If you are just starting out as a beginner working in a home studio, this workshop is for you! Join resident metalsmith Francesca Watson for a fun, two-day project that will introduce you to sweat soldering, metal texturing, working with wire and sheet, and tube setting faceted stones. We'll also learn the fundamentals of using a jeweler's saw and make our own earwires! Along the way, we'll discuss the properties of sterling silver; why flux is important and which ones work best for silver; how to get a professional finish on your piece; and much more.
This workshop is part of our beginner series and offers essential foundational skills, whether you've never touched a torch or you’re taking your soldering and fabrication skills to the next level. Absolutely everything necessary to complete the project is provided in this workshop – all tools, materials, and equipment! Bring a pen and notebook for note-taking and eye magnification if required, but otherwise just come and have fun!
This workshop is being held live and in-person at our Texas studio!
Can't make the trip? Live online seats will be opening for registration soon!
September 10 & 11, 2022
Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
Workshop Fee (non-taxable): $250
Materials Fee (taxable): $55
(payable on the first day of class)
Note: We recommend bringing your own eye magnification to help you see as clearly as possible while working. Because these needs are so personal, it's impossible for us to have the right thing on hand for every student. Need help with this? Call the studio or send us an email!