New Silversmithing Classes for 2011

February 2011
Silversmithing 1: Fri Feb 18th 10a-6p (sign up by 2/4)
Silversmithing 2: Sat Feb 19th 10a-6p (sign up by 2/5)
Silversmithing 3: Fri Feb 25th 10a-6p (sign up by 2/11)
Silversmithing 4: Sat Feb 26th 10a-6p (sign up by 2/12)

Click here for a full Google Calendar with the Dates of my 2011 Classes

May
5/24 Tue Class 1 (sign up by 5/10)
5/25 Wed Class 2
(sign up by 5/11)
5/26 Thurs Class 3
(sign up by 5/12)
5/27 Fri Class 4
(sign up by 5/13)
August
8/24 Wed Class 1
(sign up by 8/10)
8/25 Thur Class 2
(sign up by 8/11)
8/26 Fri Class 3
(sign up by 8/12)
8/27 Sat Class 4
(sign up by 8/13)
October**
10/21 Fri Class 1 (sign up by 10/7)
10/22 Sat Class 2
(sign up by 10/8)
10/28 Class 3
(sign up by 10/14)
10/29 Class 4
(sign up by 10/15)


Signing Up

*Students must be signed up for a class 2 weeks in advance.
*Students must pay for there tool kit and a minimum deposit of $50 when they sign up for a class.
*A tool kit must be chosen when signing up for a class.

*Classes must be taken in order. Each class is a pre-requisite for the following class in the series. (Ex. Class 1 is required to take class 2)
*Classes will be canceled 10 days in advance if there are not 3 or more people signed up.
*Class is limited to 6 people.

*Sign up directly through Bella Beads in Marquette, MI. 906-228-8282



Tool and Price Guide

This guide will have everything you need to know about the classes. If you are signed up for a class, either print yourself a copy or obtain a copy at Bella Beads. This includes a detailed list of all of the tools included in each tool kit along with the prices of the kits. To print the guide, click the link below and then in the upper left hand corner under where it says Google docs, click >File>Print.
Tool and Price Guide Silversmithing Classes 2011


Techniques Covered in Silversmithing 1:

Cleaning metal, annealing with torch, rolling mill textures, hammered textures, cutting with shears, punching out disks, doming with dapping set, punching holes, drilling holes with flex shaft, filing, sanding, handmade sterling earring hooks, balling up sterling wire, simple bale making, patinas and surface finishes.


Techniques Covered in Silversmithing 2:

New: Soldering, sawing hoops and links, forming links into other shapes, twisting wire, making a toggle clasp, flat oval links and texturing links.

Repeated Techniques: Cleaning metal, annealing, rolling mill textures, hammered textures, cutting with shears, doming with dapping set, punching holes, drilling holes with flex shaft, filing, sanding and patinas.


Techniques Covered in Silversmithing 3

New: Soldering ring bands, calculating ring size, making stacking silver bands , piercing and sawing silhouettes from sheet metal, making a ring from silver sheet and polishing with flex shaft.

Repeated Techniques: Cleaning metal, annealing hammered textures, drilling holes with flex shaft, filing, sanding, patina & surface finishes and soldering and sawing hoops.


Techniques Covered in Silversmithing 4

New: Bezel making for oval cabochons , soldering fine silver, bezel forming and troubleshooting, making a bale, and decorative filing.

Repeated Techniques: Cleaning metal, annealing, hammered textures, cutting with shears, punching out disks, punching holes, drilling holes, filing, patina & surface finishes, soldering, piercing and sawing sheet, and polishing.


Tool and Price Guide

This guide will have everything you need to know about the classes. If you are signed up for a class, either print yourself a copy or obtain a copy at Bella Beads. This includes a detailed list of all of the tools included in each tool kit along with the prices of the kits. To print the guide, click the link below and then in the upper left hand corner under where it says Google docs, click >File>Print.
Tool and Price Guide Silversmithing Classes 2011


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