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  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Arthur Hash
    June 17-20, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00
    Materials: $50.00

    This workshop will explore the potential of combining laser engraving with enameling on jewelry and small metal objects. Over the course of four days students will learn and apply basic and intermediate enameling techniques on copper. This includes metal prep, basic sifting, basic vocabulary, kiln use, limoges painting, press forming and alternative mark making. No enameling experience is required. After enameling students will mark the enamel using a laser engraver.

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 23-25, 201910:00am-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.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 27-30, 201910:00am-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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 5-7, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00
    Materials: $60.00

    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 William Vanaria
    July 8, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn how to use files to add embellishments to their work through decorative filing techniques. In addition, we will explore this deceptively simple hand tool in depth, and students will learn about the various types of files out there, their applications, how they function, and how to use them to greater effect. This workshop is intended for students who have a basic understanding of the file and jewelry practices, and as such Jewelry 1 or equivalent are required to take this course.

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  • Weekly Class (4 weeks)
    with Michela Verani
    July 9-30, 2019weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-2:00pmfor 4 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $300.00
    Materials: $90.00

    Hooked on metal clay, but sick of using the commercial texture plates and stamps available to everyone? Join us and learn to create your own patterns and molds with limitless possibilities.

  • Summer with the Masters (1 day)
    with Andrew Cooperman
    July 10, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $200.00

    The flexible shaft machine may be the most versatile tool at the bench, yet for many makers it’s also the most underutilized and least understood. Here’s your chance to gain a deeper understanding of this marvelous tool and expand your vocabulary of flexible shaft techniques and applications. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Andrew Cooperman
    July 11-14, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $650.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Next to form, the surface of an object may be what most defines it and gives it depth and character. But it seems that we so often come to rely on a handful of basic textures rather than developing our own creative surfaces.The goal of this fun and fast-paced 3-day class is to fix that, to uncover new ways to consider surface.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Patrick McMillan
    July 15, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $40.00

    The workshop will walk through introductory forging techniques to create a custom set of copper/silver chopsticks. We will practice how to taper, texture, and solder to create your personalized set of chopsticks to use at home. Time to heat up your metal and start hammering on the anvil. No experience necessary.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Alison Antelman
    July 17-21, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 17
    Materials: $35.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Investigate the possibilities of clasp design and fabrication in this 5-day workshop focused on designing your own custom clasps for necklaces and bracelets. Students will address challenges related to designing and mechanisms, while learning about various fabrication techniques including key and box clasps, soldering to stainless steel, puzzle solving, precision fitting and function. Participants can expect to lease with 2 clasp samples, one of which will be transformed into a front clasp necklace.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 22, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until June 22
    Materials: $150.00

    This Chain maille is a two thousand-year-old art form originally used to create garments worn for protection by warriors from Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Modern approaches use these classical patterns of cold-connected jump rings for sculpture and jewelry. For these non-traditional applications, hundreds of new patterns have been invented.  Our chain maille classes and workshops teach students how to transform some of these classic patterns of connected rings into striking pieces of jewelry.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Joanna Gollberg
    July 24-28, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 24

    Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Liz Clark
    July 29, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until June 29
    Materials: $45.00

    In this one-day workshop, students will learn a fun and fast way to make unique shaped links by soldering and forming them over shaped bezel mandrels. This workshop will help students fine tune their small-scale soldering techniques and will also show some quick, clean-ups tricks by using the flex shaft. Each student will come away with a handmade link necklace or pendant. For ambitious students who may finish early, there will be the opportunity to make a pair of earrings to match.

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    July 31-August 4, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 1
    Materials: $40.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore the infinite possibilities of synclastic and anticlastic forming. These techniques allow us to create complex three-dimensional structures from a single sheet of metal and seamlessly combine concave and convex curves.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    August 5, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 6
    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, texturing, and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Linda Darty
    August 7-11, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 8
    Materials: $30.00

    Explore personal approaches to working with enamel, developing your technical and design skills in independent ways. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and students can focus on those that interest them most. Use of opaque, transparent and opalescent color, foils, painting and drawing techniques, cloisonné, liquid enamels, torch firing and experimental explorations will be discussed as well as soldering before and after enameling. Both beginning and advanced students will be challenged to work at their own level of experience.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    August 12, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 13
    Materials: $30.00

    Low temperature brazing, (otherwise known as soldering) is one of the most important, fundamental, and at times tricky technique employed by the modern jeweler. In this workshop students will brush up on soldering techniques and learn strategies to hot join even the most perplexing solder joints.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeff Georgantes
    August 14-18, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 15
    Materials: $30.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Precision pulse arc welding is revolutionizing the jewelry world. Unlike soldering, welding can happen right next to stones or other heat sensitive materials, making some designs that were previously impossible, and repairs that would have been a nightmare, a quick and easy reality. Join us to receive hands-on, mentored experience with a full range of welders, so that each participant will be able to understand how this technology can positively effect their jewelry fabrication, repair and design.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    August 19, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 20
    Materials: $40.00

    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.

