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Expand your skill set in the world of gemstone jewelry in our professional metalsmithing jewelry school in Louisville! In this 6 hour class, you will learn how to set faceted stones into tube settings, which gives a clean and modern look to your jewelry designs. At the end of class, you will have completed a pair of disc faceted stone earrings or two pendants.
We will cover:
- Tube setting: overview, sizing, and fitting
- Stone selection
- Measuring stones
- Forming metal
- Texturing metal
- Soldering tube settings
- Faceted stone setting in tube setting
Class is 6 hours with a 20 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.
Prerequisite: Metals 1 or equivalent
Tools and Materials
Tools will be provided.
Materials Fee is $45 which includes silver, tube settings, and two 5 mm faceted stones. You can bring your own calibrated 5 mm round faceted stones and $10 will be deducted from the fee. Cash, check, or venmo accepted. payable to Silver Peak Studio.
Last day to cancel for a full refund is September 23, 2023. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code. By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code.
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) from 2012-2016. She decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014 and opened Silver Peak Studio in July 2020.
She is the owner, designer, and metalsmith of Jen Lesea Designs, (2009-present); her jewelry is sold in over 50 stores, including Fallingwater Museum Store, the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop, and the national catalog Uncommon Goods. Her experience and work has landed her local and national press. Jen is an Applied Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America GIA.
Her fun and friendly nature is apparent in everything she does, whether its teaching metalsmithing, talking to art show patrons, or motivating people to try something new, like stand up paddleboarding!
As the owner of Silver Peak Studio, it is her intention to provide a safe, clean, professional and fun environment where students can grow in metalsmithing and enjoy the journey.
A few of Jen's favorite things is recreating outdoors, traveling, and hanging with her fur babies (kitties), Addie and Stevie.