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Jewelry 101: DAYTIME JUN/AUG 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Jewelry 101: DAYTIME JUN/AUG 2016

Description:

In this 6 week long, 3 hour day 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.
Beginning with a sawframe, we will pierce out squares of brass and the correct way to use a file. Moving onto the rolling mill, we learn embossing metal using various textures. Employing a "cold connect" employing metal small rivets will be demonstrated. Students will build their own riveting tool. Moving onto soldering, the theory of connecting metal to metal and when to use different solders are demonstrated. Lastly, students will have the skills to solder a ring or make a pendant with a set stone.

Location: Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Dates and Times: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Purchase Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jewelry-101-daytime-junaug-2016-tickets-22921144761

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