Designing a Jewelry Set

Wearable art and design got you curious? Sharpen your skills in this workshop with a fun challenge to design a matching jewelry set! Learn the basics of wearable art design through engaging lectures and demos, while you acquire basic techniques like sawing, filing, sanding, and forming. Working with found materials, copper, brass, or sterling silver, you’ll have a chance to create a unique set of earrings, a pendant, and a ring.

Note that this classroom is accessible by stairs only; please contact Fleisher for more information.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.

What you will learn:

  • History of jewelry making and design basics

  • Designing jewelry sets

  • Jewelry making techniques including sawing, sanding, forming and finishing as well as cold connections like riveting

  • Working with found objects and metals such as copper, brass, silver

  • Using hand tools

Required supplies:

  • Two dozen 3/0 saw blades

  • 3×3-inch sheet of 20 guage copper sheet

  • 3×3-inch sheet of 20 guage brass sheet

  • Sketch book

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Tracing paper

  • Roll of double stick tape

  • Three paint sticks

  • One sheet each of wet or dry silicone carbide sand paper in grits 220, 320 and 400

  • Masking tape