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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.
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.

Resin Jewelry
Resin Jewelry
Tuition $200.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Joy Raskin
JF8303 Sep 7, 2018 (10am-5pm) Friday (Jewelry Studio)

Explore the colorful, fun world of using resin to add color to your jewelry! Using 2 part quick setting epoxy, we will add paint, herbs, tea leaves, colored powder, glitter and much more, mix epoxy and color together, and apply onto jewelry. Instead of using stones to set in jewelry, why not use resin? works great for jewelry with texture, recessed areas, empty stone settings and anything else that you want to try. Instructor will provide epoxy and some coloring agents, but students should feel free to bring anything and they want to add to epoxy to make resin-filled jewelry. Even twigs have been used for resin jewelry. A materials fee of $25 will be added to the tuition.

Demystifying Stone Settings
Demystifying Stone Settings
Tuition $375.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Intermediate


Joy Raskin
JF8304 Sep 8 & 9, 2018 (10am-5pm) Sat/Sun (Jewelry Studio)

If you would like to know more about stone setting, then this workshop is for you. We will do a quick review on basic bezel settings, including open back bezels, tube bezels, and flush-set stones on Saturday. On Sunday, we will cover prong settings for round, oval, square, trillion, and emerald-cut faceted stones. This workshop will not cover pave or illusion settings. We will work mostly in silver, but also with some gold settings if desired. Pros and cons of various gold alloys will be discussed and which are best for gemstones. Students are encouraged to bring their own stone settings projects to work on along with any stones, silver and gold they may have. A materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. If the student wishes to work in more expensive metals (silver and gold, settings and stones), they will be available from the instructor for an additional fee.

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

JF8315 Sep 12, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Wednesday (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.
Lampwork Glass Bead Intro
Lampwork Glass Bead Intro
Tuition $100.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginners
Ellen Morrell

GL8304 Sep 15, 2018 (10-3:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)
You can learn to make your own glass beads! This 5-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

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan

JF8316 Sep 25, 2018 (10am-2pm) Tuesday (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.
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

JF8318 Oct 10, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Wednesday (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
JF8317 Oct 20, 2018 (10am-3.30pm) Saturday (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.

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

JF8319 Oct 24, 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.
Fused Glass Jewelry I
Fused Glass Jewelry I
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Linda Banks

GF8402 Nov. 3 & 4, 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.
   
 
 
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