Beginning students will learn basic technique and use of tools for creating their own jewelry with detailed step by step demonstrations, followed by lots of hands on practice time. Skills covered will include: sawing, filing, drilling, doming, forging, forming, surface textures,soldering, and bezel set stones. This fun and interactive class will include a forged bracelet, a textured pendant and a ring with a cabochon stone setting. Advanced students will work on individual projects with an emphasis on technical problem solving and mastering new skills. Students advance at their own pace, instruction is individualized as you progress to more complex design and construction techniques. On going processes taught are advanced soldering skills, marriage of metals, Hydraulic press, granulation, hollow construction, advanced stone setting design and product development. $10.00 supply fee for beginners paid to instructor during first class.