New 8-Week Jewelry Series

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New 8-Week Jewelry Series

Folks tend to like to commit to a series of classes to really learn something in depth.  To that end I’ve put 8 of my favorite, most popular and most fundamental jewelry classes to give you a chance to really explore the world of handmade jewelry.  Even if you’ve taken a few of these classes, the series is a great deal for you to come back and expand your skills.

Check out what we are starting on Wednesday, January 13th.

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Week 1:  Wire Wrapping 101 – This is the basis for most (if not all) of the jewelry construction workshops we teach here.  Learning and refining your wire wrapping skill takes the sort of repetition this class offers.

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1/13/2016
Wire Wrapping 101 (daytime)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
or
1/13/2016
Wire Wrapping 101 (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 2:  Wire Findings:  Bead & Button Bracelet – In this workshop you will advance your wire skills by creating your own jumprings and headpins.  By the time you have finished both week 1 and week 2 you will be a wire bending expert!
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1/20/2016
Handmade Wire Findings: Bead & Button Bracelet
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
1/20/2016
Handmade Wire Findings: Bead & Button Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Week 3: Fused Silver Bracelet – Now it is time to move on to something else you can do with wire…fine silver wire that is.  In this workshop you will wrap coils and cut with precision so that you create links that will actually be melted (fused) back on themselves.  This process can be used to create your own fine silver chain and even rings.
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1/27/2016
Fused Silver Bracelet
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
1/27/2016
Fused Silver Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 4:  Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet – In this workshop you will branch out to metal stamping, riveting and continue your practice of wire wrapping as you create this fun and easy to wear, stylish triple wrap bracelet.  It is so comfortable I wear mine all the time!
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2/03/2016
Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet (daytime)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR

2/03/2016
Triple Wrap Rhinestone, Leather & Bead Chain Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Week 5: Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles – In this workshop you will continue your use of the torch and metal stamping as you hammer out all your aggression on some heavy gauge copper wire, learn about annealing and flood solder a join that is suitable for metal stamping your special “One Little Word”

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2/17/2016
Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
2/17/2016
Hammered, Soldered & Stamped – Copper Bangles (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 6:  Soldering 101 – One of the staples in basic jewelry creating is Soldering (saw-der-ing)  In this class you will learn the basics of selecting just the right something to sandwich between hand-cut glass, taping, fluxing and soldering, adding a jump ring and before you know it…totally custom made jewelry for you and everyone you know.
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3/02/2016
Jewelry: Soldering 101 (daytime)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR
3/02/2016
Jewelry: Soldering 101 (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Week 7: Etched & Wrapped Bracelet – Etching is the cool process of adding a resist to metal then dipping it in a corosive chemical that will eat the metal away except where you placed the resist.  Don’t be scared though…we teach you all the safety precautions and hold your hand (figuratively) through every step.  As your metal is doing it’s magic you will have a chance to practice your wire wrapping skills as you create the band portion of the bracelet.

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3/09/2016
Etched & Wrapped Bracelet
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OR

3/09/2016
Etched & Wrapped Bracelet (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Week 8: Copper Rosette Pendant+Earrings – In this workshop you will learn some basic fold forming techniques as you create this lovely organic rosette with copper tooling foil.  Set your petite rosette in a brass bezel and move on to creating a matching set for earrings (or two more pendants to give away!)

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3/16/2016
Copper Rosette Pendant
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

or

3/16/2016
Copper Rosette Pendant (evening)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Taken individually these classes with their respective materials fees would be over $360.  Sign up for the entire series and get 15% off your registration.  Click here to purchase the series for $306 (includes all supplies/materials fees)

The good news is that if you are unable to make a session you can make it up with advance notice!  These are classes we teach often so we can be flexible in moving you to another session (with advance notice!)

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4 responses »

  1. Hello,
    I love the 8 week series of classes that you’re offering. Unfortunately, it seems that I have missed the first 2 classes. Will you be offering this serie again in the future?
    Thank you,
    Rose

  2. It’s not too late to jump in any time. We can catch you up on the 2 you missed. Otherwise, we will be starting a new series when this one finishes.

    Class is at 6:30 tonight if you get this message in time 😉

  3. When will the new series begin? I am particularly interested in wire wrapping, soldering and any classes working with silver. I loved the fused silver bracelet class. Thanks.

  4. Will there be a new series opening later in the year? Sounds great for someone like me just getting into jewelry making.

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