All Classes

All Classes

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    April 23, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    So you've got your polymer canes, now what?! In this virtual course, students will learn to create complex surface patterns in polymer clay with simple millefiori cane designs and Bonnie’s marquetry process. Techniques will cover how to build up thin polymer veneers for rich surfaces and surprising depth, inlay methodology, as well as how to address light. 

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Erica Stankwytch Bailey
    May 1-2, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This virtual course will delve into the inherent potential of the jeweler's saw frame. Students will begin by learning the fundamentals of using this indispensable tool, from blade selection and tension to grip, bench pin options, body positioning, angle, pressure, and more. After covering the basics, the class will shift gears as Erica demonstrates two different project options - tab setting a cabochon, coin, or found object (two ways) and slot connections with built-in tab/prong setting for cabochon or faceted stones.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    May 3-7, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $102.00

    Explore synclastic forming, anticlastic forming, and spiculums, while learning to hammer comfortably and with control. In this live, virtual course, students will create concave and convex curves to transform a flat piece of metal into elegant fluidity through domed synclasts, saddle-like anticlasts, and tapered tube spiculums. 

     

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 4-6, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will focus on adorning the hand, as students design and make Argentium stacking cuffs, while exploring a variety of designs and techniques such as hammer texturing, forging, forming, and fabrication. Proper cuff sizing, experimentation with length/form, and Argentium fusion will also be covered.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Marian Miller
    May 4-6, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $50.00

    In this virtual course, students will learn the fundamentals of working with reclaimed tin (printed steel) to easily add color, pattern, and depth to their jewelry designs. Class will focus on crafting flower motifs to learn the ins and outs of working with tin and participants can expect to gain the knowledge and ability to make a pair of earrings, a pendant, and one brooch using printed and patterned tin as their primary material.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Kristin Mitsu Shiga
    May 5-7, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Confused by the dizzying array of rotary burs, bits, and mandrels on the market? Ready to invest in a flexible shaft machine, but don’t know where to start? In this essential skill-builder, we will cover all the flexible shaft machine basics, from choosing the right motor, handpiece, and rheostat to maintenance and choosing the right bit for the job at hand.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 10-24, 2021weekly on Mondays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This intensive three-session virtual workshop explores the traditions of Keum-boo with a variety of techniques and variants to create jewelry in an economical way. Students will learn about the properties of gold and silver foils, how to create their own foils, and multiple application methods in combination with embossing, stamping, roller printing, soldering, and many more tips and tricks!

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (5 days)
    with Milt Fischbein
    May 10-18, 20216:00pm-9:00pmfor 5 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $350.00
    Materials: $70.00

    In this live, virtual workshop students will learn the basics of the filigree process through the creation of a beautiful filigree pendant. Class objectives will include proper filigree wire preparation, sterling silver frame construction, how best to solder these components together, and much more! This course is 15 hours spread over 5 days.

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    May 11-13, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    What’s better than a tube set gemstone ring? A stack of them! This virtual course will focus on fabricating a set of tube set gemstone and sterling silver rings that can be stacked together or worn solo on different fingers! Learn to add a contemporary element and extra dimension to your stacking rings with gemstones and varying tube setting heights! 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    May 11-13, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will teach student how to transform old pliers and tweezers into practical chain making tools that will then be used to make unique, no-solder chains. Students will also discover tricks to pull and anneal thin wire, how to twist wires together to create a textured affect, and much more. 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 12-26, 2021weekly on Wednesdays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop will focus on unusual ways to trap stones, pearls, or found objects, while placing emphasis on small scale fabrication for building a variety of mounting styles. This is a perfect class for makers with some jewelry experience seeking to refine their skills and learn time-saving shortcuts for designing and fabricating settings efficiently!

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    May 12-19, 2021weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live online workshop, students will build a grounded understanding of working with polymer clay and add a unique design aesthetic onto their jewelry making repertoire. Color mixing, cane construction, clay conditioning, and more will be covered. 

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Jayne Redman
    May 14-16, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    In this intensive virtual course, Jayne Redman will teach students how to solve the challenge of duplicating unique and functional jewelry findings by making, modifying, and inventing forming tools for sheet and wire. In addition to modifying hand tools that create perfect loops, tapers, clasp elements and post notches, students will gain the knowledge of how to work with acrylic, Delrin, thermal plastic, and wood which are perfect for making jigs that don't mar metal and enable exact duplicates to be made, enhancing craftsmanship and adding appeal to jewelry!

