Beads and Yarn



Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Monday, January 7, 2019 - Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

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Cost: $625.00

Join us for this 8 week course in the basics of jewelry fabrication: from bezels to soldering and beyond! Practicing weekly is a great way to build skills that will last. Class meets once a week for 8 weeks. Open Studios are available for more practice time outside of class. 

This class focuses on the basics of creating jewelry: sawing, filing, sanding, texturing, soldering, stamping, polishing, and stone setting. Students will make sample projects including a pendant, ring, prong setting with a bail, and a chain bracelet.

Techniques covered include:

• Stone setting: bezels
• Sawing
• Filing
• Sanding
• Soldering
• Sweat soldering
• How to make a ring
• Stamping
• Hammering and texture
• Polishing with power tools
• Fabricating a prong setting
• Making a bail for pendant
• Making a custom chain and soldering links
• Twisting metal
• Forging
• Metals used for projects included sterling, copper and brass

Kit of materials, full color handout and use of tools included.

If this class is sold out, please email us to be added to the waitlist. 

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.



Open to all levels - beginners welcome! 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructors: Anat Silvera or Joe Silvera

Upcoming Workshop Dates
Date(s) Times
Mon. Jan 7, Mon. Jan 14, Mon. Jan 28, Mon. Feb 4, Mon. Feb 11, Mon. Feb 18, Mon. Feb 25, Mon. Mar 46:30PM-9:30PM

Sold Out

Thu. Mar 21, Thu. Mar 28, Thu. Apr 4, Thu. Apr 11, Thu. Apr 18, Thu. May 2, Thu. May 9, Thu. May 1610AM-1PM


Mon. May 6, Mon. May 13, Mon. May 20, Mon. May 27, Mon. Jun 3, Mon. Jun 10, Mon. Jun 17, Mon. Jun 246:30PM-9:30PM


Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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