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February 2019
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 -- Please sign up 1 week in advance to avoid cancellation --

In the event of winter weather cancellations a class will be added to the end

Sat-Sun                2/2 & 3                      Basic 2 - Bezel Setting

(Raychel Wengenroth)                                                          Blue Room

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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Sun                         2/3                              Thick Walled Bezels

(Lissa Queeney)                                                                   Green Room

Confident with making bezels and want to make them more dramatic? Learning how to make a thick walled bezel can expand the look and weight of your work. This workshop features different thicknesses of bezels, how to decorate them, and how to set your stones with a hammer hand-piece. You can concentrate on a stone you love, or practice on separate stones of varying sizes. Whichever style you choose, this class is for those of us who love stones, and love setting them in interesting ways.

Skill Level: Basic 101, Basic 2 (including soldering)

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

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Sat-Sun                    2/9 & 10                              Sand Casting

(Hannah Wilson)                                                               Green Room

Cast jewelry allows the artist to create a wider range of shapes and forms than constructed jewelry might tolerate.  During this two-day sand-casting intensive, you will begin with wax, creating a one-of-a-kind pendent or ring. Then, we will turn that piece of wax into silver jewelry and finish it to perfection- you can even use the same wax to cast multiples of the same piece! This workshop will cover wax carving techniques, the basics of sand-casting and finishing, and polishing.  All skill levels welcome!

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $10 for wax. Sterling sold by weight/market price in class or bring your                       own clean scrap (no contaminants including solder)

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Sat                         2/16                          Loop in Loop Chains 2

                                                                                Completion & Clasps

(Raychel Wengenroth)                                                        Green Room

This workshop is specifically designed for students who took the Basic Loop-in-Loop Chain Making 1 class and have had time to create a length of chain to be finished. Techniques will include tamping, pulling thru a wooden draw plate, annealing, flexing, adding end caps, clasps and tumbling to brighten it.

Skill level: Basic Loop-in-Loop Chain Making 1

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: Students bring their completed chain lengths to finish up. Silver will be available (for sale by weight) or students can bring their own.


Sun                         2/17                                        Flush Settings

(Lissa Queeney)                                                                        Blue Room

In this workshop students will learn how to set faceted stones in a flush setting. This setting style melds well with other contemporary settings and continues to gain popularity.  Terminology, tools, technique, demonstration and hands-on samples will be explored. Non-precious metals and cubic zirconia will be supplied so students can work on samples of this technique. Students can bring their own materials if they prefer precious metals and stones. Also, sterling silver is the easiest metal to work with, so scraps can be brought in to practice on.

Skill level: Basic skills including sawing, finishing & soldering

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $10

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Sun                         2/24        Alexander Calder Inspired Wire Jewelry

(Lisa Spiros)                                                                              Blue Room

Learn to make Calder inspired sculptural jewelry forms using hammering, forging, milling, and wrapping techniques to create beautiful necklaces, bracelets and rings. The class will help you invent your own clasps and closures or incorporate ideas from Calder's amazingly simple yet sophisticated mechanisms into your own pieces. 

Skill level: Basic skills including sawing, finishing & soldering

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20 (Optional Supply list available upon registration)

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