This class will teach Silversmithing (Plus) for beginners and intermediate skill levels, with an emphasis on using fabricated stock silver products to make completed settings for Cabochons to create: Rings, Pendants, Bracelets, Earrings and more. You will learn techniques in: Shaping, Soldering and Polishing. The projects will progressively challenge you as the education level rises, that will involve learning techniques using a saw, soldering, torch/flame control, alternate cabochon setting, design forethought and the ever popular, “I goofed up, now what”? As fun alternative learning projects, We’ll also touch on: silver copper overlay, silver filigree and metal forming. You’ll also learn all my “tips and tricks”, which are really just “skills and shortcuts”.
Lab fee is $100 and covers the project materials, supplies and incidentals. Additional silver will be available for $2 gram. My classes are super fun and inviting, and intended to teach you the basics+. For those that know a thing or two, prepare to be challenged! I’m comfortable teaching mixed level students and maintaining a balance of learning, fun and releasing stress and tension. Students are encouraged to bring their own materials and supplies. Some want quality, some want quality. Expect to create between 5 and 20 items (depending on your aptitude and what you want to gain from your experience). If you’ve been holding on to a special cabochon, now is the time to commit it to a special piece.
Lab Fee: $100
Estimated Materials Cost: $100 - $300