I'm a jewelry designer and teacher currently offering one on one lessons in my home studio. I can tailor the lesson to your particular needs, but if you are a beginner looking to experience silversmithing for the first time our lesson will be for 2 hours and as follows:
You will produce at least one, but most likely three sterling silver stacking rings to wear home. During this lesson you'll learn about the tools and equipment and then how to size, form, saw, solder, shape, hammer (texturize) and polish sterling silver using tools such as a caliper, jewelers saw, files, multiple hammers, a butane torch and a flex shaft among others.
First, we measure your finger and determine the length of sterling silver wire we'll need to use. You'll then saw the wire, form and prepare it for soldering, seal the joint with a torch, shape it into a perfect fitting ring with a hammer and mandrel and file and polish until it's ready to wear. We will do this as many times as possible and in brass as well - time permitting.
I will teach you how to use and care for the tools and materials as well as the various possibilities with your new skills and how you can set up your very own jewelry studio after falling in love with your new skill set.
I am flexible with times and dates so please reach out if this interests you. Thanks for looking!
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