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$250

In this class students will create a cabochon bezel setting for a ring using the wax carving technique. In the second class students will learn how to set their stones in the ring they created the first class, as well as how to finish their metal piece.

TOOL LIST

You may bring your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email to reserve.

  • Wax File 8"
  • Dividers with replaceable tips
  • Economy needle file set cut 0
  • Small steel ruler
  • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
  • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
  • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
  • Split mandrel for sanding
  • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
  • Stones will be available for purchase at the studio or you may bring your own. 

 TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

Closed on weekends!

(212) 279-7077

*We recommend placing an order before you go in, that way they will have everything ready for you. They will have our tool list on file - let them know you are a student of Fitzgerald Jewelry School.  Items can also be shipped to you as well. 

 

STONE SUPPLIERS

 R Gems: 48 W 48th St #210, New York, NY 10036

Dikra Gems: 56 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

*Make sure the stone is minimum 3mm round cabochon with a hardness of 7 or higher on the moh scale.  Examples include: sapphires, amethysts, tourmalines, citrines, topaz, rubies, and garnets. 

DATES

March 1 + 8, Sunday 12-6pm (full)

June 20 + 27, Saturday 12-6pm

Oct 3 + 10, Saturday 12-6pm

*Private Classes Available*

Instructor: Olivia Michaels
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$150

Build on your metal skills by exploring the process of bezel setting. This one day workshop will concentrate on making simple but beautiful bezels for pendants, earrings or rings in sterling silver. The workshop will cover step and fancy bezels.

Bring your own stones or choose from a selection of cabochon stones sold at the studio. Make sure the stones you select are either an oval or round cabochon (flat bottom) with a hardness of 7 or higher on the moh scale.  Recommended stones include sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, rubies, topaz, and citrines.

Prerequisite: You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

Tool List

  • Square bezel pusher with wooden handle
  • Flat and half round pliers
  • Half round file (6 or 8" long) ( #2 cut) 
  • Steel Burnisher, Bent
  • 2/0 saw blades (1 dozen) 
  • Saw frame  

 

Tool Supplier

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

Stone Suppliers
  • R Gems – 48 W 48 St. #210 NY, NY 11036
  • Dikra Gems – 56 W 45 St #1005 NY, NY 11036 
  • Riogrande.com

DATES

Feb 22, Saturday 12-6pm

August 8, Saturday 12-6pm

*Also available as a private.

$340

Learn to prong set your own gemstones in this one day weekend workshop. Starting with sterling silver 4 prong settings and faceted round gemstones, learn how to measure and account for depth and shape of the stone, cut a seat and create a bearing with files & burs.  

*This class focuses more on the actual setting of stones into prong settings, not the fabrication of prongs.  We recommend taking a private stone setting workshop f you would like to go over in depth how to make your own prong settings.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

 

Tool List

-We will provide : 5mm + 6mm CZs  

(You are welcome to bring your own round faceted stones of the same size with a moh scale of 7 or higher).

- 3mm + 4mm hart bur

- Chain-nose pliers

- Ring clamp

- Brass sliding size gauge

- Soft toothbrush

- Bur Lubricant (example wax bur life or bees wax)

Optional: Opti-visor (magnifying glasses)

Tool Supplier

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

Dates

Currently available only as a private workshop.

 

 

Instructor: Danielle Straub

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

$340

Build on your metal skills by exploring the process of stone setting. Book a private workshop and work one on one to figure out the many different ways to set stones in your jewelry.  

4 hours will focus on the technique of either bezel setting, tube setting, flush setting, or prong setting. This is an intermediate workshop and students must take a silversmithing workshop beforehand as a prerequisite!

We will email you to confirm a date once you purchase your private lesson!

