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Special Topics

With these classes you can explore even more of the amazing and abundant world of metalsmithing. Adding these to your projects is the key to opening up your creativity to make  jewelry that is uniquely you!

Here are this year's selections....

2023 Special Topics Classes

Metal Clay Basics

April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1-4pm

     Two classes to learn how work with metal in clay form, plus assemble, patina and finish your bracelet.

    Then two more classes to become one with the clay.... get more practice and create more pieces!

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Keum Boo

May 3, 10, 17 & 24,  1-4pm

    Keum Boo is the ancient Korean technique for diffusing 24 k Gold and Silver. This can be done using either Fine Silver or Sterling Silver.

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Forming, Cuffs & Bangles

June 7, 14, 21 & 28,  1-4pm

   In these 4 classes we'll start out talking about the basic shapes and styles that can be used as a starting point and then go about designing and creating a variety of your own.

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Granulation

July 5, 12, 19 & 26,  1-4pm

Granulation is the process of fusing tiny granules or spheres of silver or gold to a surface of a metal base.

It is an ancient technique that produces a beautiful, delicate effect.

More information                

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Hollowforms

August 9, 16, 23 & 30,  1-4pm

     Two classes to learn how work with metal in clay form, plus assemble, patina and finish your bracelet.

    Then two more classes to become one with the clay.... get more practice and  create more pieces!

More information 

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Enameling

September 6, 13, 20 & 27,  1-4pm

     Enameling is a vitreous glass coating fused with kiln or torch  on to a metallic base, usually copper or silver. The enamel used  is colored powdered glass.

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