Learn how to form, fabricate, solder, set-stones in our
4 wk Metal + Glass course, etch, cast and more!
evening #1: First evening: working with copper: safety, drilling, sawing. Adding textures.evening #2: Making a ring band out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)
evening #3: Working with wax create pieces w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver or bronze.
evening #4: Finishing wax projects, invest models for casting in Glass and Metal (separately) Waxes for metal casting are weighed and calculated (sterling runs $2.50/grm unless lab fee has been purchased).
evening #5: Cast moulds in sterling silver or bronze! Remove glass pieces from moulds.
evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.
evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled or Fused glass piece.
evening #8: Finish up projects
Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*. A list of local suppliers is included. Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s
Approx 4×5” piece of copper sheet, 2’ copper wire, sterling silver for 1 ring band, fine silver bezel wire to set 1 cabochon cut stone. Glass is included for casting/flame-working (whatever method is covered), silver solder to complete class projects, wax, bronze/brass for lost wax casting (20grams) & powdered vitreous enamel, 1 doz saw blades, 1 1mm drill bit, 1 half face particulate respirator, nitrile gloves, refractory materials for casting moulds. Students are encouraged to supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc.
Additional materials not included: cabochon cut stone(s), sterling silver grain for lost wax castings, sterling silver sheet/plate for setting stones on/constructing other pieces. Sterling silver casting grain may be purchased at $2.50gram.
Metal + Glass Lab Fee 2: $357.00
- Jeweller’s Saw
- Third Hand
- Half Round Medium Cut File
- 1 dozen Cut 0 Saw Blades
- 1 gross (144) Saw blade assortment
- AA Fine Tweezers
- 1 set half-round Sanding Sticks
- Ring Mandrel
- Butane Torch
- Dividers 4
- Ring Clamp
- Polishing Cloth
- Needle File Handle
- Locking Tweezers
- Pin Vise
- Soldering Board
- Ball Pein Hammer
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wood Dapping Block & Punches
- Sidecutters 5
- Silver Solder
- 3×3” sterling silver plate
- 15 grams of sterling silver casting grain
- 12″x12″ sheet of 24 Gauge Copper
- 6pc File Set
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Bench Knife