Classes

Our class space has 8 separate work stations.  Each station is fully equipped with basic jewelry tools for our class projects.

The benches are also used for non-jewelry classes by some of our talented guest instructors.  The range of possibilities for sit down classes is almost endless and throughout the year you will see other than jewelry classes being offered.

We offer classes for a variety of skill levels and interests. Read about our current offerings below and follow the instructions to enroll today. Contact us with any questions or class recommendations.

 

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Altered Mint Tins

Instructor: Laura Rankin

Date:  Sataturday, May 26, 2018  (10AM-2PM)

Cost:  $62.00.  *Includes Materials (see below)

Skill Level: No Experience Required                                         Available seats:8

Prerequisites/Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Description of Class:  Transform a used mint tin into something magical.  With a wide variety of provided materials, create a themed world: a pocket 'sanctuary' or a personalized gift card box or a doorway to another place or time. Design the tin to hold a personal memory, poem, or intention or simply have fun making a unique piece of art that holds a secret. Participants are asked to bring an X-acto knife (or something similar), scissors, pencil, white craft glue, and any personal memorabilia (small photos, quotes, poems, meaningful trinkets, etc.) to include in the tins. All other supplies- tins, modge podge, paper, fabric, ephemera, ribbon, string, rubber stamps, stickers, leather, beads, buttons, etc., will be provided.

*Material/tools you are required to bring: Participants are asked to bring an X-acto knife (or something similar), scissors, pencil, white craft glue, and any personal memorabilia (small photos, quotes, poems, meaningful trinkets, etc.) to include in the tins.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 4 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


Soldering Boot Camp

soldering boot camp class

Instructor:  John Dynan

Date:  Saturday,  June 2, 2018  (10AM-1PM)

Cost:  $60, including Materials

Level: Novice to Intermediate                               Available Seats: 4

Technique:  This class will introduce students to the basics of sawing metal using the jewelers saw and the basics of soldering, using a hand-held torch.

Prerequisites/Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Description of Class:

We feel if the students attending our classes have some basic knowledge of using the normal jewelry tools for the classes we host.  Having the skills set of using the jewelers saw and soldering fundamentals will be needed for your future classes.  This class will be a prerequisite for attendance to the advanced metal working courses we offer.

In this “Boot Camp” you will learn how to use the standard jewelers saw, how to load the saw blade, make straight, curved and angle saw cuts.  This is important since metal is sold in sheets and your design pattern will need to be cut from that sheet of metal.

Soldering is something that is misunderstood.  Many feel it’s a skill that is difficult to learn let alone master.  We will take the mystery out of soldering silver or other metals using basic tools available to you.

This class will cover a lot of material and skillsets.  You will make a silver band ring that will require sawing, soldering and finishing to a high polish.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 4 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


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Soldering Boot Camp

Instructor:  John Dynan

Date:  Thursday,  June 7, 2018  (6PM-9PM)

Cost:  $60, including Materials

Level: Novice to Intermediate                               Available Seats: 4

Technique:  This class will introduce students to the basics of sawing metal using the jewelers saw and the basics of soldering, using a hand-held torch.

Prerequisites/Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Description of Class:

We feel if the students attending our classes have some basic knowledge of using the normal jewelry tools for the classes we host.  Having the skills set of using the jewelers saw and soldering fundamentals will be needed for your future classes.  This class will be a prerequisite for attendance to the advanced metal working courses we offer.

In this “Boot Camp” you will learn how to use the standard jewelers saw, how to load the saw blade, make straight, curved and angle saw cuts.  This is important since metal is sold in sheets and your design pattern will need to be cut from that sheet of metal.

Soldering is something that is misunderstood.  Many feel it’s a skill that is difficult to learn let alone master.  We will take the mystery out of soldering silver or other metals using basic tools available to you.

This class will cover a lot of material and skillsets.  You will make a silver band ring that will require sawing, soldering and finishing to a high polish.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 4 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


Silver Bangles - Assorted Patterns

Instructor: John Dynan

sterling silver bangle class

Date:  Saurday, June 9, 2018  (10AM-2PM)

Cost:  $50.00, Does Not Include Materials

Skill Level: Soldering experience                                         Available seats: 5

Prerequisites/Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years of age and have attended soldering Boot Camp or with instructor’s approval.

Description of Class:  Bangles can be a great accessory to wear but many people can’t find the “right” size.  During the class you will find the size that fits you and create several sterling silver bangles. Bangles are just big rings so your past experience at our Boot Camp or other classes will make this one even more fun.  We have an assortment of pre-impressed sterling silver strips for you to choose from.  Since we are offering different sterling silver pattern wire, for your creations, you will choose only the ones you like.  The price for the patterned wire strips (not included in class basic cost),  range from $6.00 to $15.00 each.  You will select you desired bracelet pattern at the class. Depending on your choice for the bracelet your material cost can be around $45.00,  you will leave the class with a nice selection when completed.

