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Metals I

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Capitol Hill
1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic...

$545

8 sessions

Introduction to Beading

at Beadazzled - Falls Church
444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Learn about tools and materials. Construct basic earrings with headpins and beads. Create an 18" necklace on cable wire and learn how to finish with crimps. These techniques will launch you confidently into the world of bead stringing and design in just two hours.  Supplies: Basic Class Kit (available at the register) and enough beads in...

$30

Saturday Jan 27th, 9am

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Class 2805 – Making Glass Jewelry

at The Washington Glass School - Mt Rainier
3700 Otis St, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

Glass on a personal scale.  Come make unique pieces of jewelry in our 2-Day Jewelry Workshop. Students will have their choice of making Pendant, Earring Set or Pins.  Pick your colors in glass. The unique fused glass centerpiece will be mounted onto the backings and hardware students pick. 

$300

2 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 1pm

Metals II

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Capitol Hill
1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging and advanced stone setting are the focus. Learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-2, free of charge. ...

$545

9 sessions

Electro Etching

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Capitol Hill
1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

In this one-day workshop you will learn how to electro-etch silver using safe low-voltage electricity and a solution of silver nitrate. You will learn three resist methods for applying your image to the silver prior to etching. After taking the workshop you will be able to create your image directly on the metal or use any black and white image on...

Saturday Feb 17th, 10am

Soldering Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Capitol Hill
1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

In this workshop you will learn how to solder sterling silver correctly and with confidence. Students will be soldering sterling silver utilizing tension, sweat, and pick methods. Using Oxygen/Propane little torches students will learn the proper way to protect their metal from oxidation. Students will spend the day practicing the various techniques...

Saturday Feb 10th, 9am

Workshop Wednesday

at Beadazzled - Falls Church
444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

A free-form workshop where you can share and brainstorm with your fellow beaders. Staff will do demos on request, and share tips and advice. This is your opportunity to "Ask the Expert" on whatever beading issue you're interested in. Light refreshments will be served. Supplies:  Bring whatever project you're working on, or start from scratch...

Free

Wednesday Feb 21st, 4pm

Beginning Wire

at Beadazzled - Falls Church
444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

In this class students will build on the foundation of the basic wire loop technique to learn how to create your own findings.  Using simple tools and basic materials you can make your own earwires, headpins, and clasps.  We will show you how to make a variety of styles as well as teach students how to harden wire using Nylon Jaw Pliers and...

$35

Saturday Feb 10th, 9am

Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Capitol Hill
1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Take your jewelry to the next level with properly executed diamond setting! Focusing on jewelry embellishment using small gems and hand engraving, learn how to properly prepare, sharpen, and handle gravers. Instructor, Bryce Dexter, showcases a range of stone setting techniques including bead, channel, shared and split prong, and pave. Students have...

$585

8 sessions

Wednesday Feb 21st, 6pm

Metal Jewelry

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Learn how to design and create stunning art jewelry from silver sheet, wire, and other metels. Traditional tools and their uses are covered in depth. Beginners explore the basic jewelry-making skills of layout, sawing, soldering, forming, surface texturing, chain making, simple stone setting, and finishing. More advanced students expand their basic...

$270

5 sessions

Monday Apr 2nd, 10am

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Mixed Media Eye Token with Theresa Martin

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted just the eyes of a lover, preserving anonymity... thus the recipient alone knew the identity of the person depicted. The tokens were often elaborately decorated and worn as bracelets, brooches or pendants. Create your own version using a love token...

$70

Saturday Feb 10th, 10am

Jewelry With Gems: Stonesetting

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Beginners learn basic stone-setting techniques for pearls, cabochons, and faceted stones. Students are directed step-by-step through three or more projects. Some prior experience with metal-working is encouraged. Intermediate students work to perfect basic setting skills and learn new techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring personal setting...

$195

5 sessions

Thursday Apr 5th, 7pm

Metal Boxes Or Containers

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students learn to make small boxes out of copper, silver, or a combination of metals. Methods for making a unique lid using roller printing, repousse, or fold forming are presented. The skills of soldering, forming, hingemaking, and clasps are covered.  

$270

9 sessions

Friday Apr 6th, 1pm

Making Small Tools And Stamps

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students make small jewelry making tools such as stamps, chisels and repousse tools suitable for use on metal, polymer, regular ceramic bodies, and metal clays in addition to leather and wood. This course focuses on steel tools, but also provides information about making wood tools. Tool steel stock is available for purchase in the classroom.

$195

5 sessions

Monday Apr 9th, 7pm

Stonesetting: Guide To A Creative Tradition

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Covering the basics for setting cabochon and faceted stones, tension, prong, bezel and flush mounts, students explore the design and nature of each to enhance and develop their own work. Using precast as well as your own fabricated pieces, you will set a variety of semiprecious stones. A full list of stone shapes/sizes, tools and metals are available...

$270

5 sessions

Saturday Apr 7th, 10am