Learn the basics of jewelry fabrication, such as working with a jeweler’s saw and hammers and basic soldering. Using nonferrous materials like copper, brass, and nickel, learn to create a 2-to-3–layered, expressive pendant using all the basic jeweler’s tools. Learn how to saw, drill, and rivet these elements together, plus get the chance to solder with an acetylene torch to make two simple rings to finish out the class. Sanding, polishing, patinas, and soft brushing will also be covered.
All supplies provided! Please wear appropriate clothes for an art studio (dress for mess!). Close-toed shoes are required for wood, metal, stone, or other sculpture classes. Eye and ear protection is provided, but some students prefer to bring their own which you are welcome to do.