Intermediate Classes

  • Key to Success Key to Success

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    The Key to Success is in the planning. In this class you will learn how to plan your fabrication projects and fine tune your soldering skills. We will discuss the many considerations you need to make when fabricating pieces with varying components. Then we will put it all together to create your Key to Success. All students will finish a project, however, end results will depend on the student’s skills. Students must have silver soldering skills.
     
  • Sea Kissed Sea Kissed

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create a contemporary bezel ring with sterling silver and Swarovski crystal. In this class you will learn how to create this unique bezel; retrofit a stone to fit the bezel, seat a bezel to fit the stone and finishing techniques. Most students will finish the project.
     
  • Mobius Pendant Mobius Pendant

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    Tired of the same old thing? Take a turn in your silver to create this classic yet modern pendant. You will learn the secret to transforming sterling silver sheet into a graceful moving form. In this class you will refine your sawing, soldering and finishing skills. Students should have some soldering and sawing skills. (Students will complete the pendant however, some will want to refine the pendant at home.)
  • Enamels To Flight Enamels To Flight

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Take enamels to new heights with separation enamel. Through a series of layers and firing students will learn to transform copper and transparent enamels. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.)
  • Bold Connections Bold Connections

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    Make a statement by creating a “Bold Connection” to finish your beadwork. Pieces may be used to finish necklaces or bracelets. In this class you will learn different ways to texturize metal; refine their soldering skills; and shape and forge wire to create a toggle.

    Students will finish the toggle however, they may not have time to string their beaded necklace. (Semi-precious beads will be provided for the project, stones will vary in size, shape and stone.) Pre-requisite: must have soldering experience. Beading will not be covered in this class.
     
    Many tools for this class are unnecessary for Bead and Button Show as it is a rolling mill class.
  • Highly Irregular Highly Irregular

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    So you know how to solder, but sometimes you just can’t get it right. In this class I will show you some highly irregular tricks to fix messy soldering. You will get a chance to put it to the test and by the end of the class have fun pieces for a modern bracelet or necklace. Students will finish one or more pendants, however beading will be finished after the class on their own as beading will not be taught. 

  • Filigree 101 Filigree 101

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create delicate works of art with filigree. We will bend, twist and turn sterling silver stock to create an intricate pendant. Students will be challenged to put their creativity into action while continuing to fine tune their skills. Pre-requisite, must have soldering experience and wire working experience.

  • Intro to Prong Setting Intro to Prong Setting

    Details

    Level: Intermediate      Sessions: 1      Hours: 3.5 hours

    Project Overview

    Add prong settings to your repertoire. In this class you will learn not only to set gemstones into a prong setting and also learn to remove them. You will be introduced to the basics of measuring and notching the setting for the perfect fit. Don’t worry about having the right tools, as they will be included in your kit.  Pre-requisite, must have soldering experience.
     
  • The Essential Pendant The Essential Pendant

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create your own personal essential oil diffuser to take wherever you go. You will learn to saw, solder and shape sterling silver to create a diffuser you can fill with your favorite oils.

  • Pipe Art Pipe Art

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Add a new dimension to copper without breaking your budget! From copper piping, wire and enamel we will create a vibrant bracelet. In this class we will touch on torch fired enamel, sawing and shaping techniques. Students will complete project.
  • Cascading Dewdrops Cascading Dewdrops

    Details

    Level: Intermediate    Sessions: 1    Hours: 4hrs

    Project Overview

    We will cover all the basics to metal work in this class: shaping, forming, soldering and sawing. Students will learn how to create silver granules to enhance their projects along with sweat soldering and sawing metal.

  • Beachin' Bezels Beachin' Bezels

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    Sometimes you just want to see both sides of a stone when you are setting it. This bezel setting technique will show you how to set free-formed stones without a back and at the same time introduce you to Fretz stakes. Students who work quickly will finish two pieces. A selection of glass will be provided to choose from. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor.

  • Orbital Rings Orbital Rings

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Send jump rings into orbit by shaping, forming, and soldering sterling silver. You'll learn to create a pendant that is out of this world!
  • Riveting Rings Riveting Rings

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Transform treasured beads into statement rings. In this class you will learn to set beads onto a ring shank by riveting. (Beads will vary.)
  • Drops of Jupiter Drops of Jupiter

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create a sterling silver statement pendant by cutting, shaping and soldering. In this class you will learn how to make your silver shine like a professional. When finished we will add a little sparkle with a gemstone.
     
  • Separation Enamel Separation Enamel

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn to create a new effect in enamel. Through a series of firing layers of transparent enamels, students will learn how to create this unique process of separation enamel. Students should have a basic understanding of torch fired enameling. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.)
     
  • Two-Tone Woven Bracelet Two-Tone Woven Bracelet

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Turn silver and copper into a woven design to be used as the base of a bracelet. Learn how to shape and solder silver for a bracelet frame. And through a series of soldering steps to create stability for the weave.
  • Stacking Rings - Tube Setting Stacking Rings - Tube Setting

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Handcrafted stacking rings are fun and easy to make. In this class students will learn to tube set gem cut stones and make rings. Most students will finish 2-3 rings.
  • Spinning Rings Spinning Rings

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create flare and movement with this class. Students will learn to shape and form a brass ring or copper ring and then lock an inner ring that will spin.
     

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