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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

Wednesday Jan 10th, 10am

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Metal Jewelry Open Studio

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 metals. 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 Jan 8th, 10am

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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

Monday Jan 8th, 7pm

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...

$270

5 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 10am

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Electro Etching

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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 - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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

Fast Track To Jewelry: Wax Model Casting And Multiples

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

This class is for the beginning jewelry student who wants a fast and economical way to create jewelry. It is also for the experienced student and jewelry maker who wants to produce work to market at a competitive price. Wax modeling partners perfectly with basic metal jewelry classes and is particularly useful to the beginner in ring making. The ability...

$270

5 sessions

Thursday Jan 11th, 10am

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Pound It Out--All Things Hammered

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

Students learn to transform sheet copper, silver, or gold into hollow forms; a cone, cube, or sphere. Participants are also introduced to the art of repousse--an ancient technique of working metal from both sides to create a bas relief sculptural surface. Emphasis is on using various types of hammers, steel forms, chasing and repousse tools, and soldering...

$270

9 sessions

Friday Jan 12th, 9:30am

A View to My Heart

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

Create a lovely shrine/altar using the beautiful Relics and Artifacts line of craft blanks by Sandra Evertson. A beautiful Valentine’s gift, or for year-round display.  You will learn collage and layering techniques with paint, finishes, paper and more while assembling a one of a kind mixed media piece of art that will be ready to hang or display...

$85

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

Metals I

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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...

$495

10 sessions

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Metals II

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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. ...

$495

9 sessions

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Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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...

$545

9 sessions

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Introduction to Beading

at Beadazzled

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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Jewelry Repair Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This intensive 18-hour workshop focuses on key repair techniques taught by Goldsmith Bryce Dexter. Bryce works as a custom and repair jeweler, making and repairing high-end jewelry for clients the world over at one of the finest jewelry establishments on the East coast. Bryce will have the use of a zoom camera and a 48″ HDTV to aid in the demonstration...

$385

2 sessions

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Wax Carving Essentials

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In the three day wax carving class we will learn about the uses of all tools as well as several different types of carving wax, inlay wax, and injection waxes. The design process applied to carving wax models will be an open ended discussion throughout our class. All questions and ideas are encouraged. Our projects will include the use of your pictures...

$485

3 sessions

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