Additional Classes


We offer one and two-day classes that help hone your skills to create pieces of art jewelry and have a great time doing it. 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. 
Important note

Students must first take Tools and Skill: The Fundamentals of Metalsmith before taking other classes.​

Looking to learn a new skill?
Schedule your bench time today.

Tube-set Stone Ring

$175

  • 1-day Class
  • 8 Hours
    Each day
  • Lynn Occhiuzzo

Call to schedule your individual or group bench time (919) 732-9702 or register online.

We'll discuss a ring style before class from a selection of rings available to make.

Skills & Concepts

  • Understanding construction
  • Sawing
  • Roller mill embossing
  • Forming
  • Bezels
  • Soldering
  • Drilling
  • To polish or not to polish
  • Oxidizing metal
  • Stone setting

Introduction to Argentium Silver

$300

  • 2-day Class
    Price includes both days
  • 8 Hours
    Each day
  • Lynn Occhiuzzo

Call to schedule your individual or group bench time (919) 732-9702 or register online.

In this class, students will learn the technique of fusing Argentium silver with using only yellow liquid flux to create pendants, bails and more.

Fabricating 2 - Cold Connecting Beads

$175

  • 1-day Class
  • 8 Hours
    Each day
  • Lynn Occhiuzzo

Call to schedule your individual or group bench time (919) 732-9702 or register online.

In this class, students will learn the technique of cold connection - the process that fuses pieces of metal together without the use of heat. No soldering will be done in this class.

Skills & Concepts

  • Understanding construction
  • Sawing
  • Roller mill embossing
  • Disc cutting
  • Dapping
  • Drilling
  • Riveting
  • Torch patina for copper
  • Oxidizing metal
  • To polish or not to polish

Fretz Hammer - Bracelets

$175

  • 1-day Class
  • 8 Hours
    Each day
  • Lynn Occhiuzzo

Call to schedule your individual or group bench time (919) 732-9702 or register online.

In this class, students will create bracelets using Fretz hammers and mini stakes.

Fretz Hammer - Rings

$350

  • 2-day Class
    Price includes both days
  • 8 Hours
    Each day
  • Lynn Occhiuzzo

Call to schedule your individual or group bench time (919) 732-9702 or register online.

In this class, students will create a hollow rings using Fretz hammers and mini stakes.

Pendant With Stone or Vintage Coin

$175

  • 1-day Class
  • 8 Hours
    Each day
  • Lynn Occhiuzzo

Call to schedule your individual or group bench time (919) 732-9702 or register online.

In this class, students will use multiple skills to create a pendant with a set stone or vintage coin.

Skills & Concepts

  • Understanding construction
  • Sawing
  • Roller mill embossing
  • Forming
  • Soldering
  • Drilling
  • Riveting

Getting Started

Tools and Skill: The Fundamentals of Metalsmith.

Additional Classes

1 & 2-Day Classes to Hone Your Skills

Open Studio

Need a place to create? Open studio days are available.

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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