Silversmithing: The Advanced Jeweler’s Palette New!
Do you like playing with fire? This course is for jewelers that have some skills but would like to take it to the next level. If you have felt like you are missing some of the vital information and techniques of silversmithing, this is for you. This class will give you a little more freedom to cultivate your designs and uses more advanced techniques to turn them into reality. This class will be structured to show you how to accomplish specific techniques and then allow you to practice your new techniques over three days. Once you have been instructed it’s time to play with fire! We will cover advanced soldering techniques and build on what you already know. We will also focus on making bezels and prongs for gemstones and fabricating techniques for rings, earrings and pendants. Stone setting will also be covered in this class as well as forming sterling silver.
All the tools will be provided to create your masterpiece. Students will be provided with an initial kit of materials at the start of class. Additional sterling silver and gemstones will be available for purchase. A materials fee of $150 will be collected by the instructor at the conclusion of class.
Prerequisite: To take this class you must have previously taken the class “Silversmithing: The Jewelers Palette” or get permission from the instructor. If you have questions or would like to preview a list of class materials please contact Michael Seiler at www.gotcharocks.com.
June 21-23, 2019– Vesterheim Folk Art School – Decorah, IA Call: 563-382-9681 or go online http://folkartschool.vesterheim.org/
July 12-14, 2019- North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN www.northhouse.org