

Non-Member: $325.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

This 5 day condensed jewelry camp will focus on honing your stone setting skills with different types of tube and step settings, creating some specialized tooling, soldering and finish work. You'll create fun and unique jewelry while learning new skills and techniques. Full color information-packed booklets complete with the tutorials for the week's projects will be distributed.

A complete tool list will be sent out prior to the start of camp. You can use your tools or borrow the studio's. Bring an apron and Sharpie marker.

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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.

$35 Material Fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class 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, 3, 4, 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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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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209W - Jewelry for Mom! Workshop

Member Tuition: $35.00

Skill Levels: All levels

Non-Member: $50.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Create personalized jewelry for that special someone in your life. You'll design one or more stamped Sterling Silver initials or patterns with Swarovski crystal birthstones. A $15 materials fee will be paid to the instructor.

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227W - Metal Weaving

Member Tuition: $90.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $120.00

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

This is a one day workshop.

Metal strips can be woven to create sheet that can be incorporated into a jewelry design. Learn how to do a plain weave and a 2 by 2 twill, the foundation weaves for more complicated patterns.

$50 Material Fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class includes weaving tools and copper and sterling silver metal strips for the 2 weaves.

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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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