Silverwaves Jewelry Adventures in Making
Private Group: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Workshop – Basalt Bling Bracelet

Cost: $165.00 per person

Time: 3-3.5 hours

Start your journey into metalsmithing. Learn to drill holes in beach glass and pebbles then combine it with soldering basics and wire manipulation to create a beautiful beachy bracelet.

No experience necessary. All levels of jewelry makers are welcome. All tools materials are included in the cost of your workshop.

NOTE: Beach glass is not included. Please bring your own.

We require a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 6. Full payment for 5 participants is required to reserve this private workshop.

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Start your journey into metalsmithing by learning to drill holes in beach glass and pebbles then combine it with soldering basics and wire manipulation to create a beautiful beachy bracelet. Beach glass not provided.

No experience necessary. All levels of jewelry makers are welcome. All tools materials are included in the cost of your workshop.

 

We provide:

  • The instructor.
  • The tools and equipment for the desired project.
  • Additional materials as described for each unique project.

You provide:

  • The space.
  • Tables & chairs.
  • The participants.

Site Logistics:

  • We apply a $20 gas surcharge for all contracted workshops outside 11 miles of Bayfield.
  • We need 1 hour before start of workshop for set-up.
  • We need 1 hour afterwards for break-down.
  • Please contact us to talk about tables. We will need:
    • Enough tables and chairs for students.
    • 1 table for soldering
    • 1 table for texturing (must be sturdy and wooden or metal). If you can dance on the table then it is probably sturdy enough.

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Lissa Flemming, owner of Silverwaves Jewelry, 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.

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

  • Manipulation of copper wire to create large rings and circles to form links for bracelet
  • Texture techniques using hammer and a steel block
  • Use of jeweler hand tools including hammers, pliers and cutters
  • Use of drill press and Dremel drill to drill holes in beach glass or basalt pebbles
  • Safely use butane torch to solder jump rings you create
  • Use of sandpaper and metal files for finish work
  • Reading glasses or magnifiers
  • Headband, clip or holder to keep your hair back when using the drill press
  • Notebook and pen/pencil to jot down important ideas, thoughts, etc.
  • Close-toed studio shoes to wear during workshop.
  • Enthusiasm and patience (remember you will be learning a billion new and fun skills for the first time—enjoy the moment and BREATHE)
  • Bring your own basalt pebbles or beach glass that you’ve collected yourself to make them extra special (we’ll have plenty of pebbles available if you do not have your own!) Beach glass not provided.
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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, please contact us:

Email:

info@silverwaves.net

Call the gallery:

(715) 913-0256

Lissa's mobile:

(414) 550-7015