Project info will be posted prior to each new class.
Winter 2 - February 23 through April 1, 6 weeks, $286
Spring - April 13 through May 20, 6 weeks, $286
Concentrate on special techniques in each 4 week session
June 6/8 - 7/1 Etching, $195 plus $60 Lab fee
Explore many approaches to etching using different resists, mordants, and methods
July 7/6- 7/29 Patinas, $195 plus $60 Lab fee
4 formulas, Japanese / Western, form forming, tabs and rivets
August 8/10-9/2 Conforming Dies, $195 plus $60 Lab fee
Carve custom dies for hydraulic press. Produce multiples with variations for exciting design possibilities.
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
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 for Winter 2 opens February 9.
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
These are the projects for the Winter sessions. There are many ways to apply your own designs to each project. And I will have some designs for you to start with. As always, you can choose to make any, all, or none of the projects demonstrated.
The primary focus is boxes
You will use copper or brass with optional silver accents. Be thinking about a texture or pattern design for the sides of the box. The simplest pattern is made using the rolling mill. The boxes will be "free form", softly shaped rounded forms with flat bottoms and lids. Related projects include lockets, poison rings, other wearable boxes. Depending on what you want to learn, and your box design you might include hinges, and various clasps. box materials:
copper or brass sheet, 20 - 22 gauge, for the body
optional 20-22 gauge silver sheet for the lid
We will also talk about woven chains.
The woven chain uses thin fine silver wire. You could get 20 feet of 22 or 24 gauge fine silver and have what you need to get started with a range of designs.
My name for the new stone setting is the Pin Point.
It is a version of the flush mount setting using gravers to push a pin point of metal over the stone. I have gravers for your to use in class, and silver strip, small round faceted CZ's with matching setting burs for you to purchase. After you see the demo you can source your own if you prefer.
The stone setting exercise uses 12 gauge flat wire.
The first class will explain the projects, and demo a bit. We can talk about design after that.
If you bring the fine silver wire you can get started on the chain, if you have the copper or brass you could start a box.
please email for details or to register February 28 or March 1
Pop Up Prong Earrings $165 includes tools / materials 10am – 4pm
One-day workshop. Emboss silver discs, cut pattern, solder kidney clasp earwire, mount gem, polish
Flush Mount, and Graver Point Setting
$150 includes all tools and materials, 12:30-4:30pm
Both settings begin by preparing the perfect seat. Burnish or use a graver to set the stone.
Wax Carving for lost wax casting
$150 includes all tools and materials, 10am- 4pm
Sculpt a leaf or shell, learn how to create mirror pairs. Waxes may be cast in silver off-site.
May 2, and 3
Silver Puff Pendant
$245 includes tools and materials, Sat/ Sun 12:30-4:30pm
Incorporate lots of fun techniques in one project: piercing, embossing die forming, keum boo, rivets, soldered bail. Create a hollow form pendant with a pierced front revealing gold interior.
$165 includes all tools and materials, 10am- 4pm
Eliminate the stress of soldering by learning basic techniques for typical jewelry situations.
$165 includes all tools and materials, 10am- 4pm
Learn to navigate special circumstances, set up for complex projects, build confidence
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.