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Beginning Silversmithing

with Jan Harris Smith

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • Intro and bio

  • Class outline and expectations

  • Projects

  • Safety – Discussion of safety rules for metalsmithing

  • Tools – a review of basic tools for metalsmithing

  • Design

Class 2:

  • 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

Class 3:

  • Bezel making – how to create a bezel for a cabochons

  • How to make and add decorative pieces to the bezel – silver balls, casting
    grain, etc.


Class 4:

  • Finishing your Bezel setting – Pendant

Class 5:

  • Finishing your Bezel setting – ring

Class 6:

  • Finishing your ring or pendant– filing, sanding and polishing

  • Using flexshaft for finishing


Class 7:

  • Stone setting for bezels – setting the stone in your bezel

  • Final finishing for your pendant/ring

Class 8:

  • Chain making

Class 9:

  • Surface texture

  • Conclusion


  • BONUS CLASS: Making a cuff bracelet using half round wire with bezel AND tube set stones.

About the course

Join me in this exciting three-day class and learn the basics of silversmithing and metalsmithing. We will work with silver during class but I will also add information on how to work with brass and copper, as well. I will introduce you to tools commonly used to create jewelry projects. I will talk about how to create a successful design that can be created in metal. I will teach you how to use a jeweler’s saw, identify different solder joints and how to create each one. I will show you how to safely use a butane torch and to create and maintain a pickle pot. I will demonstrate how to make a bezel for stones and how to finish your piece using sandpaper, flexshaft bits and polishers and so much more. I will also talk about different options in tools that allow you to jump into this craft without investing a fortune.

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Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate 

Target market:
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
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.

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