Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1-Extended

$295.00

Plus $20 Material/kit fee payable in cash to the instructor on the first day of class. Additional materials may also be available from the instructor.

Requires a Minimum of 4 participants.

Have you ever wondered how to create stunning one of a kind jewelry? If so, this 6 week beginning jewelry class series is for you. It is the perfect introductory class that will help you to develop fundamental metalsmithing skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for handcrafted jewelry.

Throughout this class series, you will learn essential processes and techniques that create the foundation for good studio practice. Class time will be spent learning a variety of processes that include piercing shapes from metal with a jeweler’s saw, adding texture to metal, soldering, and annealing metal with a torch. You will learn how set a cabochon gemstone with a bezel setting and create a stunning sterling silver ring. While a majority of these processes are reinforced through the creation of samples, you will also leave class with several finished original pieces of jewelry including a ring and a pendant. No experience necessary! Masks suggested.

Instructor:  Leah Meleski

Dates & Time: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 2022, 5:45pm to 8:45pm

Prerequisites: All persons must be at least 18 years old. This is an entry-level/general offering to those wanting to learn a new skill.

Materials: Students should bring a pencil and sketchbook/notebook and wear closed toed shoes such as sneakers or boots and be able to tie long hair back for safety.

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Have you ever wondered how to create stunning one of a kind jewelry? If so, this 6 week beginning jewelry class series is for you. It is the perfect introductory class that will help you to develop fundamental metalsmithing skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for handcrafted jewelry.

Throughout this class series, you will learn essential processes and techniques that create the foundation for good studio practice. Class time will be spent learning a variety of processes that include piercing shapes from metal with a jeweler’s saw, adding texture to metal, soldering, and annealing metal with a torch. You will learn how set a cabochon gemstone with a bezel setting and create a stunning sterling silver ring. While a majority of these processes are reinforced through the creation of samples, you will also leave class with several finished original pieces of jewelry including a ring and a pendant. No experience necessary! Masks suggested.

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