Jewelry Basics

Step into the world of Jewelry making and get a chance to design and make your very own wearable art! Through demonstrations you will learn a variety of techniques, concepts and design elements essential to working with fine metals. The class includes introductions to working safely with specialized tools, and techniques such as sawing, filling, riveting, forming, texturing, soldering, stone setting and finishing.  The class is designed for beginners but welcome to returning students who will be able to work on techniques with guidance from the instructor.

 

What you will learn in this class:

  • 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