Dale  Koebnick

Dale was an IT Director at a hospital for 22 years. In May of 2011, Dale made her first piece of jewelry and within 4 months, she had taken metalsmithing, enameling, clay and wire wrapping classes. She resigned from her IT position and opened her bead store, Bead Bistro, in Killeen, TX in April 2012. Dale taught jewelry making of all kinds, including metalsmithing (her true love), every Saturday since April 2012. She also taught private classes during the week.

Class List

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Silver II - Cabochon Alternatives with Bezel, Prong, & ‘Step Bezel’ Tab Settings - Dale Koebnick
Techniques learned in this class will be stone drilling, stone on stone setting, assorted types of bezel setting, prong setting, ‘step bezels’, decorative bezel backs from sheet and wire, making laminated metals, piercing and sawing metal, using a rolling mill, texturing and dapping, thoughtful design content in metal. Your end results will include unique rings and pendants. Lab fee covers printed materials, all consumables such as solder and butane fuel, and use of tools. Materials cost is estimated for sterling silver, copper, brass, cabochons, tubing, bezel cups, CZ’s, and other embellishments that may be used in the projects. Feel free to contact Dale at dkoebnick@hot.rr.com for questions.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 250
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Recent Silver I or equivalent, proficiency with torch work and soldering skills

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Silver II - Fusing with Silver, Gold and Mixed Metals - Dale Koebnick
Metal techniques learned in this class will include fusing silver on silver, gold on fine silver (Keum-boo technique), and fusing copper and/or brass on silver. Students will use sheet, scrap and 23.5k Keum-boo gold to create fused sheets to be made into jewelry and jewelry components. You may be making a specific piece or fusing sheet to cut for several pieces. You will be using a rolling mill, texturing and dapping, and thoughtful design content in metal. Your end results will include two bold one-of-a-kind panel bracelets, a Keum-boo ring, earrings and pendants. Lab fee covers printed materials, all consumables such as solder and butane fuel, and use of tools. Materials cost is estimated for sterling silver, gold, copper, brass, cabochons, tubing, bezel cups, CZ’s and other embellishments that may be used in the projects. Feel free to contact Dale at dkoebnick@hot.rr.com with any questions.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Recent Silver I or equivalent, proficiency with torch work and soldering skills.

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