Cuff Bracelet: Bend and shape metal into a wearable cuff bracelet. Use hammers and stamps to texture the copper. This is a good hands-on exercise in basic metal forming. (Open to all levels)
Earrings: Cut, stamp, and shape pieces of metal to make a set of earrings. Bend your own silver ear hooks to wear them. We will go over basic metalsmithing techniques that can be done anywhere with a few tools. (Open to all levels)
Pierced Pendant: This is a good intro in how to pierce and cut metal, using the exercise to make a wearable pendant. We use fine blades with a hand saw to cut out shapes, and rivets to make a movable bail to hang it from. (Open to all levels)
(NOTE: Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. The topic of each class is listed with the corresponding date.)
Samplers are designed to tease you with a quick introduction to jewelry making. These classes are held at various times throughout the week and are three to four hours long. No prior experience or training is needed to attend. While the curriculum is designed for the novice, anyone interested in refining their jewelry making techniques could benefit from these classes. Samplers do not need to be taken in a specific order.
NOTE: Metalsmithed Jewelry Classes are interactive and involve physical activity with emphasis on hand eye coordination. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!
- 3.5 hour class period
- Enrollment: 2 to 10 students
- All materials and equipment use included in course cost
- Sterling Silver materials subject to additional fee during class (optional)
- Experience required: None
- Complimentary coffee and vending machines available
Available Sampler Sessions: (Each class will focus on the topic listed)
- Thursday, September 13th: Earrings (6:30pm-10pm)
- Thursday, September 20th: Cuff Bracelet (6:30pm-10pm)
- Thursday, November 1st: Pierced Pendant (6:30pm-10pm)
- Wednesday, November 7th: Earrings (6:30pm-10pm)
- Wednesday, November 14th: Cuff Bracelet (6:30pm-10pm)
Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:
NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: email@example.com.