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In this class we'll explain why and how jewelry tarnishes and walk you through a few different techniques for refining, distressing, texturing, darkening, and coloring brass, bronze, copper, and silver. Metal for samples will be provided, but feel free to bring along any old jewelry or pieces that you've made in our casting or hand stamping class.
Learn the basics of making jewelry. Students will be guided through the process of creating rings, necklace pendants, bracelets, and earrings using copper, brass, or silver. Over this 10-week course, participants will be introduced to sawing, filing, rivet-making, soldering, polishing and setting stones, plus hammering techniques, and surface treat
An intensive one-session workshop for those who would like to dive into the world of jewelry soldering. We will begin by reviewing the components of a jewelry soldering setup and torch safety. Next you’ll practice soldering, working your way from simple wire joints used in jump rings and chains to longer seams in sheet metal, such as those in wid
Promote your jewelry collection. Develop an understanding of the consumer’s frame of mind. Gain experience in creating displays, portfolio and showcases. Jewelry Merchandising is both a skill and an art. Thought about placement, display and packaging must be well planned for the jewelry to effectively convey quality and value. This class combine
You’ll learn to design and create necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more from jewelry you thought you’d never wear again Be inspired to re-fashion outdated pieces of jewelry. Bring your favorite pieces of old jewelry to this workshop and give them new life. Project examples: old cufflinks turn into new earrings; tie bars become new necklaces;
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create technical packages for the costume jewelry industry. In this class you will learn how to create accurate illustrations for domestic and overseas manufacturing and commonly used costume jewelry terminology. You will learn a quick and easy approach to making illustrations including back and sides and how t
Learn to make single loops drops, connect chain with double loop wraps, wrap briolettes and create birds nest wraps. Leave class with your own designs. Bring your own wire, chain, ear wires and beads to work with or $10.00 material fee to use ours. Tools supplied for in-class work only.Note: Classes are taught in the lower levels of GLLAM
Learn to produce elegant, finished jewelry pieces to wear or to sell.This program teaches techniques of knotting, weaving, and stringing with pearls, crystals, and semiprecious stones. This program stresses the principles of style, design, and color as well as custom-fitting methods. Tricks of the trade are revealed, including where to obtain mater
Students attending this class will watch their idea on paper transform into a beautiful finished piece jewelry as their learn the basic techniques in this introductory course. In this class, students will create their own ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings or other non-jewelry project (a mobile, small box or bowl, perhaps?) using copper, brass, bro
Titanium is a lightweight, inexpensive, hypo-allergenic metal that creates a range of wear-resistant colors from browns to vivid blues, magentas, and purples. Learn to prepare the metal for best color results, use the anodizer machine, and sample various finishing techniques. Students create a test piece to learn the basics and how to control the c
Traditionally, filigree involves silver, gold or a combination of both. Students will design and create their own project under the instruction of the head master. Students will learn to first address the methods of creating various widths and skane in the twisted wire, and then will learn to raise the design from its one-dimensional state into its
In working with thousands of students over the years, I’ve found soldering to be the least understood skill. Myths as well as only partially-understood truths abound. Let’s get down to the how and why soldering goes right and wrong. I will show you common soldering scenarios and the concepts behind them so your solder always flows. Just a tease
Learn the foundational bead weaving stitches necessary to developing beaded jewelry pieces. Workshops concentrate on peyote stitch, square stitch, herringbone, tubular herringbone and right-angle basic weaves. Excellent follow-up to SXW 010 Bauble, Bangle, and Bead Stringing and recommended prior to SXW 012 Bauble, Bangle, and Beadweaving Technique
Learn the basics of working with different epoxies and resins to add color and interest to your pieces. You will be creating domes and bezels (both closed and open back) that you can fill with pigments. The epoxy can be mixed with a color to simulate enamel or it can be poured over an image or decorative paper. Items like sparkles, beads, dried fl
This is a great course for beginners looking to get a feel for the world of handmade jewelry, as well as for students looking to refine basic skills from prior jewelry classes.We will introduce you to the fundamentals of design and metal fabrication techniques for jewelry. Working in silver, students learn traditional jewelry construction including
Identify certain techniques used in jewelry trends seen in magazines and recreate them in their own style, colors, and materials. See it, Make it, Wear it! Create jewelry that you adore and others covet. Weekly demonstrations will fill your creative toolbox with endless possibilities for creating your own jewelry! Explore design fundamentals such a
An intensive one-session workshop for students who have taken our Jewelry Soldering Workshop and would like to learn the basics of bezel setting. You'll leave with a finished setting or two and all of the knowledge you need to make custom settings on your own. The course fee includes all stones, silver, brass, solder, and other materials used in t
Students attending this class who have jewelry making experience, will help them get better and better at realizing their designs. We’ll begin each class with a demonstration to expand your repertoire of skills.Note: Intermediate students provide their personal supplies.
Students are familiarized with basic studio tools and fabrication techniques for working in sterling silver. Soldering, sawing and filing shapes, forming and joining, ring sizing, polishing and basic stone setting will be practiced in class. Students are encouraged to explore creativity within design parameters while learning the fundamentals of te
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