WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
June 2021
Listed Chronologically
Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class

Sat            6/5         10:00 - 4:00

Beginning Loop-in-Loop Chain Making

(Raychel Wengenroth)

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: $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.

Sat-Sun     6/12-13      10:00 - 4:00

Basic 101 - Foundations

(Raychel Wengenroth)

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

Sat-Sun      6/26-27     10:00 - 4:00

Basic 2 - Bezels

(Raychel Wengenroth)

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

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Variable - Students may bring their own or purchase in class

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