.leah m.

metalsmith

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Metalsmithing & Jewelry 1

 January 13-February 26: Thursdays 6-9

Have you ever wondered how to create stunning one of a kind jewelry? If so, this beginning jewelry class series is for you. It is the perfect introductory class that will help you to develop fundamental metalsmithing skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for handcrafted jewelry.

Throughout this class series, you will learn essential processes and techniques that create the foundation for good studio practice. Class time will be spent learning a variety of processes that include piercing shapes from metal with a jeweler’s saw, adding texture to metal, soldering, and annealing metal with a torch. As well as how to bezel set a cabochon gemstone and create a stunning sterling silver ring. While a majority of these processes are reinforced through the creation of samples, you will also leave class with several finished original pieces of jewelry including a ring and a pendant.

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DIY Pendant

 January 29: Saturday 11-6

In this workshop you will learn the basics of creating a stunning sterling silver pendant with a cabochon gemstone. We’ll start with a variety of tools and learn how to cut, texture, shape, and set a stone onto sterling silver. You will leave with a solid foundation of metalsmithing skills and a beautiful new sterling silver pendant!

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This one-day workshop introduces the basics of creating several sterling silver rings. We’ll start with wire, sheet metal, and loose gemstones and turn them into a series of coordinating rings that you can wear together or alone. Throughout the day, students will be introduced to basic skills that are essential to metalsmithing. Come in with just your two hands and leave with those same hands covered in rings made by you!

Beginning Jewelry:Multiple Rings

January 15: Saturday 11-7

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Beginning Jewelry:

The Art of the Ring 

February 19: Saturday 11-4

This one-day workshop introduces the basics of creating a sterling silver ring. Students start with a sterling silver sheet and learn how to size, saw, solder, polish, and texture the ring. You’ll leave with a solid foundation of metalsmithing skills and a beautiful new sterling silver ring!

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Metalsmithing & Jewelry 1

 February 22-March 29: Tuesdays 5:45-8:45

Have you ever wondered how to create stunning one of a kind jewelry? If so, this beginning jewelry class series is for you. It is the perfect introductory class that will help you to develop fundamental metalsmithing skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for handcrafted jewelry.

Throughout this class series, you will learn essential processes and techniques that create the foundation for good studio practice. Class time will be spent learning a variety of processes that include piercing shapes from metal with a jeweler’s saw, adding texture to metal, soldering, and annealing metal with a torch. As well as how to bezel set a cabochon gemstone and create a stunning sterling silver ring. While a majority of these processes are reinforced through the creation of samples, you will also leave class with several finished original pieces of jewelry including a ring and a pendant.

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DIY Bracelet: Ages 13-18

March 17-31: Thursdays 4-6

Link bracelets are fun for every age. This class introduces how to create a copper chain link bracelet with a toggle closure. You will start with copper wire and learn how to form, shape, and finish links for a bracelet. You will leave class with a beautiful new bracelet!

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Stone Setting 1: Tube Setting 

February 26: 11-6

This one-day workshop introduces the basics of creating a sleek setting out of sterling silver tubing for a faceted stone. We’ll start with sterling silver tubing, czs, and learn how to cut, solder & set the stone. You’ll use this technique multiple times and leave class with a solitaire pendant, ring and set of earrings!

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Stone Setting 2: Flush Setting

March 18-19: 5:30-8:30 & 11-6pm

This two-day workshop introduces how to flush set a faceted gemstone into a ring. Flush setting is a very sleek, subtle technique that allows the stone to sit “flush” with the surface of the ring. We’ll start with thick sterling silver wire and review how to size, solder, polish & prepare a ring that we can then set stones into. We will focus on making a setting tool, cutting a seat for each setting, and setting the stones “flush” into the surface of the ring. Students will leave with samples and a sparkly, stunning new ring full of bling!

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