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Jewelry Studio Support Hours

Members can join master jeweler, Caroline Gore at the NextFab jewelry studio for the next six months as part of our new weekly Jewelry Studio Support Hours!

During supported hours, you will be able to present your project ideas and receive valuable technical advice to learn how to structure your work in the jewelry studio. With Caroline’s veteran technical experience and peer support, you’ll learn how to fast-track your project goals.

Supported Hours:

  • Each session has a nominal fee of $15 to attend.
  • To sign up for a seat, please use the calendar link to select your preferred date and time.

Caroline will be sharing her 20 years of jewelry expertise during these Support Hours through:

  • Design feedback
  • Structured critique, and inspiration
  • Technical adviceresources, and brief demonstrations as needed.

Register HERE

Intro to Jewelry

Make a simple pair of earrings, keychain, pendant, or pet name tag as an introduction to jewelry making. Learn basic use of standard hand tools and equipment in the jewelry studio, including the jeweler’s saw, stamping materials, and flex shaft.

Working with the Torch: An Introduction to Soldering and Annealing for Jewelry

In this two-part course, learn how to safely and confidently operate the torch for the annealing and soldering of jewelry metals. Make three, customized projects: a custom sterling silver ring, a bracelet, and a pin. From beginners to those looking to improve their technique, this class is packed with tips and tricks for soldering success. Explore metal characteristics through demonstrations and detailed instruction. After completing this course, members gain unsupervised access to the soldering area of the jeweler’s studio.

Solder Your Own Bezel Set Ring

Take your ring making to the next level! Building on the concepts covered in the soldering and annealing class, learn how to size, form, and finish a sterling silver ring, with a silver bezel and wood cabochon. An overview of shaping and finishing different types of wood for jewelry applications will also be covered.

Enameling for Jewelry

Learn the basics of vitreous enamel, including proper application, physical characteristics of enamel, proper use of a kiln, and proper cleanup. Practice on flat and 3-dimensional shapes to gain a better range of working surfaces. Projects can include a pendant or pair of earrings.

Jewelry Tool List

  • Jeweler's benches with flex shaft and set of hand tools
  • Soldering station with fume hood ventilation system
  • Hand tools including hammers, mandrels, anvils
  • Burn out kiln
  • Accumelt furnace
  • Wax injector
  • Polishing machine
  • Tumbler
  • Drill press units
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Durston Rolling Mill
  • Orion Pulse Arc Welder