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Fusing Sterling Silver - May 8

Fusing Sterling Silver - May 8

Regular price $100.00 USD
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Learn how to create unlimited, unique textures in metal!  In this technique-based class, students will learn how to fuse sterling silver, which involves heat and flux (no solder) to create a single piece of textured metal (instead of solder, which joins two pieces of metal together).  These textured sheets of metal can then be used for any piece of jewelry.  Design options will be discussed. 

At the end of class, students will have created a pair of dangle earrings or two pendants

We will cover:

  • Differences in fine silver, argentium silver, and sterling silver
  • Which gauges to fuse for fusing
  • Metal preparation
  • flux and brick selection
  • Creating patterns with metal
  • Fusing sterling silver
  • Patina and finish options


  • 4 contact hours, ages 14+ at the Silver Peak Gallery Classroom located at 100 E. Cleveland St. Lafayette 80026
  • Wednesday, May 8 from 10:00-2:00
  • # students: 3 minimum, 6 maximum
  • Materials kit fee is $45 which will include 3" x 3" piece of sterling silver in 24 gauge, special flux, and studio materials. Materials fee is due at the beginning of class and is payable to the instructor via cash, check, or Venmo.
  • Prerequisite: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing, or equivalent

By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, studio rules.

About the Instructor, Jen Lesea-Ames

A former exercise physiologist and triathlete, Jen retired from her fitness career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014.  Wanting more of a challenge after stringing beads for three years, she studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Metal Arts (now called Denver Jewelry Studio).  When she took a fusing sterling silver class with Nancy Blair at DSMA, she fell in love with the technique, and this became the foundation for her unique jewelry designs in fused sterling silver.  

With over 8 years of experience fusing sterling silver, Jen is best known for her Mountain collection, which is sold in over 40 stores nationwide.

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