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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class
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.
Sat-Sun 10/9 - 10 10:00 - 4:00
Basic 101 - Foundations
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: $10
Sun 10/24 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.