Thursdays, October 13, 2022 - October 20, 2022; 10:30AM - 1:30PM PT (Pacific Time)More Upcoming Dates
The luster of gold adds beauty to your silver jewelry and value. It can make all the difference in the struggle to get a good price for your jewelry. Join us to learn affordable techniques to add a touch of gold to your silver jewelry.
Students will learn how to solder a gold bezel and how to solder that bezel to sterling. We’ll also explore fun ways to add gold to your sterling surfaces. Students will combine these techniques to make a pendant with a gold bezel and gold embellishments on sterling.
Along the way, we’ll discuss types of flux, solder and restrictions for combining gold and silver.
Techniques covered include:
• Soldering gold
• Soldering gold to sterling
• Gold surface treatments, like gold wash and solder inlay
Kit of materials, full color handout and use of tools included. Kit includes gold for the project.
The kit for this class includes gold and gold solder, so the price of the class is higher because of the cost of the gold.
Tools for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in person students each have tools to use at school)
A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us. These tools are you foundation for creating your jewelry studio and are used in the rest of our fabrication and setting classes.
Prip’s Flux 154.400
Spray bottle for Prip’s flux 154.142
Soldering tripod with mesh screen 114.315
Chain nose pliers 146.656
Round nose pliers 146.654
In addition to these tools, students will need basic jewelry fabrication tools, like the list for Jewelry 1 - Basics.
Students must have prior experience with the fundamentals of jewelry, like successfully completing 2 fabrication workshops. Basic skills include sawing, filing, soldering, finishing, and using power tools like the flex shaft. We recommend our Basic Jewelry 1 workshops for the basics, and encourage our students to take at least one additional level 2 fabrication class that includes soldering before working with gold.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded. For staff instructor classes, students have access to the recordings for one year. For guest instructors, access is 30 days.
If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.
International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.
If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.
And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait.
If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases,
Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class.
If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss.
Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us.
If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.
Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.
If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.