Beaded Bezel--Mia Schulman

Instead of using metal to set your cabochons, we will set them by using rows of small beads.
The end result is a striking piece of jewelry suitable for any occasion. 2-day class offered first
semester and no prior experience necessary
.

Cabochons--Basic Bernie Emery

Learn to transform a piece of rock into a shiny, well-formed cabochon. You will learn the use of the trim saw as well as basics of grinding, sanding and polishing. Slabs are provided or students September use their own with approval of the instructor

Cabochons--Intermediate Bernie Emery

Learn to cut different shapes and the techniques needed to do so. Slabs are provided or students ruse their own with approval of the instructor. Please bring an apron and safety glasses. Prerequisite: Students
must have prior experience with cabbing and use of the trim saw. 2-day class offered second semester
.

Faceting--Steve Weinberger

Students will learn to cut and polish a 57-facet round brilliant gemstone. In addition, they will learn how to identify well-cut stones, select rough material and see whether or not they enjoy this fascinating aspect of the hobby. Students are asked to bring an Optivisor (#7 or #9) and an apron. 4-day class. No prior experience necessary.

Cold Connections I--Morning Sherrod

This class will start with basic skills such as the proper use of a jeweler’s saw, hammering, patterns, doming with dapping blocks using a die cuter, and how to anneal metal. We will be using copper, brass, bronze, and silver to add color and character to your jewelry. Connections will be accomplished using rivets, jump rings, and wire. We will also learn about patinas and etching. After the mandatory projects are finished, you will be challenged to use your imagination to construct projects of your own under my supervision. This will be a fun class with finished pieces to take home. It will also provide a framework for more advanced projects. All materials and use of my tools for projects are included in class fees. I will have materials and kits for purchase i you want to purchase to take home. If you are not a beginner, I will have more advanced projects available. Please be patient and considerate of your fellow students as everyone may be at a different skill level. No prerequisites necessary. 2-day class, first semester.

Cold Connections II--Morning Sherrod

I am excited you are joining me in an advanced metal working class. We will be etching, texturizing, setting cabs, and using prongs, tabs and sandwiching techniques. Also we will be sweat soldering metals together. I will first go over the techniques you will need for the projects, and demonstrate as needed. You will be challenged to create your own work. I’m there to assist you with your project. Everyone will be on different projects. Beginners are welcome!!! I will work with you to get you up and hammering. This is a laid back class. I want you to have fun and enjoy what you are doing. You may bring your own cabochons to work with if you want. I will have extra tools, cabs, metals, kits for you topurchase to take home if you want. Looking forward to meeting you and having a fun filled two days. Prerequisites. 2-day class, 2nd semester.

Electro-etching Beginner--Micah Kirby

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Electro-Etching Intermediate--Micah Kirby

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Loop & Loop Chains Beginner--Chuck Bruce

Students will learn the ancient technique of fusing fine silver jump rings and linking them together into a chain. We will explore 2 different patterns - Roman Fold-over and Single Fold-over (Foxtail) and students should be able finish a bracelet and pair of earrings in each. (These ancient beautiful designs are quite different from chain maille). No prior experience is needed. 2-day class offered 1st semester.

Loop & Loop Chains Advanced--Chuck Bruce

Students will learn the ancient technique of fusing fine silver jump rings and linking them together into a chain. We will explore 2 different patterns - Double Fold-over (Foxtail) and Sailor’s Knot; students should be able to finish a bracelet and pair of earrings in each. (These ancient beautiful designs are quite different from chain maille). No prior experience is needed, but Semester 1 helpful. 2-day class offered 2nd semester.

Silversmithing Basic--Richard Meszler

Have fun learning the basics of working silver sheet and wire to fabricate jewelry. The projects will introduce you to annealing/bending/shaping texturing metal, soldering, piercing and polishing. Students will receive a kit containing the necessary metals and supplies to complete these projects as well as a detailed written step by step description of each project. 2-day class offered 1st semester. No prior experience necessary.

Silversmithing Intermediate--Richard Meszler

Continue your education working with metals by doing a more complex project. You will learn to make a bezelnsetting & bail into which you will set a cabochon to make a pendant. Students will receive a kit containing the necessary metals and supplies to complete this project as well as a detailed written step by step description of each project. Prerequisite: Basic silversmithing experience including soldering. 2-day class offered 2nd semester.

Viking Knit--Val Johnson

You will learn a technique used nearly 1300 years ago by ancient people to weave a silver rope. Viking knit is also called trichinopoly chain and was used to make bracelets, trim on clothing and many other decorative objects. Once you learn the skill it is very easy and uses few tools and supplies to create stunning chains. Student will complete a bracelet in single stitch. 2 day class offered 1st semester.

Wirewrapping Basic--Val Johnson

Students will learn how to work with various tools to create sterling silver wire wrapped jewelry. You will become familiar with the techniques needed to bend and twist wire to make earrings and a pendant. 2 day class offered 2nd semester. No prior experience necessary.