Participants will build on skills learned in Metalsmithing 1 and enhance their jewelry making abilities by learning how to make a 5-6 cabochon stone bracelet with a handmade toggle clasp and charm, followed by a textured ring band with a cabochon stone. Detailed written instructions will be provided.
Techniques covered in this workshop include:
Making multiple pieces at the same time
Making jump rings from scratch
Working with tubing
Fabricating toggle style end clasps
Setting up your work for multiple solders at once
Keeping track of multiple components
Uniformity in setting multiple stones with modern professional finishing techniques
Fabricating a band ring, attaching a bezel, & setting the stone
Using a vibratory tumbler
When you finish successfully, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for 30 contact hours and 4 hours of Open Studio Time to be used at a later date.