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Classes Offered

  • Voyager Pendant Voyager Pendant

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3-4 hours

    Project Overview

    Take a voyage in metal working to create a pendant that has texture, design and a little heavenly sparkle. We will solder, forge, and texture sterling silver, then bezel set a cabochon to add color.
     
  • Wave Link Wave Link

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating a Wave Link 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.
  • 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.
     
  • Sterling Poetry Sterling Poetry

    Details

    Level: Beginner/All levels       Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Even contemporary rings can be elegant and feminine. Learn to make rings, solder sterling silver and creatively set a brilliant cut gemstone. Students will be taught easy techniques to work around faceted stones.

     
  • Not Fools Gold Not Fools Gold

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Make 1, 2 or 3 rings using sterling silver and 10kt gold to create a contemporary ring. Students will gain experience creating anticlastic rings, soldering karat gold and small parts, and. Those who work quickly will finish a triple ring.
     
  • Positively Negative Etching Positively Negative Etching

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn how to create your own etched designs in Sterling Silver. In this class, you will learn how to transfer your own designs to sterling silver and create a chemical etch.
     
  • From Bottles to Gems From Bottles to Gems

    Details

    Level: Beginner/All levels       Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Why recycle when you can upcycle! In this class we turn recycled bottles into glass ballpins. You will learn how to make these great gems on copper wire using a butane and/or propane torch. Students may choose to put their ballpins to use in a piece of jewelry to wear or they may choose to utilize class time to stock up and make as many ballpins as they can.
     
  • Multiplicity Ring – Solder Workout Multiplicity Ring – Solder Workout

    Details

    Level: Intermediate        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    This ring might look simple, but the challenge for this project will be soldering one part of the ring without melting another. We will work through the difficulties of soldering small parts in place while managing not to melt the entire unit. Students much know how to solder silver and make simple rings.
     
  • Enamel Foil Enamel Foil

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Like the look of enameled silver but don’t like the expense? Here is a way to create a jewel effect on copper using silver foil and transparent enamels. We will cover all the basics of enameling and how to achieve a vibrant effect.
     
  • Riveting Enamels Riveting Enamels

    Details

    Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

    Project Overview

    Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces, you will rivet them together. Students will finish at least one pendant.

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Chroniker – Intro to Metalworking Wednesday 8/15 8:30-11:30
Filigree 101 - Pendant  Wednesday 8/15 1:00-5:00
Twinkle Twist Bracelet Thursday 8/16 8:30-11:30
Pearls Apart – Bending Tubes Thursday 8/16 1-4pm
Contemporary Earring Jackets Thursday 8/16 5:30-8:30
Harmonizing Metals Friday 8/17 8:30-11:30
Rockin’ Eye Candy – Intro to basic soldering Friday 8/17 1:00-4:00
Embossed Enamels Friday 8/17 5:30-8:30
Enamels to Flight Saturday 8/18 8:30-11:30
Spinner Rings Saturday 8/18 1:00-4:00
Silver H2Oh! – water casting Saturday 8/18 5:30-8:30
Set for Royalty- Introduction Bezel Setting Sunday 8/19 8:30-4:00