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Metals II

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging and advanced stone setting are the focus. Learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-2, free of charge. ...

$495

8 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 11am

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Metals I

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic...

$495

8 sessions

Monday Sep 11th, 6pm

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Basic Metal Shop SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

Friday Aug 25th, 5:30pm

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Metal Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the...

Saturday Aug 26th, 5pm

Soldering Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this workshop you will learn how to solder sterling silver correctly and with confidence. Students will be soldering sterling silver utilizing tension, sweat, and pick methods. Using Oxygen/Propane little torches students will learn the proper way to protect their metal from oxidation. Students will spend the day practicing the various techniques...

$225
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Jewelry Repair Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This intensive 18-hour workshop focuses on key repair techniques taught by Goldsmith Bryce Dexter. Bryce works as a custom and repair jeweler, making and repairing high-end jewelry for clients the world over at one of the finest jewelry establishments on the East coast. Bryce will have the use of a zoom camera and a 48″ HDTV to aid in the demonstration...

$385

2 sessions

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Wax Carving Essentials

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In the three day wax carving class we will learn about the uses of all tools as well as several different types of carving wax, inlay wax, and injection waxes. The design process applied to carving wax models will be an open ended discussion throughout our class. All questions and ideas are encouraged. Our projects will include the use of your pictures...

$485

3 sessions

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Aluminum Casting with a Kiln

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you will cast a small object from a hand-cut foam mold. Aluminum ingots will be heated to 1500 degrees in our small kiln while students carve their molds out of foam blocks. Your instructor will discuss pattern design, mold troubleshooting and, most importantly, safety.  This class will NOT clear you to use the kiln for metal...

$115
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Busty Casting: Lost PLA Investment Casting

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Your instructors are excited to make teaching (and casting) magic happen. First, you will learn how to tweak the design of 3D prints of busts specifically for the investment casting process.  As your prints are being produced, Tony will discuss the investment casting process. Students will cast pre-printed busts of various historical or pop...

$69
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Powder Coated Jewelry

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Make colorful and unique jewelry—including necklace, bracelet or earrings for yourself or a gift! In this workshop, you'll form several jewelry items and then finish them with vibrant powder coating. Powder coating is more durable than paint, and uses a simple application process that is then baked to a hard finish. You’ll also be able to explore...

$99
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Fabricated Settings

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This workshop focuses on the proper fabrication of 4 different types of settings for faceted stones, and will not involve a finished product. You will learn to fabricate these settings in a professional manner under the guidance of Michael. Experience with soldering and basic metalsmithing tool knowledge is required for attendance at this workshop....

$1,425

5 sessions

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Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take your jewelry to the next level with properly executed diamond setting! Focusing on jewelry embellishment using small gems and hand engraving, learn how to properly prepare, sharpen, and handle gravers. Instructor, Bryce Dexter, showcases a range of stone setting techniques including bead, channel, shared and split prong, and pave. Students have...

$860

12 sessions

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Lost Wax Casting: Cast Zinc Pendant

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Curious to see how the ancient art of lost wax casting actually works? Come take part in this lost wax casting class that lets you experience this process on a smaller scale. This class starts out simply- with a few pieces of wax- and ends with a pendant you have cast from actual metal! We will sculpt our pendant shape out of wax, allowing each student...

$129
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Enameling Office Hours

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

These office hours are a great and fun way for students who have taken a TechShop enameling class to extend their interests and skill set. Sign up to join Kat Jamieson in the fun to create whatever you desire! Bring your own sheet metal for enameling. 

$25
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Electro Etching

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this one-day workshop you will learn how to electro-etch silver using safe low-voltage electricity and a solution of silver nitrate. You will learn three resist methods for applying your image to the silver prior to etching. After taking the workshop you will be able to create your image directly on the metal or use any black and white image on...

$225
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