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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Monday, October 21, 2019 - Monday, December 16, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


SOLD OUT! 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 or Joe Silvera

Upcoming Workshop Dates
Date(s) Times
Thu. Nov 21, Thu. Dec 5, Thu. Dec 12, Thu. Dec 1910AM-1PM

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Mon. Nov 25, Mon. Dec 2, Mon. Dec 9, Mon. Dec 166:30PM-9:30PM

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Mon. Jan 6, Mon. Jan 13, Mon. Jan 20, Mon. Jan 27, Mon. Feb 3, Mon. Feb 10, Mon. Feb 17, Mon. Feb 246:30PM-9:30PM

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Wed. Jan 8, Wed. Jan 15, Wed. Jan 22, Wed. Jan 29, Wed. Feb 5, Wed. Feb 12, Wed. Feb 19, Wed. Feb 262:30PM-5:30PM

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Mon. Mar 16, Mon. Mar 23, Mon. Mar 30, Mon. Apr 6, Mon. Apr 13, Mon. Apr 20, Mon. Apr 27, Mon. May 410AM-1PM

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Thu. Mar 26, Thu. Apr 2, Thu. Apr 9, Thu. Apr 16, Thu. Apr 23, Thu. Apr 30, Thu. May 7, Thu. May 146:30PM-9:30PM

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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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