Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication Session 2 with: Steven Parker

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Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication Session 2 with:  Steven Parker
Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication Session 2 with: Steven Parker


November 5 - December 10


$450, runs 6 Mondays - No class on 9/18 or 10/9 from 10:00am - 1:00pm


Skill Level: Students should have a basic skill set including sawing, piercing and soldering




Materials/Supplies:
$30 materials fee payable at the time of registration





Regular Workshop


This session will focus on individual projects, exploring fabrication questions as we build our own designs with individual attention to questions and learning new techniques. Bring your intermediate to advanced projects that you've always wanted to build but weren't quite sure how to begin, and we will teach you what you need to know. An important part of this class is observing what your colleagues are building - we always learn from what others are doing. The photo shows a grouping of some of the work we have done in our classes. Of course, your piece will be different and exciting!

Materials:
  • These will depend on each students designs, to be discussed in class.

Tools that may not be available at the studio:
  • Pin vise, range 0 - 2.4mm
  • Tweezers, #3 watchmaker style
  • Drill bits, preferably mounted on 3/32" shanks, ranging from 1.0 - 2.4mm
  • Half round 8" needle file cut 2
  • Half round 8" needle file cut 2
  • Optivisor, loupe, microscope, or any such magnifying device
  • GRS benchmate - an incredibly useful tool if you plan to be doing a lot of stone setting, but expensive and not necessary


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 click here




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