Studio Materials

View a full list of the materials and metal types that are available for classes at OQZO Metalsmith.

Metalsmithing Class Materials

The studio is well lit and equipped with eight student work benches and one instructor's bench plus all the bench tools necessary to make fine jewelry. 

Safety first!  Each bench has its own Little Smith hand torch. The propane and oxygen tanks are mounted outside the building and connected to the benches through copper pipes with individual shut-off valves.

We also use silver solder, flux and pickle, so face masks and safety glasses will be provided for each bench.

Types of Metals

The silver metals are included in each class to make one project piece. Additional silver can be bought separately to make extra projects. A supply of Copper and Nu-Gold is free to use during class or studio time.

  • Sterling silver (925)
    Sheet, wire, tubbing, casting alloy
  • Fine silver (999)
    Sheet, bezel wire, casting grains
  • Copper
    Sheet, wire, tubbing
  • Bronze
  • Nu-Gold (a mix of copper and brass)

Studio Tools

View a full list of the materials, hand tools and disposable items that you'll find at each student's bench.

The Studio

Take a Class • Teach a Class • Open Studio Time Available

OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.

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