Jewelry Basics: Layers and Textures

Course Description

About this course

Open to all levels! This class teaches students fundamental techniques to make unique layered pieces of jewelry. Those with some experience are also welcome. Explore ways to enhance designs with textured surfaces that can add much needed intrigue and depth to metalwork.

Over two days, students will learn and practice various textures (rolled, hammered, stamped) in combination with cold connections (riveting, wrapping, sewing) and surface finishing techniques (heat patina, liver of sulfur, etc.).

Students can expect to become acquainted with numerous types of texturing methods and tools while creating both samples and finished pieces. Each participants will have the opportunity to work towards their desired jewelry format (pendant, earrings, etc.) with the instructors guidance. 

Meet the Instructor

Chihiro Makio

"Creativity has always been my passion, and also a mental retreat since childhood. I create most everything simply for creating sake, but it was very exciting to learn that some other people share my esthetics and appreciate my craftsmanship. It is the most rewarding experience, and I am so grateful be able to call that my career. I started my art with painting, then studied glass, then moved onto jewelry making. I make all my work by hand myself, in a little backyard studio in Massachusetts." - Chihiro Makio 

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Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit covers sterling silver chain, sterling silver tubing, sterling silver wire in multiple gauges, sterling silver sheet, copper and brass sheet, brass wire, and numerous tools needed to complete course projects.



Materials Cost



Chihiro Makio


September 25 -26, 2021


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


2 days

All Levels
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