Introduction to Jewelry Making

The class will introduce you to a variety of technical processes, concepts, and design tools essential for understanding and working with fine metals. Learn about material sourcing and the cultural and historical aspects of jewelry and small-scale metals as a form of artistic expression. Some basic techniques that will be covered include: sawing, filing, riveting, simple forming, texturing, stone setting, and finishing. 

What you will learn in this class:

  • Cultural history of jewelry and small-scale metals

  • Design concepts as they pertain to wearable and decorative metals

  • Working with specialized tools

  • Basic techniques: sawing filing, riveting