Welcome! Only the advanced silversmithing class has a prerequisite. For all other classes, no experience is necessary. For our 3 Day Silversmithing Training, click here. For our Online Silversmithing Course, click here. If you would like to take a class but don’t see what you’d like, just reach out at crestedbuttejewelry@gmail.com. We look forward to having you in class! 

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Intro to silversmithing: Stackable Rings

In this highly popular class, learn to create a set of 5 stackable sterling silver rings, each with its own texture, from a 1 foot piece of sterling wire. Techniques learned are: soldering, annealing, filing, chasing, polishing, as well as correct handling of a jeweler's torch, ring mandrel, hammers, drill and flex shaft. Take home an info packet and a list of resources for tool and metal purchase.

Cost: $150.00 includes instruction, use of tools, info packet, sterling wire and solder for project. 

This is a 7.5 hour course that meets 3 times for 2.5 hours.

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Stone-setting/advanced silversmithing   *Prerequisite

This class is for students who have completed an Intro to Silversmithing class either through CB Jewelry or another comparable course. It consists of designing and fabricating a ring from sterling sheet metal and wire, creating a bezel and setting a cabochon gemstone. Each student will choose their own oval or round stone.

$245.00 Includes instruction, all materials, and use of tools.

This is a 10 hour class that meets 4 times for 2.5 hours. See our class schedule here...

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Embossed Cuff Bracelet

Learn to use a rolling mill to create an embossed design on copper or sterling sheet metal and wear home a cuff bracelet. Designated designs and metal widths will be available to choose from. Apply a patina with flame or distressed look to your design. This is a such a fun class! No experience is necessary. The following tools will be used: rolling mill, design plate, copper or silver sheet metal, steel bracelet mandrel, mallet, flex shaft, abrasives and torch if desired.

Cost: COPPER $95.00, SILVER $160 includes instruction, materials and use of tools.

This class meets 1 time for 2.5 hours.

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metalworking I

In this hands on metalworking class, make your own copper pendant from a flat piece of 6x2 inch sheet metal. Learn to use a rolling mill to emboss metal, saw out the design, use abrasives to blend the cut metal, polish, dome if desired and then finally attach a chain and gemstone to wear your necklace home. In addition, students will learn to use the following tools: a jeweler’s saw, bench pin, vise, magnifiers, abrasives, motorized drill and flex shaft to create the finished piece. 

Cost: COPPER $145.00 Includes instruction, use of tools and equipment, saw blades, sheet metal, sterling chain with clasp, and gemstone. Take home the other 2 designs from the sheet to make more jewelry or holiday tree ornaments!

This is a 5 hour course that meets twice for 2.5 hours. See our class schedule here...

 

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The Art of enameling

No experience necessary! In this super fun class, learn to use a jeweler’s saw to cut out the shape of your choice, a motorized flex shaft to drill a hole and blend the edges of your pendant. Next learn to safely apply different colored enamel (powdered glass) and use a torch to heat and bond the glass to the copper metal. Once it cools, attache a sterling silver chain and wear your necklace home!

$145. Includes instruction, all materials, use of tools and our exclusive school link to create your own Rio Grande Jewelry Supply Account for discounts on tools, supplies and metals.

This s a 5 hour class that meets 2 times for 2.5 hours. See our class schedule here…

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Sterling silver hoop & french wire earrings

Learn to make 2 different types of earrings in this creative class. Design and create your own silver hoop earrings with gemstones and charms attached AND French wire hooks with gemstones. We will be attaching headpins to the gemstone of your choice and adding them to our hoop earrings and wire hooks. Then choose a charm to add to your design. No experience necessary.

Cost: $95.00 includes instruction, sterling silver material, gemstones, and use of tools.

This class meets 1 time for 2.5 hours.

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Metalworking I, II & III

In this hands on metalworking class, make your own sterling silver earrings and necklace from a flat piece of 6x2 inch sheet metal. Learn to use a rolling mill to emboss metal, saw and pierce out the design, use abrasives to blend the cut metal, polish, dome if desired and then finally attach small gemstone and french wires to wear your earrings home. Students will practice sawing with copper sheet metal before diving into their final piece on sterling silver. In addition, students will learn to use the following tools: a jeweler’s saw, bench pin, vise, magnifiers, abrasives, motorized drill and flex shaft to create the finished piece. 

Cost: SILVER $245.00, COPPER $195.00 Includes instruction, use of tools and equipment, saw blades, sterling and copper metal, sterling chain with clasp, and gemstone.

This is a 7.5 hour course that meets three times for 2.5 hours. See our class schedule here...