Rings! Rings! Rings!
4 Tuesdays in November, 6-9pm
November 4, 11, 18, 25
In this course we will explore the ring inside and out. The ring is personal and intimate; it's a great format to expand your skills. This class is for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn and improve their metalsmithing and design skills. We will start with a basic textured band ring. This allows students to try all the basic techniques in a quick and easy ring. Students will build upon this knowledge to create a ring with a bezel set stone. Then we will create an overlay ring which pushes students to develop their piercing and soldering skills. Skill learned in this class include sawing, filing, bezel setting, piercing, soldering, forming, and finishing. Participants will leave with three rings and many skills they can take and apply to other formats of jewelry.
340.00 includes all materials and tools
No experience necessary, must be 13 years or older. Call the gallery, 302-227-9203, for more information or sign up online to reserve your spot today! Space is limited.
*We also offer one-on-one private lessons at the gallery. Call to set up an appointment.
Come take aday class with one of our guest instructors and learn some great new techniques to add to your jewelry making skill set!
Learn to powder coat! The process of powder coating allows for a colorful and durable surface finish on a variety of metals. In this 2 day workshop, we will be sawing and piercing your cuff bracelet or earring designs in sheet metal, and then using the powder coating process to add vivid color. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with colors and their application, and will walk away with a finished piece of jewelry.
Filigree is the art of twisting and soldering precious metals into intricate designs. Using beautiful unique lacy patterns, students will learn techniques for creating elegant filigree rings. Participants will examine and manipulate line, pattern, and repetition to personalize their work. Along with demonstrations, this course also consists of discussions and one-on-one time. Each student will walk away with a unique filigree ring of their own. Participants must be fully comfortable and capable of soldering with a torch.