JEWELRY & METALSMITHING

Beginning / Intermediate Jewelry

Learn the basics of handcrafting jewelry. Through demonstrations and discussions you will become familiar with layout, piercing, filing, texturing, basic roller embossing, soldering, forming, finishing and polishing. With practice you will gain knowledge and confidence in jewelry-making skills. Independent studio time will be available. All materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

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Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, June 5 - July 24
10 am - 12:30 pm/8 weeks
$195/Members: $175
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Spring Loaded Leather Artist Journal Cover (742)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, June 6 - June 27
1:00 - 3:30 pm/4 weeks
$140/Members $120

Create a beautiful and functional journal for organizing your projects, sketches, notes, and calendar in one place! Designed with a handmade spring-loaded system for swift removal of your notebooks, you can customize this cover to suit your needs. Students will learn basic leatherworking skills to cut, dye, assemble, and stitch their own cover. Uses for scrap leather and a hot stamped metal embellishment for their leather goods will also be covered. All materials provided.

Bezels, Bezels, Bezels (744)

Lauren Tripp, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, June 7 - July 26
10:30 am - 1 pm/8 weeks
$195/Members: $175

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Want to learn the art of bezel setting? Set stones and set more stones. This is an intensive class that will show you how decide and execute the proper setting to showcase your stones. Independent studio time is available and some materials are provided, such as bezel wire and stones, with additional materials available for purchase.

Faux Bone for Jewelry (746)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, June 9
10 am - 3 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Faux Bone is a user friendly and versatile material that can be cut, sawn, carved and sanded. It can be dyed to look like ivory or bone. Design several faux bone pieces that can be used to create jewelry pieces including a pendant and earrings.

Unconventional Powder Coating (747)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Sunday, June 24
Noon - 4 pm/One day
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Learn powder-coating methods that you can do at home. Learn how to dip, sift, fill and mask your materials for powder-coating. We will review finishing techniques that can be used once the powder-coat has been applied. These alternative powder-coating methods will be easy to use at home once you learn them. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

Electroforming (739)

Tracy Bell & Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, July 11- August 1
1 pm - 3:30 pm/4 Weeks
$130/Members: $110

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent.
Explore the wonderful world of copper plating with an Electroforming workshop! Through individual help and demonstrations, you will learn all the necessary steps, skills and equipment to create electroformed jewelry at home or in the studio. Some materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase. Independent studio time will be available for the two days of class.

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Amelia Falk, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, June 5 - July 24
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$195/Members: $175

Introduction to Lapidary Stone Cutting for Cabochons (743)

Dawn Coeur, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, June 6 - August 1 (no class 7/4)
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$195/Members: $175

Learn how to cut your own stones to use in your jewelry and metal work designs. Students will be introduced to cutting, grinding and polishing stone slabs into a variety of shapes including calibrated and free form cabochons. Students with previous lapidary experience can practice and refine their technique. Independent studio time will be available.

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Cold Working for Jewelers (745)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, June 7 - July 26
6:30 - 9pm/8 weeks
$195/Members: $175

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Many materials require creative thinking when incorporating them into finished jewelry and sculptural pieces to prevent damaging them. Focus on various traditional metalsmithing techniques to help troubleshoot through mixed media projects that need to avoid the torch s flame. Techniques to be covered include cold setting objects, scoring and folding, hinges, rivets, patina, pattern, and more! All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Alternative Casting (748)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, July 28
10 am - 3 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Explore several different ways to cast metal including broom straw casting, salt casting and bean casting. Each casting experience will create interesting abstract metal shapes and designs that can be incorporated into jewelry

Water Casting (749)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Sunday, July 22
Noon-2:30/One day
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent.
Water casting is an amazing way to create more abstract solid forms. With no molds or difficult casting equipment this method can be done easily at home. In this quick class you will learn how to water cast using silver including all equipment needed to get set up at home, each student will cast one to two pieces. After the casts are done we will discuss ways they can be incorporated into your jewelry.