The best kind of jewelry is the one with a story behind it – and what better story than a piece you made yourself? Our Jewelry making classes teach you the ins and outs of how to make your own jewelry, use our hand tools and equipment, and how to make keychains, pendants, bracelets, rings, and much more. The results? Statement pieces, handmade gifts, the beginnings of a jewelry-making business – you name it.
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.
Caroline will be sharing her 20 years of jewelry expertise during these Support Hours through:
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.
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.
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.