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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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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.

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.


 

Prerequisites:

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. Aug 12, Mon. Aug 19, Mon. Aug 26, Mon. Sep 9, Mon. Sep 16, Mon. Sep 23, Mon. Sep 30, Mon. Oct 76:30PM-9:30PM

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Thu. Oct 24, Thu. Oct 31, Thu. Nov 7, Thu. Nov 14, Thu. Nov 21, Thu. Dec 5, Thu. Dec 12, Thu. Dec 1910AM-1PM

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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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