Open Studio is for current and past students who are able to work independently. A bench rental and use of tools and equipment is included. Please bring your own materials for your projects. Teaching is not offered during Open Studio, although our jewelry instructor will be available to answer questions. You must be 18+ to…

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Introduction to Bead Setting including how to shape and sharpen your graver, stone layout, setting in a flat plate, setting in a ring, and finish work. *Tuition is $525 for the class plus there is a Tool Kit cost. The kit may be purchased on www.ottofrei.com or we can order it for you. (#138.561MA) (Kit…

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An excerpt from Dougs website: We’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after our short warm up project. The warm up allows us to go over the pitch and…

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Stone Setting 1 $475 4 Days Learn the basic skills of stone setting, including prong, flush and bezel setting with round, faceted and cabochon stones in this 4 day class. Prerequisite: BFJ1 and BJF2 or equivalent experience with sawpiercing and silver soldering. *Materials and use of tools included THIS CLASS IS FROM 10AM-5PM Tuition: $475…

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“Copper is one of the most important metals mentioned by ancient historians. It was known before the time of Tubal Cain, who was an educator in its works as well as brass and iron. Historians say that Cadmus discovered it and taught its application to his countrymen. It was noticed on the island of Euboea,…

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Soldering 101 $275 3 Days Learn the basics of silver soldering in this three day intensive class. Tackle and learn how to solve different soldering situations that may arise. Learn how to solder wire to wire, end to end, wire to plate, sweat soldering, etc. Instruction of when and why to use different solder is…

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“Earrings, Bracelets, Pendants” This 2.5 hour craft class series introduces the student to some basic skills in craft jewelry fabrication such as cutting, forming, filing, texturing, making earring wire, forging bracelets, hammering, stamping and using a foredom flexshaft to do clean up and polishing. All materials are included, metals used are copper and brass. (*There…

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Wax Carving and Introduction to Casting      $600    4 Days In this 4 day workshop, learn to create a wax model by layout, carving, sawing and wax build-up. An introduction to casting includes making a plaster mold, burn out and casting in sterling silver. Prerequisite: BFJ1 or equivalent experience with sawpiercing and silver…

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A bench rental and use of tools and equipment is included. Please bring your own materials for your projects or if you need to order materials, speak with the instructor and we can assist you with ordering. Teaching is not offered during Open Studio, although our jewelry instructor will be available to answer questions. You…

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In this 3 day workshop, learn the basic skills of jewelry fabrication including sawpiercing, soldering, filing, forming, texturing, annealing, and polishing. Technical vocabulary, tool and equipment use and shop safety is taught. Students learn the properties of metals such as copper, brass and sterling silver. This is a beginners class for those who have never…

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