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$150

Explore the movement of metal from recycling to forming, rolling, forging, and filing. Start from scratch with either our scrap sterling silver or bring your own! We will roll out wire stock and vary thickness of the wire for non-uniform bands. Play with new textures and patinas to create new surfaces. Become comfortable with how to move and stretch metal without disrupting and cracking your work.  Leave with a one of a kind sterling silver ring forged by hand from scratch.

Prerequisite: You must take a Jewelry 101 or Silversmithing Class before taking this class.

 Silver and tools included!

 2019

May 19, Sunday 1-6pm 

Instructor: Olivia Michaels

Early registration recommend due to limited space.

251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
$150

PIERCING AND SAWING

Piercing and sawing to create designs in sheet metal is an essential skill in jewelry-making. In this class, we will learn how to transfer a pattern to brass or copper, drill openings in the metal, and saw out portions of the piece to make a lacy openwork design. We will also learn how to use the saw, files and sandpaper to clean up and finish our pieces. 

This is an all-level class, open to anyone who wants to learn or practice sawing skills. Choose from an array of patterns appropriate to your level, or come with your own designs. 

Tools and materials provided.

DATES

-May 2, Saturday 12-6pm (cancelled)

-Available as a private.

Instructor: Valerie Blum

 

FITZGERALD JEWELRY

$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.

$175

PLIQUE-A-JOUR ENAMEL

Learn to make luminous backless enamels that look like tiny stained glass windows. Invented in Byzantine times and most famously practiced by Rene Lalique, the plique-a-jour technique is rarely taught today. In this class, we will learn the fundamentals of plique-a-jour on a pre-made piece.


In this eight-hour workshop, you will learn how to create a false backing for plique-a-jour enamels, how to apply the enamel powder, and how to polish and finish your piece on both sides, as well as principles of design for this and other enamel techniques.

TOOL LIST
Good quality 000 paintbrush
220, 320, 400 and 600 wet/dry sand paper
Stackpack or covered jars to hold enamels (1”-2” in Diameter)
Joyce Chen Scissors
Optional: We will provide a selection of enamel colors but if you would like to choose your own colors make sure to purchase Ninomiya brand https://www.e-namels.com/category/Ninomiya-Japan-Opaques-42

 

DATES

Oct 17, Saturday 11-7pm

 

Instructor: Valerie Blum

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $75

    CAT & DOG TAGS

    In this class, we will learn how to transfer a pattern to a sterling silver disc, stamp letters and numbers, drill openings, and saw out portions of the piece to make an animal-friendly design. We will also learn how to use files and sandpaper to clean up and finish our pieces. 

    This is an all-level class, open to anyone who wants to learn or practice basic jewelry making skills. 

    Tools and materials provided.

    DATES

    April 4, Saturday 1-3pm (cancelled)

    Instructor: Odette Channell

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY

    $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
      $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
      $150
      NAME PLATE NECKLACE: MICRO TORCH INTRO
      We will focus on fine skilled sawing, cleaning and polishing hard to get to areas and small scale soldering such as tiny jump rings with a mini micro torch.
      Please bring in your own print out of the type of font and name you would like to make into a pendant no taller than 1/2".  Please come in 15 minutes early to class if you need to print one out at the studio. We recommend going to https://www.dafont.com/
      for font options.  You also have the option of a free hand design.
      This workshop is a great introduction on how to use the mini-torch for small scale soldering.

      Tools and materials provided.

      DATES

      Feb 9, Sunday 12-4pm - full!

      July 25, Saturday 12-6pm (cancelled)

      Also available as a private.

      Instructor: Olivia Michaels

      FITZGERALD JEWELRY

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