Jewelry Basics

Step into the world of Jewelry making and get a chance to design and make your very own wearable art! Through demonstrations, short lectures on the history of Jewelry design, and structured exercises, you will learn a variety of basic techniques, concepts and design elements essential to working with fine metals. The class includes introductions to working safely with specialized tools, and basic techniques such as sawing, filling, riveting, forming, texturing 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

Required supplies:

  • Sketchbook

  • Thin tip and thick tip sharpie

  • Rubber cement

  • Scribe

  • Supplies needed midway through the term: 3″ x 1″ 18 gauge sterling silver; 6″ of bezel wire; Cabochon stone; 6″ of Hard solder; 6″ of Medium solder; 6″ of easy solder