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Combining Gold and Silver with Joy Raskin
Combining Gold and Silver with Joy Raskin

Sun, Aug 18



Combining Gold and Silver with Joy Raskin


Time & Location

Aug 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

One Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Meets August 18, In Studio

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tuition: $120 (Log in for membership discount prices)

Description: Ever want to add gold to silver? Adding a little gold to silver jewelry is a effective way to upgrade your silver. By using gold from your old gold jewelry, we can melt down the gold, and make it into wire and beads to add to silver. We will learn keum-boo, a way of bonding pure gold to silver.  We will also solder on gold tubing and gold bezels.  Bring in any old gold jewelry you want to add to the silver. There will also be gold available for purchase from the instructor. 


-Students can bring in any old or broken gold jewelry or gold to be melted down and reused. Although silver will be  available, you may also bring silver if you would like.

 -Students  must have basic jewelrymaking experience.

-Gold is not included as a given class material, as each individual project will be different. The instuctor will have gold available to be purchased during the workshop. 

About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelry making in high school, thus starting her metalsmithing career and was one of the youngest craftspeople to be accepted into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1986.   After completing a BFA from RISD and a MFA from UMassDartmouth, focusing on flatware, she earned the nickname Spoon Lady since flatware is her forte.   Since 1996, she has been teaching jewelrymaking/metalsmithing locally and all over NH, MA and CT. She has grown into a creative metalsmith, being able to translate clients’ ideas into wearable jewelry and functional silverware /tableware.   Her work is a mixture of jewelry and functional tableware, such as flatware, serving utensils, candlestick holders, small metal bowls and more. She works primarily in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.

If you have any questions about the class, you can reach Joy at:

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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