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Weekend Workshops
June 2023
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Basic 101 - Foundations

Sat-Sun     6/10-11      10:00 - 4:00

(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: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

Beginning Loop-in-Loop Chain Making

Sat            6/17         10:00 - 4:00

(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: $125

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.

Simple Silver Rings

Sat         6/24              10:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Feel the excitement and pride of making a beautifully polished ring from start to finish. Using sterling silver wire, students will cut, file, solder, hammer, sand and polish a ring. This is a perfect workshop for people who already make jewelry using beads & components, but haven’t worked with more advanced techniques in a fully equipped studio. This class will open a window to the possibilities of working with metal and also put a ring on it!

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15

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First Impressions: Metal Clay 101

Sat            7/1        10:00 - 4:00

(Chris Eschbach)

An introduction into the world of fine silver precious metal clay; perfect for the absolute beginner! Traditional metalsmithing experience is not necessary, it helps, but is not required.

Students will learn to manipulate metal clay in its pliable form, refine details in its dry form, torch fire their work and ultimately be left with a piece of pure silver jewelry. Time and intricacy dependent, students can expect to leave with a charm and/or a pair of earrings. 

Throughout the day, tools, tips, standard practices and the infinite possibilities that metal clay brings to your jewelry making skill set will be discussed.

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $150.00

Materials: $40

New Date Added 8/26
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