Silver Stackables (Make + Sip Class!)
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Silver Stackables (Make + Sip Class!)

In this exciting evening class, you'll learn to hammer, bend, shape and solder a set of three stackable band rings!  Choose from a variety of designs, all of which I'll demonstrate first.

We'll have sizers on hand so we can make them perfectly fit to you.  

This course is a perfect one for those who want to get their toes wet and see how they like hand fabricating jewelry, as well as those just looking for a fun, one of a kind night out with the girls.  

Absolutely no prior experience necessary.

BYOW! Students are invited to bring their own bottle of wine to sip on while they work.    

FEE:
$40 per student, collected upon registration.  
$18 materials fee per student, collected during class.  Material fee covers the cost of Sterling Silver wire, findings, and expendables.  

*Bring a friend and you'll each get $5 off registration!  Discount applied through bundling at checkout below.  

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TORCH ENAMELLING (DEMO)
Nov
4
10:30am10:30am

TORCH ENAMELLING (DEMO)

Join me for this LIVE demo on torch fired enamelling!  I'll walk you through all the basics, and discuss what metals work, proper torch use, and types of enamel.  We'll go through several methods of application, and will even talk about how you might work at home with simple tools from the hardware store.   

Handouts will be provided.

Stick around after the demo if you want to try it for yourself! 


*Fee: $25@ registration.  Space is extremely limited to ensure everyone can get up close and personal, so claim your spot early to snag a seat.  

*Demo will begin promptly at 10:30, so please be on time! 

 

What is TORCH ENAMELLING?  
* Torch Fired Enamelling is a simple form of firing vitreous enamel (glass) on metal.  Glass is sifted onto a surface and fired -- multiple layers can be achieved.  Enamels come in a variety of colors and opacities, from transparent to  completely opaque.  Think of enamelling like painting with glass -- the depth and coloration that can be achieved is very similar.  
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FLUSH SETTING (DEMO)
Oct
7
10:30am10:30am

FLUSH SETTING (DEMO)

Join me for this LIVE demo on FLUSH SETTING stones!   I'll talk about (and show you) my favorite method, as well as discuss alternative methods when that one won't work.  We'll talk about various stones, shapes, and metal thicknesses, as well as other project planning considerations.   

Handouts will be provided.

*Fee: $25@ registration.  Space is extremely limited to ensure everyone can get up close and personal, so claim your spot early to snag a seat.  

*Demo will begin promptly at 10:30, so please be on time! 

 

What is FLUSH SETTING?  
* Flush setting is a method of stone setting that embeds a stone into the surface of the metal without prongs.  It essentially looks like its 'floating' on the surface, although there is a ring of metal holding it in.  Flush setting is a great way to add a little sparkle without a lot of unwanted excess.  It's great for contemporary designs.  
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Hammered Silver Hoops (Make + Sip Class!)
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hammered Silver Hoops (Make + Sip Class!)

Come join me for this exciting evening class, where you'll learn to fabricate your very own hammered hoop earrings from scratch!  

Students will texture, form, solder, and finish a pair of hoops in solid sterling silver, and will be introduced to some of the most basic silversmithing techniques.     

This course is a perfect one for those who want to get their toes wet and see how they like hand fabricating jewelry, as well as those just looking for a fun, one of a kind night out with the girls.  

Absolutely no prior experience necessary.

BYOW! Students are invited to bring their own bottle of wine to sip on while they work.    

FEE:
$40 per student, collected upon registration.  
$18 materials fee per student, collected during class.  Material fee covers the cost of Sterling Silver wire, findings, and expendables.  

*Bring a friend and you'll each get $5 off registration!  Discount applied through bundling at checkout below.  

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Silver Stackables (Make + Sip Class!)
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Silver Stackables (Make + Sip Class!)

In this exciting evening class, you'll learn to hammer, bend, shape and solder a set of three stackable band rings!  Choose from a variety of designs, all of which I'll demonstrate first.

We'll have sizers on hand so we can make them perfectly fit to you.  

This course is a perfect one for those who want to get their toes wet and see how they like hand fabricating jewelry, as well as those just looking for a fun, one of a kind night out with the girls.  

Absolutely no prior experience necessary.

BYOW! Students are invited to bring their own bottle of wine to sip on while they work.    

FEE:
$40 per student, collected upon registration.  
$18 materials fee per student, collected during class.  Material fee covers the cost of Sterling Silver wire, findings, and expendables.  

*Bring a friend and you'll each get $5 off registration!  Discount applied through bundling at checkout below.  

