In this class, Heidi will walk you through the design and creation process of a pair of earrings from start to finish. She will help you create a unique design, teach you how to texture with a roller press, and make french hooks by hand.
Set a Stone
In this class, Heidi will teach you how to set a stone for a necklace pendant. You will learn techniques such as sawing, filing, bezel setting, soldering and finishing.
Make a Ring
This is the ultimate beginners class! During this class, students will create a silver ring and have the chance to touch on all basic aspects of metalsmithing. Techniques covered in this class include sawing, filing, sizing, stamping, soldering, polishing and finishing.
In this class, Heidi will help you through the design and finishing process of making an overlay pendant. You will learn how to pierce out a design of your choice, saw, file, sweat solder the pieces together, oxidize and polish to create your perfect pendant.
Beach Glass Pendant
This is the perfect for any beach lover! In this class you will learn how to set a piece of beach glass in silver to make a necklace pendant. You will learn techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, and bezel setting. We have beach glass that we provide for you, or if you have a few favorite pieces you love, we can figure out which one will work best for this project.
Summer Class Schedule
Tuesdays from 6-9pm
June 17- Textured Earrings
June 24- Set a Stone
July 1- Make a Ring
July 8- Overlay Pendant
July 15- Beach Glass Pendant
July 22- Make a Ring
July 29- Textured Earrings
August 5- Set a Stone
August 12- Make a Ring
August 19- Overlay Pendant
August 26- Beach Glass Pendant
All classes are 3 hours long and include all tools and materials. Each class is $100 per person. 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.
4 Week Workshops
Rings! Rings! Rings!
In this course we will explore the ring inside and out. The ring is personal and intimate; its 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.
Participants get hands-on experience using the materials and tools essential to metalsmithing. Students are asked to choose a theme to base their bracelet around. First, we will create a linked chain and clasp. Then, we will work through basic metalsmithing techniques to create 2-4 charms to represent their theme. We will be learning sweat soldering, riveting, multiple ways to texture metal and piercing.
Charm bracelets have historically represented moments in peoples lives, such as a childs birth, graduation, or a trip abroad. In this class, students can choose to follow this model or make a contemporary version.
Rings! Rings! Rings!
4 weeks: Tuesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22
4 weeks: Tuesdays August 5, 12, 19, 26