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Introductory Jewelry Techniques I

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001
Course/Section: SXK 101 55A
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Frank Fraley

What you'll learn in this jewelry class:

Jewelry crafters looking to develop higher-caliber pieces and students who have completed JD 101 successfully hone basic skills in a studio environment. Learn to use professional tools and techniques, working on basic filing, sawing, and soldering skills. Learn studio safety, maintenance, and cleanliness. 

Proper design elements and use of metals and stones are taught as well as basic sketching techniques. 

SXK 101 is held in an FIT Jewelry Design studio room with some tools available.

Required text: 
101 Bench Tips for Jewelers by Alan Revere

Bring to first class: 
  • set of six needles file cut #2
  • 1 ½ round hand file school grade cut #0
  • 3 sheets each wet/dry silicone carbide paper 220,420,600, one sheet each 3 X 3, 18 gauge brass, copper and nickel
  • one saw frame 4”
  • two dozen #0 saw blades
  • set of six drill bits
  • one center punch
  • one asbestos free soldering pad
  • one solder pick
  • solder tweezer and sticker
  • jar Dandix Paste flux
  • one sheet each easy
  • medium and hard solder
  • polishing kit (wheels only)
  • flex shaft chuck key and mandrels (2 split, 1 screw)
  • square
  • ruler
  • divider
  • eye protection 
  • and (optional) one sterling silver bar stock square rod 3/16, 6.5 mm-8.5 mm. 
These supplies can be purchased at All Craft Tool 135 West 29th Street, second floor, 212 279-7077.

Check room postings in the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center (27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue), by security (please tell security where you're going. Bring your order form to show.), or call the day of class for room locations: 212-217-8741 or 212-217-3334.

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Refund Policy
Continuing and Professional Studies Refund Policy:

Courses canceled 24 business hours in advance can be fully refunded. Courses that have 2 sessions has 25% refund after first session. Courses that have 3 sessions has 50% refund after first session; No refund after second session. Courses that have 4 sessions will have 50% refund after first session and 25% refund after second session and no refund after third session. Courses that have 5 or more sessions has 75% refund after first session, 50% after second session and 25% after third session and no refund after fourth session.

Please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot. 

Precollege Programs Refund Policy:

The $15 registration fee is not refundable.

The refund period ends prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following:

FIT Precollege Programs canceled the course due to low enrollment :
100% including registration fee

Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration :
100% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to first day of class:
75% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to second day of class:
50% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal thereafter:
No refund


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Question from Dee
Hello, Will you have this course on again? Also do you recommend this course for begginers. Thank you
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Dee! As of now, the class is available on 02/16 and yes, this class is okay for beginners.
Question from Beverly R.
I'm interested in taking this class (Introduction to Jewelry Techniques I), but I see that JD101 should be taken first. Can you tell me how to get the information on JD101, so I can sign up for it if there are openings.
Answer from Ellen G. Verified Student
You can look at FITs online class directory. I took this without the pre-req and dropped out after the first class - it’s not for beginners. Almost everyone had taken the first class JD101 and recommended it. Good luck.
Answer from Beverly R.
Thanks much Ellen!!!! Appreciate your speedy reply.
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