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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Three Pairs of Easy Earrings 3 Ways

Three Pairs of Easy Earrings 3 Ways– $80.00

Sunday, March 26 2022| 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels
Technique: Wire Wrapping
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Design. Make argentium balled ear wires. Make a crushed opal focal “cabochon”

Description: I’ve never met a woman who said she had too many earrings! In this class you’ll make 3 pairs of earrings, each using a different
technique:
1. Solder an earring form and make a UV resin “stone” which will be set in a pre-made bezel.
2. Make a stunning wire rose using non-tarnish wire. Add a bead accent.
3. Texture and dome precut sterling silver circles, add beads to balled headpins which you will make from Argentium Sterling Silver wire.
You will also make Argentium ear wires for each of your earrings.

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 silver wire and sheet, beads, argentium wire, non-tarnish wire, UV resin and crushed stones.

Supplies Provided by Instructor: Soldering supplies and soldering setup, pliers, cutters, hammers, pickle pot, pickling solution, bench grinder/polisher, torches, butane, silver wire and sheet, tripod, UV resin, UV lamps, UV flashlights, crushed stones, typed instructions.

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

Materials You are Required to Bring: Everything you need for this class will be provided.

Students must be at least 17 years old. Tie back long hair. Wear closed toe shoes. Avoid loose, flowing clothing

 

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