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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. After completing this course, members gain unsupervised access to the jeweler’s benches and have a general understanding of metal fabricating techniques. This class is only taught at our North Fourth location.

  • Member Price: $75
  • Non-Member Price: $125
  • Length: 3 hours

Introduction to Chain Mail

Explore the centuries old practice of Chainmail, the art of creating mesh from linked metal links. Cover several traditional mail patterns, and create your very own bracelet or set of earrings.

  • Member Price: $49
  • Non-Member Price: $99
  • Length: 2 hours

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. This class is only taught at our North Fourth location.

Intro to Enameling

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
  • Vacuum casting machines
  • Accumelt furnace
  • Wax injector
  • Polishing machine
  • Tumbler
  • Drill press units
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Durston Rolling Mill