Oval Sterling Silver & Gemstone Inlay Pendant

Oval Sterling Silver & Gemstone Inlay Pendant – $70

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels. Students must be at least 17 years old.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections
Skills and techniques taught: Sweat and pick soldering. Use patina to accent texture. Inlay crushed gemstones

Description:

There are many ways to incorporate gemstones into jewelry pieces– prongs, bezels and claw settings.  A beautiful alternative to these traditional settings is to inlay gemstones into the jewelry. 

In this class students will work from a pre-cut sterling silver oval to which they will solder decorative patterned wire and a bezel, and add crushed stones to the bezel.   

There is nothing to bring as all materials, tools and equipment will be provided.  Students will choose from a variety of beautiful gemstones, including turquoise, chrysocolla, lapis, and peridot.  Arrive early to choose your stone. 

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Precut sterling silver oval, decorative wire, bezel wire, selection of crushed stones, sterling silver jump ring, waxed cotton necklace cord.

Skills Required:
Willingness to use a small butane torch. Steady hands.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

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Lavalicious Pendant with Silver Bail

Lavalicious Pendant with Silver Bail – $70.00

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Patina
Skills and techniques taught: Fusing silver to copper. Soldering. Hammering. Flame patina

Description:

As artists we try to achieve color, unusual textures and patterns in our jewelry designs. You will learn how to make a gorgeous pendant with a faux reticulation technique. The hills, valleys and swirls achieved with this process reminds me of a fresh lava flow. Students marvel at the gorgeous, almost instantaneous results they get after trying it. Students will learn how to use silver scraps to make amazing texture and patterns on a copper base, add fantastic flame painted colors to their pendants, and how to make a soldered sterling silver bail using a small butane torch.  

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class.
Kit includes: Silver scraps, silver wire, waxed cotton necklace cord, copper for pendant base. All tools required plus  silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher, steel bench blocks.

Supplies Provided by Instructor: All tools required plus  silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher, steel bench blocks.

Skills Required:

Skills Required:
Willingness to use a small butane torch. Steady hands

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

 

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Embellished Sterling Silver Cuff

Embellished Sterling Silver Cuff – $70.00

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Patina
Skills and techniques taught: Sweat Soldering. Cutting sterling sheet. Texturing. Forming. Use patina to accent texture. How to size the cuff to student’s wrist size. How to make decorative fine silver balls.     

Description:
Every now and then, you come across a piece of jewelry that is timeless and looks great with jeans to formal wear.  THIS cuff is destined to be one of those pieces!  
In this class, you will be adding to your beautiful jewelry collection and learning essential jewelry-making skills.  
Techniques you will learn: 
*texturing metal 
*soldering decorative wire to a base without using excess solder 
*forming your cuff on a mandrel 
*tumbling your cuff to a gleaming shine 
All tools and equipment will be provided for students’ use so there is nothing additional needed to bring to class! 

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet and wire. Fine silver wire, Copper wire. 

Supplies Provided by Instructor: All tools required plus silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher, steel bench blocks, bracelet mandrels. Texture sheets and texture equipment.

Skills Required:
Willingness to use a small butane torch. Steady hands

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

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Bezel and Prong Set Stone Pendant

Bezel and Prong Set Stone Pendant – $70.00

Saturday, April 2, 2022 |1pm-5pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Hot Connections/Metalwork/Stone Setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Stone setting in prongs and partial bezel

Description:

I’m rummaging through my stash of stones and they seem to be patiently waiting for their turn to shine in a setting made just for them.  Maybe you have some stones in your stash that are waiting to be used in a beautiful piece of jewelry. If you want to learn how to prong or bezel set a stone, this class is for you.  You’ll learn how to solder the prongs and bezel to set your choice of cabochons.  

Arrive early to choose your cabochon. 

There’s nothing you need to bring to class!  You’ll be provided with everything you need for this project.   

Wear closed toe shoes, tie back long hair, and don’t wear loose flowing clothing. 

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Precut sterling silver oval, decorative wire, bezel wire, selection of crushed stones, sterling silver jump ring, waxed cotton necklace cord.

Skills Required: Willingness to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

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Freeform Sterling and Opal Inlay Ring

Freeform Sterling and Opal Inlay Ring – $90.00

Sunday, April 3, 2022| 9am-3pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Crushed Stone Setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Design. Make fine silver ball embellishments. Make a crushed opal focal “cabochon”

Description:

In this class you’ll learn how to measure for a perfectly fitted ring, add sterling silver wire and fine silver ball embellishments to enhance the crushed lab opal gemstone focal piece.  You’ll make a freeform wire bezel to encapsulate your choice of a wide variety of crushed opal.  Small butane torches will be used to solder all to a sterling silver band.  The ring design and choice of stones will make this a truly unique ring for each student to wear proudly!  Please  arrive early to choose your opal. 

Students must tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet and wire. Fine silver. Crushed lab opal. All tools required plus silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher, bench sander

Supplies Provided by Instructor: All tools required plus silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher, 

Skills Required: Willingness to use a small butane torch. Steady hands

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

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