Classes - Jewelry

Jewelry Making
This is our catalog of Jewelry making classes. Call 512-380-0770 to register for classes, or to be placed on the interest list for those classes not yet scheduled. Better yet, signup for our mailing list and receive automatic updates of upcoming classes.

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New: 2 Day Color in the Flame: Enamel on Copper Pendants
Instructor: Holly Cooper


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In this two day workshop with local artist Holly Cooper, the magic fusion of glass and metal will be explored to produce colorful and expressive pendants and amulets. This 2 day class will focus more on techniques than the 1 day class, with new projects!

Using Thompson’s enamel on copper sheet that we cut ourselves, we will apply enamel and then fire with a torch to create eye-catching little art pieces.
This class is about making interesting small scale works using a variety of techniques and materials including sgraffito, metal leaf, silver foil, lusters, color liquid enamels, and seed beads.

The pieces we make will require basic jewelry making skills and tools. We will use torches supplied by the studio for the class session. All skill levels welcomed!

Tuition: $450

This 2 day class is on a Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm. 
Lunch is provided as well as tools and materials.

 

Color in the Flame: Enamel on Copper Pendants
Instructor: Holly Cooper


Click here for more information about Holly
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In this new one day workshop with local artist Holly Cooper, the magic fusion of glass and metal is explored to produce colorful and expressive pendants and amulets.
We will use Thompson’s enamel on copper sheet that we cut ourselves. Then will fire with a torch, creating eye-catching wearable pendants. We’ll make interesting jewelry using a variety of techniques and materials including sgraffito, metal leaf, liquid enamels, and seed beads. We will also make our own findings for the necklaces from copper wire. The pieces we make will require basic jewelry making skills and tools. We will use torches supplied by the studio for the class session.
All skill levels welcomed!
Tuition: $225


Tools and materials will be provided.

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PMC 101
Instructor: Lydia Johns
Learn the basics of working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC). This class is an introduction to shaping, texturing and finishing pieces made with this fascinating material. Learn how to add small molded embellishments (like the dragonfly shown in the picture) to your creations.

Firing and kilns will be discussed during the class. While your pieces are firing, we will make small silicon molds for future embellishments, so bring small buttons or charms if you have them.

Your student kit includes 25g of PMC+ and a small package of two part silicon mold compound.
 
Tuition: $195
All tools & supplies provided.


This is a one day workshop on Saturday February 16th, from 10am-4pm. 

 Lunch provided by Blue Moon.
Call 512-380-0770 to register.

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PMC Playdate
with Lydia Johns
In our PMC Playdate studio, basics of working with precious metal clay are required, as Lydia will be assisting with advice and guidance, but not instructing.
Bring your tools, PMC, molds, and anything else you would like in order to create some "precious" pieces in the company of other "precious" artists! Lydia will bring all of her fun molds also. Kilns, dehrydrator and tumblers will be available. We will also have 28g packs of PMC+ available for purchase.

Tuition:$65
All tools and supplies will be provided if needed.

This is a Saturday class from 10am-3pm. 
(Lunch will not be provided. Please bring your own. We will supply the refrigeration!)

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on an interest list.

PMC Ring: Ring a Bling Bling!
Instructor: Lydia Johns
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Come design your own ring using PMC+ and an incredible embeddable prong setting! In this one day class, Lydia Johns will teach you how to build a ring and then set a faceted stone on your creation. It is a whole lot easier than it looks.

We will cover building a basic ring, texturing your ring band, creating sunken settings, and making sure your ring fits after it is fired.

Each student will create at least one finished ring in class.

There is enough clay provided (28gr.) to make 3 rings like the ones pictured!
Tuition: $225. 
All materials and tools provided.

This is a one day Saturday class. Lunch will be provided by Blue Moon.

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PMC 102
Settings and Bails
Instructor: Lydia Johns
 
Pre-requisite for this class is our PMC 101 workshop, or equivalent experience.

Stepping it up a notch from the basics of working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC), this class focuses on setting stones and glass into PMC settings, and creating interesting PMC bails for your pieces.

We will begin working with setting CZ gems, applying and building bezels, and working with dimensional aspects – no basics will be taught.


Tuition: $195
(all tools & supplies provided)


Next Class: TBD
This is a one day workshop from 9am-4pm.

Resin Revelry
Instructor: Lydia Johns
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Come enjoy a day of making fun jewelry using metals and Ice Resin with Lydia Johns! We will be taking found objects such as old keys, watch parts, odds and ends found at flea markets, sea shells, beads, glitter, and any number of small inclusions and making them into unique jewelry items.

We will be using Ice Resin…a fun way to encase your items in resin that does not smell and cures without the use of a UV light.

Lydia will bring small shells, words/sayings, scrap book paper, glitter, little glass balls, and an assortment of other small inclusion type items to share. Feel free to bring small miscellaneous items of your own – Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and scrap book stores like Archiver’s carry some really cool scrap book items.
 
Tools will be provided, but students may bring their own:
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flush cut wire cutters
  • Bench block
  • 1" Chasing Hammer
 
Tools will also be available for sale at Blue Moon Glassworks.
 
Tuition: $150

Next Class: TBD.
This is a one day workshop on a Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Lunch will be provided.

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Itching to Etch!
Instructor: Lydia Johns
Add new dimension to your metal working as we chemically etch copper to create unique textures. After etching your metals you can make simple jewelry designs to take home.

Students will need to bring or purchase these tools:
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Flush cut wire cutters
  • Metal shears
  • If you have rubber stamps that you think might make a good texture please bring them as well.

Tools are available for sale at Blue Moon. All other materials will be provided.
 
Tuition: $150