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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 Nov 3rd, 10am

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

Saturday Jan 5th, 12:30pm

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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 Nov 10th, 9am

Flush Setting

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

In this one-day workshop you will learn how to Flush set faceted stones correctly and with confidence. Students will be setting faceted stones in both brass and sterling silver. Proper tools, layout and finishing will be covered.  All materials are included in the workshop fee. Lunch will be provided. Students should not wear loose clothing...

Sunday Nov 11th, 9am

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, fusing, hollow forms, and advanced stone setting are the focus. All Metal II students 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...

$545

8 sessions

Metals III

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

Take your jewelry to the next level with advanced fabrication and more stone setting techniques. Focusing on precision stone setting the Winter 2019 session of Metals III is led by Daniel Valencia and will involve some very exciting projects including scoop and split, and thread setting , flush setting of faceted stones. These techniques will be demonstrated...

$585

8 sessions

Wednesday Jan 9th, 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...

$195

5 sessions

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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

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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

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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
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Stonesetting Continued

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

Students learn to make custom settings with emphasis on building various styles of bezels, prong settings, and settings for unusual shaped stones. Techniques such as channel setting and fancy tube settings are introduced. There is also discussion of stone characteristics as they relate to design and fabrication of jewelry/wearable art.

$270

5 sessions

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Enameling On Metal

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

Basic enameling techniques for beginners are taught every term. Advanced students may work on their own projects with teacherï ½s instruction in specialized techniques including cloisonnï ½ and the etching techniques of bassetaille and champlevï ½.  The Art League Jewelry and Metal program covers various aspects of designing and creating...

$195

3 sessions

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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

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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

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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
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