Jewelry Making, All Levels

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 all levels, which means new students will begin with the basics listed above.  Returning students will work on project based pieces while learning new techniques with guidance from the instructor.

 

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

Start the term with these supplies:

  • Sketchbook

  • Thin tip and thick tip sharpie

  • Rubber cement

  • Scribe

Midway through the term you will need:

  • 3″ x 1″ 18 gauge sterling silver

  • 6″ of bezel wire

  • Cabochon stone

  • 6″ of Hard solder

  • 6″ of Medium