Jewelry 3

Course Description

About this course

Any student who has completed Jewelry 1 and Jewelry 2 is invited to take Jewelry 3! This course is designed for people who want to continue learning new and more advanced techniques to add to their repertoire. There will be new and different projects to accomplish during class, but participants are also welcome to bring in unfinished work so they can have support and guidance completing them. 

Some of the techniques students can expect learn through new projects are advanced soldering techniques, scoring (for perfect angles, bends, and corners) , fabricating hollow forms, stone setting, and more! Additionally, students are welcome to bring their own ideas for what they might want to cover in class so that Cristina can introduce these skills and adapt the curriculum to participants needs, as time allows. 

This course is geared towards the intermediate to advanced student.  It will be a hybrid of our directed studio practice class but with more structure through pre-planned projects that introduce new techniques. The goal is to have an experienced professional guide participants through processes and techniques they've been introduced to, while honing and improving upon their success within each skill -- and make some incredible jewelry and metalwork along the way!

Meet the Instructor

Cristina Pabon

Cristina Hurley was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was strongly influenced by art and culture beginning at an early age by her parents, who were classical musicians. She was first introduced to metalsmithing when she attended a class in her senior year of high school. The instructor took Cristina on as an apprentice, which she did for 2 years. Cristina also attended Escuela de Artes Plasticas de San Juan during her apprenticeship, a visual arts university located in the heart of the old city in Puerto Rico. She successfully completed her freshman year there. When her mentor saw a strong natural talent, she suggested Cristina try to attend Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Cristina took the suggestion to apply, got accepted and made the big leap to move to New England in 1993. She graduated from the Jewelry Department there in 1996. After graduation she moved to New York and worked for a prestigious goldsmithing company, Reinstein/Ross, for six years, where she refined her technical skills making one of a kind pieces in high karat gold, platinum, and precious stones.

Cristina Moved to Massachusetts in 2002 with her family. She worked for various Jewelry companies and then had her own retail store in her hometown from 2010 to 2015. She currently works from her home studio designing and fabricating her own collection of sterling silver jewelry. She also works indepentantly for other various jewelry designers, assisting them in making one of a kind pieces and hand fabricated collections.

Cristina has been making jewelry for 25 years and continues to explore and refine her technique. She currently sells her collection of jewelry online and in stores around New England.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $115 materials fee for this class which includes everything students need to make new work, including a bunch of sterling silver (plenty of silver sheet as well wire and tubing), a set of stone setting burs and cubic zirconia's for stone setting projects. 

Students should bring 
  • Any unfinished projects they have questions about or would like help completing.
  • Notebook
  • Any tools they already have they would like to bring such as sanding sticks or needle files.

Tuition

$500.00

Materials Cost

$115.00

Instructor

Cristina Pabon

Dates

September 19 -December 5, 2019

Weekly on Thursday

Time

1:30 PM -4:30 PM

Length

10 weeks

No Class Dates

October 17

November 28

Make-up dates 
December 12
Location 
Metalwerx
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