A jewelry class for students of all levels: no prior experience needed! In this one-day workshop held in our professional metalsmithing school in Louisville, you will learn how to make gorgeous gender-neutral metal chain bracelets and necklaces.
You will learn the entire process of non-soldered chain-making from start to finish. Also covered is will selection, winding of wire to make coils, and sawing of coils to make jump rings.
Class is 8 hours with a 45 minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave, a separate lunch room and a deck with a mountain view where you can relax on your break. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.
Tools and Materials
Tools will be provided.
Materials kit fee is $20. Materials kit includes 18 ga bronze wire, saw blades, and other materials used during class. Students are welcome to purchase 12 feet of half hard silver wire in 18 gauge and clasps from Rio Grande Jewelry Supply and have it shipped well beforehand.
Cancellation Policy: Last day to cancel for a full refund is October 3.
About the instructor, Chris Weston
He began his teaching career in Japan in 1985, and eventually transitioned from teaching English as a foreign language to teaching high school art in 2001, when he became a high school art teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools. While in Las Cruces, he also started teaching adult jewelry classes in the continuing education program for Dona Ana Community College.
Since moving to Colorado in 2016, he has taught jewelry workshops for Boulder Metalsmithing Association and Life Long Learning. He is currently teaching specialty workshops at Silver Peak Studio.