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Learn essential techniques for making beaded jewelry, including crimping, stringing, knotting, wire work, using chain, leather, cotton, linen and silk cord, and more! Topics include working with color, creating handmade clasps and components, combining techniques, sources for beads, and design and marketing ideas. Course designed for beginning student.

452091

01

Materials Cost: $20.00

Class Cost: $120.00

Instructor : Laura Gasparrini 

Weekly - Wed 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (9/6/2017-10/4/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  07



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Learn essential techniques for making beaded jewelry, including crimping, stringing, knotting, wire work, using chain, leather, cotton, linen and silk cord, and more! Topics include working with color, creating handmade clasps and components, combining techniques, sources for beads, and design and marketing ideas. Course designed for beginning student.

452091

02

Materials Cost: $20.00

Class Cost: $96.00

Instructor : Laura Gasparrini 

Weekly - Wed 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (11/8/2017-11/29/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  07



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Master the technique of creating this dramatic piece of jewelry - a silver Shibori Bracelet. You will make a wide cuff bracelet from silver sheet and wire. By folding, pleating and adding texture the silver sheet you will produce a fabric-like appearance. By adding a textured wire frame you will give the bracelet structure and dynamic design. Demonstrations and hands on applications will help you develop skills in texturing, soldering, shaping and finally the pleating process using a specially designed tool. Finally, discover how to bring out the detail of your beautiful bracelet by adding a rich patina.

452105

01

Materials Cost: $100.00

Class Cost: $148.00

Instructor : Carl Stanley 

Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (9/20/2017-10/18/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab

More information online at:  Carl's YouTube video



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Experience the delicate jewelry making technique of Filigree, which employs making fine twisted metal wires and beads to form delicate designs. These designs can be used for making rings, broaches, pendants, and earrings. It is a very ancient technique with modern applications. Filigree has been used since Etruscan times and you can also find examples through out history being used in jewelry from both western and eastern cultures. All levels welcome. Come add a new dimension to your jewelry creations.    

452107

01

Materials Cost: $65.00

Class Cost: $210.00

Instructor : Gary Elkins 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (9/12/2017-11/14/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab



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Learn about several creative and practical jewelry casting techniques in one class. Discover Tufa Stone Casting, Cuttlebone Casting, Sand Casting and Broom Straw Casting - ancient methods that were used long before lost wax casting was around, producing amazing detail and modern jewelry. Learn and practice the set-up for casting and take advantage of the opportunity to melt and cast your own metal. Techniques for turning the cast items into finished jewelry will be demonstrated and practiced in class. Materials and supplies to create four (4) cast projects will be provided.

452109

01

Materials Cost: $30.00

Class Cost: $144.00

Instructor : Carl Stanley 

Weekly - Mon 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (11/6/2017-11/27/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab

More information online at:  Carl's YouTube video



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Make amazing jewelry pieces using your favorite beads, pearls and gemstones.  Using round and square wire you will create unique earrings, pendants, rings or bracelets.  Make your own jewelry findings, including head pins, bales and clasps.  Discover how this is an easy and creative application of basic wire wrapping - there's no soldering required in completing these jewelry pieces.  Experience this wonderful medium and create exciting jewelry pieces for yourself, family and friends.

452145

01

Materials Cost: $15.00

Class Cost: $144.00

Instructor : Paula Gregoire-Jones 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (8/24/2017-10/12/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  07

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This course on the art of enameling on metal begins by exploring the basic principles of enameling through the melting of powdered glass on the surface of copper or silver sheet metal in artistic patterns. Students also learn a variety of more advanced techniques including the use of silver or gold foils and cloisonne.

452079

01

Materials Cost: $19.00

Class Cost: $196.00

Instructor : Staff TBA 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (9/7/2017-10/26/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab

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In this exciting course students will learn and practice techniques to create dynamic silver bracelets using Magical Fold Forming Techniques.  Fold Forming is a breakthrough method used to quickly create volume, texture and form in sheet metal.  This method is especially suited for light yet strong bracelets in both copper and silver.  Come and explore these techniques and create some amazing bracelets.  This class will open your eyes to new and wonderful ways to make jewelry of all sorts.

452122

01

Materials Cost: $90.00

Class Cost: $126.00

Instructor : Carl Stanley 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (11/8/2017-11/29/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab



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The hydraulic press is a great tool for the modern jeweler, making quick work of many tasks that would be more difficult and time consuming by hand. Learn and practice several hydraulic press techniques to create jewelry objects and components with volume, texture and form with minimal effort and weight.  Practice several methods to form, cut and texture metal and some interesting ways to create dynamic stone settings, all with the hydraulic press and various accessories. These methods will be practiced using copper, but they can easily be applied to silver.

452124

01

Materials Cost: $60.00

Class Cost: $126.00

Instructor : Carl Stanley 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (8/23/2017-9/13/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab



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Make amazing wire-wrapped pendants using semi-precious gemstone cabochons and/or hearts.  Using square wire and half round wire you will learn how to make a wrapped frame for your stone.  No soldering required in completing jewelry pieces.  Experience this wonderful medium, and create exciting, wrapped pendants for yourself, family and friends.

452160

01

Materials Cost: $10.00

Class Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Paula Gregoire-Jones 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (8/26/2017-8/26/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  07



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This is a short introductory course in soldering for jewelry. It is to be an introduction to basic beginning level soldering. This course is especially for those who are transitioning from wire wrap jewelry making and those have never used the soldering torch in the production of jewelry. This course is to take the mystery out soldering and give some basic skills. It will also raise the confidence level of the student to be able to take other courses in jewelry making.

452095

01

Materials Cost: $45.00

Class Cost: $144.00

Instructor : David Rodriguez 

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (8/22/2017-9/26/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab



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Enjoy using our wonderful jewelry studio to work on projects of your own, or projects from jewelry classes that need finishing touches. This studio class is run by a professional jeweler-instructor who can answer questions and help you with your ongoing jewelry tasks. Take advantage of this opportunity to use the equipment and to benefit from the guidance of a skilled jeweler to help you with your projects. Some demonstrations on various creative jewelry techniques and methods will be given throughout the course.

452111

03

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $162.00

Instructor : Carl Stanley 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (7/12/2017-8/2/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  08 Jewelry Lab



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