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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
|Upcoming Workshop Dates
|Mon. Dec 9, Mon. Dec 16||6:30PM-9:30PM|
|Thu. Dec 12, Thu. Dec 19||10AM-1PM|
|Mon. Jan 6, Mon. Jan 13, Mon. Jan 20, Mon. Jan 27, Mon. Feb 3, Mon. Feb 10, Mon. Feb 17, Mon. Feb 24||6:30PM-9:30PM|
|Wed. Jan 8, Wed. Jan 15, Wed. Jan 22, Wed. Jan 29, Wed. Feb 5, Wed. Feb 12, Wed. Feb 19, Wed. Feb 26||2:30PM-5:30PM|
|Mon. Mar 16, Mon. Mar 23, Mon. Mar 30, Mon. Apr 6, Mon. Apr 13, Mon. Apr 20, Mon. Apr 27, Mon. May 4||10AM-1PM|
|Thu. Mar 26, Thu. Apr 2, Thu. Apr 9, Thu. Apr 16, Thu. Apr 23, Thu. Apr 30, Thu. May 7, Thu. May 14||6:30PM-9:30PM|
|Wed. Apr 29, Wed. May 6, Wed. May 13, Wed. May 20, Wed. May 27, Wed. Jun 3, Wed. Jun 10, Wed. Jun 17||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|