Enter the world of making metal jewelry with Metals 1: Intro to Metalsmithing. This introductory one-day class is the foundation of metalsmithing and the prerequisite for our more advanced classes.
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 7 mm sterling silver ring band with their choice in size and texture and a copper pendant necklace that is hand-sawn and hand-textured.
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 30 minute break for lunch
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 $5 (limit 1 per person).
Materials kit: $25 (silver, copper, solder, flux, saw blades, and use of all tools and equipment)
Last day to cancel for a full refund is May 7, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.
About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson