▪ Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I ▪

Refresh the fundamentals or learn from scratch! In this introductory 6-week metalsmithing class, you'll learn the fundamental skills of metal jewelry fabrication. Learn good studio habits while learning how to solder with a gas torch, sawing, filing, using the flex-shaft, riveting techniques. finish work and other common bench and studio necessities. All students will be following the same curriculum!

You'll enjoy making fun and unique jewelry projects in copper, brass and Sterling silver while learning the proper techniques necessary to help you build a solid foundation in the metal jewelry arts. Come explore your creative potential!

Recommended tools to bring to the class:

  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush or semi-flush cutters that will cut up to 12 gauge wire
  • Ball peen or chasing hammer
  • Mandrels of different sizes (knitting needles and round writing pens work well for this)
  • Needle files
  • 6 inch ruler
  • Soft tape measure
  • Steel bench block
  • Sharpie® or other indelible pen
  • Hand towel
  • Polishing cloth
  • #000 Fine steel wool

Some tools will be available to borrow; however, I highly recommend bringing your own tools if you have them. I typically have quality tools available for purchase.

A separate materials fee will include the necessary supplies to complete all class projects. A variety of supplies will also be available for purchase. And, of course, you may bring your own. You'll also take home a complete written tutorial.