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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

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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 Dates
Date(s) Times
Wed. Mar 3, Wed. Mar 10, Wed. Mar 17, Wed. Mar 24, Wed. Mar 31, Wed. Apr 7, Wed. Apr 14, Wed. Apr 2110AM - 1PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

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Thu. Mar 4, Thu. Mar 11, Thu. Mar 18, Thu. Mar 25, Thu. Apr 1, Thu. Apr 8, Thu. Apr 15, Thu. Apr 226:30PM - 9:30PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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