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Metalsmithing/Jewelry: Beginner Class with Joy Raskin
Metalsmithing/Jewelry: Beginner Class with Joy Raskin

Wed, Oct 27



Metalsmithing/Jewelry: Beginner Class with Joy Raskin


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Time & Location

Oct 27, 2021, 2:30 PM – Dec 15, 2021, 5:30 PM

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

About the Class or Event

7 Wednesdays, 2:30- 5:30 pm

Begins October 27, In Studio

Tuition: $355

Materials fee: Instructor-provided kit (included in tuition)

Description: In this late fall session, we will explore making chains, both unsoldered and soldered, work on soldering skills, forming metal, making your own clasps and earwires.   We will also do tube settings to set faceted gemstones.  

This is a 7-class series.

 Class meets on:  10/27; 11/3; 11/10; 11/17; 12/1; 12/8 and 12/15

10/27   Low Tech Chainmaking

11/3     Soldered Chains such as Cable Chains

11/10   Making your own clasps and earwires.

11/17   Forming sheet metal with Dapping Block and Stamping patterns.

12/1     Making Tube bezels and setting faceted gemstones

12/8     Continue to work on Tube bezels

12/15    Finishing up projects.


Toolbox contains: saw frame and blades, one large file and a set of needle files, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, scissors, safety glasses, tweezers, a solder pick, 4 grits of sandpaper,   drill bits  and solder.

In addition to the toolboxes available to rent, students should bring a basic assortment of hand tools (jeweler's saw/blades; pliers; files; visors etc) and the metal/material they plan to use.

Course level: Advanced Beginner

Prerequisites: Students should have taken Beginner/Advanced Beginner Series- Session 1 from LexArt  or a similar Beginners class.

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.  

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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