Intro into jewelry fabrication techniques and basic metal-smithing. This hands-on class delivers hands-on jewelry fabrication training. Expect to make some exceptional things, which you can bring home with you!
In this class you will learn how to fabricate with both sterling silver and brass metals. You will learn the basics of hammering, sawing, and soldering metalworking techniques. You will learn to use both a ring mandrel and a cuff mandrel as well as an assortment of other tools. By the end of this class you will walk away with your very own handmade brass cuff and either a pair of sterling silver earrings or a sterling silver ring.
What to Bring?
Basic materials will be supplied by the instructor.
Hacker Lab Resident Members: Please bring $15 to give the instructor for materials fees. Other attendees, the materials fees are built into the class fee.
About the Instructor
Giana Galati has a background in many art forms but has primarily worked with metal for the past seven years. An apprenticeship under a fellow metalworker led to a continued education at American River and Sacramento City Colleges, and evolved into a jewelry line, Vivid Venus. Her unisex designs are marked by hard, geometric angles and edges with pieces made of substance and sophistication. An innate passion for tactful forming has led her to share her craft and knowledge.