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Jewelry 101: Fabrication + Soldering - Evening Classes with Andrea DeLeon

Mondays + Wednesdays, September 11- October 4th, 6-10p

Spend a total of 32 hours over 4 weeks, learning the core techniques of jewelry making and the tools and equipment of a metalsmithing studio.

This course will cover the essentials of fabrication:
- Soldering Techniques
- Sawing + Piercing
- Flex Shaft Techniques
- Tab Setting a Stone
- Bezel Setting a Stone
- Filing, Sanding + Finishing
- Basic Wire Working
- Texturing
- Forming Techniques

Combine your knowledge to design and fabricate 7 projects in eight days: rings, bracelets and pendants in sterling silver, copper and brass. Absolute beginners and intermediate students are welcome!

Week 1: Learn to fabricate two rings in sterling silver and the properties of stretching and moving metal to create a spinner and domed ring. 

Week 2: Focus on learning to saw with the first day cuff project.  Then learn the magic of Argentium by creating a .5”x6” Argentium silver cuff with wire work and granulation that can be fused instead of soldered.

Week  3:  Learn the art of bezel setting a cabochon stone for a silver pendant.  Bails, jump rings and soldering/twisting wire will be covered. 

Week 4: Create your final project by doing a tab or simple prong setting.  Cabochon stones, coins, compasses etc. can all be set this way.  You may take any of the techniques learned above (rings, pendants, even cufflinks) to create this final work. 

 

***Can't do weeknights? We also offer this Jewelry 101 course on weekdays and weekends! Click here for more class options.*** 

After taking Jewelry 101, you will be eligible to continue on to our intermediate level Jewelry 201 courses, offered in the mornings and the evenings.

 

Tuition: $500 + $95 Kit Fee - Payment Plans Available

FULL. We have a waiting list for this class. If you would like to be added, please email info@creativeside.org.

Reserve your spot today in one of our many inspiring workshops or classes by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at info@creativeside.org.

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