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 info@explorearts.org

 

ADULT JEWELRY/METAL CLASSES

February

Love Knot Ring Workshop with Beth Gautsch

Create a simple but elegant love knot ring in the one-day workshop.  You will have fun creating a love knot ring out of sterling silver wire using basic soldering techniques.

Experience:  Beginner with some experience in soldering helpful, but not required.  We will create the first ring out of copper to help students gain soldering experience and confidence.  Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required.  Good eyesight or magnification is necessary.

1 Session (Sunday)

February 9.  From 10:30 - 4:30pm. $75

Long Pendant Workshop with Beth Gautsch

Create a long 20" or 30" pendant that's fun to wear with sweaters and tunic.  In this workshop, students will learn to create different types of chain elements out of sterling silver or copper that will be put together to form a long pendant and showcase a mixed medal element at the end.  Students are invited to bring a variety of small beads for design consideration.

Experience:  Beginner to beyond.  Some experience in soldering helpful, but not required.  Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required.  Good eyesight or magnification is necessary.

3 Sessions (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

February 17, 18, 20. From 6pm-9pm. $125

April

Hinge Workshop with Beth Gautsch

Students will learn to fabricate a variety of hinges from the simple to the more complicated, including the 3-knuckle hinge.  Students will create a unique bracelet incorporating the different hinge elements.

If students want to make their bracelet lengths out of sterling silver, they are encouraged to purchase their own metal.  Recommend they purchase 18-gauge sterilng silver sheet metal (Rio Grande Product Number 100-118) Dead Soft 6" x 1"

Experience:  Intermediate with some experience in soldering and sawing requested.  Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required.  Good eyesight or magnification is necessary.

5 Sessions (Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays)

April 27, 28, 30, May 4, 5.  From 6-9pm. $195