Jewelry Metal Studio Project Classes

Our Jewelry Metal Studio Project Classes are stand-alone, project-oriented classes designed to introduce metalsmithing through the creation process. If you just want to have some fun and learn a new jewelry-making skill, then a 1-Day (6 hours) or 2-Day Project Class (3 hours per day) is perfect for you. Most of these classes will not only allow you to add a new skill to your skill repertoire but will also allow you to take home a finished piece of jewelry that you will be proud to say you made.

The fee for all Project Classes is $150.

Below you will find our Project Class offerings. All of these include materials needed for the class. Where applicable, upgraded materials are available for an additional fee.

Multiplicity Torch-Fired Enamels Jewelry

Torch-Fired Enamels

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Punch various shapes out of copper sheet
  • Use a drill press and/or hole punch
  • Apply enamels to copper shapes
  • Fire enamels with a torch
  • Use a pickle pot
  • Create designs using sifting, stenciling, sgraffito, threads, and sugar finish
  • Open and close jump rings properly

All materials are included. Copper will be used in all projects. 

Multiplicity Simple Rings

Simple Rings

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Measure for ring blanks
  • Form metal using a ring mandrel
  • Prepare a proper joint for soldering
  • Safely use a torch
  • Solder a basic butt joint
  • File, sand, polish, and texture
  • Chemically oxidize non-ferrous metals

All materials, including Sterling Silver, are provided.

Multiplicity Prong Setting

PRONG SETTING

Prerequisites: JEWELRY 101 and JEWELRY 202

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Create a ring band
  • Form metal using a ring mandrel
  • Prepare a proper joint for soldering
  • Solder in a low base head and set a CZ
  • Solder in a peg setting and set a CZ
  • Set Cubic Zirconia stones

All materials, including Sterling Silver, are provided.

Multiplicity Simple Bangles

Simple Bangles

Spend a few hours learning the core techniques of jewelry making and becoming familiar with the tools and equipment of a metalsmithing studio. You will practice several fabrication techniques in copper and, at the end of the class, each student will leave with three sterling silver bangles.

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Form metal using a bracelet mandrel
  • Prepare a proper joint for soldering
  • Safely use a torch
  • Solder a basic butt joint
  • File, sand, polish, and texture
  • Chemically oxidize non-ferrous metals
  • Use a flex shaft

All materials, including Sterling Silver, are provided. 

Multiplicity Lost Wax Casting & Finishing

Lost Wax Casting & Finishing*

This class is for advanced students who have a working knowledge of wax carving and have completed wax designs that are ready to be cast.

This class will focus on learning how to cast completed wax designs in sterling silver, and the proper use of polishing and buffing tools/equipment to finish the cast piece(s). Students must furnish their own, pre-carved wax design(s). Depending on complexity of design, up to 4 waxes may be cast and finished during the class. Students must furnish their own SS casting grain or may purchase the metal during class at current market rates.

*No carving will be done in this class. No exceptions. Open Studio is available to those needing space to work on independent projects.

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Sprue a completed carved-wax design
  • Invest a casting flask
  • Use a casting torch
  • Cast a burned-out flask with SS casting grain
  • Quench a casting flask
  • Finish out a cast piece
  • Buff and polish
Multiplicity Wax Carving

Introduction to Wax Carving*

This introductory skill class will focus on learning basic wax carving techniques and the proper way to use a variety of tools to create simple designs in wax. Students will learn to saw and file various geometric shapes, incorporating the techniques taught in this 2-day class. *This class does not include casting and finishing.

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Saw with a spiral wax blade
  • Use a double end wax file
  • Handle basic wax carving tools
  • Use a flex shaft
  • Work with both soft and hard waxes
  • Use a wax pen to make wax beads
  • Cut, carve, and saw out basic geometric shapes
Multiplicity Hydraulic Pressed Cuffs

Hydraulic Pressed Cuffs

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Measure for bracelet blanks
  • Safely work with a Bonny Doon Hydraulic Press
  • Form metal using a press
  • Use a rolling mill to texture metal
  • File edges
  • Polish using a flexshaft
  • Create various bracelet forms (bangles, anticlastic cuffs, flat cuffs, and synclastic cuffs)
  • Correctly use various bracelet dies

All materials are included. Copper, brass, and/or nickel are used in all projects. Sterling silver will be available for purchase at current market prices during class time.

Multiplicity Spinner Rings

Spinner Ring 

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Texture metal using a variety of hammers
  • Anneal non-ferrous metals
  • Form metal using a ring mandrel and steel punches
  • Prepare a proper joint for soldering
  • Safely use a torch
  • Solder a basic butt joint
  • Chemically oxidize non-ferrous metals
  • File, sand, and polish

All materials, including Sterling Silver, are provided.

Multiplicity Stackable Rings

Stackable Rings

In this Project Class, you will learn to:

  • Measure for ring blanks
  • Twist wire
  • Form metal using a ring mandrel
  • Add texture with a rolling mill
  • Prepare a proper joint for soldering
  • Safely use a torch
  • Solder a basic butt joint
  • Use a pickle pot
  • File, sand, and polish

All materials, including Sterling Silver, are provided.