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Tool Making, Modifying and Maintenance
Aug 7, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020
 

Tool Making, Modifying and Maintenance will give you hand-on lessons on how to maintain the tools you already have, make new tools for your tool box, and modify tools to best fit your studio needs.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to Resurface and polish your hammers

     
  • Get comfortable with the grinding and buffing machines
  • Modify nails into a stone setting tools

     
  • How to make a scribe
  • Preventative methods to prolong the life of your tools

     
  • Discuss different suppliers and resources for tools

     

     
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Schedule
Date
Aug 7, 2020
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
10:00 - 5:00pm
$325.00
2 Sessions
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Beginning Sawing and Soldering
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 9, 2020
 

Absolute beginners and intermediate students are welcome!

Spend a full weekend learning the core techniques of jewelry making and the tools and equipment of a metalsmithing studio. You will receive a thorough introduction to sawing and soldering while you design 2 very important facets of the jewelry world: rings and pendants in copper, brass, or sterling silver (silver available for purchase).

This course will cover...

Sawing: The jeweler's saw is one of the most important tools found on every jeweler’s bench. It is the tool that really takes your jewelry to the next level and show off quality craftsmanship. You can create your own intricate shapes and piercings unique to your designs rather than relying on the sheer, snips, or pre-made shapes in sheet metal. This skill is not difficult, however, to really master sawing and piercing it takes practice!

  • Practice sawing and piercing with templates that include organic and geometric shapes/lines
  • How to lay out your design and prep the metal for sawing
  • Using the flex shaft and drilling
  • Understanding saw blade sizes and specifications best fit for different tasks
  • The importance of proper blade tension and how to achieve it
  • Sawing safety and comfort:How to hold the saw and proper posture for best results for you and your jewelry
  • Filing and sanding to finish out your pieces
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Soldering: Knowing how to solder can take your designs to the next level and open up a whole new world. We will teach you one of the most fundamental skills in jewelry making.

  • Using a jewelers torch with confidence
  • Cover different methods of soldering
  • Choosing the right solder for the job
  • Understanding of soldering melting points
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Schedule
Date
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 9, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
$325.00
2 Sessions
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Beginning Stone Setting
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020
 

Spend a full weekend learning the core techniques of making a bezel set pendant!

This course will cover the essentials of fabrication and stone setting:

  • Soldering
  • Flex Shaft Techniques
  • Bezel Setting a Cabochon Stone
  • Basic Wire Working
  • Surface Textures
  • Applying Patinas
  • Filing, Sanding, and Finishing
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Use these techniques to design and fabricate a pendant in copper, brass, silver, or mixed metals.

Prerequisite: Sawing and Soldering

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
$365.00
2 Sessions
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Forming and Forging
Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
 

Forming and forging are the techniques used in moving metal into specific shapes or forms. In this two day workshop, students will learn how to create leaves and floral forms through hammering techniques. Students learn how to forge a taper and create and complete a spiral. There will be plenty of time to experiment with forming leaves with fishtailing, and to create a few multi-layered floral elements as well.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:00 - 5:00pm
$165.00
1 Session
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Polishing and Finishing
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
 

Polishing and finishing your pieces is a really important part of elevating your work. Do you struggle with getting your pieces to a high polish, or perhaps you are looking for an alternative to the bling. There are so many options when it comes to the final look and surface of your piece. Intention and consistency are essential when getting the reaction to your work you deserve.

In this short workshop, a professional will present all the tricks and tools needed to achieve the look you desire. You will learn how to effectively create the desired finish for your jewelry the first time.

Seeking the right tool for the job can be overwhelming, bring your current or past work to this technique based class and gain access to the right tools for the job. Learn how to apply the best polishing tools on the market from flex shaft attachments, buffing machines, grinders, sanding applications and more.

Find the best way to get in all the nooks and crannies of your work and become more efficient in the final steps of your jewelry.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 11, 2020
Days
Fri
Time
10:00 - 4:00pm
$325.00
2 Sessions
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Beginning Sawing and Soldering
Sep 26, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
 

Absolute beginners and intermediate students are welcome!

Spend a full weekend learning the core techniques of jewelry making and the tools and equipment of a metalsmithing studio. You will receive a thorough introduction to sawing and soldering while you design 2 very important facets of the jewelry world: rings and pendants in copper, brass, or sterling silver (silver available for purchase).

This course will cover...

Sawing: The jeweler's saw is one of the most important tools found on every jeweler’s bench. It is the tool that really takes your jewelry to the next level and show off quality craftsmanship. You can create your own intricate shapes and piercings unique to your designs rather than relying on the sheer, snips, or pre-made shapes in sheet metal. This skill is not difficult, however, to really master sawing and piercing it takes practice!

  • Practice sawing and piercing with templates that include organic and geometric shapes/lines
  • How to lay out your design and prep the metal for sawing
  • Using the flex shaft and drilling
  • Understanding saw blade sizes and specifications best fit for different tasks
  • The importance of proper blade tension and how to achieve it
  • Sawing safety and comfort:How to hold the saw and proper posture for best results for you and your jewelry
  • Filing and sanding to finish out your pieces
  •  

Soldering: Knowing how to solder can take your designs to the next level and open up a whole new world. We will teach you one of the most fundamental skills in jewelry making.

  • Using a jewelers torch with confidence
  • Cover different methods of soldering
  • Choosing the right solder for the job
  • Understanding of soldering melting points
  •  
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 26, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:00 - 5:00pm
$365.00
2 Sessions
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Basket Settings for Faceted Stones
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
 

In this two day course students will explore the art of properly measuring, soldering and setting a hand-made basket mount for a faceted stone. Students may make any type of jewelry (i.e. earrings, ring,pendant) within the duration of this workshop-with the focus that at least one project will be completed to a high finish.


Students are encouraged to bring in a range of larger sized faceted stones. These can be round, oval, square, triangular- any shape. The goal is to work in larger style stones (esp. if this is your first time creating something like this). Anything 8mm and over is best to learn on, and odd shapes are encouraged! No cabochons for this course, please.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:00 - 3:00pm
$325.00
2 Sessions
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Beginning Stone Setting
Nov 7, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020
 

Spend a full weekend learning the core techniques of making a bezel set pendant!

This course will cover the essentials of fabrication and stone setting:

  • Soldering
  • Flex Shaft Techniques
  • Bezel Setting a Cabochon Stone
  • Basic Wire Working
  • Surface Textures
  • Applying Patinas
  • Filing, Sanding, and Finishing
  •  

Use these techniques to design and fabricate a pendant in copper, brass, silver, or mixed metals.

Prerequisite: Sawing and Soldering

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 7, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:00 - 5:00pm
$165.00
1 Session
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Bails and Earwires
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020
 

How do you create a piece that has your personal touch from start to finish? Learn different ways to create connections that pair well with your work such as ear hooks and bails for pendants. Many of the manufactured or store bought findings may not align with your design or you want a more cohesive look.

  • Discover 3 different ways to design and fabricate one-of-a-kind bails for your pendants.

     
  • Quick ways to make matching earring hooks every time.

     
  • Get hands on and make multiple samples using essential jewelry tools

     
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Schedule
Date
Nov 20, 2020
Days
Fri
Time
10:00 - 5:00pm