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


February 6 - March 12


6:30pm - 9:30pm


Runs 6 Thursdays - Note that classes will be moved as needed due to bad weather



$450



Skill Level: None to Beginning - You are here to learn to make jewelry, no previous experience is necessary to start learning or improve on your skills in this class.

Materials/Supplies:
$40 payable at time of registration.










The basic techniques and tools of jewelry making are introduced. You will learn to use saw, pliers, files, flexible shaft machine, and the jewelers' torch through a series of exercises and projects, similar to the images shown here, to practice techniques of sawing and piercing, forming, and soldering. In addition, all students are encouraged to design their own piece of jewelry to fabricate in class.

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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