New workshop dates added! Working with hand tools saw, solder and form ring bands using hammers and special steel stamps then create a bezel setting and set a beautiful cabochon cut stone!
These workshops are being offered as evening and afternoon intensives. Includes all materials: Cabochon is extra* or bring your own! Register for 1 of these workshops under our Metal section in our menu.
What is included in this workshop:
sterling silver for 1 ring band and bezel-cup
Fine silver bezel wire
Copper for practicing and/or overlay designs
*Students need to supply their own cabochon cut stone or purchase one from the studio. Studio cabochon stones range from $25 to $85 per stone. And sizes vary between 10mm to 40mm
Metal- Chain chain chainssss, hinges, gold fused onto silver (keum-bo), settings, working with bronze & silver clay. 1 evening per week, starts up Tuesday, October 27th 6:30-9:30pm 9 weeks – 3 student minimum, 6 student max. $380pp
Make your own handmade chains, construct a hinged locket/box. Fuse gold to silver. Learn basic, hand built prong settings, tab settings, and setting free-form cabs/drusy with Sterling hand-cut bezels. Demonstrations of how to construct rolo, cable chain, woven, and weaving over armatures. Participants will also learn how to construct their own closures, and locking mechanisms. Applying gold to fine silver/sterling silver: participants will add texture to silver via hammers and fuse 24k gold foil onto their designs through Keum-bo. Basic prong settings for faceted stones and cabs and working with bronze clay and silver clay. Materials included:
•Bronze & Silver clay
•Sterling plate 3″x3″ 16 gauge(1.3mm)
•Copper wire (for woven chain practice and armatures)
•Sterling wire (15′ of 19gauge, 6′ half-round 12gauge)
•Choice of 5-8mm faceted stone for prong setting
•Copper & Brass tubing for hinges
•23.5k gold foil for Keum-bo process
•Druzy, crystal cluster or other unusual cut cabochon for sterling bezel setting
•Saw blades: Purchase good saw blades along with Bur life cutting lube. Recommended blades: 2/0-4/0
•High speed steel drill bits: Choose drill bits that fit with your saw blades.
2 Spots remain for the September course. Register today!
4 week Metal + Glass: Next course starts up Monday, September 14th and runs Monday & Wednesday evenings (register below, 2 spots remaining) Other start dates: October 19th or November 16th 2015 – January 4th 2016.
Form • Fabricate • Cast • Fuse – Learn basic Goldsmithing + Lost wax casting – 6:30-9:30pm, 4 weeks, 2 evenings per week. – $285 per person, 6 people max, 3 people min. Half down required to hold space $142.50
evening #1: First evening: working with copper-safety, drilling, sawing.
evening #2: Making a band ring 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 in house.
evening #4: Finishing wax projects, invest models
evening #5: One by one each participant cast their flasks and starts cleaning their pieces.
evening #6: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals. Clean-up metal castings
evening #7: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.
evening #8: Finish up projects
No experience necessary!
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
Deposit of half down required to hold space. Registrants will be invoiced prior to first evening of course.
What is included:
Sterling silver for 1 ring band
Approx 3″ x 3″ piece of 16 to 18 gauge copper
Solder to complete projects in class
1 dozen 3/0 saw blades
1 oz of Sterling silver casting grain
Bezel wire for 1 setting
Use of tools & equipment
What participants need to supply:
Half face respirator or particulate mask
Cabochon stone or fossil, crystal
Sterling silver sheet for bezel setting (optional)
Apron (optional- available for use at studio)
Safety glasses (optional- available for use at studio)