Beginner

  • 1+1+1+1=10 - Intro to Basic Soldering

    1+1+1+1=10

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3.5 hours

    Project Overview

    1+1+1+1=10??? Yup! In this fast paced class you will learn how to multiply your skills from 4 simple ingredients. Using 4 materials, I will teach you how to create TEN different chain links while learning to solder silver. We will discuss all the basics and safety, then you will get hands on experience in torching and soldering silver and jump rings. Although you do not need any experience, some wire work is helpful.

  • Beach On

    Beach On

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Small pieces of beach glass are easier to find and harder to put to use. Here is a creative way to utilize them and learn to drill beach glass.  This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft, how to properly use it and safety procedures. Students will learn how to drill several pieces a pendant! Students should be able to finish project.
  • Beachin' Rivets

    Beachin' Rivets

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Long walks on the beach have yielded pockets full of glass and nowhere to go.  Here is a way to make them useful. Learn to drill glass and rivet the holes for a great finish. This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft and how to properly use it. (Note: there are no guarantees made as to the completion of project due to the sensitivity of glass.)

  • Bubble Fusion

    Bubble Fusion

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the fine art of Silver Fusing. This technique will expand your knowledge in silversmithing while making a fun and playful bracelet. Students will use fine silver with glass beads to complete project.
     
  • Charming Messages

    Charming Messages

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the basic concepts in soldering while creating a Message Charm with a silver, bezel edge. This project will allow you to create a more polished look to your stamping projects. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints.
     
  • Chroniker

    Chroniker

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Get started in Metalworking with a timely fashioned pendant. Using mixed metals, you will be introduced to sawing, soldering, and stone setting. Adventurous students will be also be able to put their signature on the piece to create their own flare.  Learn how to solder mixed metals without a mess. Sweat soldering will reduce bleeding of solder onto mixed metals. Additionally, you learn how to cut, shape and forge sterling silver. Put all the pieces together to create these distinctive earrings.
     
  • Copper Lillies

    Copper Lillies

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Turn simple copper discs into beautifully formed petals to make a pair of earrings or pendant. Learn to form the petals and patina them with a torch.

  • CosmoPearlitan

    CosmoPearlitan

    Details

    Level: Confident Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    You will be the hit of the party with this cocktail ring. Learn to cut, shape and solder a sterling silver ring to make a bold statement. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor.
     
  • Double Cross

    Double Cross Bracelet

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the basic concepts in silver soldering while creating a unique loop design. 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.
     

    Tools

  • Elements In Heat

    Elements In Heat

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Add a new dimension to copper and silver without breaking your budget! Learn proper torch and firing techniques to easily add color and design to metal. Students will create fun charms from copper and enamel for pendants, earrings or bracelets.

     
    Tools

  • Embossed Enamels

    Embossed Enamels

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Whether you are continuing your exploration in enamels or just starting out, this twofer will add to your repertoire of skills. First, you’ll learn how to cut and emboss metal for texture and depth. Then, you’ll learn how to enamel it to add color and pizazz on your boring metal.
     
  • Enamel in Detail

    Enamel in Detail

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Gone are the days of basic surface enameling. We will take the time to create colorful custom designs in enamel, one stroke at a time. Dots, lines, swirls; whatever you like; we will fire it to metal.
     
  • Enamel Stringers

    Enamel Stringers

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    In this nifty class, you will learn how to make your own stringers from enamel powders. by the end of the class you will go home with a bag of stringers that may be used to embellish you enamel work.
     
  • Figure 8 Chain

    Figure 8 Chain

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 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.

  • Hole-y Rocks

    Hole-y Rocks

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn to drill stones using a rotary tool. In this class we will discuss the right tools, bits and all the right supplies you will need to make Hole-y Rocks of your own.
  • Knotty Love 2 -Intro to Fusing Silver

    Knotty Love 2 -Intro to Fusing Silver

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn how to fuse fine silver wire to create the classic Love Knot. Creative students will be able to transform this design to numerous projects. By the end of this class, you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully fuse simple joints. Most students will complete a bracelet by the end of class.
     
  • Lentil and Bead Stew

    Lentil and Bead Stew

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    This magical new resin will allow you to create resin pendants without the use of bezels. This process is the closest simulation to creating pieces that look like glass without the investment of a torch. Students will have the opportunity to create and experiment with this new material without limitations.

  • Nestling Silver

    Nestling Silver

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    If you have a knack for melting silver, this is the perfect class to put those “skills” to use. We will take advantage of your melting ways and create this trend-worthy pendant.
     
  • No Sweat Soldering – Soldering Mixed Metals

    No Sweat Soldering

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn how to solder mixed metals without a mess. Sweat soldering will reduce bleeding of solder onto mixed metals. Additionally, you learn how to cut, shape and forge sterling silver. Put all the pieces together to create these distinctive earrings.
     
  • On the Surface

    On the Surface

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Creating surface designs on your enamel can be easy and fun. In this class, students will learn to emboss the surface of their enamel to create layers of designs for a custom look. Knowledge of basic torch enameling a must, this way, we can skip the basics and get to work.
     

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