Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

In this course, students learn the fundamentals of jewelry-making techniques, design, and fabrication. A range of hand-tool processes are covered through practical exercises and imaginative concept-based projects. The non-technical side of the course focuses on idea development and the critical-thinking skills needed to realize a vision. On the technical front, we cover sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, basic hollow construction, ring sizing and more. In addition, discussion of design, materials, jewelry history and alternative techniques are a part of every class.

*The following images are products made by the students during the class.*