Intro to metalsmithing jewelry in Louisville CO at Silver Peak Studio
Students and finished rings at Silver Peak Studio
Student Rings Intro to Metalsmithing
Intro to metalsmtihing student rings
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Intro to Metalsmithing: November 13

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Enter the world of making metal jewelry with this one-day small-group jewelry class in our 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 and hammers
  • How to remove fire-scale
  • Patina options
  • How to use a flex-shaft

Class Duration: 8 hours with a 45 minute break for lunch

Prerequisite: None

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 November 6, 2021

About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson

Kenzie Nelson Instructor Silver Peak StudioKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.


Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.


Some of Kenzie’s favorite things are colorful eyeshadow, animals, and coffee. Making art is her favorite activity, but she and also enjoys going to flea markets, gardening, and being outside.