Beginning Metalsmithing: Creating Jewelry without a Torch
with Jan Harris Smith
- 10+ Video lessons in HD
- Exclusive bonus content
- 30-day access to instructor
- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
- Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
- Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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What you will learn:
Intro and bio
Class outline and expectations
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
Texturing metal with hammers
Dremel/flex shaft texture
How to form metal into curved shapes with dapping tools
How to cut forms from a disc cutter
- Working with mica
Drilling holes in stone, shell and glass
Using soft solder with a torch
Using soft solder with a soldering iron
Soldering stones to metal
- Bonus class: Making Bottle Cap Charms
About the course
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Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career
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.