Cold Enameling
Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

Cold Enameling

Create an enamel effect on metal using ICED Enamels and ICE Resin. Enamel powder and medium is used to permanently adhere color to metal, creating the same look as kiln fired enamel but without the kiln. You can create gorgeous mixed media metal jewelry with this technique. My students love this class for it's simplicity and ease in learning. I love it for the effect!

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Dapped and Riveted Earrings Class
Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Dapped and Riveted Earrings Class

Learn how to cut sheet metal using a disc cutter, form the disc into a cup and attach the cup to metal to create a cold connection and beautiful finished earrings (or a pendant). The techniques learnt in this class can be used for a variety of jewelry making.  Kits will be available for purchase at class payable to the teacher. $7 for copper and $12 for silver.

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Introduction to the Jeweler’s Saw
Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to the Jeweler’s Saw

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler’s saw.  Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant.  Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

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Resin Pendant Workshop Part 1
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Resin Pendant Workshop Part 1

Learn the basics of constructing and soldering a sterling silver bezel and then creating a resin center in this three-day intensive workshop. You will learn jewelry making basics such as sawing, filing, sanding as well as soldering and finishing including polishing and oxidizing. You will also learn to work with a non-toxic jewelry grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Once your handmade bezel is ready you will learn all sorts of tips and tricks to mix, pour and color your resin hassle free. Once the resin has set you will also discover a multitude of finishing techniques to add depth and originality to your pieces. This workshop is also full of information and advice on troubleshooting common resin issues.

Part 1: construction of the bezel

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Cold Enameling
May
1
3:00 PM15:00

Cold Enameling

Create an enamel effect on metal using ICED Enamels and ICE Resin. Enamel powder and medium is used to permanently adhere color to metal, creating the same look as kiln fired enamel but without the kiln. You can create gorgeous mixed media metal jewelry with this technique. My students love this class for it's simplicity and ease in learning. I love it for the effect!

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Cold Enameling
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Cold Enameling

Create an enamel effect on metal using ICED Enamels and ICE Resin. Enamel powder and medium is used to permanently adhere color to metal, creating the same look as kiln fired enamel but without the kiln. You can create gorgeous mixed media metal jewelry with this technique. My students love this class for it's simplicity and ease in learning. I love it for the effect!

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Cold Enameling
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Cold Enameling

Create an enamel effect on metal using ICED Enamels and ICE Resin. Enamel powder and medium is used to permanently adhere color to metal, creating the same look as kiln fired enamel but without the kiln. You can create gorgeous mixed media metal jewelry with this technique. My students love this class for it's simplicity and ease in learning. I love it for the effect!

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Getting Real with Resin
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Getting Real with Resin

Learn how to work with a two part, non-toxic, epoxy resin to create miniature art works in your jewelry. Pour the resin into a bezel or silicone mold for endless possibilities. I teach this class in three ways: a 3 hour overview where you learn all the basics and get to make a couple of pieces in pre-made bezels and molds. A 5 hour workshop where you have much more time to work with the medium and delve into more complex designs. Or as three 3 hour sessions where I teach mold and bezel making, layering, filing, texturing as well as pigmentation, filing and drilling. Either way, you get excellent fundamentals in resin work and great tips and tricks to succeed with your own creations!

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Resin Pendant Workshop Part 2
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Resin Pendant Workshop Part 2

Learn the basics of constructing and soldering a sterling silver bezel and then creating a resin center in this three-day intensive workshop. You will learn jewelry making basics such as sawing, filing, sanding as well as soldering and finishing including polishing and oxidizing. You will also learn to work with a non-toxic jewelry grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Once your handmade bezel is ready you will learn all sorts of tips and tricks to mix, pour and color your resin hassle free. Once the resin has set you will also discover a multitude of finishing techniques to add depth and originality to your pieces. This workshop is also full of information and advice on troubleshooting common resin issues.

