▪ Metalsmithing Independent Studies ▪

This is a guided independent studies class for the intermediate to more advanced metalsmith student. Bring in your jewelry projects or start something new! We'll troubleshoot both design and technique challenges. Step-by-step guided projects using a variety of fabricating skills will be also available for those who are not quite ready to provide their own. If you choose to participate in the project, you will receive a materials list in plenty of time to gather the necessary materials.

Hone your skills or learn something new in a fun, supportive and creative atmosphere.

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.

Instructor can provide materials for guided projects and the costs will vary depending upon materials used. A supply list will be provided if you wish to bring your own supplies.

A separate materials fee payable to the instructor helps to defray the cost of miscellaneous supplies.

"The class just flew by...I can't wait to get back."