Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication
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Tuition: $640 | Payment plans available
Kit Fee: $90 Materials and Lab Fee | Fee paid last day of class
Some Fabrication and Soldering Skills Required
“Creative Side is an amazing school with wonderful teachers. The teachers are attentive, kind, patient and flexible. The classes are challenging yet fun and do an excellent job of building skills from the basics to the advanded!” - Eileen, Jewelry 201
Prerequisite Classes: Beginning Jewelry Fabrication OR Beginning Soldering and Sawing and Beginning Stone Setting
Spend 4 weeks advancing and refining your jewelry techniques! This course will reinforce what you’ve learned in Beginning Jewelry Fabrication and continue to develop your fabrication skills in sterling silver. You will work with surface treatments, popular patinas, and methods to finish your projects to a professional caliber. This class will take your soldering skills to the next level focusing on work that has multiple solder seams and soldering small objects to large ones.
- Days 1-2: Set an irregular shaped cabochon in a hand made bezel from sterling sheet. Students may make either a ring or a pendant focusing on a stone that has corners.
- Days 3-5: Create a hollow form ring out of sterling sheet. Spend day 3-4 soldering and fabricating your ring, with day 5 focusing on clean up and setting a faceted 2-4mm stone into a tube setting.
- Days 6-8: The Hinge – Day 6 will focus on doing a practice run of constructing a simple hinge and starting individual projects. Then spend day 7-8 incorporating all of the techniques you’ve learned into a piece that has the ability to move or open. Locking mechanisms, doming and shifting when soldering will all be demoed during this project.
Only available on the weekends? We have divided this class up into two parts to accommodate your schedule!
Come in for an Open Studio to continue working on your projects from class and nurture your newly learned skills. Beginning and Intermediate students can purchase an Open Studio 4 class pass for just $130. That’s one session free! Give us a call at 512-799-0731 to purchase.
Please be informed Creative Side only offers “tuition credit” upon cancellation. Please review our no refund policy before enrolling and agree to the terms. We appreciate your support of our growing community.