Workshops

 

Electro Etching with Vera Meyer

vera's engravedIn this one-day workshop you will learn how to electro-etch silver using safe low-voltage electricity and a solution of silver nitrate. You will learn three resist methods for applying your image to the silver prior to etching. After taking the workshop you will be able to create your image directly on the metal or use any black and white image on your computer. You will also learn how to easily set up the electro-etching system in your studio. During the workshop you will electro-etch three pieces of silver that you can later incorporate into your own jewelry. Etched silver will add dimension and perceived value to your work. The workshop fee is $225. All materials are included. Students should plan on bringing a bag lunch, 7/11 is located below the studio for snacks and coffee. Hours are 10:30 to 5:00. Class size is limited to (8).

Register For: Electro Etching with Vera Meyer - 3/21/20 - 10:30 - 5:00 pm $225.00

Prong setting

Prong Setting Intensive Come learn how to prong set faceted stones with Daniel Valencia, he has taught hundreds of metalsmiths this technique. In this two-day workshop you will learn how to prong set faceted stones correctly and with confidence. Students will be setting faceted stones of varying sizes in sterling silver. Setting fabrication will be demonstrated. Proper tools, layout and several approaches to finishing your prongs will be covered.  Location is JewelryClassDC at 1502 Massachusetts Ave. SE Washington, DC. The workshop fee is $395. All materials are included.  Hours are 9:00 to 4:00. Class size is limited to (12).Students should provide a packed lunch, Seven/eleven is located on the ground floor for coffee or snacks. 

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.

Register For: Prong setting - 5/23/20 thru 5/24/20 - 9:00 - 4:30 $395.00.00

Flush setting with Daniel Valencia

Hollow sterling pendant flush set with sapphires

Hollow sterling pendant flush set with sapphires

1 day Flush setting Intensive. Come learn how to flush set with Daniel Valencia, he has taught hundreds of metalsmiths this technique. In this one-day workshop you will learn how to Flush set faceted stones correctly and with confidence. Students will be setting faceted stones in both brass and sterling silver. Proper tools, layout and finishing will be covered. The workshop fee is $225.  All materials are included in the workshop fee.  Hours are 9:00 to 4:30.  Location is JewelryClassDC at 52 O Street NW. The workshop fee is $225. All materials are included.  Students should provide a packed lunch. Seven/eleven is on ground floor for snacks and coffee. Hours are 9:00 to 4:00. Class size is limited to (12). 

Register For: Flush setting with Daniel Valencia - 5/30/20 - 9:00am - 4:00pm $225.00

Soldering Intensive with Daniel Valencia

green flame1 day Soldering Intensive. In this workshop you will learn how to solder sterling silver correctly and with confidence. Students will be soldering sterling silver utilizing tension, sweat, and pick methods. Using Oxygen/Propane little torches students will learn the proper way to protect their metal from oxidation. Students will spend the day practicing the various techniques in Sterling Silver. Equipment lists and setting up your home soldering station will be covered.  Hours are 9:00 to 4:00.  Location is JewelryClassDC at 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington DC 20003.   The workshop fee is $225. All materials are included.  Hours are 9:00 to 4:00. Students should provide for packed lunches. Seven/eleven is located on the ground floor for coffee or snacks. Class size is limited to (10).

Register For: Soldering Intensive with Daniel Valencia - 5/31/20 - 9:00am - 4:00 pm $225.00

Gold on a Budget with Alex Boyd

Students will learn several techniques to make their gold go as far as possible. Skills include making a gold-rimmed silver setting for a faceted stone, making a silver ring with a thin layer of gold on the outer surface, making bi-metal from scratch, making gold over silver patterned sheet, getting clean solder seams where gold meets silver, how to get a deep black on silver when oxidizing and many other tips and tricks. Precious metals kit will be purchased from Alex Boyd by students to save cost, price of kit is determined by spot price of gold, most students purchase between 275.00 and 350.00 of gold. You will learn to fabricate these settings in a professional manner under the guidance of Alex. Experience with soldering and basic metalsmithing tool knowledge is required for attendance at this workshop.
Register For: Gold on a Budget with Alex Boyd - 8/3/20 thru 8/4/20 - 9 - 5 pm $425.00

Clasps class with Alex Boyd

Register For: Clasps class with Alex Boyd - 8/5/20 thru 8/7/20 - 9-5pm $625.00

Metal 1 Introduction to Jewelry Making

3 day Metal I intensive! Introduction to Jewelry Making – This exciting Three day class teaches proper jewelry making techniques for beginners. Students will learn the correct way to file, saw, form, forge, solder Sterling Silver as well as make a stone setting and set stones, in an intensive workshop held in our beautiful studio, each student will create a minimum of (5) pieces of Sterling jewelry seated at a professionally equipped bench.  Correct tool usage and bench set up are emphasized. Workshop fee is 585.00  All materials are provided. Hours are 9:00 to 5:00. Class size is limited to (12). Students should provide for a packed lunch, 7/11 is below the studio for coffee and snacks.

Carved sterling ring with amethyst

Carved ring assortment by beginners

Register For: Metal 1 Introduction to Jewelry Making - 8/8/20 thru 8/10/20 - 9 am to 5 pm $585.00

Metal II 3 day intensive

3 day Metal II Intensive! Prerequisite: Metal I or comparable experience. Metals II has different projects each semester. This exciting 3 day class will be challenging and rewarding. Students have creative freedom in the execution of these projects. Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging, fusing, hollow forms, and advanced stone setting are the focus. All Metal II students learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch.  Develop and create your own ideas. Fees $520/8 weeks plus $75 materials fee (includes sterling and semi precious stones) Total: $585.00  Students should provide for a packed lunch. 7/11 is below the studio for coffee and snacks.

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.

Register For: Metal II 3 day intensive - 8/12/20 thru 8/14/20 - 9am - 5pm $585.00
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