Jewelry

Soldering 101 with Joy Raskin

Friday, April 10, 2020 – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm – CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sunday, August 30, 2020 – 12 pm to 5 pm

Join one of our favorite jewelers, Joy Raskin, to learn the art of soldering.

Have you ever wanted to learn soldering or improve your soldering skills? Not sure how to set up your own soldering torch and tank? This class will cover the basics of how to set up your work area including torch, tank, a place to solder, and a review of the safety issues. We will cover all the soldering basics from butt joints to stick soldering. We will also do hands on soldering and help you gain confidence in your skills. Great for those who have been taking jewelry classes but want to improve.

We will be using acetylene/air torches but a propane torch and a butane torch will be on hand for students to try out.

Tuition is $75 per student with an additional materials fee of $25 – $30 (depending on the amount of metal used) to be paid in either cash or check to the instructor at the time of the class (includes silver solder, propane, butane, copper, brass and silver supplies).

Students are also encouraged to bring a bagged lunch and any copper, brass, silver, or bronze that they have on hand and would like to use for their soldering.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Basic Bezel Setting with Joy Raskin

Saturday, April 11, 2020 – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm – CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Join one of our favorite jewelers, Joy Raskin, to learn basic bezel setting.

Learn to make a ring, cuff bracelet, or bangle, accented with a bezel-set stone. In this one day workshop, we will make a ring or bracelet with a glass or stone cabochon set in a sterling bezel setting. Learn to solder silver, make a basic bezel setting and a simple wire ring, solder bezel onto a ring or bracelet, and set stone. Instructor will provide silver and gemstones for students. Basic soldering skills are necessary.

Tuition is $75 per student with an additional materials fee of $25 – $30 (depending on the amount of metal used) to be paid in either cash or check to the instructor at the time of the class. Additional metal can be purchased if desired.

Students are also encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Gourd Jewelry Weaving with Jean Reed

Sunday, June 7, 2020 – 1 pm to 3 pm

Experience a whole new technique in jewelry making. This wearable art is created by weaving on dyed gourd shards that have been prepped for you. Jean will help you master this tapestry type of weaving to make a unique piece of jewelry. Beading can easily be incorporated in your work.  You will work with reed, waxed linen, yarns, boucle and embellishments. The gourd pieces measure approximately 3-5” long and no two are alike.

Tuition is $70.00 per student with no additional materials fee.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Bangles and Rings with Joy Raskin

Saturday, June 20, 2020 – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

In this one day workshop, we will make bangles, cuff bracelets, and rings. Simple wire rings and bangles will be soldered together, hammered for texture and embellished with wire working. Cuff bracelets will be made from sheet metal that is textured and shaped into a C-shape bracelet.

You will leave with new rings and bangles that you’ve made yourself that will make great gifts! Instructor will provide brass, bronze and copper wire and sheet metal, and a limited amount of silver wire.

Students should feel free to bring beads, stones, or other material you’d like to set or incorporate into your jewelry. Students are also encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.

Tuition is $75.00 per student with an additional materials fee of $20 – $40 to be paid to the instructor at the time of the class (materials fee depends on the amount of silver used).  Additional metal can be purchased if desired.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Resin Inlay with Joy Raskin

Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Explore the colorful, fun world of using resin to add color to your jewelry! Using 2 part quick setting epoxy, we will add paint, herbs, tea leaves, colored powder, glitter and much more, mix epoxy and color together, and apply onto jewelry. Instead of using stones to set in jewelry, why not use resin? Works great for jewelry with texture, recessed areas, empty stone settings and anything else that you want to try. Instructor will provide epoxy and some coloring agents, but students should feel free to bring anything that they want to add to epoxy to make resin-filled jewelry. Even twigs have been used for resin jewelry!

Students should feel free to bring tiny beads, stones, or other material you’d like to set or incorporate into your jewelry.

Tuition is $75.00 per student with a $30.00 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the start of class.

Students should also be aware that they will be working with epoxy in a relatively small classroom space, so we advise those who are sensitive to epoxy to take this workshop with caution.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.



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