Instructor: Danielle Straub // Odette Channell

$150

Learn to measure, account for depth and shape, cut a seat, and set faceted and cabochon stones in a tube setting.  This one day tube setting class will cover how to cut a seat for faceted and cabochon stones and set with a tube setting kit and foredoom hand piece.  Bring your own faceted or cabochon stones, practice with cubic zirconium stones or purchase stones at the studio.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

 

TOOL LIST

3mm, 4mm, 5mm high speed setting burs ( 2 of each bur size) 

AdvantEdge Silicone Polisher Pink & Blue (Extra Fine)

Screw mandrel for silicon wheels (3/32" shank)

Jeweler's adjustable 5" saw frame

2/0 saw blades (1 dozen)

Optional: needle file set, optivisor, bur-life, steel center punch, wooden graver handle, diamond tweezers, sliding stone gauge, and ring clamp, silicone polishing pin and collet shank mandrel

TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

STONE SUPPLIER

R Gems – 48 W 48 St. #210 NY, NY 11036

Dikra Gems – 56 W 45 St #1005 NY, NY 11036

*Bring cash or check!

 

DATES

May 23, Saturday 12-6pm

*Also available as a private class.

Instructor: Odette Channell

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

 

$180

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. 

But hey...

some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really unattractive pieces :P

But fear not!

In this 1 day workshop we will show you how to melt down your regrets and turn them into beautiful gold bands :)

DISCLAIMER: Not all gold will recycle well especially vintage pieces that have been worked and re-worked on.  Since we do not know for sure how your pieces were produced, we can not guarantee 100% success.  If contaminants cause your piece to be unrecyclable, we will provide silver for you to proceed with the class and continue to learn the technique of recycling.

TOOLS + SUPPLIES FOR CLASS

You will need at least 5 pennyweights of gold to work with in:

Yellow Gold -10k or higher

Rose Gold - 14k or higher

No White Gold!

Jewelry is usually stamped with the karat.  If you're not sure what type of gold you have please stop by the studio before hand and we will help you measure and test the karat of your gold.  We do not recommend recycling chains, if so you are doing it your own risk. 

Tool List

All tools except for the following will be provided:

Soft Soldering Charcoal Block - please email us 3 days before class if you would like us to supply a charcoal block for you.

Optional Tools:

1 Saw Frame  

1 dz. Saw blades 3/0

1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse) 

1 needle nose pliers

1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400 & 600

1 pair safety glasses (tomahawk, not the goggles)

1 straight split mandrel for flexshaft

1 dust mask

Gold Suppliers

Myron Toback - 545 5th Ave #1000, New York, NY 10017

Ross Metals - 54 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Tools Supplier

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 

(212) 279-7077

We recommend placing an order before you go in so you avoid the long waits.

DATES
  • May 17, Sunday 12-6pm (cancelled)
  • December 5, Saturday 12-6pm
  • Private Classes Available


Instructor: Olivia Michaels
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$130

DIAMOND 101 

This is a one day workshop in which you will learn how to determine the 4 C’S of diamonds - Cut, Color, Clarity, & Carat weight. You will be introduced to diamond imitations, treatments, man made diamonds and colored diamonds. If you are thinking about purchasing a diamond or want to learn more about diamonds to use in your jewelry designs, this class is for you. 

Bring in diamonds you have questions about!

DATES

October 18, Sunday 12-5pm 

Instructor: Joanna Bengoa
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

$165

Learn to move a sheet of metal; creating forms as a basis for new direction in your work.  This one day class explores chasing and repousse techniques as well as incorporating texture and finish into your metal pieces.

DATES

March 7, Saturday 11-7pm

*Also available as a private workshop.

Tool List
1.25” Face Chasing Hammer :https://www.riogrande.com/product/ChasingHammer3oz/112225?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9Pmlq6ft5gIVCYvICh1xOABSEAQYASABEgJcxvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Provided: 1/4" Tool Steel and Copper sheets. If you would like to work in sterling silver please bring your own in 20 gauge sheet (4" x 4").

Optional but recommended:
1 dz. Saw blades 3/0
1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse)
1 handle for file
1 set medium needle files
1 round needle nose pliers
1 flat pliers
1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400, 600

Tool Supplier

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

Instructor: Preslee Jones
FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$150

In this workshop you will learn how to make a setting for a faceted pear or square shaped stone.  We will go over fabrication of the outer bezel, step bezel, and demonstrate how to set the stone in a ring or pendant.
Cubic Zirconia pear and square stones will be provided but you may bring your own faceted pear or square.  Make sure they are 5mm or larger with a hardness of 7 or higher on the mohs scale.  Recommended stones include sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, rubies, topaz, and citrines.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have soldering and fabrication experience to take this class, as well as experience bezel setting round or oval cabochons.

