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ONSITE: Intermediate Metal Jewelry (A)

November 07, 2022

Take your metal jewelry making to the next level. We’ll focus on design execution, complex stone setting as well as fabricating and soldering with sterling silver. You’ll also advance your polishing skills for finishing pieces.

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ONSITE: Make it Riveting! Cold Connections in Metals

November 07, 2022

Make jewelry with no soldering. Apprehensive about using a torch? This is a great way to get your feet wet in metals. Learn how to make and design with rivets for bracelets, pendants, brooches and even rings! Experienced students will learn to refine their riveting skills and learn new ways of including riveting in their […]

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ONSITE: Lost-Wax Metal Casting

November 07, 2022

Learn to cast metal using the lost-wax technique to cast work in silver. By creating jewelry models of your own design, you’ll learn about model preparation, investing, burning out and casting with centrifugal and vacuum-casting machines.

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ONSITE: Stone Setting Basics

November 07, 2022

In this 6 week course, students will learn a variety of basic stone setting techniques including bezel setting, tab setting, prong setting, flush setting, and bead setting. Each week we will introduce a new setting skill. Over the 6 weeks students will be asked to design jewelry that houses any of the stone setting techniques […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry (B)

November 07, 2022

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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ONSITE: Silver Metal Clay Jewelry: Exploring Custom Textures

November 07, 2022

Learn to work with metal clay, a malleable, metal-bearing material that is perfectly suited for creating jewelry. Use your hands to shape it and a variety of tools to add detail and texture. You’ll fire the metal clay to transform it into a silver object. Add a new skill to your repertoire each week and […]

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ONSITE: Tree of Life Wire Pendant

November 07, 2022

We will use traditional jewelry making tools, wire and beads to create a tree of life pendant or small window ornament. You may bring an item to incorporate if desired. You will leave with at least one finished pendant from this class and have many options within your design repertoire to express your own creative […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry (C)

November 07, 2022

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry (A)

November 07, 2022

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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ONSITE: Spinner Rings (Only offered a few times a year!)

November 07, 2022

Experiment with spinner rings, which allow several rings to be made into one. The outer band supports one or more moving rings. We’ll cover sizing, shaping and soldering sheet metal and wire into rings. The rings will become one using a forming technique known as anticlastic. We’ll also cover basic solder, forging and forming techniques.

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ONSITE: Hydraulic Forming

November 07, 2022

In this introduction to hydraulic forming workshop we will learn to safely use the hydraulic press. Lining up our metal and the prefabricated die forms available in the studio with Urethane pads we will bring dimension to our metal jewelry designs. We will also cover making our own forms from Plexiglass sheets and pressing base […]

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ONSITE: Cold Connections Workshop

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of working with metal and creating forms with cold connections. You will be amazed at what you can create in one day without using soldering techniques! We will work with copper and brass and explore surface texturing, stamping, annealing, hammering and wire forging. Plan to create fasteners, chains and charms you can […]

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ONSITE: Stackable Bands (Only offered a few times a year!)

November 07, 2022

Create a sweet stack of rings from 14-karat yellow gold-filled wire and silver. You’ll learn to solder bands and become proficient at single seams. We’ll also cover fabricating, embellishing and forging simple bands in different gauges and types of metal.

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ONSITE: Container Construction

November 07, 2022

In this class students will learn basic jewelry techniques to make hollow forms such as small containers and jewelry boxes to hold our keepsakes. The techniques will include sawing, filing, sanding, forming, texturing, annealing, multiple styles of soldering, and patination. While this is a beginner class if you are someone who has some metal knowledge […]

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ONSITE: Silver Metal Clay Jewelry: Lacy Chain Bracelet

November 07, 2022

The more you learn about metal clay, the more you'll realize that clay doesn't stick to clay without moisture. Use that to your advantage in this workshop as you create a sinuous silver chain that will wrap around your wrist, with a matching toggle clasp.

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ONSITE: Metalworking (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Explore working with metal and traditional metalworking tools by creating sculptural works of your own. We will learn different ways to cut metal safely and bend it accurately, then we’ll try drilling, texturing, hammering, stamping and polishing our work. We will use the acetylene torch to soften (anneal) copper. Finally, we will bring dimension and […]

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ONSITE: Wire Jewelry

November 07, 2022

Learn the wire techniques that will help you create unique art pieces! Bend, shape, loop, and spring wire into form. We will add texture and create shape with traditional jewelers’ tools. Learn to taper with the rolling mill, cold forge a wedge with a hammer and soften metal with a torch. This class will give […]

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ONSITE: Intermediate Metal Jewelry (B)

November 07, 2022

Take your metal jewelry making to the next level. We’ll focus on design execution, complex stone setting as well as fabricating and soldering with sterling silver. You’ll also advance your polishing skills for finishing pieces.

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ONSITE: Stamped Metal Charms (Adults and Youth 9+ with Registered Adult)

October 25, 2022

Charm yourself, family, and friends with a personal touch. Design and stamp several charms with words, textures and symbols to express your creative voice in metal. In this workshop you will learn textural hammering and stamping techniques that will guide you in developing your creative style. Pre cut metal shapes and guides will be provided. […]

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