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
I have one open spot in the Wednesday morning class.
Email me if you would like to join us,
or be added to the wait list for another class.
Fall 2 - November 3 through December 17, 6 weeks, $280
(no class Thanksgiving week)
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.
Students new to metals make a silver ring with a bezel set stone. The materials and tools are provide for a $25 lab fee.
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. Paste solder cannot be used without permission.
Jewelry Making Classes 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 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
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.