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Focus on basic metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, polishing, and basic stone setting to create several finished pieces. Great introduction to jewelry making, however out small class sizes allow for more advanced students to further their knowledge and gain assistance...
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Overview of ancient and contemporary casting techniques used in the creation of jewelry. Techniques covered: Cuttlefish, sand, broom and lost wax casting. Bronze is included in the cost of the workshop.
Learn the cold connection technique of decorative rivets to make hammered bangles out of copper and brass wire. No experience necessary. All tools and materials provided by the artist/instructor Maggie Mehaffey. $10 materials fee payable in class.
Learn how to make your very own spinner ring, consisting of a stable inner ring with one or two movable outer rings. Great for stress relief! Soldering experience helpful, but beginners welcome. All tools and materials provided. Materials fee payable in class. 18+ only.
Learn how to make simple drop earrings with wire wrapped loops, how to wrap a briolette and other elemental earring making skills. Advanced students will be given more challenging projects. Students will make multiple pairs of earrings and will learn about the tools and findings that work best.
Students will learn how to properly knot cording between beads, making either a spaced or continuous bead necklace and choosing from traditional silk style (right) or leather barrel knotted necklace with beads(left).
An introduction to jewelry making while creating a silver ring. Students learn how to cut metal, file, texture. size, solder and finishing. Each student creates a practice copper ring and a finished silver ring. All materials are included.
Expand on your torch fired enameling skills with the introduction of sgraffito, color blocking, and adding glass beads to your creation. Previous enameling experience helpful - our enameling class on Nov. 8 would be good preparation. All tools and materials provided by artist/instructor Maggie Mehaffey. Materials fee payable in class. 18+ only, pl...
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This class is more of a directed open studio class, so that students can work on their own projects. Demos will be given at students’ requests, and stone setting will be a big part of this class. We will focus mainly on improving soldering skills, stone setting styles and working on designing. Basic jewelry making skills are required for this...
Use a wide selection of precut colored glass pieces and beads to create a mini-mosaic in a deep pendant (many shapes available, silver- or copper-plated). Arrange the colored pieces, surround them with a colorful grout, clean them up and voilà! You’ll be provided a black leather cord necklace for each pendant. Material fee includes 2 pendants.
In the first session of this two-part class, our jewelry artist instructor will teach you to reliably identify many popular gemstones. The second session will go into the metaphysical properties of each stone and its physical, emotional and psychic traits and uses. If you are a jewelry student, maker or artist, and particularly if you are studying...
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