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The jewelry program at Brookfield Craft Center is designed to encourage and challenge introductory through advanced students with diverse workshop offerings and open studio bench time. New students can try a Sampler Workshop, or gain a basic overview of jewelry making with Silversmithing 101 and 102. Advance to technique-based workshops in metals fabrication, PMC, enameling, wax model making and more. The Jewelry Studio holds 8 students at counter-height benches and is equipped with combination rolling mills, Bonny Doon hydraulic press, flex shafts, oxy-acetylene torches, enameling and PMC kilns, buffing machines, grinders, belt sander, drill press, bench shear, waxers, pitch bowls, raising/forming stakes, tumbler with steel shot, hand tools and much more.

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Jewelry Open Studio 2018
Jewelry Open Studio 2018
Tuition as low as $24/session $30.00

Intermediate
Robin Sherwood-Armour, Rosemary Erb-Fawcett

JF8101 (6:30-9:30pm) Wednesdays & (Jewelry Studio)

Current or recent jewelry or fine metals students of Brookfield Craft Center are welcome to purchase studio time by joining the Open Studio Program in the Fine Metals Studio. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic silversmithing skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) BCC fine metal students and local skilled jewelry artists can purchase time to use BCC's well equipped jewelry studio to work independently on their own pieces. Enjoy time working with other jewelry artists as one of our jewelry artists oversees the studio. No materials supplied. Open Studio sessions are are 3 hours in length, and are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Pay a drop-in rate of $40 at the door (cash or check), or purchase sessions online in advance at a discounted rate (single session - $30, two sessions - $54, three sessions - $72). Sessions are to be used within 10 weeks of purchase. Periodically, sessions may be dropped or rescheduled due to schedule conflicts. Participants will be notified with as much advanced notice as possible. No refunds or credits will be offered for unused Open Studio sessions. Participants must have basic jewelry making skills and have had prior instruction and experience using the fine metal studio equipment.
Lampwork Glass Bead Intro
Lampwork Glass Bead Intro
Tuition $100.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginners
Ellen Morrell

GL8303 July 7, 2018 (10-3:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)
You can learn to make your own glass beads! This 4-hour beginner workshop provides you with the opportunity to try your hand at lampworking on a propane.oxygen-fueled torch. Learn basic information about safety, the use of the torch and other lampworking equipment, as well as an introduction to basic glass beadmaking techniques. After this short workshop, you should expect to have a handful of your very own decorative beads. Ages 16 and over. We will be working with an open flame so please wear a long sleeved shirt and pull long hair back. A $30 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Drilling Found Objects with the Flexshaft to Create Jewelry
Drilling Found Objects with the Flexshaft to Create Jewelry
Tuition $80.00
Registration Closed, contact Registrar to be placed on a wait list

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan CLASS FULL

JF8305 July 11, 2018 (10am-2pm) Wednesday (Jewelry Studio)


Do you collect rocks and other objects when you're at the beach or hiking but never knew what to do with them? In this fun class you will learn how to drill stones, sea glass, and other found objects and make them into unique pieces of jewelry. We'll be using a Flex Shaft (rotary tool) to carefully drill objects and will discuss the correct tools to use. Students will finish at least one project (potentially multiple pieces).
Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Fun with Wire
Fun with Wire
Tuition $200.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Joy Raskin
JF8301 Jul 13, 2018 (10am-5pm) Friday (Jewelry Studio)

We will coil, wrap, tinker, weave, braid, crochet, knit, twist and much more to make all kinds of fabulous jewelry and accessories. Wire is not just confined to jewelry, but can be used to make sculpture as well. Low-tech and requires just a few tools to work with. A materials fee of $25 will be added to the tuition.

Fused Glass Jewelry I
Fused Glass Jewelry I
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Linda Banks

GF8301 Jul. 14 & 15, 2018 (10am-1pm) Saturday/Sunday (Glass Studio)

If you like sparkles, this is the class for you! We’ll be using dichroic glass, decals, silver leaf and molds to make some gorgeous pendants, earrings, pins, and a bracelet. The process of cutting, etching, molding and finishing your jewelry will be covered. Firing and supplies will be addressed! Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $45.00 will be added to the tuition.
Foldforming/Anticlastic
Foldforming/Anticlastic
Tuition $375.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
Intermediate


Joy Raskin
JF8302 Jul 14 & 15, 2018 (10am-5pm) Sat/Sun (Jewelry Studio)

This workshop is all about foldforming and forming metal into 3 dimensional forms. think of metal origami- instead of using paper, we use sheet metal to fold, hammer shape, twist into fantastic shapes and patterns. Sheet metal can be folded in half, hammered on the folded edge and then opening it up for a new look or shape such as pods. For anticlastic raising, sheet metal can be hammered on specialized anticlastic stakes and hammers to create sinuous curves, 3-D twists, tubular forms that open up into a flower or a freeform sculpture or a curvy metal ribbon. This is a very physical and noisy workshop with plenty of hammering, so ear protection will be neceesary. We will be working in copper, nu-gold and also in silver if students want to work in silver. A materials fee of $25 will be added to the tuition.

