Special Silversmithing Class

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 10:00am to Sun, 05/26/2019 - 5:00pm
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$345.00

 

Did you know that Silversmithing is a classic American art form that you can learn in only a weekend? It is and you can! This is a two day beginning silversmithing 12 hour class where you will learn how to make a sterling silver pendant. You will discover how to solder a bezel, set a cabochon, decorate your project with embellishments that you create. Then you will polish the finished piece to a lustrous sparkle.

You will learn the silver soldering techniques that contemporary Silversmiths and Native American Indians have used successfully for over a hundred years. The technique allows you to use an inexpensive butane torch and a minimum of tools, many of which you may already have. Wouldn't it be great to be able to say "I made them" about pendants similar to these? The soldering techniques you learn in this class are also used in many other types contemporary jewelry and other styles of silversmithing.

You will create an embellished pendant like one of these and a pair of earrings if time permits.

 

David Smith, a metal worker with over 30 years experience, has been selling jewelry and providing jewelry creation instruction for the past 7 years. David is also a member of the Society of American Silversmiths.

" I will teach you the basics of creating stunning silver jewelry and get you started on the road to becoming a profitable Silversmith"  David Smith

Cost: $345.00 plus a materials fee of $35 to $70 collected on class day
depending on Silver Spot price and Pendant design selected

This class is 12 hours over 2 consecutive days
Class size is limited to 10 students.

4th of July

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

 

We will be closed July 4

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