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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Colorful Powder Coated Jewelry

Colorful Powder Coated Jewelry – $70.00

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 10am-2pm

Instructor: Nicole Dul
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Basics/Metalwork/Patina/ Finishing
Skills and techniques taught: Powder coating, basic metal sawing and cutting, basic necklace and earring building.

Description:
Experience a new metal surface treatment in this crash course on powder coating for jewelry. Work with a variety of metals such as aluminum, bronze, copper, brass, titanium, and steel. Powder coating pigments are adhered through an electrostatic charge and then cured through baking. Students will cut and prep shapes for jewelry before coating with a number of color choices. The instructor will provide information on the process as well as tools and materials needed for powder coating. Time will be allotted for basic jewelry assembly.

All levels welcome.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor

Kit includes: 3×3 metal squares (4), metal blanks- asst. shapes (4) jump rings (10), nickel free 24″ chain, 1ft wire 20g, 1ft wire 26g, lobster claw clasps (2), assorted beads (20) Including all supplies needed to complete the project.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Optional – assorted jeweler’s pliers

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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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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather – $70.00

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

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels
Technique: Metalwork/Stamping/Patina/Coloring Metal
Skills and techniques taught: Metal stamping, coloring on metal and use of patina

Description:
Create this whimsical bird with the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to create this “birds of a feather” by preparing copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skills or experience is needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes:
Copper, several grades of sand paper, turpentine, alcohol, liquid prep, jump rings, cotton, patina. And all supplies needed and written instructions. All tools needed to complete this project like hammers, pliers, etc.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students should bring 1-12 pack of Prsimacolor premiere colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or share the  teacher’s colored pencils with the group. 

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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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Get your color on Earrings

Get your color on Earrings – $70.00

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

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels
Technique: Metalwork/Design/Coloring Metal
Skills and techniques taught:

Description:
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent affect, to design several pairs of beautiful earrrings you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skill or experience is needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Several pairs of copper earrings blanks and earwires. All supplies needed to complete this project and colored pencils to share with the class.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students must bring one 12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work. You may share the teacher’s colored pencils with the group.

 

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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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Floral Beauty

Floral Beauty – $70.00

Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels
Technique: Cold Connections/Metalwork/Coloring Metal
Skills and techniques taught: Using several color techniques, metal stamping, coloring on metal and use of patina

Description:
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skills or experience is needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Prepared copper shapes, several grades of sand paper, turpentine, alcohol, liquid prep, jump rings, cotton, patina, all other supplies needed and written instructions. All tools needed to complete this project like hammers, pliers, etc.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students should bring one 12 pack of Prsimacolor premiere colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or share the  teacher’s colored pencils with the group. 

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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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