Silver

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Silver I - Barbara Fields
Basic safety and proper use of the tools and torch will be covered on Sunday evening. Then on Monday, we will start with a bracelet that will be finished by lunch. Projects include a closed-back pendant, an open-back pendant and a ring. After being able to conquer the basics, we will move on to other planned projects, or work on your own ideas. If you have your own cabochons, go ahead and bring them. The School supplies all required tools, and the instructor supplies a variety of other items that will help make the class a success. The instructor will have a variety of silver materials that should accommodate our projects for the week, and an assortment of cabochons for you to buy if needed. Stones will be priced according to the type of material and their size silver will be based on the current market price and type of material. Materials cost will depend on what you use during class or purchase for home use. Lab fee cover all expendable items (solder, flux, saw blades), printed materials and a kit containing a solder pick, paintbrushes for flux, wet dry sandpaper and other items for you to keep.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$300
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Gail Ferguson
If you are looking to learn the basics of metalsmithing this is the class for you. This class will take you from beginner to maser metalsmith. Some skills covered include shop safety, tool use, sawing technique, stone setting and polishing, bring your tools, if you have them what you do not have, the School with provide. Projects will include a ring pendent and a bracelet. Labe fee includes solder brick files, flux, saw blades, detailed instructor handout and practice copper parts for soldering. Silver, copper and stones will be available for purchase at market value.

Lab Fee: $60.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Marji Ferrell
Let Marji start you on your journey into the wonderful world of metalsmithing. During your week together, she will introduce you to safety in the studio and help you get to know the tools, learn how to saw metal, use a torch, solder, fabricate and bring to fruition a piece of jewelry that you have designed. This class is ideal for those with little experience, or those who have been away from the bench for a while and want to rekindle the creative fire. Three projects will be completed to reinforce basic silver technique subsequent projects will depend on your ability and time. Individual creativity will be encouraged. Lab fee includes a cabochon for the first project, educational materials, saw blades, solder and other expendable materials. Silver and cabochons will be available for purchase at market value. If you have your own tools, silver, or stones, you may bring them with you an OptiVISOR is invaluable and strongly recommended.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Nancy English
The class is structured for the first couple of days and then you will be free to work on whatever you wish in silver fabrication that is within your capabilities. I like to challenge my students, but not to the point of frustration. I hope you will trust my judgment in this. All tools will be furnished by the school and/or myself. If you wish to bring your own tools, please feel free. I know I am more comfortable using what I am familiar with. I use an OptiVISOR to improve the visual aspect of the work and strongly advise you to have some form of magnificationit makes for better work. I recommend a #4 or #5 lens or a 2 or 2 power magnification. I do require that all students where shoes that do not expose the toesit is HOT metal. You will be introduced to the tools, materials and techniques of basic silver fabrication. This will include cutting, sawing, filing, assembly, silver (hard) soldering and finishing (polishing etc.) of four or more pieces of jewelry including bracelets, rings, pendants and earrings. Come, learn and enjoy!
Lab Fee: $50
Estimated material cost: $100-$200 unless you purchase an exceptional amount of silver or expensive cabochons.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Nancy English
This class will introduce shop safety, tools, sawing techniques, soldering and hammering for design. Students will learn closed and open-back techniques for jewelry design. Each student will have the opportunity to create four to seven items (ring, pendant and bracelet). Creativity is encouraged. Silver and cabochons will be available for purchase at market value. Lab fee covers solder, saw blades, select pieces of sterling silver for assigned projects, education materials and other items. Other silver will be available for sale at current market prices. Bring your favorite tools. An Optivisor is required.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$350
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Pat Lillie
This class is for the beginner and those who wish to further their metalsmithing knowledge. The class will cover studio safety, proper tool use, sawing, filing and soldering techniques, cabochon stone setting, metal forming and finishing for jewelry pieces. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own designs while making several projects including a ring with cabochon, a pendant (with or without cabochon), and a bracelet. Each of these projects is designed to further the students experience in silver fabricating with sterling and fine silver. Additional projects available time permitting. Please feel free to bring your own favorite hand tools and finishing wheels. An Optivisor is highly recommended. Lab fee includes: project tutorials, project pads, saw blades, sanding and finishing tips, solder, flux, patinas, polishes, and any additional equipment the projects require.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at: pat.lillie@gmail.com or 678-925-0425

Lab Fee: $75.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Robert Doc Tompson
This class is designed for the beginning student and stresses metal forming, sawing, shaping, soldering and finishing. This class will have three projects: a soldered chain, a ring and a pendant. A kit will be provided with all of the materials needed for these projects. The cost of the kit will depend on market prices when material is obtained. If a student finishes these projects, materials will be available for purchase for an additional project of their desire.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $120+
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Vaughn Millner
Debra Cobia & Vaughn Millner will team teach this class. Students will engage in the art of silver jewelry making using a torch, flex shaft and a variety of hand tools. From demonstrations, detailed written instructions and personal attention, students will strengthen their skills in jewelry design, sawing, forming, texturing, soldering, filing, and polishing/finishing. In addition, students will practice depletion gilding, bezel making and stone setting. Participants will explore jewelry design while learning safety techniques, tool use, fabrication, and surface applications through step-by-step instructor-led projects. Students will design and fabricate an assortment of jewelry pieces including a pendant, ring and bracelet. The lab fee includes solder, flux, saw blades, finishing wheels, and handouts. Tools are provided, but students may bring their own tools. Students will receive a kit that provides needed metals and a stone for one of the projects. The cost of the metals kit will be determined by current market prices. Students may bring additional flat and round-shaped gemstones or purchase them from instructors. Optivisors and safety glasses are suggested. Close-toes shoes are required.

Lab Fee: $85.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$250
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Argentium - Vickie Prillaman
Have you been curious about this metal called Argentium? Come and find out! This class will cover the basics of working with Argentium and fine silver sheet, wire, and setting stones. Proper use of tools will be discussed. We will discuss and practice sawing, filing, soldering, and polishing. Students will make a ring with a cabochon stone setting, a pendant with a stone setting and a bracelet. Kits are provided. Depending on the students abilities, they may have time to make more items. This class is open to beginners and those who may need to refresh their skills. You may bring your own tools if you have them. An Optivisor and apron are highly recommended. You should bring a pair of safety glasses. Closed toe shoes are mandatory! Lab fee covers cost of handouts, flux, solder, saw blades, and the use of other accessories needed to complete the projects and many of the essentials that are different and required for working with Argentium. Please be aware Argentium costs slightly more than Silver. Stones and some tools will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $185-$250
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Benchwork - Bill Cohen
This class is to instruct in the making of handmade jewelry for the newcomer.
Proper filing, sawing, and soldering will be covered. If you have had any trepidation in making jewelry we will overcome that. This is a hands on class. We will be using Sterling and Fine Silver. Lab fees include metals and some stones. Metals will be offered as well as stones for sell. At market price. If you have your own tools or metals bring them. An Optivisor is recommended. The object of this class is to make you feel at home in the jewelry shop and comfortable with your skills.

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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