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Jewelry Workshop: Bezel Setting – An Introduction to Metalsmithing

November 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - November 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

$495
Bezel setting - Student Project - Necklace
Jewelry Workshop: Bezel Setting – An Introduction to Metalsmithing

Cost: $495.00

In this 2-day workshop (8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. each day) you will learn the basics of metalsmithing while creating a pendant and ring. No experience is necessary. All levels of jewelry makers are welcome. All tools, instruction, and materials are included in the cost of workshop.

See the tabs below to learn more about this workshop.

Day 1: Bezel Set Pendant – The back piece for this project is 1.25”x 1.25”. Your cab must be round or oval and must fit within the back piece area.

Day 2: Big Ring Bling – The back piece for this project is 1.5” x 1.25”. Free form cabs are ok but must fit within the back piece area.

PLEASE NOTE:
I have lots of cabs for you to choose from that you can use, which are included in the cost of the workshop. However, there are no Lake Superior agates in the class stash.

If you want to use Lake Superior agates, there will be a Bob Wright trunk show on the first day of the workshop. The public show begins at 10am. He will open the show early for class participants at 8:30 am. You will have first choice on all his work!

Purchases from Bob are cash only. Please keep that in mind as you prepare for class.

Lissa Flemming, owner of Silverwaves Jewelry and Workshop 46.8°N, is an art jewelry maker, torch slinger and anvil striker. She LOVES to share her jewelry knowledge and inspire creativity in a safe and inspiring atmosphere.

Even if you think you don’t have a creative bone in your body, Lissa will teach, challenge and empower you to find that creativity and make something glorious using the skills she shares during the workshop.

Lissa started her teaching career tutoring Biology during college and later continued coaching kayaking classes and later educating about the natural history of whales and ocean biology during mulit-day kayaking and whale watching adventure trips in Baja’s Gulf of California.

Now she splits time between creating jewelry for her gallery (Silverwaves Jewelry) and teaching at her dedicated jewelry studio (Workshop 46.8°N). She’d love you to join her as she assists you in opening your eyes, hands, and souls to the wonders of jewelry and metal.

Instructor - Lissa Flemming in the workshop

– Butane torch safety and use in jewelry applications.

– Use of hand tools and rotary tool (flex shaft).

– Use of hammers, rolling mill and metal stamps to texture metal.

– Soldering safety and fun.

– Use of sandpaper, buffing machine, liver of sulfur and metal files for finish work.

– Create ring shank, wrapped loops, earring wires and head pins.

– Create bezel for round and free form cabochons.

– Use of jeweler’s saw and piercing.

– Enthusiasm and patience (remember you will be learning a billion new and fun skills for the first time—enjoy the moment and BREATH)

– 100% cotton apron (I will also have some to borrow)

– Close-toed studio shoes to wear during workshop. Studio space is very slippery with wet shoes so we recommend leaving those at the door.

– Reading glasses or magnifiers

– Headband, clip or holder to keep your hair back when soldering

– Your own hand tools, drilling station, soldering station, etc if you wish (a lot of people prefer to use their own; I know I do!)

– Notebook and pen/pencil to jot down important ideas, thoughts, etc.

Lunch is provided by Chef Lars of Cooking with Lars.  And (WOW!), are you in for a treat.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special food considerations so we can pass that information along to him.

There will be a tea kettle and complimentary assorted RISHI teas available as well as sparkling botanicals available for purchase.

Click the link below for some ideas on where to stay during your visit to Bayfield.

Lodging Ideas

CLOSEST AIRPORTS: Duluth, MN (2 hour drive); Minneapolis, MN (4.5 hour drive)

Silverwaves Jewelry Makers Mark

Cancellation Policy:

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25% of fee is considered non-refundable in cases of withdrawal for all students up to 60 days before the workshop. In other words, think carefully before reserving your spot!

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Course fee is non-refundable within 45 days of the workshop unless we are able to fill the student’s spot, in which case the 25% fee still applies.

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If we cancel a workshop, then 100% of your fee will be reimbursed.

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Extra events planned within workshop are nonrefundable.

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By signing-up and paying for a workshop, we assume you agree to the cancellation policy listed above.

Contact:

If you have a question about this workshop, please contact us:

Email:
info@silverwaves.net

Call the gallery:
(715) 913-0256

Lissa's Mobile:
(414) 550-7015

Details

Start:
November 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am
End:
November 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$495

Venue

Workshop 46.8 N
40 S 2nd St. #105
Bayfield, WI 54814 United States
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Phone
715-913-0256