Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication Session 1 with: Steven Parker

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Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication Session 1 with:  Steven Parker
Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication Session 1 with: Steven Parker

October 4 - November 15

$450, runs 6 Thursdays - No class 11/8 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Skill Level: All Levels especially beginners

$30 studio Fee payable at time of registration

Regular Workshop

This course introduces the beginning student to the core tools used in the fabrication of jewelry from metal.

Tools and basic techniques:
  1. Pliers: bending of wire and plate
  2. Jeweler's saw: transfer design to metal, cutting forms and piercing negative shapes
  3. Files: shaping and finishing
  4. Flexible shaft: drilling and finishing
  5. Torch: soldering
  6. Bezel setting (burnished) of cabochon stones

In addition to technical samples demonstrating use of tools and techniques, students will learn to create their own unique designs.

  1. Earrings: created using only round wire a la Calder's wire sculptures
  2. Simple domed ring

NOTE: Anyone signing up for both sessions at the same time will receive a 10% discount.

Steven Parker is an Adjunct Professor in the Jewelry Design Department at FIT in New York.
He is also a certified Rhino trainer, teaching Rhino3D, a CAD modeling program widely used in jewelry and other industries. Steven went through his apprenticeship at Oscar Heyman, a manufacturer of the very finest precious stone jewelry, and later returned there to manage production. He spent time working in the toy industry, developing and manufacturing products that took adantage of his expertise and love of all things mechanical. Currently, in addition to teaching he consults with clients on all phases of jewelry manufacture from design and prototyping to production.

To learn more about Steven and to see some of his work please visit this website.

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