Material/tools you are required to bring: All the tools and supplies will be provided.  Note:  Making the bangles requires some hand strength while forming metal and setting gemstone.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 4 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


soldering boot camp class

Soldering Boot Camp

Instructor:  John Dynan

Date:  Thursday,  June 14, 2018  (6PM-9PM)

Cost:  $60, including Materials

Level: Novice to Intermediate                               Available Seats: 4

chnique:  This class will introduce students to the basics of sawing metal using the jewelers saw and the basics of soldering, using a hand-held torch.

Prerequisites/Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Description of Class:

We feel if the students attending our classes have some basic knowledge of using the normal jewelry tools for the classes we host.  Having the skills set of using the jewelers saw and soldering fundamentals will be needed for your future classes.  This class will be a prerequisite for attendance to the advanced metal working courses we offer.

In this “Boot Camp” you will learn how to use the standard jewelers saw, how to load the saw blade, make straight, curved and angle saw cuts.  This is important since metal is sold in sheets and your design pattern will need to be cut from that sheet of metal.

Soldering is something that is misunderstood.  Many feel it’s a skill that is difficult to learn let alone master.  We will take the mystery out of soldering silver or other metals using basic tools available to you.

This class will cover a lot of material and skillsets.  You will make a silver band ring that will require sawing, soldering and finishing to a high polish.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 4 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


soldering boot camp class

Soldering Boot Camp

Instructor:  John Dynan

Date:  Saturday,  June 16, 2018  (10AM-1PM)

Cost:  $60, including Materials

Level: Novice to Intermediate                               Available Seats: 4

Technique:  This class will introduce students to the basics of sawing metal using the jewelers saw and the basics of soldering, using a hand-held torch.

Prerequisites/Skills needed: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Description of Class:

We feel if the students attending our classes have some basic knowledge of using the normal jewelry tools for the classes we host.  Having the skills set of using the jewelers saw and soldering fundamentals will be needed for your future classes.  This class will be a prerequisite for attendance to the advanced metal working courses we offer.

In this “Boot Camp” you will learn how to use the standard jewelers saw, how to load the saw blade, make straight, curved and angle saw cuts.  This is important since metal is sold in sheets and your design pattern will need to be cut from that sheet of metal.

Soldering is something that is misunderstood.  Many feel it’s a skill that is difficult to learn let alone master.  We will take the mystery out of soldering silver or other metals using basic tools available to you.

This class will cover a lot of material and skillsets.  You will make a silver band ring that will require sawing, soldering and finishing to a high polish.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 4 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


stacking ring class

Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

Instructor:  John Dynan

Date:  Saturday,  June 23, 2018 (10AM-2PM)

Cost: $120.00 (includes basic kit material)

Skill Level: Soldering experience                                        

Available seats: 4

Prerequisites/Skills needed:   Must be at least 16 years of age and have attended soldering Boot Camp or with instructor’s approval.

 Class Description:  These are fun to make.   During the class you will make at least 3 rings. Three rings will have colored stones and two will be spacing rings.  You will size and solder your rings then solder on pre-made bezels for your colored stones.  You will learn how to set the stones into the ring bezel.  Depending on time, some polishing instruction will also be covered. We will make sure your rings are polished before you leave.

 Material/tools you are required to bring: All the tools and supplies will be provided.  You may consider an apron, to protect your clothes.

 Note:  Making the ring requires some hand strength.

 Available colored stones:  We will offer several choices of colors for you to choose as part of the class. We will also offer some colored stones that have an additional cost.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 3 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.


Sterling Silver Meditation Ring   

meditation - spinner ring class

Instructor: John Dynan

Date:  Saturday,  June 30, 2018 (10AM-2PM)                         

Cost: $90.00   (includes material)

Name of Class: Sterling Silver Meditation Ring

Skill Level: Soldering experience                                          Available seats: 3

 Prerequisite/skills needed:  Must be at least 16 years of age and have attended soldering Boot Camp, or with instructor’s approval.

 Description of Class: This is a fun ring to make and wear.  During the class you will learn how to size a ring of this type.  Solder the ring then apply any surface to the basic ring, we sometimes distress ours.  You will also make the sterling silver ring or rings for the “spinning” feature and fit to your ring.  The final step is the flaring the sides of the ring to create the look and hold the spinning ring in place.

 Material/tools you are required to bring: All the tools and supplies will be provided.  You may consider an apron, to protect your clothes.

 Note:  Making the ring requires some hand strength.

To learn more and enroll in this class, please order your tickets using our secure event portal.

If the class has sold out, we may offer a second class.  We need a minimum number of 3 to hold an additional class. Please add your name to the stand-by list by sending us an email.