JUNE WORKSHOPS
10:00 - 4:00
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Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations                                                           June 10 - 11

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

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

Forged Cuff Bracelet                                                                                   June 17

The ancient art of cold forging involves stretching metal with controlled hammer blows against an anvil or stake. Topics covered include: properties of non-ferrous metals, types of hammers and when to use them, how to make the metal move where you want it to, plus a variety of related demonstrations. A cuff bracelet is a great way to learn these basic techniques in a single project you'll walk out wearing with pride. Copper is provided.

Skill level: No experience necessary (but it's helpful)

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

Loop-in-Loop Chain Making                                                                June 24

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!

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials Payable in Class: 20’ Fine Silver Wire (market price, approximately $45)

Torch-less Chains (& Loop in Loop - part 2)                                        June 25

This workshop will introduce students to chain making using simple hand tools making it perfect for beginners and hobbyists of all ages. It's a repetitive and addictive technique resulting in amazingly beautiful chains in virtually any metal because the links are not soldered or fused closed. Chains covered during this 1 day workshop are:

Egyptian Spiral & Helm Parallel.

Loop in Loop enthusiasts will appreciate another day to learn more advanced chain stitches or continue working on a length of chain towards completion.

Skill level: No experience necessary, Good eyesight is!

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials Payable in Class: $20 for torch-less / BYO for loop in loop

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