Intro to Fabrication and Goldsmithing with Steve Kriechbaum

Friday - Sunday, May 17-19, 10-6p

Introduce gold to your work! Spend three days working with master goldsmith Steve Kreichbaum to build a gorgeous ring in yellow and white gold wire and sheet, and learn how to flush set stones and create a heavy-walled bezel setting.

In this class, students will learn about the properties of gold and its variety of alloys. Discuss the differences from working with silver in regards to soldering, annealing and fabricating. Students will have the opportunity to practice troubleshooting and hear about ways to resolve issues with collapsing, melting or damaged gold pieces.

Join us in the studio for this exciting workshop, and take the guesswork out of gold!

Please know that you must provide your own gold for this class. You may work in either 14K yellow or 14K white gold, or both. If you choose to work in only 14K yellow, order the yellow gold solder. If you choose to work in only 14K white, order the white gold solder. If you want to make a two tone ring, you can choose either color of solder. The lengths of wire listed below are based on what is required for a three-band, single color ring. Please call the studio at (512) 799-0731 if you have any questions. 

Required Materials for Class:

8 inches of 14K Yellow Gold Round Wire, 16-Ga., Dead Soft Item #: 600116: https://www.riogrande.com/product/14K-Yellow-Gold-Round-Wire-16-Ga-Dead-Soft/600116 

8 inches 14K Nickel-Based White Gold Round Wire, 16-Ga., Dead Soft Item #: 601116 https://www.riogrande.com/product/14K-Nickel-Based-White-Gold-Round-Wire-16-Ga-Dead-Soft/601116 

1 in x 1/2 in of 14K Nickel-Based White Gold Sheet, 22-Ga., Dead Soft Item #: 601022: https://www.riogrande.com/product/14K-Nickel-Based-White-Gold-Sheet-22-Ga-Dead-Soft/601022 

1 in x 1/2 in of 14K Yellow Gold Sheet, 22-Ga., Dead Soft, 22-Ga., Dead Soft Item #: 600022 https://www.riogrande.com/product/14k-yellow-gold-sheet-22-ga-dead-soft/600022

1 pennyweight (dwt) of 14K Yellow Gold Sheet Solder, 30-Ga., Hard Item #: 600807 https://www.riogrande.com/product/14K-Plumb-Yellow-Gold-Sheet-Solder-30-Ga-Hard/600807 

1 pennyweight (dwt) of 14K White Gold Sheet Solder, 30-Ga., Hard Item #: 601807: https://www.riogrande.com/product/14k-plumb-white-gold-sheet-solder-30-ga-hard/601807

Tuition: $495 + $40 Materials and Lab Fee | Fee paid last day of class | Payment plans available | Gold provided by student, please see above

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Reserve your spot today in one of our many inspiring workshops or classes by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at info@creativeside.org.

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