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RETICULATION on Silver  (DEMO)
Sep
9
10:30am10:30am

RETICULATION on Silver (DEMO)

Join me for this LIVE demo on reticulation!  I'll talk about how it works, why it works, when it won't work, and will demonstrate for you on sterling silver.  We'll discuss what types of projects it is appropriate for, and when during fabrication it should be applied.  

Stick around after and bring your own scrap silver if you want to practice afterward! 

Handouts will be provided.

*Fee: $25@ registration.  Space is extremely limited to ensure everyone can get up close and personal, so claim your spot early to snag a seat.  

*Demo will begin promptly at 10:30, so please be on time! 

 

What is RETICULATION?  
* Reticulation is a silversmithing process that utilizes repetitive, controlled heating to create a natural, topographical texture that can be, with practice, controlled very deliberately.  Reticulation was popular during the Arts and Crafts movement in studio jewelry.  
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Hammered Silver Hoops (Make + Sip Class!)
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hammered Silver Hoops (Make + Sip Class!)

Come join me for this exciting evening class, where you'll learn to fabricate your very own hammered hoop earrings from scratch!  

Students will texture, form, solder, and finish a pair of hoops in solid sterling silver, and will be introduced to some of the most basic silversmithing techniques.     

This course is a perfect one for those who want to get their toes wet and see how they like hand fabricating jewelry, as well as those just looking for a fun, one of a kind night out with the girls.  

Absolutely no prior experience necessary.

BYOW! Students are invited to bring their own bottle of wine to sip on while they work.    

FEE:
$40 per student, collected upon registration.  
$18 materials fee per student, collected during class.  Material fee covers the cost of Sterling Silver wire, findings, and expendables.  

*Bring a friend and you'll each get $5 off registration!  Discount applied through bundling at checkout below.  

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Flush Set Band Ring
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Flush Set Band Ring

Class details:
Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon NC
9-5pm, Saturday + Sunday

Learn the basics of Silversmithing and flush setting faceted stones in this two day workshop.  Students will form and solder their own band, then set semi-precious stones of their choice into the band.  Multiple methods of flush setting will be discussed, as well as appropriate times for each.

Students need to bring a sketchbook or notebook as they are strongly encouraged to take notes.  They are also welcome to bring existing jewelry if they’d like to explore the possibility of resetting those stones (must be small, round stones).  Not sure if they'll work? Bring them and we can assess in class!

A materials fee of $30 will be due to the instructor at the time of the workshop.

 

To sign up, click here!  Space is limited.  

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Windows with a View
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Windows with a View

  • Tryon Arts and Crafts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this 2 day weekend workshop, students will explore designing special works to preserve precious objects.  Students will learn to design around their favorite mementos and treasures, including preserving them behind glass and setting them in creative ways.  Examples for inspiration will be shown at the beginning of the class, and demonstrations will guide students.

This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students who are proficient at soldering.

Bring all of your favorite treasures and momentos!

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Jewelry: Etched Metal Bracelets
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Jewelry: Etched Metal Bracelets

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  • Google Calendar ICS

In this class, students will learn to etch their own surface designs into copper using a chemical and resist process.  Students will fabricate bracelets from these designs and learn to apply chemical patinas to the surface for contrast.  Students will have the opportunity to design, fabricate, and finish one or more of their own bracelet designs.  This class is designed for students with no prior experience. (Materials Fee +$40)

4 weekly sessions, Tuesdays @ 6:30pm-9:30pm


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Wax Carving and Metal Casting
Aug
3
to Sep 7

Wax Carving and Metal Casting

In this class, students will learn how to make 3D metal jewelry using the lost wax casting method.  Students will hand carve, sculpt, and make molds of existing objects to create their own original designs.   Casting will be done off-site at Katie’s studio, and students will have the opportunity to create multiple pieces.

6 weekly sessions, Mondays @ varying times: Beginners: 2-5pm, Advanced: 6-9pm

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Pressure Fit Boxes
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Pressure Fit Boxes

  • Tryon Arts and Crafts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this two day weekend workshop, students will learn to construct hollow formed boxes with pressure fit lids from sheet metal.  The techniques covered will include paper templates/pattern making, hollow construction, scoring, drilling, soldering, stone setting, and finishing.  Students will be able to decorate their boxes with a number of additional techniques of their choosing.  The first day will be comprised of demonstrations and pattern making, while the second will allow students time to produce their own small box.

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced students who are proficient at soldering and have basic stone setting knowledge.

2 Day Workshop, Sat + Sun

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