Metals I

 

Fall 2017 Metals I Classes

Winter 2017 Metals I Classes

Student project. Sterling anticlastic rings with moving bands.

Student project. Sterling anticlastic rings with moving bands.

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic stone setting. You will learn the correct way to build a heavy bezel setting, and to set the stone in your heavy bezel with a hammer and punch. Bezel wire is NEVER used at Jewelryclassdc, all bezels are handmade, and heavy. Learn the proper tool techniques and safety practices which will allow you to express yourself artistically in metal. Beginning students receive precise direction but are provided with the opportunity to utilize their creativity. You will be introduced to all the wonderful tools in a modern goldsmithing studio and each week’s session will increase your tool skills and knowledge.

Fees

$420/8 weeks plus $75 materials fee (includes sterling and semi precious stones)

Registration
Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.
– We can only hold your place upon payment in full.
– You can register by email, mail, or in person. Checks payable to Jewelryclassdc. Credit card or PayPal payments accepted via online registration.

Hammer textured sterling ring with flared edges.

Hammer textured sterling ring with flared edges.

Carved sterling ring with amethyst

Carved sterling ring with amethyst

Beginner carved, heavy bezel rings

Beginner carved, heavy bezel rings

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