Tool List

  • Square bezel pusher with wooden handle
  • Flat and half round pliers
  • Half round file (6" or 8" long) ( #2 cut) 
  • Triangle needle file (4" long) (#4cut)
  • Ball bur 1mm
  • Steel Burnisher, Bent
  • 2/0 saw blades (1 dozen) 
  • Saw frame  

Tool Supplier

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

Stone Suppliers
  • R Gems – 48 W 48 St. #210 NY, NY 11036
  • Dikra Gems – 56 W 45 St #1005 NY, NY 11036 
  • Riogrande.com (tools + stones)

DATES

March 14, Saturday 12-6pm

August 15, Saturday 12-6pm

*Also available as a private.

$255
In this one day workshop, you will make a finished ring, pendant or earrings using pearls. You will learn how to drill pearls and make a cap and post. We will cover the many varieties of pearls and how to use pearls best in your jewelry designs. 
*Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

Tools
0.8mm+1mm diamond coated drill bit
1mm ball bur
Sticky wax
Latex gloves or comparable
The following materials will be provided:
  • 24 gauge silver sheet
  • 1mm round, half round or square silver wire
  • Additional silver wire for a simple ring or bail
  • 2 part epoxy
  • Pearls will be available for purchase but you are welcome to purchase your own - make sure they are 5mm wide or larger.
Pearl Supplier
Lucoral + Lupearl Group
26 West 46 Street
New York, NY 10036

DATES
Currently only available as a private workshop.

 

Instructor: Odette Channell

251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

$115

Cuttlefish casting is a fun way of casting that will create distinctive fingerprint-like textures. Students will learn how to make a 2 part mold using cuttlebone, meltdown and pour sterling silver, and create a one-of-a-kind ring!  

Silver + tools provided :)

DATES

August 1, Saturday 12-2pm 

*Also available as a private class.

Instructor: Olivia Michaels

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

$95

What better than to spend Halloween day carving SKULLS!

In this workshop, Michael Regan of Regan Jewelry and Little Kings Jewelry will demonstrate how to carve a skulls out of wax.  Students will be responsible for casting and cleaning on their own time. This is a 4 hour workshop for intermediate and advance students dedicated to focus on the techniques of carving specifically skulls.  You must have a sketch ready for class - you may also bring in a picture or a jewelry piece.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have wax carving experience to take this workshop.  

TOOL LIST

  • Wax File 8
  • Dividers with replaceable tips
  • Economy needle file set cut 0
  • Small steel ruler
  • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
  • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
  • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)

TOOL SUPPLIER

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 

(212) 279-7077

(Closed on weekends)

*Place an order before you go in to avoid long waits.  

 

DATES

October 31, Saturday 12 - 4pm

Instructor: Michael Regan

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$95

From the Mayans, Aztecs, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Hindus, and Africans, snake jewelry has symbolized a variety of important things for many civilizations.  For some royalty and power, others wisdom and protection, as well as rebirth, eternal love and on and on.   From ancient to modern civilization many will agree that snakes are one of the most beautiful and loved motifs in jewelry.

In this workshop, Michael Regan of Regan Jewelry and Little Kings Jewelry will demonstrate how to carve a snake out of wax.  Students will be responsible for casting and cleaning on their own time. This is a 4 hour workshop for intermediate and advance students dedicated to focus on the techniques of carving specifically snakes.

You must have a sketch ready for class - you may also bring in a picture or a jewelry piece.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have wax carving experience to take this workshop.  

TOOL LIST

  • Wax File 8
  • Dividers with replaceable tips
  • Economy needle file set cut 0
  • Small steel ruler
  • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
  • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
  • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)

    TOOL SUPPLIER

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 

    (212) 279-7077

    (Closed on weekends)

    *Place an order before you go in to avoid long waits.  

     

    DATES

    April 18, Saturday 12 - 4pm (cancelled)

    Instructor: Michael Regan

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
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