with Jan Harris Smith
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- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
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What you will learn:
Intro and bio
Class outline and expectations
Safety – Discussion of safety rules for metalsmithing
Tools – a review of basic tools for metalsmithing
Sawing – how to use tools to saw metal into shapes
Drilling holes in metal
Soldering – how to use butane torch, discussion of other torches and uses
Bezel making – how to create a bezel for a cabochons
How to make and add decorative pieces to the bezel – silver balls, casting
Finishing your Bezel setting – Pendant
Finishing your Bezel setting – ring
Finishing your ring or pendant– filing, sanding and polishing
Using flexshaft for finishing
Stone setting for bezels – setting the stone in your bezel
Final finishing for your pendant/ring
- BONUS CLASS: Making a cuff bracelet using half round wire with bezel AND tube set stones.
About the course
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Curious Mondo: Beginning Silversmithing
Basic / Intermediate
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career
Learn learn the basics of silversmithing and metalsmithing
About the instructor
Jan Harris Smith
Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from the first class. She has since completed several college level classes and independent workshops in metal working on her path to becoming an artisan jeweler.
In 2005, Jan took her first class in glass fusion. She has completed several classes and workshops in glass and her primary focus in glass is the use of reactive art glass to create unique colors and reactions.
Jan’s education includes university-level fine art classes and numerous workshops taught by professionals in the silversmithing and glass field. She has also had her art published in magazines and books and won several awards for her work, over the years.
Teaching art has been her passion for over 20 years. She enjoys introducing students to working in art and engaging in the creative process. She has taught in various venues across the United States and Australia, including art retreats, art stores, and art schools.