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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
• Sweat soldering
• How to make a ring
• 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
• 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
|Tue. Jul 14, Tue. Jul 21, Tue. Jul 28, Tue. Aug 4, Tue. Aug 11, Tue. Aug 18, Tue. Aug 25, Tue. Sep 1||10AM-1PM|
|Wed. Jul 15, Wed. Jul 22, Wed. Jul 29, Wed. Aug 5, Wed. Aug 12, Wed. Aug 19, Wed. Aug 26, Wed. Sep 2||10AM-1PM|
|Mon. Aug 3, Mon. Aug 10, Mon. Aug 17, Mon. Aug 24, Mon. Aug 31, Mon. Sep 14, Mon. Sep 21, Mon. Sep 28||6:30PM-9:30PM|
|Thu. Aug 13, Thu. Aug 20, Thu. Aug 27, Thu. Sep 3, Thu. Sep 10, Thu. Sep 17, Thu. Sep 24, Thu. Oct 1||6:30PM-9:30PM|
|Thu. Oct 15, Thu. Oct 22, Thu. Oct 29, Thu. Nov 5, Thu. Nov 12, Thu. Nov 19, Thu. Dec 3, Thu. Dec 10||6:30PM-9:30PM|
|Wed. Oct 21, Wed. Oct 28, Wed. Nov 4, Wed. Nov 11, Wed. Nov 18, Wed. Dec 2, Wed. Dec 9, Wed. Dec 16||10AM-1PM|