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Do you love Jewelry?

Me too. You might say, I’m a jewelry evangelist. I have a passion for teaching others, so much that I built the school, Metalwerx and then the Artisan’s Asylum Jewelry Studio. I teach workshops all over the US. What will you find here on my blog? Look for cool stories of jewelry and tips, photography, cooking, jewelry fabrication, travel and books. This blog is about what makes me tick and the cool stuff that’s out in the world.

Jewelry 101: EVENINGS JUN/AUG 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Jewelry 101: EVENINGS JUN/AUG 2016

Description:

In this 6 week evening, 3 hr class, students are introduced to the skills, secrets and techniques of making jewelry. No experience is required except passion and enthusiasm. We begin with the basics of surveying tools used in jewelry making. From saw frames to solder picks, each week we explore a new technique for your tool arsenal. Using a sawframe, we will pierce a letter or number from copper. Moving onto the rolling mill, we learn embossing metal using various textures. Employing a "cold connect" or using small rivets will be demonstrated. Moving onto soldering, you will learn how to connect metal to metal and when to use different solders. Lastly, students will have the skills to solder a ring or make a pendant with a set stone.

Location: Artisan's Asulym, Inc.

Dates and Times: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Purchase Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jewelry-101-evenings-junaug-2016-tickets-25650448181

 

Make a Ring(s)! JULY 2016

Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Make a Ring(s)! JULY 2016

Description: 

Spend a day in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings that will impress your friends! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. We will introduce a rolling mill for texturing and hammers for making a decorative impression. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements. The final ring is a sterling silver spinning ring, to help us learn the process of convex form. Students will learn how to make good solder seams and the fundamentals of polishing with a buffing machine and a tumbler.

Location: Artisan's Asylum, Inc

Dates and Times: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Purchase Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-rings-july-2016-tickets-20110612383

Make A Stone-Set Ring! JULY 2016

Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM

Make A Stone-Set Ring! JULY 2016

Description: 

Create sterling silver rings with a beautiful stone in this fun and fast-paced workshop! In one afternoon you will learn the basics of piercing, soldering, filing and setting a stone. We will create band rings whose surface can be embellished by small files, a rolling mill and decorative stamps. You'll use round wire to fabricate a second ring. Students will be shown how to solder a bezel in a classical process of stone setting. Stones are included in this workshop.

Location: Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Dates and Times: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM

Purchase Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-stone-set-ring-july-2016-tickets-22919570051