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. Hours are 10:30 to 5:00. Class size is limited to (8).

Register For: Electro Etching with Vera Meyer - 8/24/19 - 10:30 - 5:00 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 will be purchased by students to save cost. Materials list available upon sign up. Approximate cost of precious metals is 300.00. 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 - 10/30/19 thru 11/1/19 - 9 - 5 pm $625.00

Hinged cuff class with Alex Boyd

Students will fabricate a beautiful forged silver and gold hinged cuff. Gold cost depends on current market price for gold at time of purchase, the approximate cost is 50.00
Skills include learning to forge taper heavy silver,  creating a professional hinge, how to get a deep black on silver when oxidizing and many other tips and tricks. Precious metals will be purchased by students to save cost. Materials list available upon sign up.
Register For: Hinged cuff class with Alex Boyd - 11/2/19 thru 11/3/19 - 9-5pm $425.00.00
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