Fabrication 3 begins with a concentration in hand fabricated chains and clasps. Students will forge, saw, hammer, twist, texture and/or solder copper wire to create two or more chains. We will then work on bezel setting skills by creating a bezel cup for a large or free form cabochon stone. After an exploration of design principles and practice, the bezel cup can be used in the creation of a pendant, ring, bracelet or piece of your choice.
Students may want to bring a notebook for note taking and should bring a sketchbook of choice for design ideas. All tools and materials are provided. Studio attire includes sturdy, closed toe shoes and garments you don't mind getting dirty or an apron. Long hair should be tied back. We have safety glasses but you can bring your own. Bring reading glasses if you need them for close-up work. We've just added a brand-new WINTER Fabrication 3 Intensive for January, 2020. Our Summer Fab 3 Intensive filled quickly--apply today to reserve your spot!
Fabrication 3 2 Day INTENSIVE--Monday & Tuesday, January 20-21, 10am-5pm
Learn advanced chain fabrication techniques, master bezel setting challenges, and explore design principles and practice--a five week class in 2 full days!
To sign up for a class- Call the studio at 616-607-2470 or use the add to cart options. Payments can be made by check, cash or bank card. Classes can be paid online via paypal, use the add to cart option. Your paypal receipt will be your registration confirmation. Please allow a week notice to cancel a class as there may be a waiting list. Missed sessions may not be made up at another time but every effort will be made to catch you up on missed material during your next scheduled session, as time allows.