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. A $95 materials fee (est. depending on the metals market) is paid directly to the instructor.

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

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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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