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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
|Wed. Mar 3, Wed. Mar 10, Wed. Mar 17, Wed. Mar 24, Wed. Mar 31, Wed. Apr 7, Wed. Apr 14, Wed. Apr 21||10AM - 1PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)|
|Thu. Mar 4, Thu. Mar 11, Thu. Mar 18, Thu. Mar 25, Thu. Apr 1, Thu. Apr 8, Thu. Apr 15, Thu. Apr 22||6:30PM - 9:30PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)|