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    May 17-21, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course focuses on techniques that elevate and work in collaboration with the enameling process, such as stamping methods, dye forming with and without a press, burring, and forming metal to enhance enamels and settings. Participants will learn to emphasize their textures by layering with opaque and transparent colors, incorporating liquid enamel and P3, grinding through layers, pencil drawing, firing alternative materials into the surface, and more!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Nash Quinn
    May 18-20, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $21.00

    Learn to add dramatic movement and satisfying functionality to jewelry and small-scale metalwork of all sorts in his technical workshop designed to introduce students to spring-based mechanisms that can be used to make lids pop open, make catches easier to use and more secure, as well as to make mechanisms last longer.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    May 22-23, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course offers participants the chance to learn lapidary techniques for carving stones from the comfort of their own studio bench! No large lapidary equipment required! Students will be shown numerous diamond bits to achieve a variety of designs and textures, as well as how to polish those carvings. Ryan will also cover the process for creating laminations and gold inlay designs in stones!

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Karen Karon
    May 25-27, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This live, virtual course will teach student how to complete the Sense of Humor Staggered Sheet weave, a silky and slinky chain maille weave that behaves like fabric. This complex weave will be approached in stages, starting with learning how to construct Josue units and Sense of Humor Chain during the first class session and then Sense of Humor Sheet standard and staggered the second class.

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    May 28, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    Color blends are one of the most dynamic and challenging techniques to explore with polymer clay. In this virtual course, students will first learn how to make vibrant, glowing color blended sheets of polymer and then how to construct a variety of canes using these gradients that can be used to make beads, stand alone components, and much more! 

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Marissa Saneholtz
    May 29-30, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    KEEP HEATING IT UP! This course is the next continuation of the Torch-Fire Enameling trilogy. In this workshop, students will learn how to work with and apply underglazes, foils, and decals using torch-firing techniques. Variable media will be explored and emphasis will be placed on how to utilize underglazes to create fine lines, properly apply metal foils, and work with a variety of decals compatible with the torch-firing methodoogy.

  • Virtual Course (4 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    June 1-10, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 4 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $300.00

    Looking to learn how to set up a basic jewelry making work area and the tools and skills needed to get started making jewelry? Look no further! Demonstrations will include proper studio set up, soldering, filing, sawing, hammering, cold connections, and multiples styles of ring, pendant, and chain construction. Bail fabrication as well as bezel setting will also be covered.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Donna Veverka
    June 2-4, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will act as in introduction to the carving of sculptural wax ring models. Students will learn the wax carving process in full, starting with the critical first steps of the design and layout, carving techniques and methodologies, wax model preparation for the casting, as well as tool function  proper tool-use etiquette. 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Taylor Saleem
    June 2-16, 2021weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Add a little pizzazz to your jewelry! This virtual workshop will teach students to transform flat sterling silver sheet into a dimensional bead using the natural world as inspiration. Participants will learn how to translate botanical motifs into metal cut-outs, how to expertly piece designs, how to build the body of the bead, and how to then sweat soldering the imagery onto the bead, for an elevated and personalized aesthetic.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Deanna Pastel
    June 4-18, 2021weekly on Fridays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual class will focus on learning the fundamentals of chasing and repousse - an ancient art form involving hammers and steel tools to create three-dimensional reliefs on the surface of metal. Techniques will focus on proper pitch melting and placement, imagery transfer, hammer control, and developing the ability to push the metal back and forth to create additional "lift" during the chasing process. 

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    June 7-11, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    This intensive virtual workshop will teach students all about Argentium®, a sterling silver alloy that does not firescale, is highly tarnish resistant, is more malleable and ductile than traditional sterling, granulates and fuses more easily than traditional sterling, and can be hardened using a toaster oven! Demonstrations will include proper annealing, soldering, fusing, hardening, finishing methods, and granulation with both silver and gold.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Jesse Bert
    June 8-10, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual workshop is perfect for anyone that has an interest the rapid and versatile practice of casting, using the sand-casting method for making small scale jewelry or objects in metal. Class topics will focus on how to best select "master objects", gate and vent preparations for proper metal flow, formulas to find casting weight, tool specifics, as well as clean-up and finishing options.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    June 12-13, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Learn how to master the hand file and add embellishments to your work through decorative filing techniques. Students will explore this deceptively simple tool in depth and will learn about the various types of files on the market, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. 

