Night: Monday or Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm
Day: July only
Wednesday morning 10:00am- 1:00pm
or Wednesday afternoon 1:30pm- 4:30pm
After July day schedule to be determined
Registration for July Patina Class is now open
Ongoing students are allowed to sign up first.
Email me with your preferred class time
and I will add you to the list
Open studio is $15 per hour, or can be used to make up a missed class.
See OS Policy details below
Saturdays 10am -1pm
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.
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.
Jewelry Making Classes 2015
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.
A comprehensive jewelry making program in Decatur, GA
June 8 through July 1, 4 weeks, $255
Basic supplies and tools are inluded in your lab fee. There will be additional amounts of specicalty items available for purchase.
You can use your original artwork to etch patterns and textures. I will guide you through developing this art to create successful etch patterns and plates.
The class will cover a variety of methods and materials, including:
+ 2 kinds of mordant (etch bath)
+ Experiment with various resists- PnP, paint pen, asphaltum, rubber stamps
+ Prepare patterned metal for use in upcoming patina class
+ Create custom brass plates for roller printing
+ How to responsibly store and dispose of used chemistry
Bring copper, brass, or silver sheet for etching.
18 ga to 22 ga are most useful.
Use your etched metal with dies and the hydraulic press.
Prepare textured copper for the upcoming patina class.
Etch 16 ga brass to create custom roller plates for roller printing.
Some metal will be available for purchase.
please email for details or to register June 27
$165 includes all tools and materials, 10am- 4pm
Please bring a lunch or a snack.
Eliminate the stress of soldering by learning basic techniques for typical jewelry situations.
Topics covered include: intro tools, vocabulary, safety, pickle, flame basics,
Basic requirements for successful solder: fit, clean
1.Jump rings /chain 2."make a D" 3.bezel to seat 4.posts to sheet using hole/ demo hand held 5.closed volumes 6.sweat solder 7.T using third hand 8.T using binding wire- demo 9.unsolder 10.ball ends 11.annealing June 28
$165 includes all tools and materials, 10am- 4pm
Do you dream up designs that are beyond your ability to execute? Learn how to approach the more complicated soldering issues in this one day workshop. Hinges, multiple joints in close proximity, soldering fragile metals, protecting gemstones, special set ups.
for both Solder Workshops:
I know the class description says all tools and materials provided, and technically they are. However, if you have any of the following hand tools you should bring them.
flat, or half round hand file (0 or 2 cut)
flat nose pliers
chain nose pliers
half round/ flat pliers
NOT INCLUDED, and VERY IMPORTANT- if you wear magnifiers to see your work, you should bring them to this class.
July 25 and 26
Basket Setting Pendant
$225 includes tools and materials, Sat/ Sun 12:30- 4:30 pm
Build the setting, set the stone. This 4 prong basket setting project teaches precise soldering.
next class sessies:
July 6 through 29, 4 weeks, $255
Concentrate on special techniques in each 4 week session
Project info will be posted prior to each new class
July 7/6- 7/29 Patinas, $195 plus $60 Lab fee
4 formulas, Japanese / Western, fold forming, tabs and rivets
August 8/10-9/2 Design, $195
September Special - Making and Using Screws
$75 includes all tools and materials
One three hour class the week of September 14- regular class schedule
Making custom screws with a tap and die, and use these and manufactured screws in stone settings, and to combine heat sensitive materials.
Fall 1 - September 21 through October 28, 6 weeks, $286
no class Thanksgiving week
Fall 2 - November 2 through December 16, 6 weeks, $286