Metal Jewelry Classes

Water Street Studios offers courses in the fabrication of metal jewelry as well as "make and take" workshops. Meet the instructor.

MAKE AND TAKE WORKSHOPS:

Intro to Torch Fired Enameling

Fabulous fun with fire! Craft unique colorful mini works of art with pre-cut copper shapes, glass and fire. No experience necessary. Students will leave with 3 or 4 one of a kind pendant!

Resin Pendants:

During this two-week class students learn the basics of working with resin. Using metal forms, we will use resin to add color or suspend objects for highly personalized pieces. Clear resin can be mixed with pigments or be poured clear over a photo, image or decorative paper. Items like glitter, beads and miniature charms can be suspended in the resin. The possibilities are endless. Students will create 3-4 unique pendants.

Sterling Silver Personalized Necklace Workshop

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Design yourself or someone special a sterling silver personalized keepsake necklace.  Choose from dozens of fonts, and stamp a name, special message, or word of inspiration.  Add a design stamp and truly make it special. Nearly 100 different design stamps will be available to choose from. Sterling silver chain included.  Makes a great gift!

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Explore jewelry making using basic metalsmithing techniques to design and create unique handcrafted jewelry. This course covers sawing, piercing, sanding, stamping, texturing, forming and finishing. Students may create at least one piece of copper or sterling silver jewelry weekly. Projects may include earrings, pendants, bracelets or rings. Metal to complete at least four projects included in class fee. Students have access to studio tools and equipment. No experience necessary. Repeat class to master skills.

Cold Connections In Metalsmithing

This four-week course will build upon the metalsmithing techniques you learned in the first metalsmithing class. Students will learn wire rivets, tube rivets, tab settings and more ways to connect without using a torch!  Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication of permission of instructor.  Repeat class to master skills.