Jewelry Essentials 1 – Part 1 of 6 :0503:1

Thu, May 03, 2018 -- 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at Creator Haven LLC

Bracelet with handmade clasp by Beginning Jewelry student Mary Finch

Eighteen (18) hours of instruction presented on six (6) consecutive Friday afternoons 1 pm to 4 pm.  No Class on June 7.

Over the course of this 6-week class you’ll learn the essential building blocks of jewelry making, from how to make and attach findings, to ways to cut and shape metal, to cold connections and beginning soldering.  You will learn which jewelry tools are essential and how to choose the right one for your purpose. Once you’ve completed this class, you’ll have the skills you need to begin designing and creating your own unique jewelry, and you’ll be ready to take Jewelry Essentials 2, which introduces soldering, bezels and more.

Pendant by Beginning Jewelry student Shelly Graham

Curriculum Overview:

Basic wire work (wrapped loops, making findings such as ear wires and clasps,briolette wraps, making headpins, and more)

Cutting metal with saws, hand and bench shears, disc cutters, and hydraulic presses

Shaping metal with hammers, dapping blocks, and mandrels

Copper earrings with jasper

Texturing metal with hammers, stamps, and rolling mill

Filing and sanding

Attaching metal elements with cold connections (rivets, tabs, crimps, and more)

Polishing by hand and with power tools

Coloring metal with heat patinas and cold patinas

The Class Fee includes all instruction, use of studio tools and equipment and a complete set of the instructional handouts. It does not include the required $70 Materials Fee which will be collected during the first session of the class.


Bookings are closed for this event.