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Intro to Jewelry

Make a 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.

NOTE: to gain unsupervised access to the jeweler’s benches, members must take Intro to Wood Shop or Intro to Metal Shop. This class is only taught at our North Philly location.

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 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 the 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.

Please note: members only need to have taken at least 1 safety class before attending. All 3 safety classes are not required to use the equipment.

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 will include a flat pendant and a formed, tab-set pendant.

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