Tension Set Rings

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

Registration begins December15, 2014. Ongoing students are allowed to sign up first.

Email me with your preferred class time
and I will add you to the list
Thank you

Project info will be posted prior to each new class.

Winter 1 - January 12 through February 18, 6 weeks, $286
Winter 2 - February 23 through April 1, 6 weeks, $286
Spring - April 13 through May 20, 6 weeks, $286 
Summer 1 - June 15 through July 1, 4 weeks $198
Summer 2 - July 6 through July 29, 4 weeks $198
Class Schedule 2015
Open studio is $15 per hour, or can be used to make up a missed class.
See OS Policy details below

Saturdays 10am -1pm
January 31
February 21
March 21
April 25
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 22
Program Info:
Classes are held in my Decatur studio.
There is a maximum of 6 students per class.
50% nonrefundable deposit required to register, with the remainder due at the first class.

The studio is well equipped for all small metals / jewelry making processes.
Basic hand tools are available 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.
here is list of Basic Tools
Supplementary hand tools are available as needed.
Students supply their own solder.
A selection of flex shaft accessories and other consumables is available for purchase.

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.

Open Studio Policy:
Open studio can be used to make up classes missed within 3 class series- the previous, current, and next. Students with no made-up absences during that period will be given priority when reserving spots in open studio.
If your schedule requires you to consistently leave class early or arrive late, please discuss this with me; I can offer make-up time if arranged in advance. Random tardiness cannot be accumulated, or made up in open studio without prior arrangement.

Students new to metals make a silver ring with a bezel set stone. The materials and tools are provide for a $25 lab fee.

Judy Parady
Jewelry Making Classes Winter 2015
   To Register

Please email to register.
You can pay online by check or credit card.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
Classes are small, and often fill quickly.
Act now to avoid sadness.
Open Studio
A comprehensive jewelry making program in Decatur GA

Fall Projects
two stone settings and a decorative effect

*12 inches (or more) 10 gauge round sterling silver wire. (This will yield 3 rings with some scrap left over.)

* 3mm round faceted gem stone
(I will have a supply of these for sale if you don’t have your own.)

This project demonstrates how metal can be hardened by twisting. and how to use a hart bur for stone setting.
A clean, modern design featuring a hefty shank and small pop of color gemstone. Make a stack of them.
Silver Solder Inlay
There are lots of options for unique designs using this technique.
First, create a texture on thick sheet (copper or brass) using stamps, cutting discs, files, or roller printing.
Silver solder is flooded into the recesses. The excess is removed revealing the design.
Use the patterned sheet to make a bracelet. earrings, or as an important element in a larger piece.
Soldering the patterned sheet is possible, but a less risky method would utilize cold connections. I demo rivet options.
*18 or 20 gauge copper or brass sheet
*Hard silver solder in wire form. 3 feet will get you started

This method of creating a prong setting can be used for both cabochons and faceted stones.
It is particularly useful in this class because the base sheet which holds the prongs can be riveted to your solder inlay. It provides a way to include gems in your design without heating the solder inlay.

to register email me with your preferred class time

All skill levels welcome.