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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class
HVS COVID PROTOCOL
- Masks are once again required at all times when inside the studio.
- Proof of Vaccination & Booster shots will be mandatory for all students, faculty and assistants.
Keeping my students as safe as possible is #1
Basic 2 - Bezels
Sat-Sun 2/12-13 10:00-4:00
Thirsting for more knowledge? This is the perfect class to expand upon the techniques you learned in Basic 101. Bezel setting cabochon stones introduces students to the basics of hard silver soldering, bezel setting a cabochon stone as well as pre-planning a design. Texturing will also be demonstrated and can be incorporated into the design. A simple pendant is a great project to incorporate these techniques.
Skill Level: Basic 101
Lab Fee: $15
Materials: Variable - Students may bring their own or purchase in class
Sat 2/19 10:00 - 4:00
Beginning Loop-in-Loop Chain Making
Byzantine style Etruscan chains date back to antiquity and are still made by hand to this day. Students will learn the basics of taking fine silver wire and wrapping it around a dowel to make a coil, cutting it into individual links that are fused closed using a torch, shaping and then assembling a variety of different chains. We will focus on learning the various “stitches” allowing students to continue their studies at home. This technique requires very minimal equipment and the results are professional quality chains that impress everyone and are truly a labor of love. Caution: Extremely addictive!
Skill level: No experience necessary, Good eyesight is!
Lab Fee: $10
Materials: Students may purchase their own 20’ Fine Silver Wire - 20 gauge, (approximately $40-50 depending on the market price) Also available in class.