Welcome to the wonderful world of jewelry making and metalsmithing!
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Introduction to Jewelry- Fall 2021
Introduction to PMC
Introduction to Enamels
Mentored Independent Study
Silver + Steel = Mixed Metals Magic
Live Online Workshop with Bette Barnett Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26, 2021
Steel is a fabulous metal for jewelry—lightweight, malleable and strong. Steel also plays well with other non-ferrous metals, particularly silver, offering opportunities to create dramatic mixed metals jewelry that shows off the glow of silver against the jet black of patinated steel. The patinas that darken steel leave silver bright, enhancing the drama of combining the two metals. This techniques-focused workshop will cover a wide range of methods for combining silver and steel, including fusing and adding reticulated and water cast silver features to your mixed metals steel jewelry.
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Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing- Fall 2021 Tuesday's
This introductory class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn, or refresh, the fundamental skills involved in making jewelry and metalsmithing. Working primarily in copper, nickel and brass, each student will be guided through the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry or small metal object of their own design. Skills covered will include sawing, filing, forming, surface textures, soldering with a gas fueled torch, and bezel setting stones. This fun and interactive class will involve many demonstrations and lots of hands on work. This class is limited to eight students. Studio tools and equipment will be available for use.
Five Tuesday's, October 19 - November 16: 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Make up class Tuesday, November 23.
All levels are welcomed and no metalworking experience is required (ages 15 and up)
Class Fee: $240
Materials/Supplies: Basic materials included. Silver, stones and additional materials available for purchase.
Instructor: Kim Baxter
This class is currently full. Please contact us at (440) 205-1770 to be on the wait list.
Intro to PMC
Learn how easy it is to create fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal Clay (PMC). Basic techniques covered will include using texture plates, rubber stamps and other available household objects to create your own unique designs that can be used as earrings, charms, or small pendants. Design, structure, sizing, and durability of different grades of PMC will be reviewed. Students will torch fire one piece and the others will be kiln fired.
This class is limited to only six students. Tool kits will be available for use. All levels are welcome, and no metalworking experience is required (ages 16 and up).
Saturday, October 16 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $95
Materials Fee: $50 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Includes 15 grams of PMC3, use of tools, and materials. Additional Clay will be available for purchase.
Instructor: Deb Perry
Introduction to Enamels
Add exciting color and design to your jewelry! Enameling is the ancient art of fusing colored glass onto metal. This fun and investigative class will introduce students to the basics of enameling using a kiln and torch. A variety of easy imagery techniques from representational to abstract will be presented. In addition to sifting and sgraffito, ways to make and use stencils will be also introduced. This technique based workshop will be open to experimentation & play as you complete several sample pieces, and a variety of pendant and earring components. This class is limited to eight students.
Saturday, November 6 10:00AM – 5:00 PM
All levels are welcomed and no metalworking experience is required (ages 18 and up).
Class Fee: $115 + $20 Materials Fee payable at registration
Instructor: Susan Skoczen
- Masks covering the nose and mouth are required to be worn by all students.
- Washing hands upon entering the studio, is required.
- Regular sanitizing of shared tools, equipment, and high touch areas will be done.
- Coffee & tea service is temporarily discontinued.
- Please bring only necessary tools and project supplies with you.
If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you communicate through our contact page. We appreciate your patience and understanding.