Introduction to Jewelry

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Course Description

About this course

Have you always wanted to learn to make jewelry but never had the time? If that is the case, this condensed three-day exploration of beginning jewelry basics may be your ideal solution. While completing a ring with a stone set in it,  students will learn foundational skills that are necessary for all metalsmithing projects. Participants will learn to shape metal with a jeweler's saw and files, use a torch to anneal and solder, texture and stamp surfaces, and finally, how to finish and polish nonferrous metals. This is a great class for the beginner on the go, or for those who just need a quick refresher. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

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Meet the Instructor

Sarah Doremus

Sarah Doremus lives and works in Deer Isle, ME. She has taught Jewelry at Dearborn Academy in Arlington, MA. She earned both a BS in Art History from Northeastern University and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. An active sculptor and metalsmith, her work has been shown in numerous publications and galleries, both invitational and solo, throughout the United States. Her most recent work was shown in 'Toys Designed by Artists' at the Arkansas Art Center and Museum, Where she won the purchase award.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes base metals for creating samples, sterling silver sheet and wire, bezel wire, a cabochon stone, saw blades, and other various tools needed to complete projects. 

Students should bring 
  • Small hand towel
  • Tool box (shoe box, plastic tackle box etc.)
  • Old tooth brush (for cleaning)
  • Ruler
  • Ultra fine point Sharpie permanent marker
  • Sketchbook, pen and pencil




Materials Cost



Sarah Doremus


July 5 -7, 2019


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


3 days

All Levels
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