The ability to make and repair your own jewelry is a rewarding and lucrative skill to have. There are concepts to learn and skills to acquire first. This class is intended to provide a beginner with the basic skills of making jewelry and working with non-ferrous (non iron) metals. Students are introduced to essential bench tools, workspace, and techniques of a metalsmith or bench jeweler such as sawing, piercing, riveting. This is a technique focused class. Design and fabrication (intermediate level) are dependent on a mastery of the basic techniques and the knowledge of what metal can do.
If you have a desire to create your own work in metal, this is an excellent beginning.
Class size is limited to 3 students for maximum instructor/student ratio and individualized attention.
Choice of copper, yellow or red brass included in class fee. Sterling available from the instructor.
Prerequisite: none other than an interest in creating awesome jewelry
Studio 34 Instructor: Maya Postell, Shannon Hooper, Zach Taillie
July 29 10:00-1:00
August 19 3:00-6:00