     

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Steven Manchini
    June 14-18, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Learn how to entrap stones and other small objects using fundamental wire wrapping techniques, pliers, and your hand skills in this live virtual course. Students will enhance their understanding of wire and its potential to accentuate jewelry work through layers of cascading texture.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    June 14-28, 2021weekly on Mondays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop students will learn about Argentium fusion with wire to make a selection of chains from delicate to big and bold.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Daniel DiCaprio
    June 15-17, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $70.00

    This course will focus on carving a wood ring, which is an excellent small-scale introduction to many carving processes. After carving we will explore wire inlay possibilities as a surface embellishment. Students will come away with an understanding of the working properties of wood, the tools needed to manipulate wood on a jewelry scale, and a variety of ways to incorporate it into jewelry work.

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    June 19, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    So you've got your polymer canes, now what?! In this virtual course, students will learn to create complex surface patterns in polymer clay with simple millefiori cane designs and Bonnie’s marquetry process. Techniques will cover how to build up thin polymer veneers for rich surfaces and surprising depth, inlay methodology, as well as how to address light. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Kristin Mitsu Shiga
    June 22-24, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will join master jeweler Kristin Mitsu Shiga to learn gypsy setting and easy tube setting for production. Students will create their own custom tools, cover alternative methods for holding pieces, and proper preparations and use of rubberized abrasives. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Milt Fischbein
    June 26-27, 202110:00am-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $350.00
    Materials: $96.00

    Advance your skills in making filigree jewelry with Canadian filigree artist Milt Fischbein! In this interactive virtual workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of making filigree coils and Middle Eastern style flowers. By the end of this course, students will have created a pair of filigree teardrop earrings and a multi-level three dimensional filigree flower pendant.

  • Workshop (58 days)
    with Metalwerx
    July 7-September 2, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 58 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
    TBD

    Get ready for a full spread of amazing workshops with some of your favorite instructors!

     

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    July 7, 202110:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $20.00

    Put your soldering struggles behind you with a set of troubleshooting tips and tricks geared at helping you take charge of your torch and torch setup. Learn numerous ways to implement new torch skills and even how to properly manage your own soldering torch and tank, in this one-day workshop which  covers basic to advanced soldering fundamentals. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    July 8, 202110:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Lightweight earrings are the perfect accessory! This fun and fast paced earring intensive covers essential jewelry making skills using wire and sheet metal to create hoops and dangles you can wear home!

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Diane Lawton
    July 10-11, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, create inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

  • Workshop (3 weeks)
    with David Baird
    July 12-26, 2021weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $200.00
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    July 13-14, 202110:00am-4:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Learn the art of photo-etching and other resist-style etching methods for brass, copper, and silver!  Students will learn how to transfer and add images to metal and then how to use both an acid bath and an electrolytic setup to etch the metal, leaving behind a desired image or pattern. Cuff bracelets, earrings, and pendants will be covered in addition to non-jewelry components like roller printing plates.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    July 15, 202110:00am-3:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Study the classic art of pearl knotting from an expert in the pearl trade. This workshop will begin with an overview of pearl types and shapes, how to buy a good strand, spotting fakes, and proper care. Demonstrations on knotting and termination methods for a variety of closures will follow.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Joy Raskin
    July 16-18, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $30.00

    In the course, students will learn all about hinges, hinged closures, and catches that are highly suitable for bracelet construction when you want a large, yet flexible clasp option.

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    July 17, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    So you've got your polymer canes, now what?! In this virtual course, students will learn to create complex surface patterns in polymer clay with simple millefiori cane designs and Bonnie’s marquetry process. Techniques will cover how to build up thin polymer veneers for rich surfaces and surprising depth, inlay methodology, as well as how to address light. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    July 17-18, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course offers participants the chance to learn lapidary techniques for carving stones from the comfort of their own studio bench! No large lapidary equipment required! Students will be shown numerous diamond bits to achieve a variety of designs and textures, as well as how to polish those carvings. Ryan will also cover the process for creating laminations and gold inlay designs in stones!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 13, 202110:00am-3:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Study the classic art of pearl knotting from an expert in the pearl trade. This workshop will begin with an overview of pearl types and shapes, how to buy a good strand, spotting fakes, and proper care. Demonstrations on knotting and termination methods for a variety of closures will follow.

  • Workshop (5 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    August 25-29, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $795.00
    Materials: $65.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend five days with Michael Boyd and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options, as well as how to design using stone as a medium--not only an accessory!

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    August 31-September 2, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $595.00
    Materials: $145.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This three-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver and torch setting stones.

Pages