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:

  • Mixed Media Link Bracelet
  • Sterling Silver Personalized Necklace
  • Sterling Silver Sparkly Dangle Earrings Workshop
  • Copper Cuff Workshop (Adults and Teens)
  • Intro to Torch Fired Enameling

See course details below.

REPEATABLE COURSES:

  • Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication
  • Beyond Beginner Metalsmithing

See course details below.


Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication

  • Code: JWL8209A
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: 16+

Explore jewelry making using basic metalsmithing techniques to design and create unique handcrafted jewelry. We will cover sawing, piercing, sanding, stamping, texturing, forming, and finishing. Students can 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 is included in the class fee. Students have access to studio tools and equipment. No experience necessary. Repeat the class to master skills. All supplies and tools are provided.

  • Member Fee: $148.50
  • Non-Member Fee: $165.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Day: Thu
  • # of Sessions: 4
  • Time: 6pm - 9pm
  • Start Date: Jul 5, 2018
  • End Date: Jul 26, 2018

 

Beyond Beginners Metalsmithing

  • Code: JWL8206A
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: 16+

This four-week course builds upon the metalsmithing techniques learned in the first class. Students learn proper soldering techniques, basic fold forming and much more! Refining techniques will be encouraged. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication or permission of instructor. Repeat class to master skills. All supplies and tools are provided.

  • Member Fee: $148.50
  • Non-Member Fee: $165.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Day: Thu
  • # of Sessions: 4
  • Time: 6pm - 9pm
  • Start Date: Aug 2, 2018
  • End Date: Aug 23, 2018

Copper Cuff Workshop

  • Code: JWL8207A
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: See class.

Students create their own textured or stamped copper cuff bracelet with a plate in aluminum, brass, or copper that they have hand stamped with their own word, short message, or design. Students will learn stamping on metal and riveting two pieces together. Instructor will provide over 20 fonts and 100's of design stamps to choose from. No metalsmithing experience necessary. All materials and tools are supplied.

  • Member Fee: $42.30
  • Non-Member Fee: $47.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Adult Class (16+) Date: Sat, Jul 14
  • # of Sessions: 1
  • Time: 10am - 1pm
  • Teen Class (13-18) Date: Tue, Jun 12
  • # of Sessions: 1
  • Time: 10am - 1pm

 

Introduction to Torch Fired Enameling Workshop

  • Code: JWL8208A
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: 16+

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

  • Member Fee: $74.70
  • Non-Member Fee: $83.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Class 1 Date: Sat, Jul 14, 2pm – 5pm
  • Class 2 Date: Wed, Aug 8, 12pm – 3pm
  • # of Sessions/Class: 1

 

Mixed Media Link Bracelet Workshop

  • Code: JWL8210A
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: 16+

Design and create your own mixed media bracelet! This class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a few basic metalsmithing skills and leave with a completed original creation. Students begin with copper links then choose among aluminum, copper, brass, and various miscellaneous components to customize their bracelet. Using stamps and textures enhances your unique design. No experience required

  • Member Fee: $57.60
  • Non-Member Fee: $64.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Class 1 Date: Thu, Jun 14, 1– 4pm
  • Class 2 Date: Sat, Jul 21, 10am – 1pm
  • # of Sessions/Class: 1

 

Sterling Silver Personalized Necklace Workshop

  • Code: JWL8109B, JWL8211A/B
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: 16+

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. There are over 100 different design stamps to choose from. Add a colored crystal bead dangle to add pizazz. Sterling silver chain included.

  • Member Fee: $37.80
  • Non-Member Fee: $42.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Adult Class (16+) Date: Mon, Apr 9
  • # of Sessions: 1
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Adult Class (16+) Date: Sat, Aug 4
  • # of Sessions: 1
  • Time: 10am - 1pm
  • Teen Class (13-18) Date: Mon, Jul 23
  • # of Sessions: 1
  • Time: 1pm - 4pm

 

Sterling Silver Sparkly Dangle Earrings Workshop

  • Code: JWL8110B
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • Ages: 16+

Learn wire wrapping and beginner metalsmithing techniques to make a pair of sparkly dangle earrings.  Choose your favorite words, designs, or texture, then add your colored crystals for a pair of gorgeous sterling silver and crystal earrings for yourself or gift giving. No experience required.

  • Member Fee: $37.80
  • Non-Member Fee: $42.00
  • Class Max: 12
  • Adult Class (16+) Date: Sat, Apr 7
  • # of Sessions: 1
  • Time: 10am – 1pm