Part 2: pouring and coloring the first layer of resin

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Mala Making
May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Mala Making

Learn you how to string a mala necklace using round gemstone beads, a statement bead and delicate tassel. You will learn how to make the tassel and learn knotting and stringing techniques. Traditionally a mala necklace uses 108 beads and is made for meditation or prayer. There will be flexibility in class to come up with your own design or you can stick to a more traditional method.

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Resin Pendant Workshop Part 3
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Resin Pendant Workshop Part 3

Learn the basics of constructing and soldering a sterling silver bezel and then creating a resin center in this three-day intensive workshop. You will learn jewelry making basics such as sawing, filing, sanding as well as soldering and finishing including polishing and oxidizing. You will also learn to work with a non-toxic jewelry grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Once your handmade bezel is ready you will learn all sorts of tips and tricks to mix, pour and color your resin hassle free. Once the resin has set you will also discover a multitude of finishing techniques to add depth and originality to your pieces. This workshop is also full of information and advice on troubleshooting common resin issues.

Part 2: drilling, filing and sanding resin, adding last layer of resin

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Fine Silver Fusing Part 1
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Fine Silver Fusing Part 1

In part one of this class you will learn the basics of creating chain and rings without using solder. You will use fine silver and a butane torch to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Additionally I will teach you how to create geometric shapes, how to use Liver of Sulfur (for aging), how to hammer and texture your rings and how to use a tumbler and shot. This basic technique will get you comfortable with a torch - you could consider this the 101 of silver smithing.

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Fine Silver Fusing Part 2
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Fine Silver Fusing Part 2

In part two of this class you will take your fusing skills to the next level. Here you will learn to use two torches to create make large and more dynamic pieces to be used in earrings and necklaces. We will delve further into shaping and texturing and learn to fuse these shapes to each other. There is plenty of time to play in this class and get really comfortable with your torch heat and the capabilities of fine silver. Consider this silver smithing 102.

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Eco Friendly Etching Class
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Eco Friendly Etching Class

In this class you will learn how to etch copper in a salt bath with a battery pack! This chemical-free technique is fun and easy and won't break the bank. I will also teach you how to color your copper to add extra dimension to your piece. We will also go over sanding, filing and piercing so you can leave with a piece of jewelry.

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Resin and Clay Jewelry
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Resin and Clay Jewelry

In this unique class you will learn a multitude of techniques to create beautiful relief pendants, earrings or links for jewelry. You will learn how to create silicone molds, how to use clay to create relief sculptures and then you will learn how to mix and color resin to use in finishing your work.

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Introduction to the Jeweler’s Saw
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to the Jeweler’s Saw

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler’s saw.  Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant.  Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

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Prong Set a Cabochon
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Prong Set a Cabochon

You will learn how to create a prong setting out of sterling silver, which you will then make into a pendant using the cabochon you cut in the previous class! You will learn basic soldering, sizing and shaping your metal, cleaning and finishing, and putting together a necklace.

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Eco Friendly Etching Class
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Eco Friendly Etching Class

In this class you will learn how to etch copper in a salt bath with a battery pack! This chemical-free technique is fun and easy and won't break the bank. I will also teach you how to color your copper to add extra dimension to your piece. We will also go over sanding, filing and piercing so you can leave with a piece of jewelry.

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Beginning Soldering
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Soldering

Learn you how to solder in this easy 3 hour class. I will teach you soldering basics and give you a concise list of materials to get you started, that won’t break the bank. Soldering intimidated me for years, but once I got over the fear I found it to be a very accessible technique and you will discover this accessibility in just 3 hours! You will leave this class with an excellent understanding of soldering and a handful of really cute rings.

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Eco Friendly Etching Class
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Eco Friendly Etching Class

In this class you will learn how to etch copper in a salt bath with a battery pack! This chemical-free technique is fun and easy and won't break the bank. I will also teach you how to color your copper to add extra dimension to your piece. We will also go over sanding, filing and piercing so you can leave with a piece of jewelry.

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Introduction to the Jeweler’s Saw
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to the Jeweler’s Saw

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler’s saw.  Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant.  Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

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