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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Thursdays, August 26, 2021 - October 14, 2021, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)


SOLD OUT! Click here to sign up for the waiting list or 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.

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.


 

Prerequisites:

Open to all levels - beginners welcome! 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructors: Anat Silvera or Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick or Joe Silvera

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times
Thu. Aug 26, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Sep 2, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Sep 9, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Sep 16, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Sep 23, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Sep 30, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Oct 7, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Oct 14, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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