Handmade Jewelry I
ART X 440.43
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Learn the fundamental fabrication techniques of handmade jewelry making in this hands-on course.
What you can learn.
- Practice basic fabrication and stone setting techniques, including fundamentals of metal forming, soldering, prong setting of faceted stones, bezel setting of cabochon stones, and finishing
- Delve into projects including a cut out pendant, a spider web pendant, a prong-set ring, and a bezel-set ring
- Express your creativity through this timeless art form
About this course:
Beginning-level students will learn basic fabrication and stone setting techniques, including fundamentals of metal forming (milling, sawing shapes, drilling, filing, wire-pulling, and tube-forming), soldering, prong-setting of faceted stones, bezel-setting of cabochon stones, and finishing. A series of projects, worked in fine silver, are designed to provide the foundational skills of hand fabrication without the use of wax or special casting procedures. Projects include the creation of a cut-out pendant, a spider web pendant, a prong-set ring, and a bezel-set ring.