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Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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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
Thu. Apr 9, Thu. Apr 16, Thu. Apr 23, Thu. Apr 30, Thu. May 7, Thu. May 14, Thu. Jun 4, Thu. Jun 116:30PM-9:30PM

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Mon. Apr 13, Mon. Apr 20, Mon. Apr 27, Mon. May 4, Mon. May 11, Mon. May 18, Mon. May 25, Mon. Jun 110AM-1PM


Wed. Apr 29, Wed. May 6, Wed. May 13, Wed. May 20, Wed. May 27, Wed. Jun 3, Wed. Jun 10, Wed. Jun 1710AM-1PM


Mon. Aug 3, Mon. Aug 10, Mon. Aug 17, Mon. Aug 24, Mon. Aug 31, Mon. Sep 14, Mon. Sep 21, Mon. Sep 286:30PM-9:30PM


Thu. Oct 15, Thu. Oct 22, Thu. Oct 29, Thu. Nov 5, Thu. Nov 12, Thu. Nov 19, Thu. Dec 3, Thu. Dec 106:30PM-9:30PM


Wed. Oct 21, Wed. Oct 28, Wed. Nov 4, Wed. Nov 11, Wed. Nov 18, Wed. Dec 2, Wed. Dec 9, Wed. Dec 1610AM-1PM


Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course

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