All Silversmithing Workshops and Classes are under the following COVID-19 restrictions:

• Must have appointment.
• Masks required.
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
• Limited to 6 people in shop, including instructor(s).
• Silversmithing only! No lapidary or faceting work!

 


 

Silversmithing Workshop – Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM

This workshop session is for students who have had metal smithing instruction or experience and/or have instructor approval. Students who have attended an introductory class may continue to work on improving their skills in this weekly workshop. An experienced metalsmith will be available for consultation.

Cost: $9.00 shop fee. Club membership required.

To schedule an appointment, call Annie at the number provided in the club members’ newsletter, during the week you wish to attend (call no later than 4 PM on Thursday).

 


 

Introduction to Silversmithing

This is a 10-hour introductory silversmith class. The students will learn to develop their designs, use a jeweler’s saw to cut out a pattern, solder a bezel to a backing plate, and add a bail or a ring shank, creating a wearable piece of jewelry. Intermediate students can work on a project of their choosing with instructor approval. At the completion of this introduction, the student can continue to hone their skills in the Thursday night Silversmith Workshop.

Instructors: Diane Hall and Annie Heffner

Date and time: Check our Calendar

Location: Club Workshop

Cost: $60, plus materials cost (club membership required – $25 fee for single membership)

Materials: Approximately $50 for silver. Plus, please bring your own cabochon to set in silver, or let us know if you will need one provided.

Call Diane Hall at (760) 741-0433 (leave message for call back) or email dianehall213@gmail.com for more info or to register. Class is limited to 4 students, so sign up early.

 


 

Textured Metal Class

Come and join in the fun, exploring how to texture metal and make one-of-a-kind earrings (3 to 4 pairs) or a bracelet. They make great gifts! You may also learn how to make your own ear wires.

Instructors: Diane Hall and Annie Heffner

Date and time: Check our Calendar

Location: Club Workshop

Cost: $35, plus materials cost (club membership required – $25 fee for single membership)

Materials: Approximately $50 for silver. You will need about 1 ounce of silver or copper sheet, which we will purchase for everyone who is signed up by November 22nd. Sign ups after that will need to provide their own material.

Call Diane Hall at (760) 741-0433 (leave message for call back) or email dianehall213@gmail.com for more info or to register. Class is limited to 4 students, so sign up early.

 


 

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay
Learn the basics of Precious Metal Clay – how to make a mold and using precious metal clay (PMC 3), make a three-dimensional pure silver design from your mold; and to use a hand-held torch to fire the clay. For this class, you will need to bring an object no larger than a silver dollar that you want to make a mold of. I have used the head of a dragon figurine. I also have a few molds that I have made you are welcome to use. This will be two 3 hour sessions with completion of the project on Friday evening.

Instructor: Annie Heffner

Date and time: Check our Calendar

Location: Club Workshop

Cost: $30 members, $55 non-members (includes 1 single annual membership).
Materials: Approximately $135 additional for silver.

Contact Annie Heffner at (760) 855-5406 for more info and to register. Sorry, no emails.

 


 

Silver Infinity Chain
This is a two-day basic chain class. The students will learn to twist and link fine silver jump rings to create an elegant chain suitable for hanging a pendant or wearing plain. No soldering is required.

Instructor: Annie Heffner

Date and time: Check our Calendar

Location: Club Workshop

Cost: $80 (club membership required – $25 fee for single membership).
Materials additional.

Contact Annie Heffner at (760) 855-5406 for more info and to register. Sorry, no emails.