Time & Location
Jan 11, 1:00 PM – Feb 15, 1:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
6 Wednesdays, 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Begins January 11, In Studio
Course Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $25
Description: This class will teach you the basics of jewelry making. Learn to work with wire and sheet metal, how to solder, file, hammer and polish. Basic projects will be forging wire and making wire rings and bangles, shape sheet metal into earrings, pendants, bracelets, and a simple bezel setting with a cabochon. Riveting and simple findings such as earwires will be covered as well.
-A material fee of $25 must be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
-Silver can be purchased directly from the instructor as needed.
Course level: Beginner
About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelrymaking 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, earning 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 primality in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.