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Drawing on Metal

$845

  • +$60
    Additional Kit Fee
  • 4-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Deb Karash
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Who doesn’t want to add a little color to their jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on Deb Karash's technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils.

In this 4-day class, you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces. Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows and a good time will be had by all.

All levels are welcome.

Enameling

$450

  • +$55
    Additional Materials Fee
  • 3-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Janet Harriman
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Painting Enamels and Experimental Enameling

Students will explore the timeless process of painting enamels. Starting with an opaque white background sifted on copper, students will add line drawings with graphite pencils. They can also transfer images to the etched white prepared surface.

Painting enamels are then added in delicate opaque patterns and designs. Turning copper into a domed shape plus annealing and cleaning metal surfaces will also be covered.

The teacher will demonstrate sifting enamels and proper firing techniques. Finally, students will finish the jewelry piece and make a basic sterling silver setting.

Faceted Gemstone Setting

$350

  • +$25
    ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FEE
  • 4-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Tricia Becker
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Take your jewelry skills to the next level with this Faceted Gemstone Setting Workshop.

This weekend class will teach faceted round and fancy shape stone setting into prongs, v-prongs, flush set and hammered bezel. You will also learn how to create and set prong and bezel settings to hold unique shape stones such as marquis and pear shape.

Students will be working with sterling silver. Other metals are optional. All tools and materials will be provided. Extra materials and gemstones available for purchase.

Students must have taken Tools and Skill: The Fundamentals of Metalsmith class or have prior experience in soldering, sawing and filing.

Foldformed Jewelry: Earrings & Rings

$350

  • +$25
    Additional Materials Fee
  • 2-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Janet Harriman
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Foldforming is a great way to explore metals. The workshop will be an intuitive journey with a hands-on approach. Earrings are one of Janet Harriman's specialties.
 
As time permits, the following techniques covered may include: fabrication, annealing silver, silver soldering, forming, ring press forming, foldforming, working with textured sheets, combining metals, proper earring construction for comfort, red and other patinas, and enameling. 
 
Students will complete finished jewelry to wear.

Form & Function: Engineering for Multiples

$675

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns for many of the engineering concepts that Jayne Redman works with in her jewelry. Jayne will take you through the design process from initial drawings to final prototypes and finished pieces. You will learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and tab construction.

Self registering, one piece blanking dies will give you the ability to quickly create multiples in metal sheet of the shapes you conceive, affording you the time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling.

When you learn the method of sawing blanking dies from flat stock tool steel you will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.

Hollow Form Vessels with the Hydraulic Press

$575

  • +$50
    Additional Kit Fee
  • 3-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Cyd Rowley
  • Dates Offered

Call to schedule your bench time (954) 270-4493 or register online.

Create sculptural “vessel” pendants that have volume and dimension. By holding something meaningful, these pendants can play a powerful role in making us feel connected to others and in telling the story of who we are.

In this 3-day workshop you will be exploring how the Bonny Doon hydraulic press can be used to create a small scale, three-dimensional vessel.

Hollow Pendant with Gemstone

$375

  • 2-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, MATERIALS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Kai Hill
  • Dates Offered

Call to schedule your bench time (954) 270-4493 or register online.

This workshop will allow you to explore the versatility and playfulness of wearable hollow forms. You will learn how to integrate elements such as dapping, layering/fabrication, depth, texture, and tube setting. 

Students will work in copper to practice with. Students can make finished pieces both in copper and sterling silver. All material is included as well as a 4mm faceted stones.

Mixed Metal Etching

$250

  • +$40
    Additional Etching Kit Fee
  • 1-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES MATERIALS FEE
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Elizabeth Lyne

    Instructor

  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Students will learn a variety of etching methods for creating patterns and images on metal without expensive equipment!

The class level is suitable for beginners. Students will learn to use a jeweler's saw and metal files appropriately and effectively.

The additional etching kit fee includes everything needed to continue metal etching at home and is payable to the instructor in class.

Sterling Silver Metal Clay

Fish Box Pendant - Silver Metal Clay

$375

  • +$100
    ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FEE
  • 2-day Workshop
    PRICE INCLUDES ALL DAYS, TOOLS
  • 10am-5pm
    Each day
  • Janet Harriman
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Students will complete finished jewelry with EZ960 Sterling Silver Clay. Techniques covered may include:

  • texturing the clay
  • building a shadow box pendant or a perfume pendant
  • setting small stones in the clay
  • keum boo (adding 24k gold foil to sterling metal clay)
  • proper firing steps
  • finishing fired silver clay
  • riveting
  • adding patinas

Ring construction will also be explored.

The Studio

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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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