Step Bezel Pendant

Step Bezel Pendant – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Annealing/Hot Connections/Metalwork/Stone Setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Make a step bezel. Setting a stone in a step bezel. Forming a sterling silver wire flourish.  

Description: You have no silver sheet to set your stones in? No problem! In this class you’ll learn how to make a step (open back) bezel to capture and set your lovely stones. This technique is one that will expand your stone setting options and offer cost savings to you by eliminating expensive sterling silver sheet. After your bezel has been made you’ll embellish your piece with a flourish of sterlling silver wire. Create your own flourish or use ideas that the instructor will provide. Everything you need for this class will be provided to you. 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 and is paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Sterling or fine silver bezel wire. Round and square sterling silver wire. Selection of stones, Waxed cotton cord or
stainless steel necklace chain.

Instructor will bring: Soldering supplies and soldering setup, pliers, cutters, hammers, pickle pot, pickling solution, bench grinder/polisher, torches,
butane, silver wire, sterling or fine silver bezel wire, stones. Typed instructions.

Skills Required: Willingness to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring: No need to bring anything. Everything needed to complete this project will be provided in class

 

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Sterling Silver & Bezel Set Stone Necklace

Sterling Silver & Bezel Set Stone Necklace – $100.00

Saturday, March 25, 2023 | *9am-4pm (*With Lunch Break)

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Annealing/Hot Connections/Metalwork/Wirework
Skills and techniques taught: How to make a bezel to fit any cabochon stone. Stone setting. Soldering.

Description: Stone setting is an essential technique in jewelry making. In this class you’ll make a bezel for a stone then solder it to a backplate. You will add a decorative wire to surround the bezel and add a silver wire flourish to complete your design. After the piece has been tumbled to a beautiful shine you will set the stone. Everything you need for this class will be provided to you.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $50.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class.
Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, sterling or fine silver bezel wire, stone cabochon, waxed cotton cord or stainless steel necklace Chain.

Supplies Provided by Instructor: Soldering supplies and soldering setup, pliers, cutters, hammers, pickle pot, pickling solution, bench grinder/polisher, torches, butane, silver wire, silver solder, sterling sheet, stone cabochons, tripods, stone setting tools. Typed instructions.  

Skills Required: None

Skills Required: Willingness and ability to use a small butane torch. Good motor skills.

Materials You are Required to Bring: No need to bring anything. Everything needed to complete this project will be provided in class.

 

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Hammered Patina Cuff with Riveted Embellishment

Hammered Patina Cuff with Riveted Embellishment – $80.00

Sunday, March 26, 2023 | 10am-1pm

Instructor: Dawn Lombard
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Annealing/Metalwork/Riveting
Skills and techniques taught: Hammering, stamping, shaping, filing and riveting.

Description: Making beautiful jewelry out of discarded metals is so satisfying. We will use recycled copper pipe to make an amazing bracelet. The process of annealing allows you to manipulate the metal which is otherwise impossible. Using a hammer and various dapping tools, you will create texture and get the effect of movement on the surface. More annealing and you will shape the cuff. Learn how to apply liver of sulfur and get an incredible high shine. We will complete the project by riveting the cuff with various embellishments.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: 3 7″ copper pipes, 3 base metal embellishments, 3 ‘floral’ rivets, and 3 simulated pearls.

Skills Required: No fear of a torch.

Instructor Will Bring: Torches, tripods, propane gas cylinders, cordless drill and drill bit, center punch, files, liver of sulfur, brass brush,
punches, dappers, hammers, steel block, glue, bracelet mandrel.

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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