Learn the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication. Observers welcome!
Learn the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication to create a forged or form folded cuff bracelet, hammered or fold formed earrings, and a chain necklace. Techniques such as piercing, drilling, sawing, stamping, annealing, and simple soldering will be covered. Ideal for the new or novice jeweler, this class will emphasize safety, tool mastery, and skill development while supporting students through the completion of original jewelry pieces. Students with more experience can refresh basic skills and move to the next level of design and construction. Students should contact the instructor upon registration.
Limit 8 students, ages 16 and up.
Local students may borrow a tool kit. The tool kit will include standard consumables and supplies (example: sand paper 400, 600, grit, solder, Flux) and tools such as butane and mini torch, pliers, saw and blades, etc. A $200 check deposit will be returned when tool kit is returned.
Local students may purchase metal sheet and wire. Cost $5-$50. Students must contact the instructor to arrange loan of tool kit and materials purchase.
Students should have a notebook, pen, pencil, sharpie, safety glasses, earplugs, safety mask, and metals of their choice if they have them. Each student will set up a home studio for the week.
Observers are welcome!