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Handmade fine jewelry lessons


25 per hour - Virtual OK - Posted Dec 09, 2016

1 hour lessons discussing tools, techniques, projects, materials, and development in making fine jewelry using hand tools, sheet, and wire.

Advice, research, or references at a lower rate and in half-hour intervals.

Techniques that can be demonstrated:
Jeweler's saw cutting and form
Silver soldering / brazing
Ring fabrication and sizing
Earring fabrication
Pendant fabrication
Bracelet fabrication and sizing
Project design
Raising and sinking
Repousse and chasing
Bezel forming and setting
Chain making
Loop-in-loop chain making
Clasps, findings, and closures

Techniques that can be instructed on or advised:
Casting (sand, lost wax, cuttlefish)
Boxes and lockets
Tool making

Training & Qualifications

I'm an independent metalsmith with 3 years of university study and 3 years of independent work and research.

I've learned a few of the more difficult, and unapproachable-seeming, techniques like mokume-gane, fine filigree, fusion, and working with unusual metals like steel and aluminum as well as the basics: copper, brass, silver.

Availability & Preferences

I'm free Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and any day after 9:00pm

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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