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Beginning Metalsmithing: Creating Jewelry without a Torch

with Jan Harris Smith

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • Intro and bio

  • Class outline and expectations

  • Projects

  • Tools – a review of basic tools

  • Learning how to saw a shape using a jewelers saw

  • Bench pin and how to make your own
  • Using a Jewelers saw: How to load blade, How to start a cut, How to saw a straight line, How to saw a curve, How to pierce a design
  • Making a pierced pendant with pierced design

Class 2:

  • Texturing metal with hammers

  • Dremel/flex shaft texture

  • Dapping block

  • How to form metal into curved shapes with dapping tools

  • How to cut forms from a disc cutter

Class 3:

  • Working with mica



Class 4:

  • Drilling holes in stone, shell and glass

  • Resin

  • Patinas

  • Riveting

Class 5:

  • Tab settings

Class 6:

  • Making findings


Class 7:

  • Using soft solder with a torch

Class 8:

  • Using soft solder with a soldering iron

Class 9:

  • Soldering stones to metal


  • Bonus class: Making Bottle Cap Charms

About the course Jewelry without a Torch

Learn how to make beautiful jewelry from copper, brass and silver and beads using cold connections, tab settings, rivets, hinges and more!! We will learn how to use a dapping block, disc cutter, drill, and other tools. Drill holes in glass, stone and shells! Learn to use low fire solder to create jewelry with glass and tubing and sheet metal. You will make earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants using methods that are easy and friendly to smaller work areas. The possibilities are endless!! Great online course on creating Jewelry without a Torch

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Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

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

Main objective:
Learn how to make beautiful jewelry from copper, brass, and silver, in methods that are easy and friendly to smaller work areas.



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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