Stacy Perry

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 (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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Soldered Wire Cuff Workshop W-JW140

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

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

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Lab Fee:   $10.00

The best way you will learn to be proficient at soldering is to practice! This beautiful cuff-style bracelet presents lots of opportunities to hone those torch skills. Simple in design, it challenges your soldering and finishing techniques and takes them to the next level. Learn more about flame and heat control and gain a better understanding of soldering and how to use it to your best advantage. Add a choice of embellishments appropriate to your skill level. Come spend a day creating a piece of art to wear while gaining more confidence at the torch.
Students are responsible for providing their own silver or gold for the project. Average cost of materials to complete the cuff is $40 in silver.
Students must be comfortable with a torch. Basic soldering and fabrication skills a must!

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TORNADO SWIRL EARRINGS: A Wire Project - Cold Connected W-JW141

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

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

Levels: All Levels,Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $45.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Bring a friend and spend a half-day playing with wire! Participants will leave with 2 pairs of beautiful Tornado Earrings to enjoy or give as a gift!
You can create these earrings using all one metal, such as Sterling silver, or mix'em up by using a combo of different metals. Colorful patinas can add a delightful finishing touch! No prior experience necessary, all skill levels welcome! A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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The Feather or Diagonal Fold Cuff Bracelet W-JW142

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Turn sheet metal into wearable art with the basic fold-forming technique called the line-fold.


By folding and unfolding sheet metal, you can quickly turn it into wonderful 3-D shapes and textures.In this 6 hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to the line-fold and make cuffs from copper sheet metal. Heat and other patinas will also be discussed and may be applied to your cuffs. Line folds and and their variations are the foundation for many fold-forming techniques.


It is recommended that all students use copper to learn the technique. Advanced students may opt to create a cuff from Sterling silver. Sorry, but due to the nature of the metals, beginners and intermediate students must use copper. A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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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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