Workshops | Jewelry Workshops

265W - All That Glitters! An Introduction to Keum Boo and Aura22

Member Tuition: $175.00

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

Non-Member: $205.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

This is a weekend workshop.

Add the beauty of gold to your sterling silver jewelry with 24 karat gold! Students will be introduced to the Korean art of Keum-boo - an ancient gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of precious metal to silver and other metals. Aura22 - a 22 karat yellow gold "paint" will also be demonstrated. Traditional and unconventional methods of Keum-boo application and the advantages/disadvantages of each will be discussed to help the student find the application technique that serves them best. Learn how to achieve a dark patina on silver to make the gold pop! Students will create a pair of earrings or a pendant of Sterling silver embellished with 24 karat gold using the Keum-boo technique. Add the richness of gold to your jewelry designs with minimal expense! Students must be comfortable with a torch.

A materials fee of $85 is paid directly to the instructor (average depending upon the metals market at the time of the workshop).

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W-JW103 - Bangles! Bangles! Bangles!

Member Tuition: $45.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $55.00

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

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 2-3 bangles during this workshop. A materials fee of $8 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of 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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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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JW105 - Introduction to Resin Jewelry Making

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Glass, Velina

Students will learn how to make open and 2 part molds for their resin jewelry. They then color, cast, cure and finish the resin pieces which can be a bangle or other jewelry shape. If desired, bring small found objects to use in mold-making. There is a $75 materials fee payable to the instructor.

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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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W-JW210 - The Art of the Finish

Member Tuition: $85.00

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

Non-Member: $115.00

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

The finish on a piece of jewelry can make all the difference between breathtaking and so-so. Learn the steps of metal finishing and surface textures such as mirror polish, satin, tumbled, texture brushed, solder removal, etc. Discover ways to get different finishes using the flex-shaft, tumbler, buffer or by hand. Learn the different buffs, abrasives, brushes, tricks ane techniques to achieve your perfect finish.

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241W - Using the Micro-Fold Break

Member Tuition: $108.00

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

Non-Member: $138.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $20.00

Instructor: Maxon, Susan

Students must understand the basics of metal forging and be comfortable with the process of annealing metal with a torch. This workshop will explore the application of the micro-fold techniques to add texture and structure to flat sheet metal. Students will learn the process of micro-folding, using the micro-fold break tools. They will learn to modify and use hand tools to confirm the patterns and to develop added strength to finer gauges of sheet stock. Students will explore ways of trapping gem stones in the micro-folds. Forge-folding will be combined with micro-folding to produce 3D forms. The use of patinas will be covered to add contrast to the forms. Students will produce sheets of patterns for future use in the construction of jewelry. It will be a fast paced evening packed with information. Fee includes practice metal and a hand tool for modification. Extra metals and small stones will be available for purchase from the instructor if desired.

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