I offer the same class 4 times a week. Here are the times:
Night: Monday or Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm
Day:Wednesday morning 10:00am- 1:00pm
or Wednesday afternoon 1:30pm- 4:30pm
Some classes are already full, please be in touch with your preferred date.
Summer 4 Essential Tools, 2 weeks, $100
September 8 through September 17
Fall 1 - September 22 through October 29, 6 weeks, $280
Fall 2 - November 3 through December 17, 6 weeks, $280
(no class Thanksgiving week)
Fall projects will be announced soon
Saturdays 10am -1pm
Open studio is $15 per hour,
or can be used to make up classes missed in the past 6 months.
2014 Open Studio Dates:
Classes are held in my Decatur studio.
There is a maximum of 6 students per class.
50% nonrefundable deposit required to register, remainder due at the first class.
Students are allowed one make up class per session. You can make up a missed class during open studio, or at another class time if the space is available.
Basic hand tools are provided for the class to share. However, students are encouraged to acquire and use their own hand tools including sawframe /blades, snips, pliers, files, and flex shaft accessories.
Supplementary hand tools are available as needed.
Students supply their own solder. Paste solder cannot be used without permission.
Jewelry Making Classes Summer/ Fall 2014
As always, you are welcome to work on your own projects. It's fine with me if you want to be in class, but not do any of the demonstrated techniques.
Please email me and I will send you a PayPal invoice or call 404-259-6557
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
Classes are small, and often fill quickly.
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A comprehensive jewelry making program in Decatur GA
Lost Wax Casting Demo
Instructor Judy Parady
12:30 - 4:30 pm
Live casting demo, from start to finish.
`spruing the wax model
and tools are extensions and refinements of our fingers.
Whereas we can purchase myriad tools for jewelry production, the most valuable tools are the ones that are as individual and unique as our own hands.
Some essential tools are available ready-made and just need a little “dressing” to be perfect, but other times the only option is to make it yourself.
This two- session class offers both.
<> Set up a flat graver - correct the length of the graver to fit your hand, insert in handle, shape and sharpen the working end
<> Create punches in a variety of shapes and sizes from flooring nails. Learn to grind, polish and temper steel. These punches can be used for chasing, and stone setting.
<> Make a micro- burnisher from an old bur. Also called a pin burnisher, it’s an incredibly useful tool for creating a fine finish on bezels and other tiny areas- and you can’t buy them.
<> Make “finger” pliers from hardware store pliers. As taught by jewelry master Michael Good, these pliers mimic the shape of your index finger and thumb.
<> Learn to dress store bought tools. Surprisingly many of the tools we buy are not ready to use. They have sharp edges that leave bad marks on the metal, or are the wrong size for your hand. Bring your own tools and refine them so they work for you.
Pliers, bezel pushers, bezel rollers, burnishers, hammers, files:
we will polish, trim the length, add comfort handles as needed.
to register email me with your preferred class time
Class time can be used for any metals projects. Lab fee ($5) does not apply if you only work on your own projects.
All skill levels welcome
Make 4+ New Tools/ Improve Existing Tools
2 classes / $100
Fee includes what you need to create the tools- grinder, polisher, belt sander, torch- but not the tool stock or store bought tool.
Bring your own ready-made tools, raw gravers, flooring nails, old burs, tool stock.
Or buy them from me; I will have a supply on hand.