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Weekend Workshops

April 2024

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Enameled Jewelry Workshop

Sat-Sun         4/6-7        10:00 - 5:00

(Dawn Lombard)

Embark on a captivating journey into the enchanting world of enameling with our immersive Enamel Jewelry Workshop. Day 1 invites you to a warm meet & greet, followed by a review of completed jewelry & commercial component examples that will ignite your creative spirit. Immerse yourself in the intricacies of torch firing, guided by a comprehensive safety review and insights into enamel types, grain sizes, and preparation techniques. Shape your artistic vision using a variety of tools, including a hydraulic press and pancake dies. Learn captivating design techniques including stamps, stencils, kitten whiskers and beads. Conclude the day with free studio time for personal exploration and cleanup. Day two promises further excitement with graphite techniques and hands-on experiences with Mason Stain applications. We conclude the day with tab settings, usage of jump rings, commercial findings, and earring wires. Unleash your creativity in this dynamic workshop, departing not only with new skills but also uniquely crafted enamel jewelry pieces that reflect your personal style and artistic expression.

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $290.

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $50


Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations 

Sat-Sun         4/20-21       10:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Start here if you want a clear, concise and in-depth knowledge of basic jewelry making techniques. Learn how to use hand tools to cut, texture and file and machines to drill, sand and polish. There will be a number of demonstrations with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. The wide range of topics covered will give you a solid foundation to set you out on your educational path with confidence. Learn how to recognize quality craftsmanship in the pieces you currently own or want to buy. The skills acquired in jewelry making come in handy on many levels, even fixing and altering things!

The project will introduce beginners to multiple techniques including sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, finishing and possibly riveting. A simple sterling ring kicks off the session with a bang!

Skill Level: Absolutely No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

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