Beads and Yarn



Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - Thursday, December 19, 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.



Open to all levels - beginners welcome! 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructors: Anat Silvera or Jenn Parnell or Joe Silvera

Upcoming Workshop Dates
Date(s) Times
Mon. Mar 16, Mon. Mar 23, Mon. Mar 30, Mon. Apr 6, Mon. Apr 13, Mon. Apr 20, Mon. Apr 27, Mon. May 410AM-1PM

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Thu. Mar 26, Thu. Apr 2, Thu. Apr 9, Thu. Apr 16, Thu. Apr 23, Thu. Apr 30, Thu. May 7, Thu. May 146:30PM-9:30PM

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Wed. Apr 29, Wed. May 6, Wed. May 13, Wed. May 20, Wed. May 27, Wed. Jun 3, Wed. Jun 10, Wed. Jun 1710AM-1PM


Mon. Aug 3, Mon. Aug 10, Mon. Aug 17, Mon. Aug 24, Mon. Aug 31, Mon. Sep 14, Mon. Sep 21, Mon. Sep 286:30PM-9:30PM


Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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