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 3 bangles during this workshop. Instructor will have a variety of sterling silver wire for sale ranging from $6 to $16 per bangle (cash or check is paid directly to the instructor). Ages 17 and up.
Titanium is a great metal for earrings. It is strong, lightweight, inexpensive and it anodizes to an array of marvelous colors. Precut components will be available or you may cut components using the shear and disk cutters in a variety of shapes. Experienced metalworkers may also saw shapes. Then we will texture using hammers, the flex shaft and/or roller printing with a variety of steel and brass pattern plates. Then the fun begins with coloring. Each component can be one or multiple colors. Findings can be colored to match or contrast with components. Lastly, components will be joined with jump rings. Most students will have time to make 3 pairs of earrings if they desire. A materials fee of $10 per pair of earrings is paid directly to the instructor. Please bring cash or check. Ages 17 and up.
No metalsmithing experience? No problem! In this class we will anneal and pattern a piece of metal sheet, cut and shape it into a cuff bracelet and finish it into a beautiful piece of jewelry. You may also patina the cuff to bring out the pattern.
Please see the supply list for cost of materials. Ages 17 and up.
First time making a ring? No problem.
Learn to solder wire, form it into a ring and shape it using a steel ring die and the hydraulic press. Combine die shapes and different metals to make a stunning ring stack. Beginners can expect to make 3 to 6 individual rings (1 to 2 sets) in this workshop.
Instructor will have a variety of sterling silver, copper and gold filled wire for sale ranging from $1 to $6 per ring. Please bring cash or check to class for payment. Ages 17 and up.