    1 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 21-25, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 22
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore the natural world in this 5-day workshop that investigates how organic materials can be translated into through metal to create stunning pieces of jewelry. The instructor will be demonstrating forming, fusing, and forging techniques for creating form and dimension, while addressing applications of color through patina formulas, guilder's paste, and enameling. Students will be asked to consider the forms in nature that most inspire them, and to draw from those forms, colors, and textures to create their naturally inspired jewelry. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 26, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 27

    Discover the best ways to deal with customer relations, choose the right craft shows and galleries, speak about your work, and find a balance between making, marketing, and managing a business. This course is hands-on and fast paced with tons of handouts.

  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 27, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 28

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 28, 201910:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $105.00 $99.75
    5% discount until July 29
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is about pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 29, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 30
    Materials: $20.00

    Create ear wires, clasps, pin backs, hairpins and other findings! If you've been buying commercial findings or closures out of a catalog and are tired of the same old design and high cost, this course is the perfect solution! Techniques covered don't require a lot of tools so students can repeat the process at home without a substantial investment.

  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    September 11-12, 201910:00am-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.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Michael Good
    September 11-15, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $975.00 $926.25
    5% discount until August 12
    Materials: $25.00

    Metalsmithing master Michael Good will lead students through a series of exercises designed to reinforce the principles of Anticlastic Raising - how metal is moved from flat sheet into complex curved forms. This course is similar in concept to our basic class, but designed for students who have some experience so there can be more extensive explanations and so students are able to investigate the technique further than they have before.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-December 9, 2019weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $95.00

    Take ordinary, damaged, or chipped cabochons to extraordinary without the need for a full lapidary studio. Over ten weeks, students will learn to cut, alter, refashion and customize cabochon stones with tools that they probably already have at their benches. Bring your scratched, broken, and badly cut stones to turn them into something new!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-December 9, 2019weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 17-December 3, 2019weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: $60.00

    Students who have completed Jewelry 2 and wish to engage in a challenging technical project may look no further than the aptly named Jewelry 3. Dive into design and conceptual considerations, make findings, alter/refine metal stock, and use the language of embellishment to design and create something where every element has been considered and serves the piece in a visual or conceptual way. 

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 17-December 3, 2019weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: $60.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 17-December 3, 2019weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $455.00 $432.25
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: $50.00

    This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 18-December 11, 2019weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 19
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    September 18-December 11, 2019weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 19
    Materials: $60.00

    Improve stone setting, fabrication, and soldering skills through a series of technical exercises. Open back bezels, bezels made from tubing, flush settings, prong settings, tab and freeform settings will all be demonstrated.

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 18-December 11, 2019weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 19
    Materials: $95.00

    Mokume Gane is an ancient decorative metalworking technique characterized by bold lines, swirls, and curves that look strikingly similar to wood grain. Explore the mokume gane process by creating and patterning billets , and then using this material to create beautiful and exotic jewelry objects!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    September 19-December 5, 2019weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 20
    Materials: $60.00

    If you love jewelry and have always wanted to try to make a piece you can wear, this class will introduce the fundamental metalsmithing skills you need to let your creativity flow! Learn about the tools, solidify ideas through models and drawings, and get your hands dirty with basic techniques. Students will learn to saw and pierce, file, make cold connections such as rivets, basic soldering, and finishing. Basic stone setting will also be introduced. We will focus on making samples as well as finished pieces such as pendants and rings.

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    September 19-December 5, 2019weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 20
    Materials: $60.00

    One of the most important things a student should do after learning basic metalsmithing skills is to practice them as much as possible, and you will get the opportunity to do just that in Jewelry 2. Students will elaborate on those basic techniques and use them as a stepping stone to create more complicated pieces and designs. Topics covered will include intermediate to advanced soldering techniques, piercing and filing skills, creating settings for stones or other objects, fabricating hollow forms and/or boxes, scoring, and of course, finishing. The instructor will also demonstrate tricks and shortcuts she's learned over many years of experience and hard work. 

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Peter Evonuk
    September 20-22, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 21
    Materials: $35.00

    Fabricate a pouring vessel such as a teapot, oilcan, cup, creamer, watering can, etc. Constructing vessels is a faster way to start than using only traditional raising (hammering) techniques.  Additionally, when a hollow form is constructed using tabs, the soldered seams are much stronger and the form can then be manipulated and decorated with hammers to add character! This workshop will be a study in the fabrication and utilization of three forms; tabbed cylinder, truncated cone and a long hollow taper. These forms, once constructed will be combined to form a pouring vessel. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    September 27-29, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until August 28
    Materials: $35.00

    Explore creating unique three-dimensional forms for jewelry working with fine iron wire and enamel.  Demonstrations will be given on how to construct wire forms and incorporate weaving into the piece. Once the wire element is complete, students will learn to apply enamel to this tricky surface using liquid enamel. After students complete their enameled components, they will construct a secure setting so it can be safely worn. Demonstrations will be given to explain several setting options; prong, tab, bezel or a mix!  Each person will choose a setting that best suits their wire form.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Bette Barnett
    October 4-6, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until September 4
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn how to fuse steel and gold to create dramatic mixed metals jewelry! Techniques covered include how to work with mild (cold rolled) steel, and fabrication methods required to create jewelry from steel including sourcing, cutting, forming, texturing, adding Keum Boo, patinating and sealing. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    October 12-13, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $380.00 $361.00
    5% discount until September 12
    Materials: $40.00

