Learn How To Make Jewelry!
Next Class Begins June 1st, 2018!
Learn how to use your own hands to turn your jewelry ideas into a reality. In my class you will learn more than just the basics necessary to begin creating art in a whole new way.
- Basic Fabrication
- Basic forming
- Pierce work
- Jewelry Terminology
- Tools and equipment
- Safety In The Studio
- Making sanding sticks
- Bezel setting Cabochons
- Making jewelry findings
- Sanding & Polishing
- Drafting and Designing
- And So Much More!
Day One: Introduction to sawing, filing, and soldering. We will begin by getting acquainted with the tools and equipment used in class. We will practice three different types of solder joints followed by experimenting with textures.
Day Two: Introduction to design, pierce-work and sweat-soldering. We will begin to create a two layered sweat soldered ring in sterling silver. We will later introduce polishing, patinas, and other finishing techniques.
Day Three: We will begin a stone set pendant project. We will design and create a sterling silver pendant with a bezel setting including simple soldered wire detail and granule accents.
Day Four: We will continue working on our sterling silver bezel set pendants. Students that have extra time will begin to design and make their own independent design calling on all that they have learned in the prior weeks.
Day Five: Students will have all day to bring all of their projects to completion. A short demonstration on how to make jewelry findings such as: earring wires, clasps, bails etc. I will share plenty of resources for where to purchase tools and materials.
Pricing for this beginning course includes over 40 hours of exclusive instruction and intimate studio time, a tools set each student will check out for use in the class, and a silver and copper metals kit. Students will get to keep all of their completed jewelry projects.
Classes are held at AsIf: Artist Studios In The FootHills
940 Idaho-Maryland Rd
Grass Valley, Ca 95945
“If you are even CONSIDERING this class, you should just go for it. Best art class I have EVER taken. Cabrina is an incredible teacher and I don’t think I could have imagined how far developed my skill set would be after only 2 weekends. The class is very affordable for what you get, and it is money well spent if you are at all interested in this spectacular art form. Plus, you walk away with hand-made works of art that you will have for a lifetime.” -Allie Galixsee
“Artsy fartsy friends,I just finished up a fantastic class at AsiF with Cabrina Channing. 40 hours packed full of information. If you’ve ever considered taking a silver jewelry fabrication class, I highly recommend her!… Here’s what I made, and my designs are simple compared to what some of the students were creating!” -Sarah Volcelka Hendrickson-