▪ Metalworks ▪

Learn the basics in metal jewelry fabrication. In this 6-week class you'll be introduced to the fundamental skills in metalworking while learning how to use the basic hand tools, the flex shaft, torch and other common bench tools.

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

Here are some of the skills and techniques you'll learn:

  • Soldering
  • Piercing
  • Heat and other metal texturing methods
  • Filing
  • Stone Setting
  • Forging and Hammering
  • Sawing
  • Riveting
  • Patinas, Polishing and Finishing

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.

This is a limited entry class, so check my class schedule for locations and sign up early to ensure your spot!

"I really can't believe how easy you made this seem....very patient."