Explore the art of jewelry making and design in this fun four-week workshop. We’ll look at necklace and pendant designs throughout history, their meaning, and a variety of popular styles. While learning basic metalsmithing techniques such as sawing filing, sanding, and forming, you’ll have a chance to create a pendant of your own design from start to finish. We’ll also explore a variety of materials, including copper, brass, sterling silver, and found objects.
Please note that this studio is accessible by stairs only. Please contact Fleisher for more information.
What you will learn in this workshop:
How to make jump-rings and variations of chains toward chainmail connections of necklaces and pendants
Designing mobile parts of the necklace to lay correctly on the body form
Forming flat sheet metal to a 3-dimensional object or jewelry
Forging of thicker material into necklace parts
Required supplies for this workshop:
Students should have pencil /pads for design ideas and to help visualize their work