Skill Levels: Beginner
This 5-day workshop is for the advanced beginner and focuses on the fundamentals of jewelry design and execution. Studio habits, safety and design elements will be covered in detail. Perhaps you want to hone your basic skills in metal jewelry fabrication but a busy schedule keeps you from committing to a 6-week course. Or, you simply prefer a short, intensive metal jewelry workshop. If either of these describes you, then this five day class is the place to be! We'll focus on some of the most important basic metalworking skills such as sawing, soldering, filing, texturing, hammering, setting cabochons in bezels and finish work. As you learn the proper techniques to help you build a strong foundation in the metal jewelry arts, you'll make fun and unique jewelry such as a spinner-style ring, earrings featuring bezel-set cabochons and a multi-linked bracelet. You'll also take home a full-color information-packed booklet complete with tutorials for the week's projects. You'll be working in copper, fine and Sterling silvers. A $120 Material Fee includes all materials and is paid directly to the instructor.
A complete tool list will be sent a week prior to camp in case you wish to use your own. However, all tools used during the week will be available for you to borrow during the camp, so there's nothing to buy except an apron and a Sharpie marker with your name on it!
Ages 18 and up.