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Shop Hours - As of Oct 2, 2022
Tuesday & Wednesday - 9:00am -> 12:00pm
Wednesday- 6:00pm -> 9:00pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 1:00pm -> 8:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am -> 12:00pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed
Carving Workshop Apr 16
01) Abalone Shell
Create jewelry pieces from abalone shell
02) Mokume Gane
Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns
03) Keum Boo
Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver, to make silver-gilt.
04) Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
PMC work consists of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water. It can be shaped just like any soft clay. After drying, the clay can be fired and the binder burns away, leaving the pure sintered metal.
05) Polymer Clay
Polymer Clay is a type of hardenable modeling clay. A liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, the part is put into an oven to harden. Art made from polymer clay can now be found in major museums.
06) Knife Making
Hard steel with hard rock!
07) Collet Setting (Bezel Punch)
Flare a metal tube to hold a facetted stone.
08) Acid Etching
Acid Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal.
Different patinas on metals
10) Blacksmith Jewelry
11) Tool Making
How to work Ammolite for jewelry
14) Cabbing for Beginners
From rough rock to cabochon
15) Small Cabs
16) Free Form Cabs
17) Spinner Ring 3 kinds
Center band is free to turn
18) Sand Casting
19) Lost Wax Casting
Also called Investment Casting - is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (often silver, gold, brass or bronze) is cast from an original sculpture. Intricate works can be achieved by this method.
20) Silver Wire Crochet
21) Wire Wrapping
Wire wrapping is taking wire and wrapping it around itself and/or beads and other components to create jewelry. Wire wrapping can be used to make a loop for joining different components together, such as when creating a wrapped wire loop or wrapping a pendant.
22) Wire Weaving
Wire weaving is looping thin wire around a heavy wire frame in a pattern.
23) Enamelling - Standard
Enamels can be applied to glass, ceramics, and most commonly, metals. The application of enamels can add color to metals such as copper, silver, and gold. The enamel melts, flows, and fuses to the surface in a smooth coating when heat is applied.
24) Enamelling - Champleve
Champlevé is an enamelling technique in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, leafing the uncarved portions exposed.
25) Enamelling Plic-a-jour
Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel.
26) Hydraulic Press
Use of pre-shaped cutting patterns
Repoussé is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Chasing or embossing is a similar technique in which the piece is hammered on the front side, sinking the metal.
Reticulation produces a ridged or ripply surface through controlled heating. The ridges of a reticulated surface are more pronounced than any other surface treatment, looking like a moonscape or a relief map.
Granulation is a manufacturing technique whereby a surface is covered in spherules or granules of precious metal. Basic techniques to attach granules to a metal surface are: hard soldering, fusing and colloidal soldering.
This is anodized niobium with gold filled and silver. Light reflects differently at different angles. It is a reversible piece.
31) Fold Forming
Fold Forming is a technique of metalworking whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged and annealed, and unfolded; at which stage it generally has a dramatic new three-dimensional form.
32) Copper Bowls
33) Copper Flowers
34) Soapstone Carving
Shibuichi is a historically Japanese copper alloy, a member of the irogane class, which is patinated into a range of subtle greys and muted shades of blue, green, and brown. Kashira is made of dark-finished shibuichi, with gold highlights
Filigree is a form of intricate metalwork.It is usually of gold and silver, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs.
Electroforming is a metal forming process in which parts are fabricated through electrodeposition on a model, known as a mandrel. The process involves passing direct current through an electrolyte containing salts of the metal being electroformed.
Electroplating is a method to put a metal coating onto an object, in our case a piece of jewellery, by placing it in a solution containing the metal to be plated and passing an electrical current through the piece and the solution.
39) Electro Etching
Electro-etching uses electricity rather than chemical mordants to etch metal. Instead of strong acid mordants, electro-etching requires milder chemical solutions, such as copper sulfate, silver nitrate, or other dry chemicals.
40) Pencil Crayon on Copper
41) Disk Cutter Jewelry
Using a hydraulic press to cut metal jewelry pieces
42) Silver Chain Making
43) Tiffany Style Jewelry
Using low temperature soldering
44) Get to know your large saw
Cutting and fitting together small pieces of stone to create unique designs