METALS/JEWELRY STUDIO

This studio is equipped with everything you need to make beautiful jewelry. We have all the tools to create sterling silver or copper bracelets, earrings and pendants by soldering, sawing, piercing and folding. We have currently expanded our class offerings to include enameling.

 

Pre-registration is required three days before the start of class or workshop.
You are not registered unless paid in full.

 Material fees are included in the tuition pricing. You do not need to bring any materials.

Questions about our programming? Need help registering?
Call or email jackieroux@explorearts.org

 

ADULT JEWELRY/METAL CLASSES

Sunday Fun Day. Handcrafted Stacked Rings with Beth Gautsch

Have fun creating a set of mixed metal hand-crafted stacked rings.  In this four-hour workshop you will be introduced to basic soldering and hand forging techniques to create at least three stacked rings in a mix of sterling silver and copper.

Basic soldering and sawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Beginner - Intermediate Level.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Good eyesight or magnification is necessary for this class.

1 Sunday, August 25th. From 1pm-5pm. $60

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Elegant Flat Spiral Beaded Bracelet with Donna Rainey

In this class you will create a beautiful flat spiral beaded bracelet using white Swarovski crystal pearls, ruby colored Swarovski crystals, silver colored seed beads and a .925 sterling silver lobster claw clasp and jump ring.  No prior beading experience is needed!

1 Thursday, September 12th. From 6pm-9pm. $50

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Not Your Typical Necklace with Beth Gautsch

Set pebbles or cabochons using two different techniques to create a unique bezel and prong necklace.  This is a great opportunity to learn basic metalsmithing techniques or to practice your soldering and sawing skills.  Bring any small pebbles or cabochons you may have.

Basic soldering and sawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Beginner - Intermediate Level.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Good eyesight or magnification is necessary for this class.

4 days, Tuesdays/Thursdays, September 17, 19, 24, 26th.  From 6pm-9pm. $170

Bezel and Prong Pendant Project 8.7l

Artisan Hollow Form Ring Workshop with Beth Gautsch

Students will create a unique hollow form ring using copper or sterling silver sheet metal.  This fabrication technique allows the metalsmith to create an unusually shaped oversized ring.
If students want to  make thier hollow form ring out of sterling silver, they are encouraged to purchase their own.  Recommend they purchase 24-gauge sterling silver sheet metal from Rio Grande (Product Number 100-124) 24 Sterling Silver Sheet / Dead Soft 6" x 3"

Some experience in soldering and sawing experience requested. Intermediate Level.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Good eyesight or magnification is necessary for this class.

5 days, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, October 21, 22, 24, 28, 29th.  From 6pm-9pm. $190

Mixed Metal Riveted Earrings (no soldering) with Beth Gautsch

Create earrings by riveting sterling silver, copper and brass metals together with tube and wire to secure the elements together without solder.  Bring any scrap silver, copper and/or brass metal you may have and/or paper "postage stamp sized" images to incorporate into your designs.

Sawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Beginner - Intermediate Level.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class. Good eyesight or magnification is necessary for this class.

3 days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. November 4,5, 7th. From 6pm-9pm. $120

Earrings! with Beth Gautsch

In this workshop you will make at least 2 pairs of earrings to give as a unique, handcrafted holiday gift for someone special.  Or you just might want to keep one pair for yourself! No experience required.

Beginner Level. Good eyesight or magnification is necessary for this class.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class.

4 days, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. December 9, 10, 11, 12th. From 6pm-9pm. $150