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$340

Intro to Rhino CAD for beginners or advanced. Cover the basic tools to create 3 dimensional drawings for jewelry production + one of a kind pieces.  Students will have the choice to send out their design for printing. 

You will need to bring the following to class:

- Windows System Laptop (recommended) or Mac IOS.
- Mouse
- Rhino Software (free for 90 days) downloaded and ready to go
- Sketches or pictures of a design of a jewelry piece.  We recommend a simple band for beginners otherwise you will have to book more hours for a complicated design.  Please submit your design ideas at classes@fitzgeraldjewelry.com to get an estimate of how many hours you will need.

 

An email confirmation will be sent to you once you purchase your private lesson.

Instructor: Stephanie Cheng

 

$255

A technique of applying powdered glass to metal and then torch or kiln firing it to it's melting point the enamel cools in brilliant colors to make an amazing decoration on your metalwork. The technique dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians who used it on pottery and jewelry.

Enamel on Copper (3 Hour Private) : Students will learn how to apply enamel on copper sheet.

Cloisonne Enamel (6 Hour Private) : Students will learn how to create a design with silver cloisonne wire on a silver disc and apply enamel to their one of a kind design.

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

Instructor: Valerie Blum

$500

 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

In this private workshop you will learn how to melt your gold and turn them into something special and one of a kind.  If you have a specific project in mind, please email us pictures or sketches for approval.

Class tuition is $500 per item.  It will take 4-6 hours to complete one piece.  If student exceeds the 6 hours limit, an hourly rate of $75/hour will be prorated.

An email confirmation will be sent once you purchase your private lesson.

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 un-recyclable, you will have the following options:

1. We can switch to sterling silver which we carry in stock, and continue to learn the technique of recycling and fabrication of a ring.  You will have 3 hours of free bench time to return during supervised bench time to apply those same techniques on gold with the supervision of a bench tech.

2.  We can reschedule your workshop and have you come back with more gold.  We can help you send your un-recyclable gold to the refinery and get money to apply it to the purchase of new gold (you may need to purchase extra gold).  

3.  Get 50% refund (we ask you to understand that we value the time of our teachers and they need to get compensated for their time).

 

Supplies

Enough gold to make a new item. 

You can recycle only the following types of gold:

Yellow Gold -10k or higher

Rose Gold - 14k or higher

No White Gold!

Tools will be provided.

Please email a picture of your items or come by the studio so that we can test your gold and make sure you have enough to work with.  

 


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

$680

Learn how to make matching rings with your significant other or best friend in this fun and informative private workshop ! We will go over sawing, annealing, soldering, texturing, and different finishes.  You will also have the option to personalize the inside of your band with a hand stamped message.  

If you want your bands to be casted in a material other than silver, it will have to be a 2 part class in which you will come back the following week after your silver model has been used to make a mold and casted in the material of your choice.  

All tools provided.  Student is responsible for materials at wholesale price.  Casting options: sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, red gold, champagne gold, green gold, grey gold, palladium, and platinum.

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

$500

Planning a surprise birthday party, bachelorette, or just looking for a fun activity to do with your friends and/or family??

We offer private ring making parties where you will learn how to make stackable sterling silver rings in 2 hours!  You have the option of bringing in snacks, wine, and decorations.

Tools and materials included.

Up to a group of 6 - $500 

Group of 7 - $550

Group of 8 - $600

Please email us your date request.

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

$340

In Silversmithing Private students will learn at their own pace the fundamentals of silversmithing through a ring project.  If you have a specific project in mind please email us sketched or inspiration photographs.  We will cover techniques such as sawing, soldering, annealing, hammering, filing, texturing, and finishing. 

Sterling Silver + tools provided.

Please email us your availability after you sign up and we will set you up with an available teacher.

243 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
FITZGERALD JEWELRY
$340

STONE INLAY PRIVATE

Learn how to pierce a design of your own onto a piece of silver in which you can make into a ring or pendant.  You will have various crush stones to choose from to inlay into your piece.  Techniques such as sawing, piercing, sweat soldering, stone inlay, and finishing will be covered.  

Tools + materials provided.

Instructor: Ivry Russillo 

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211
(718) 387-6200

 

$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

$425

In this class students will be introduced to the basics of wax carving and be able to carve their very own design.  The versatile nature of wax will be explored through demonstration of carving, texturing, and finishing techniques. Completed projects will be professionally cast with explanation of process. Working in wax offers jewelers great possibilities for creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. This class is for those at beginners level. 

Note: This class is divided into 2 days (1 week apart).   Day 1 consists of carving your design in wax and day 2 consists of cleaning your casting.

Wax Carving: Ring - 5 hours.

Wax  Carving: Stone Setting - 6 hours.

Wax Carving: Bracelet - 6 hours.

We provide tools and you are responsible for the materials which will be the wholesale price of silver, gold, platinum or whatever material you choose.

Please email us a picture or sketch of the ring you would like to make as well as your availability.

Instructor: Olivia Michaels

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
$340

In this private workshop the teacher will help you either fabricate or carve your very own wedding band!  Both single and couple workshops available!

Recently mentioned in The New York Times!

All tools provided.  Student is responsible for materials at wholesale price.  Casting options: sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, red gold, champagne gold, green gold, grey gold, palladium, and platinum.

Silver Ring (4 Hour) : We will recycle and melt down silver into an ingot and proceed to roll out wire for your bands.  You will go through various techniques such as sawing, soldering, filing, sanding, and polishing.  

Gold Ring (6 Hour) : Please let us know what 2 days (1 week apart) you are available.  The first day consists of making a model in silver or wax (depending on the design) and the second day you will come in to clean your casting.  

Feel free to email us with questions beforehand at classes@fitzgeraldjewelry.com

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

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