Jewelry 1 – Cold Connections
This journey into jewelry making includes an introduction to tools and materials with an emphasis on a variety of cold joining techniques. In this hands-on class, students work with sheet metal, wire and beads as well as with found objects. Techniques include sawing, piercing, adding texture, metal forming, cold-connection fabrication and photo resist acid etching. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of use of tools, studio chemistry, and metal wire and supplies to begin the course. Additional metal and wire will be available for purchase. Class size is limited to 10.
Jewelry 2 – Designs in Wire
Create amazing jewelry as you explore how to bend, twist and attach wire parts together to make bangles, bracelets, necklaces and more. Explore the qualities of different metals and learn basic forged jewelry techniques. As you build a vocabulary of shapes you’ll be creating your own original designs. A lab fee of $30 covers use of tools, studio chemistry and copper wire. Additional wire will be available for purchase. Class size limited to 10 students
An example of wire jewelry from Chain Maille Projects
Jewelry 3 – Basic Torch Techniques
We’re turning up the heat in this jewelry class that is open to students of all levels. This course will start with a review of the basics in cutting and shaping metal and then move to the use of torches to explore soldering, annealing, bezel setting, chains and more. Each week will allow students the opportunity to learn “hot” techniques” as well as design their own jewelry. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of studio chemistry, fuel and supplies for torches, plus sheet copper and wire to begin the course. Additional sheet metal and wire are available for purchase. Class size is limited to 10.
Jewelry 4 – Intermediate Torch Techniques
(Pre-requisite: Jewelry 1 and 3 or permission from the instructor)
This course is for experienced jewelry students who want to build on jewelry and metal skills with the torch. This course will introduce you to enameling, box forms, basic hinges, and small vessels. An independent study format will allow you to explore your ideas and original designs. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of chemistry, fuel for torches, and a limited assortment of enamels. Sheet metal, wire and enamels are available for purchase or students may bring their own supplies. Class size is limited to 10.
Examples of enameled work by Sarratt Art Studios Instructor, Susan Moody