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

See course details below.

REPEATABLE COURSES:

  • Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication
  • Beyond Beginner Metalsmithing
  • Cold Connections

See course details below.


Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication

  • Class-Code: JWL8107A
  • Day: Thu
  • 1st class date: 01/11/18
  • Last class date: 02/01/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 6pm - 9pm
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • MBR class cost: $148.50
  • Non-MBR cost: $165.00
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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.

Beyond Beginner Metalsmithing

  • Class-Code: JWL8105A
  • Day: Thu
  • 1st class date: 03/22/18
  • Last class date: 04/12/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 6pm - 9pm
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • MBR class cost: $148.50
  • Non-MBR cost: $165.00

 

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.

Cold Connections

  • Class-Code: JWL8106A
  • Day: Thu
  • 1st class date: 02/15/18
  • Last class date: 03/08/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 6pm - 9pm
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • MBR class cost: $148.50
  • Non-MBR cost: $165.00

This four-week course builds upon the metalsmithing techniques learned in the first metalsmithing class. Students learn wire rivets, tube rivets, tab settings and more ways to connect without using a torch!

Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication or permission of instructor. Repeat class to master skills. All tools and supplies are provided.

Mixed Media Link Bracelet

  • Class-Code: JWL8108A
  • Day: Sat
  • Class date: 03/10/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 10am - 1pm
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • MBR class cost: $46.80
  • Non-MBR cost: $52.00

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.

Sterling Silver Personalized Necklace

  • Day: Sun
  • Class 1 Code: JWL8109A (Sunday 10am-12pm)
  • Class 1 date: 02/04/18
  • Class 2 Code: JWL8109B (Monday 7-9pm)
  • Class 2 date: 04/09/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • MBR class cost: $31.50
  • Non-MBR cost: $35.00

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 Valentine’s Day or Mother's Day gift.

Sterling Silver Sparkly Dangle Earrings Workshop

  • Day: Sat
  • Class 1 Code: JWL8110A
  • Class 1 date: 02/03/18
  • Class 2 Code: JWL8110A
  • Class 2 date: 04/07/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 10am - 1pm
  • Instructor: Dienst-Thomas
  • MBR class cost: $37.80
  • Non-MBR cost: $42.00

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.