Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry

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Introduction to Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Learn the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication. Observers welcome!

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Period Four
2:30 pm
Period Three
1:00 pm
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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 are welcome to register for the class who intend to observe technique rather than practice skills - this is a great way to learn more about jewelry creation! Observational students enroll as regular students, but do not need to borrow/purchase tools and materials or set up a studio.

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 from the instructor. Students may customize their choice of copper, brass, or sterling silver sheet and wire based on metal preference and student experience. Cost $5-$50. Students must contact the instructor by JUNE 1 to arrange loan of tool kit and materials purchase.

NOTE: Each student will set up a home studio for the week.

Students should have

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Safety glasses
  • Earplugs
  • Safety mask
  • Metals of their choice if they have them

Something For Everyone

Schedule a week or two, or three! Or, just sprinkle some classes in between other commitments.

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