Enter the world of making metal jewelry with this one day small-group jewelry class in our sunny, spotless, newly expanded jewelry school in Louisville, CO; 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 and dremel
Class Duration: 8 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch
Materials Fee of $35 (cash, check, or Venmo) will cover the cost of sterling silver, copper, solder, and a KN95 mask. Payable to Silver Peak Studio.
Last day to cancel for a full refund is July 3, 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.