Enter the world of making metal jewelry with this three week evening small-group jewelry class in our sunny, spotless, newly expanded jewelry school in Louisville; no experience necessary!
This workshop is jam-packed with information to get you introduced to the world of metalsmithing without a huge time commitment! In addition to learning safety procedures, students will learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing and at the end of class will have made a textured sterling silver ring band (and two rings, if time allows) with their choice in width (6 or 8 mm), size, and texture.
We will cover:
- Studio safety and ergonomics
- Sawing techniques
- Hammer texturing and stamping
- Filing and sanding
- Basics of soldering
- Texturing metal with a rolling mill
- How to remove firescale
- Patina options
- How to use a flex shaft
Class Duration: Monday evenings 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Tools and Materials
Tools needed: You will need to bring your own KN95 or N95 mask to use while polishing. If you do not have one, we have them for sale for $6 (limit 1 per person).
Materials kit: $30 (silver, copper, solder, flux, saw blades, and use of all tools and equipment)
Last day to cancel for a full refund is May 30, 2021.
About the instructor, Chris Weston:
Since moving to Colorado in 2016, he has taught jewelry making at Boulder School of Metals and Lifelong Learning.
A few of Chris' favorite things: skiing, pizza, and dogs.