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Weekend Workshops

July 2024

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Basic Initial Engraving

Sun         7/14       10:00 - 4:00

(Caleb Anderson)

The ancient art of hand engraving uses no power tools, just a graver and a mounting tool (usually an expensive piece of equipment but a wooden dowel and shellac can be a great alternative!) Learn how to layout lines, explore texture, sharpen your graver and refine detail to create personalized jewelry, even make up your own font!

In this one day workshop you’ll be using pre-cut sterling discs as your “canvas” so we can get right into trying your hand at this historically significant technique.

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

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Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations 

Sat-Sun         7/20 - 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

Basic 2 - Soldering & Stone  Setting

Sat-Sun         7/27- 28       10:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)               

Thirsting for more knowledge? This is the perfect class to expand upon the techniques you learned in Basic 101.  Cabochon stones can be added using a variety of bezel setting methods. The project of a plain bezel cup incorporated into a pendant, pin or ring introduces soldering techniques in a logical step by step process. It also allows for individual design elements with the bail or ring shank. This is where the fun really begins!

Skill Level: Basic 101

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $35

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