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  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    May 31-June 1, 201710:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $35.00

    Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring sizing, connections near heat-sensitive stones, and repairing porous castings. It works well on gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium, platinum, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting dissimilar metals such as titanium to gold.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    June 2, 20179:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    Materials: $60.00

    The Byzantine pattern is a classic jewelry weave that serves as the basis for other more complicated weaves.  Its versatility opens up a world of design options and it is often paired with the Mobius unit to create the classic Byzantine Rose pattern.  Students will discover and practice creating versions of these weaves while making 4 pairs of sterling silver earrings in class! 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    June 2, 20172:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    Materials: $75.00

    Sharpen chain maille skills and become skilled at a new pattern! This intermediate level Oops weave is a sheet weave style and is well suited for cuff style bracelets and chokers. It can also be joined at the ends to form rings!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    June 3, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn three different techniques for making your own, unique and customized textured plates for use with metal clay! 

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    June 4, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $45.00

    If you are an experienced jeweler or metalsmith and have always wanted to explore the possibility of enameling, but weren't ready to take an intensive course, this workshop is the one you have been waiting for. Kelly will introduce students to both kiln-firing and torch-firing enamels, making this process completely accessible to anyone with a torch in their studio.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    June 9, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $40.00

    Keum-Boo provides a cost efficient means of introducing high-karat gold to jewelry designs while simultaneously adding texture, pattern, and color. Learn how to create your own foil and employ a variety of embellishment techniques.

    Class is full.
     
  • Rings by Past students
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    June 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $50.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make series of silver, stackable rings. Learn basic soldering, stone setting, roller printing, texturing and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    June 11, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $20.00

    This workshop teaches students the proper way to use a hammer to quickly move metal and create volume through a bead, earring or bracelet project.

  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with David Baird
    June 13-15, 201710:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $35.00

    Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring sizing, connections near heat-sensitive stones, and repairing porous castings. It works well on gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium, platinum, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting dissimilar metals such as titanium to gold.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 16-18, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $550.00
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend three days with Michael Boyd, and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with David Baird
    June 20, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $10.00

    Ready to dive back into lapidary work after some time away? Looking to refine your basic lapidary skills before cutting into that beautiful rough slab you just bought? This one-day workshop is designed for those who have taken classes or workshops in lapidary but are looking for a little refresher before diving into a big project! 

  • Detail of Saul Bell Award Winning Necklace by Michael Boyd
    Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 21-24, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $650.00
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Learn how to integrate stone and metal as a whole, rather than as separate objects. Demonstrations include how to shape rough stones, drill through them, make perfect bezels for unique shapes, set stones on top of stones, add decorative rivets, and more.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    June 26-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until May 27
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive, inspiring class will teach students how to use the hydraulic press while exploring the numerous design and form possibilities it offers.

    Class is full.
     
  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 7-9, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until June 7
    Materials: $50.00

    Have you always wanted to know how to make jewelry but never had the time? This weekend course teaches the basics of sawing, annealing, soldering, filing, texturing, polishing, and stone setting.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until June 10
    Materials: $45.00

    Want to learn how to create wearable and moveable jewelry? Join us for this workshop where we will make a ring that spins!

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeanie Pratt
    July 12-16, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 12
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop will provide students an opportunity to discover metal weaving techniques and how to incorporate finished designs into jewelry pieces.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    July 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until June 17
    Materials: $25.00

    Come spend the day in the studio crafting your very own pair of hinged hoop earrings!

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Pat Flynn
    July 19-23, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 19
    Materials: $175.00

    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work with a true fabrication master to create a beautiful and classic hinged locket, perfect for storing memories or keepsakes. This workshop will focus on fabricating a round, hinged locket with a tab closure and photo lens.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 24, 20179:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $50.00

    If you have always wanted to learn how to work with chain maille, this approachable workshop is a great place to start. This course provides a brief introduction to chain maille through the creation of the three pairs of sterling silver earrings: European 4-in-1 Leaf Earrings; Infinity Orbit Earrings; and Kinged Mobius Earrings. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 24, 20172:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $65.00

    This intermediate level weave pattern, Symmetrical Allure Sheet, was created by Lorraine Menard.  It is a modification of Allure and Allure Sheet, both created by Laura Hepworth (Narrina).  These weaves are related to Elfweave.  This workshop focuses on creating a sterling silver Symmetrical Allure Sheet bracelet  (pictured).  The supply kit will contain enough jump rings to make a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  2 methods of weave construction will be presented.  Students will receive an extensive color handout documenting each step in both methods of construction.  

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