Retired Classes

  • Knotty Love Knotty Love

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 6 hours

    Project Overview

    Simple yet sophisticated learn to make this timeless bracelet. For a finishing touch students will learn to make end caps. Students will learn basic soldering techniques, forging and forming metal.

  • Memento Memento

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 6 hours

    Project Overview

    Learning to stamp is the easy part; soldering moving parts will be your challenge. Students will be taught simple steps to soldering copper and they will also learn how to stamp and saw along the way. Most students will finish this project with at least two memento pages, if not three.

  • Metal Inlay Metal Inlay

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    Look closer, this is not Keum-boo or silver leaf. In this class you will learn to imbed sterling silver sheet into copper sheet. Through a series of steps, you will be taught to create a seamless bond between two metals. Students will be provided with a selection of simple designs for the class. Students should be prepared with some sawing and soldering skills.

  • My Precious Impressions My Precious Impressions

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Stamping, soldering, setting...this class has a little of everything. We will touch base on all of these techniques and students will have a completed project. Students who are quick to decide on their project might be able to finish more than one ring.

  • Pearls at Large Pearls at Large

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn to drill large holes into pearls to use with leather and other large beading material to create a shabby chic look. Along with proper drilling techniques, we will discuss the proper tools and equipment you will need to complete the task.
  • Soaring Connections Soaring Connections

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Explore the world of metals and cold connections. In this workshop we will play with metal to create interesting colors, shapes, textures and connections. Bring your creativity and I will teach you how to put it all together.
  • Treasure Amulet Treasure Amulet

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Create an amulet for storing all of your treasures to carry with you in a necklace. Students will finish 2 pieces in this class. Students will learn how to cut, dye, stitch, and finish leather, all starting from a piece of rawhide. 
  • Trifecta Bracelet Trifecta Bracelet

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    The Trifecta of metalworking texturizing, piercing and soldering. You will get hands on experience with a rolling mill to texturize you metal, learn to pierce metal and finish the bracelet by soldering copper.
  • Casting 123 Casting 123

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    If you have been saving silver scraps but don’t know what to do with it, here is an easy technique to custom cast charms and even rings. Using ancients techniques you will learn to transform scrap silver into wearable or usable pieces. (Although silver will be provided, students are welcome to bring additional silver scrap or grain to use during class.)
  • Silver Twilight Silver Twilight

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Stone setting has just been made easy!  With the use of a few burs and flex shaft, anyone can easily set Chatons in a ring or anything you want to add a little sparkle. Students will learn to size burs to properly fit stones and proper usage of the flex shafts.
  • Upon A Star Upon A Star

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the basic concepts in soldering while creating a fun chain using mixed metals. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder jump rings and simple joints. Students will complete this project during the class.

  • Cool, Cuffed and Connected Cool, Cuffed and Connected

    Details

    Level: Confident Beginner       Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn how to stamp metal, create cold connections AND work with leather. Students will learn to cut, dye, and finish leather in the first part of the class. In part two, students will learn metal stamping. Add all the pieces together and you will set the latest trend in fashion!

  • Notable Leather Notable Leather

    Details

     Level: Beginner          Sessions: 1          Hours: 6 hours

    Project Overview

    Create custom leather notebooks. Students will learn to cut, dye, stamp and finish leather for a professional look. Projects will be customized by each student to suite their taste. There will be enough time to finish 2-4 notebooks depending on designs chosen by the student.

  • Put It On My Tab Put It On My Tab

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    If the torch has you a little worried, in this class we will make all of our connections cold and without a torch. Students will create personal messages and custom pendants by hand stamping metal pieces and cutting them into shapes. Then we will put it all together by connecting them with rivets and staples.
  • So Charming So Charming

    Details

    Level: Confident Beginner - Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3.5 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the basic concepts in soldering while creating a Figure 8 Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class.

  • Mix and Match Rings Mix and Match Rings

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Rings are the rage. Learn to make simple ring bands that can be Mixed and Matched anyway you like. Students will learn to shape, size and solder metal to create fun bands.
  • Etched with Depth Etched with Depth

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Add dimension and depth to Sterling Silver sheet by creating an intense etched design. Pieces may be used for earrings, pendants, bracelets, and more. 
     
  • Wood Rings Wood Rings

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Wood rings made easy. You won’t need but some hand tools for this one.
  • Cloisonne Faux Sure Cloisonne Faux Sure

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 4 hours

    Project Overview

    If Cloisonné intimidates you, this is the perfect introduction to the process. We will discuss the basics of the cloisonné then quickly move into a new approach that will simply the process. Additionally you will learn how to work with transparent enamels, using silver with enamels and have the opportunity to create your own designs. Students should have working knowledge of enameling as this is an intermediate class.
  • Beachin Treasures Beachin Treasures

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn to drill beach glass to incorporate them into your jewelry designs. These little gems of refuse can be turned into a real treasure. In this class we will discuss different tools, bits and supplies needed to complete the project. (Note: there are no guarantees made as to the completion of project due to the sensitivity of glass.

  • Blossoming Enamels Blossoming Enamels

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Add a new dimension to copper without breaking your budget! Learn proper firing techniques to easily add color and design to metal. Students will create fun charms from copper and enamel for to create a whimsical bracelet.

  • Colours in Bloom Colours in Bloom

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn to make Enameled ball pins and copper ball pins, to create a bracelet that is blooming in color! Wire wrapping and torch patina will complete this project. Students may choose 2 enamel colors from available colors.

  • Crowning Glory Crowning Glory

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Set stones from a different angle. This way you can show off almost the entire stone with a professional look. You will learn soldering, cutting, and forming. Kits will have enough for 2 pendants just in case.

  • Enamel Channel Enamel Channel

    Details

    Level: Intermediate       Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Make a matching set of jewelry using cold connection and torch fired enameling techniques. Students should have some experience in metal working.

  • Enamel Decals Enamel Decals

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn how to apply decals to enamel on copper. This torch fired technique will allow you to add new details to your enamel colors.  (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.)

  • Enamel Workout Enamel Workout

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 6 hours

    Project Overview

    Get ready for an intensive day of enamel design. In this all day class we will start with a basic introduction to warm up then switch it up EVERY half hour and finish with 10 different design applications. (Stencil, sgraffito, embedding elements, dots, plique a jour, stringers, silver foil leaf, surface designs, wet packing, decals.)

  • Keepsake Keepsake

    Details

    Level: Advance        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Vessels are a great way to keep a prayer, make a wish, or leave a secret. Starting from scratch and you will learn to size and cut tubing for the perfect fit. Then you learn simple solder joints to embellish you vessel and make it your own. Students who work quickly will be able to finish more than one vessel.)

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