Big Oval M Polymer Earrings
Big Oval M Polymer Earrings
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
All Levels
Louise Fischer Cozzi

JF8306 July 20, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Friday (Jewelry Studio)

Learn to make transelucent colors beads in Polymer with oil paint and colored pencils. Turn these beads into earrings and go home with them already made! Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Polymer Janvi Necklace
Polymer Janvi Necklace
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
All Levels
Louise Fischer Cozzi

JF8307 July 21, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Jewelry Studio)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a necklace, but you didn't know where to start? In this class, you will learn to make polymer metallic beads, silver attachment and putting in a Swarovski crystal, and putting on a snake chain and clasps. Some students will finish in a day, others might not be done but can finish it at home. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition- including silver findings and attachments.
Black and White Bangle Polymer Bracelets
Black and White Bangle Polymer Bracelets
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Louise Fischer Cozzi

JF8308 July 22, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Sunday (Jewelry Studio)

In this class learn to make black and white bangle polymer bracelets on brass bangles. Students will get four bracelets included in their material fee. Students will take home these bangle bracelets and can buy more. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $20.00 will be added to the tuition.
Basic Metalsmithing & Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Set-up
Basic Metalsmithing & Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Set-up
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan

JF8309 July 24, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Tuesday (Jewelry Studio)

Have you ever wanted to learn basic metalsmithing skills & have your own in-home studio with a soldering station, but you didn't know where to start? In this class you'll learn the basic steps to design a simple piece of jewelry using introductory metalsmithing skills and techniques. Also included is how to set up a simple and safe home studio -- whether it's in a dedicated location or at your kitchen table.
Students will learn studio and personal safety, bench set-up, sawing and piercing metal, proper filing techniques, texturing, hammering, basic soldering skills using a butane torch, adding a patina.
Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Wire Wrapping
Wire Wrapping
Tuition $100.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Lori Meehan
JF8310 July 31, 2018 (10am-3.30pm) Tuesday (Jewelry Studio)

In this class students will learn to wire wrap/cage a gemstone, bead and beach glass. The students will be introduced to the different types and gauges of wire, basic jewelry making tools and how to handle wire. Basic wire wrapping skills are helpful but not necessary. Students can expect to produce and bring home 1 or more finished pendants. Ages 12 and over, a material fee of $25 will be added to the tuition and will include materials for two pendants. The instructor will have more materials available to purchase.

Cold Connections - Joining Metal without a Torch
Cold Connections - Joining Metal without a Torch
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan
JF8311 August 8, 2017 (10am-2pm) Wednesday (Jewelry Studio)

If you've ever wanted to join two or more pieces of metal together but aren't ready to use a torch, this is the perfect class for you! Riveting is a process of connecting 2+ pieces of metal together without soldering and it also adds a design element, giving you more design options in your jewelry making. In this workshop you'll learn basic riveting skills, designing, how to texture metal, filing, piercing, adding a patina and polishing. You'll walk away with at least one completed project and tons of ideas for more! Copper and brass sheet will be included with your materials fee. * Silver sheet and silver pre-cut shapes will be available for purchase from instructor. Students will learn safety guidelines for riveting as well as general studio safety and will leave with new skills and at least one finished piece. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Basic Metalsmithing & Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Set-up
Basic Metalsmithing & Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Set-up
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan

JF8312 Aug 14, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Tuesday (Jewelry Studio)

Have you ever wanted to learn basic metalsmithing skills & have your own in-home studio with a soldering station, but you didn't know where to start? In this class you'll learn the basic steps to design a simple piece of jewelry using introductory metalsmithing skills and techniques. Also included is how to set up a simple and safe home studio -- whether it's in a dedicated location or at your kitchen table.
Students will learn studio and personal safety, bench set-up, sawing and piercing metal, proper filing techniques, texturing, hammering, basic soldering skills using a butane torch, adding a patina.
Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Drilling Found Objects with the Flexshaft to Create Jewelry
Drilling Found Objects with the Flexshaft to Create Jewelry
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan

JF8314 Aug 22, 2018 (10am-2pm) Wednesday (Jewelry Studio)


Do you collect rocks and other objects when you're at the beach or hiking but never knew what to do with them? In this fun class you will learn how to drill stones, sea glass, and other found objects and make them into unique pieces of jewelry. We'll be using a Flex Shaft (rotary tool) to carefully drill objects and will discuss the correct tools to use. Students will finish at least one project (potentially multiple pieces).
Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Wire Wrapping
Wire Wrapping
Tuition $100.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Lori Meehan
JF8313 Aug 23, 2018 (10am-3.30pm) Thursday (Jewelry Studio)

In this class students will learn to wire wrap/cage a gemstone, bead and beach glass. The students will be introduced to the different types and gauges of wire, basic jewelry making tools and how to handle wire. Basic wire wrapping skills are helpful but not necessary. Students can expect to produce and bring home 1 or more finished pendants. Ages 12 and over, a material fee of $25 will be added to the tuition and will include materials for two pendants. The instructor will have more materials available to purchase.

   
 
 
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