Please reference this LIST OF MATERIALS needed for the jewelry classes.

 

Making Jewelry: Starting with the Basics

One 2.5 hours of demonstration and questions. 

Sunday, April 11. 9:30 am -12 pm.

In this workshop we’ll talk about getting yourself set up for the next two workshops. We’ll do some basic exercises to get comfortable with our new tools. I’ll go over techniques and language that will help you as we move forward together and as you begin to work in your own studio. I’ll answer questions in regards to how things should be set up and provide a basic layout to help everyone begin setting up their own at home studio. I strongly suggest this workshop as an Introduction to the others if you have never had any jewelry making experience and are looking to give yourself a good foundation on how to handle tools and materials.

Instructor: Jennifer Wells.

$85/student.

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Textured Ring Band in a Day!

Sunday, April 18. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

In this workshop participants will learn multiple ways to create a textured ring band, using sterling silver. The techniques to be covered will include: annealing, soldering, sawing, filing, sanding, texturing, and basic finishing. Participants will be given multiple options that they may choose to utilize in their own rings. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in jewelry making, if you have experience and are looking for a brief refresher course, or if you’re just starting out.  A handout will accompany the workshop giving participants my own “cheat sheet” to have on hand for later. 

Instructor: Jennifer Wells.

Jennifer Wells, MFA, in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design. She has completed artist-in- residencies at: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, WY and has worked for several U.S based Craft Schools, in a variety of roles.

As an educator, Jennifer has taught for and been a visiting Artist at Universities throughout the U.S and for study abroad programs based in Italy. Currently she serves on the Board of Vita Institute and teaches short workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. In recent years she has curated multiple international exhibitions focused on jewelry and enameling.

 

Her work is in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation, the Racine Museum and Private Collections.

$90/student.

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Basic Bezel Setting

Sunday, April 25. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

In this workshop participants will learn how to create and properly set a stone or object smaller than 1” round into a bezel setting.  I will demonstrate how to create settings for cabochon stones and uneven objects. Working with fine silver bezel wire, participants will select if they want to use sterling or copper as their base metal. I will also cover when and how to add attachments to your bezel setting that will transform it into a wearable piece of jewelry. This is a great follow up class to the textured Ring Band Workshop, or a stand-alone course. The techniques to be covered in this course include: sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, cleaning, bezel setting, finishing.  A handout will accompany the workshop giving participants my own “cheat sheet” to have on hand for later.

Instructor: Jennifer Wells.

$90/student.

Register HERE