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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class
SEPTEMBER '21 COVID PROTOCOL UPDATES
- Masks are once again Required at all times when inside the studio.
- Proof of Vaccination will be mandatory for all students, faculty and assistants.
Loop in Loop Chain Completion & Clasps
Sat 4/2 10:00 - 4:00
This workshop is specifically designed for students who took the Basic Loop-in-Loop Chain Making class and have had time to create a length of chain to be finished. Techniques will include tamping, pulling thru a wooden draw plate, annealing, flexing, adding end caps, clasps and tumbling to brighten it.
Skill level: Basic Loop-in-Loop Chain Making
Lab Fee: $5
Materials: Students bring their completed chain lengths to finish up. Silver will be available (for sale by weight) or students can bring their own.
Basic 101 - Foundations
Sat-Sun 4/9 - 10 10:00 - 4:00
Immerse yourself in this fast paced course on the basic tools & techniques used in making jewelry. Demonstrations will be plentiful with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. Sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, polishing and basic soldering techniques will make time fly. Students can expect to complete 2 projects, a flat pendant or keyring out of sheet metal and a simple ring. Learn 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! This workshop is perfect for those interested in taking more advanced classes requiring basic skills.
Skill level: No experience necessary
Lab Fee: $15
Sat 4/16 10:00 - 4:00
Basic Wax Working
Lost wax casting dates back to the bronze age and is still used today, although there have been many advances since then. This class will focus on the wax aspect of the process. Learn how to carve, file, melt and manipulate to create designs for rings, pendants, pins and earrings. The wax can be cast by an outside source into the metal of your choice (including sterling, gold, platinum, brass or bronze). Once the castings are complete they can be cleaned up using files, sandpaper and polishing techniques. Casting is an excellent way to explore jewelry making without investing a lot of time or expensive metals in the process.
Skill Level: No experience necessary.
Lab Fee: $5
Sat 4/23 10:00 - 4:00
Beaded Chain Necklace
Design and make your own layering necklace. Learn a simple technique to embellish a chain with pearls or stones and create a one-of-a-kind necklace that is as elegant or as wild and freeform as you like.
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary
Lab Fee: $5
Materials: Available for purchase from the instructor - cost varies depending on materials used.