Intro to Jewelry Fabrication Session B with: Steven Parker

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Intro to Jewelry Fabrication Session B with:  Steven Parker
Intro to Jewelry Fabrication Session B with: Steven Parker


October 28 - December 16


6:00pm - 9:00pm


Runs 6 Thursdays



$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:
$30 materials fee payable at the time of registration









Regular Workshop


Session B, 6 weekly three hour classes following session A: Building on the techniques learned in Session A, we will learn additional techniques of stone setting and more complex construction techniques. We continue with exercises and projects designed to improve torch control and precision fitting and assembly of components. Various types of finish are taught, from high polish to matte

Tools and Materials:
  • These will depend on each students designs, to be discussed in class.
    • Large 8 - 10" coarse cut (#0) half round file with handle
      Emery paper - fine, medium, coarse
      Emery sticks (3)
      Good quality pin vise(s), brass with square steel head, range 0 - 3.2mm
      Tweezers
      Cross lock soldering
      #3 watchmakers tweezers
      Drill bits, 3/32" shank preferred, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.0, 2.3mm

      Metal:
        Steel: Steel drill rod, 3mm or 1/8", 12"
        Silver or brass
        Plate, 1.25mm, 3" square
        Plate, 1.0mm, 3" square
        Flat wire: 6mm (or 1/4") wide x 1.5mm (or .064") thick x 12"
        Round wire, 1.25mm 12"
        Round wire, 1.0mm 12"
        Silver solder, IT, Hard, Medium


      And whatever tools and materials you will need for your individual project


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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