    This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, solder inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Liza Nechamkin
    October 15-17, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until September 15
    Materials: $5.00

    This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a working knowledge of chasing through detailed demonstrations, experimentation and different assignments. This class will equip students to further explore chasing with confidence and to fluidly express their own aesthetics through chasing. Liza teaches, lectures, and exhibits her chased works nationally, and is the creator of Nechamkin Chasing Tools™. She is a highly skilled and accomplished chaser, specializing in the creation of custom silver pieces that are rich with highly ornamental chasing and repousse designs.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Steven Parker
    October 25-27, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until September 25

    Discover and practice the basics of using Rhino, a CAD program used to create virtual models.  Gain an understanding of the Rhino environment, creating, locating in space, and manipulating points, lines, curves, and surfaces.  From there, students will learn the basics of 3D printing and print simple models in class.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    November 1-3, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00 $456.00
    5% discount until October 2
    Materials: $75.00

    This class will allow students with beginner skills to work on projects that they have started and/or imagined.  It is perfect for perfect for students who have explored jewelry and metals in another class or workshop, and wish to receive further instruction to develop new techniques and expand on their existing knowledge. Over three days, students will learn about basic hinges to create movement, box construction (for jewelry or small objects), and alternative setting techniques.  

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Paulette Werger
    November 8, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until October 9
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Join us for a special hands-on workshop devoted to barware! Make a sterling cocktail stir spoon and a set of martini picks. Forging, forming, fabrication and surface embellishment techniques will be demonstrated. Students are invited to stay after class for a cocktail hour with special guest mixmaster, Michael Tzannes, who will finish the day with recipes and tasting of artisanal bitters for the craft cocktail! 

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    November 9-11, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until October 10
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Jump into this three day class for a fun exploration of all things ring! Combine fabrication techniques in gold and silver, argentium fusion, embossing, direct casting, creative use of scrap and more to create one-of-a-kind rings. Add value and color to your jewelry by adding a touch of gold to a silver piece. This class not only combines gold and silver, but also classical techniques with practical shortcuts for making work efficiently. From elegant to funky, we will look at ways to make rings that are unique to your taste. 

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Student Work, Shayla Vines
    Workshop (2 days)
    with John Kennedy
    November 16-17, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until October 17
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course will help students advance stone setting skills with hands-on experience and knowledge from an expert in the jewelry industry. Students will be taken step by step through the process of channel setting through up to two ring projects.

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    November 22, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until October 23
    Materials: $120.00

    Our chain maille workshops teach students how to transform some of classic patterns of connected rings into striking pieces of jewelry with expert chain maille jeweler, Karen Karon.  This workshop teaches two  weaves, Orc Weave (by Laura Hepworth) and Gridlock Orc, through the construction of an bracelet and a pair of earrings in sterling silver.  

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    December 6, 201910:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $105.00 $99.75
    5% discount until November 6
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is about pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    December 7, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until November 7
    Materials: $25.00

    Ring in the holiday season by creating your very own jingle bell! Over the course of just one day, students can expect to learn the forming and finishing techniques needed to create a bell that rings. Participants will start by cutting out their bell shape template from flat sheet metal.  Then, using simple forming tools, discover how to hammer the form of the jingle bell, and finish it off by polishing and adding wire for hanging as a necklace or decoration!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    December 8, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until November 8
    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, texturing, and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Steven Manchini
    December 13, 201910:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $125.00 $118.75
    5% discount until November 13
    Materials: $40.00

    Learn how to hold a stone using only wire and create a tear-drop style silver pendant. We will be using a variety of wires and pliers to bend, tie, and form a pendant with a secure center stone. This will include learning different weaving, coil, and framing patterns. These are all cold-fusion techniques, no heat or glue involved, and no hammers necessary. These wire working methods can be applied to other areas of artistry to accentuate your work with wire. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    December 14, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until November 14
    Materials: $40.00

    Braided and twisted wires have been a traditional ornamentation element in the world of jewelry and blacksmithing for centuries. Though the process is deceptively simple at first glance there are so many different variations and factors that can dramatically alter this form. Complete a series of samples utilizing different methods and styles of twisting wire, leading to the creation of finished and wearable bangles, cuffs, and bracelets! Expect to walk away with at least one finished piece, and samples for future reference.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    December 15, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until November 15
    Materials: $40.00

    The necklace has endured the test of time as one of the oldest and most popular forms of body adornment. It has been made by every culture and in every single material imaginable, but yet the possibilities for this jewelry object are continuously expanded upon by makers almost every single day. Learn how to create a necklace from start to finish: design, fabricate, polish, and adorn yourself with a dynamic and personalized neck piece in record time. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    December 20, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until November 20
    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. Embellishment techniques such as roller printing and adding a patina, will also be demonstrated to enhance and emphasize metal surfaces.The class will be a combination of teacher demonstrations with ample time built in for student practice and fabrication. 

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