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Learn how to set a gemstone in a pre-made calibrated bezel cup. We will create a simple ring in class, but this technique is also useful for adding gemstones to your other jewelry creations. Previous metalsmithing and soldering experience required. All tools and materials provided. Materials fee payable in class.
Make a pair of earrings or a pendant as you explore the various metalsmithing techniques for getting terrific texture on your copper and silver designs. Use the torch, and other methods such as the salt and ammonia technique to create patina. No previous experience necessary.
Torch fired enameling is a great way to add color to your jewelry. Learn the basics here. Techniques include learning how to "counter" your pieces, sifting and preparation of enamels, and basic torch operation and safety. No previous experience required. 18+ only. All tools and materials provided by artist/instructor Maggie Mehaffey. Materials fee...
An introduction to stone setting and basic jewelry making techniques. Students learn how to cut metal, file, and solder. Each student creates a silver pendant. We offer a variety of stones to choose from. All materials are included.
Make beautiful jewelry with instruction from a working artist. They will guide you to shape, polish, solder, pierce, etch and embellish jewelry in copper and brass. Hollow forms, stone settings, stone inlay, repousse and reticulation will also be introduced.
Good way to protect delicate beads from rubbing against each other, preventing the loss of beads should the strand ever break. Learn how to knot silk/cotton beading thread with beads/findings to create a classic and beautiful necklace with fresh water pearl and/or semi-precious stone beads.
Learn how to shape, wrap and hammer wire to create 2 pairs of earrings using freshwater pearls and/or gemstones. Pre-requisite: Students need to complete a basic earring class prior to enroll this class.
Make mixed metal earrings using a variety of metalsmithing techniques, as you learn how to form metal. Skills include cutting, hammering, forming, texturing, using the torch and other methods to create patina, and making earwires. No previous experience necessary. All tools and materials provided by artist/instructor Maggie Mehaffey. Materials fee...
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The lost wax casting process also known as cire perdue has been used for centuries to transform wax into jewelry that cannot be made in sheet metal. This class is an opportunity to finish projects or improve your skills in every aspect of wax making, from carving, lathe work, additive processes and making settings for unusual shaped stones. There will...
Enameling is the process of fusing glass onto metal, and enamels are available in a rainbow of colors. In this exciting one day workshop, learn how to use sgraffito techniques to scratch away at enameled layers to make unique designs. Students will also be introduced to the principles of metal preparation, enamel application and finishing processes....
In this four hour workshop, students learn how to enamel using both torch and kiln. Multiple techniques covered including templates, adhering silver leaf and other metals, stamp and roll patterns for champlevé, melting glass beads into the enamel. The goal of the class is to enable each student to leave with two personalized, hand-crafted pendant...
Create beautiful jewelry by weaving with wire and thin sheet metal (copper, brass and aluminum). Each participant will create a woven pendant/ pin and earrings in the longer session. We will play with basic weave structures, color and shape. No experience necessary and these techniques can be easily reproduced at home with a few hand tools. Students...
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Learn how to make a simple single-strand necklace or bracelet at your own design. Start and finish in the proper and professional way with crimping pliers and crimp covers.
Learn how make this colorful and beautiful bracelet with cross-weave technique using Swarovski crystal beads and Japanese seed beads. This class is suitable for teens as well adults.
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