Introduction to Jewelry

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Course Description

About this course

This course is currently full. Spaces do occasionally open up so if you would like to be put on the wait list please call our office at 781-891-3854 or email

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.

Students will learn to saw, anneal, solder, file, texture and finish nonferrous metals. You will also learn to bezel-set a cabochon stone. 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.

If you'd like to see more of Sarah's work, please visit her website

Note: This workshop starts early. Please be on time and ready to work.

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 

A $55 materials kit, payable upon registration, includes copper, sterling silver, solder, bezel wire, cabochon stone and saw blades to complete projects.

Students should bring 

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

Payable to instructor in class.


Sarah Doremus


July 10 -12, 2015


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


3 days

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