(Winter20) Jewelry: Forging Bracelets/Hoop Earrings

01/01/2020 02:00 PM - 12/31/2020 05:00 PM ET

Description

Intro to Forging: Cuff Bracelet with Cecilia Minnehan
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: January 29 // February 12 // March 4, 18
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee: $80 per class, includes all materials
No previous experience required. Minimum age 14. *Please see dress code below.

Want to learn how to make your own forged cuff bracelet? In this 3 hour workshop by Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs, you will learn how to forge/hammer a round wire into the shape or design you would like. You will learn how to light up the torch and anneal the wire in between the forging. You will also learn about tumble finishing for a smooth bright finish or options for a matte finish. This is a perfect introduction to an important skill for making jewelry.
Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:

  • Forging
  • Proper procedures for using a torch
  • Annealing
  • Sanding / finishing / polishing options 

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Hoop Earrings with Cecilia Minnehan
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: February 5 // February 19 // March 11
(This class is offered every other week and rotates with "Forging Cuff Bracelets").
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee: $80 per class, includes all materials
No previous experience required. Minimum age 14. *Please see dress code below.

Have fun creating your own hoop earrings - keep it simple with a classic circle or create something unique! In this 3-hour workshop with Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs you will learn how to forge/hammer a round wire into the shape or design you would like.  You will also learn about tumble finishing for a smooth bright finish or options for a matte finish. The manipulating of wire is a perfect introduction to an important skill for making jewelry. 
No previous experience required. Open to students of any level.
Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:

  • forging
  • forming shapes
  • making jigs in the event you want to make multiples of one shape
  • sanding / finishing / polishing options
  • proper procedures for using a torch
  • annealing


‚Äč*Dress code: For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy for the Jewelry Studio: Closed-toe footwear (no sandals), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. Wear a headband or a hat if your hair can’t be tied back.