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Jewelry Repair

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Learn how to repair jewelry in this one day workshop.

Being able to repair jewelry starts with good fabrication skills. And to successfully fabricate jewelry, you need to be able to repair mistakes. 

This class takes students through common jewelry repair tasks with sample projects, including sizing a ring, sizing a ring with a heat sensitive stone in place, soldering on chain components, and re-tipping prongs.

This course is available as a live online class.  This class meets for a total of 6 hours.


Techniques covered:
• Sizing a ring up and down with soldering.
• Sizing a ring while protecting a heat sensitive component like a stone
• Soldering on chain components like end caps, lobster claws or chain tags
• Re-tipping prongs
• Best practices and advice for people aspiring to do jewelry repair

  

A kit of materials is included with this class.
Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class.

 

Tools.
Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below). Feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

A full color handout is included with the class.
Create your own workbook with the beautiful handout that is downloadable for this workshop. Handouts include instructions for techniques and projects, reference charts and lots of information to support your learning.

 

Recordings of class.
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.

 

Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students 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.

 


About Our Interactive Online Classes

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.


Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.

 

Prerequisites:

Students should have previous experience with jewelry fabrication, like 2 or more basic jewelry fabrication classes. For example,  successful completion of Jewelry 1 - Basics and one of the following: Jewelry 2, Jewelry 3 or Jewelry 4. Students should have recent practice with soldering jewelry, sawing, filing, bezel setting and polishing.

Please view the calendar to find a workshop date for this class