Class Schedule

Sparks Studio of Creative Arts

INTRODUCTION TO ETCHING ON COPPER

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Learn how to chemically etch copper with a simple recipe. This is a great way to add depth and dimension to jewelry. You will create two pieces of jewelry while learning two techniques to etch copper. You will also texture, sand, file, patina and finish your etched pieces so they are ready to show off.  includes copper, acid, leather cord, and use of instructor’s tools.  All you need to bring is your imagination. If desired bring your own tools marked with your name.  
Cost:   $85.00  +  $10 Supply fee
Note:  To make a bracelet instead of 2 pendants, the fee will be $15.

 

Introduction to Soldering - Sign Up and Pay for Class

Friday, August 11 6-9 PM  $85   All supplies are furnished. 

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination. Class fee includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name. 

 

 

 

Bezel Making and Stone Setting - Sign up and Pay for Class

Saturday, August 19  9AM-3PM  $120 

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon which is soldered onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will impress yourself with your new skill! Prior soldering experience is necessary.  All materials and supplies provided. Materials include sterling silver sheet, fine silver bezel wire, sterling silver chain, and cabochon. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

 

Spinner Ring - Sign up and Pay for Class

 TBD $120 All supplies are furnished.

Round and Round! Come take a spin. Learn to make spinner rings! You will create a sterling silver and copper spinner ring that is fun to wear. Your friends will be impressed! Basic soldering knowledge is required. All materials and supplies provided. Supplies include: Sterling silver sheet and Copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your Spinner ring.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

 

Introduction to Enameling - Sign up and Pay for Class

Wednesday August 30 9AM- 12PM All Materials Included

Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. This class is an introduction to basic enameling and all supplies will be provided.  Just show up with your imagination and a love for color.  Supplies include copper, enamel, chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

 

Fold Form Bracelet - Sign up and Pay for Class

TBD $85

Learn to turn a flat piece of copper into a beautiful fold form bracelet.  You will learn to anneal, fold, hammer, texture, patina and form copper into a one of a kind bracelet you will be proud to show off.  All materials and supplies provided. Class includes copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your fold form bracelet. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

Enamel and Tube-Set Pendant Sign up and Pay for Class

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In this project class we will combine Enameling and Bezel making along with tube setting a faceted stone to make a beautiful pendant. Prior experience with soldering, enameling, bezel making and sawing is encouraged. You will learn to set a faceted stone in a tube setting to add a beautiful feature to your jewelry. All tools and supplies are included. You are welcome to bring any of your own familiar tools to work with. If you do please clearly mark them as yours.  
Cost  $130

 

Relic Jewelry in Copper and Silver Solder Sign up and Pay for Class

TBD
Learn to make Relic Jewelry using silver bearing solder and stamps. The process is fun and mysterious because you never really know what you made until it cools. The possibilities are endless. We will teach you how to add this new dimension to your jewelry making using copper, silver bearing solder, stamps and other objects. The price of the class includes copper, silver bearing solder, stamps, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your one of-a-kind creations.
Cost   $75

 

Prong and Rivet Bracelet - Sparks Studio

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Learn to prong set piece to a base of sterling silver and rivet it to a copper bracelet.  You will learn make and solder prongs to hold any shaped object.  You will also learn how to make and rivet two pieces of metal together.  These two skills can be applied to making many types of jewelry including necklaces, earrings, and rings.  Class includes sterling silver, copper bracelet blank, sterling wire and use of torch and all tools needed to complete your fold form bracelet.  Some objects will be available, however, to personalize your bracelet feel free to bring your own objects no larger than 1”x1”.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

 

 

        

Wild Beads 

Introduction to Soldering - Wild Beads

TBD

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination. Class includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

Introduction to Enameling - Wild Beads

TBD

Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. This class is an introduction to basic enameling and all supplies will be provided.  Just show up with your imagination and a love for color.  Class includes copper, enamel, chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

Bezel Making and Stone Setting - Wild Beads

TBD

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon which is soldered onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will impress yourself with your new skill! Prior soldering experience is necessary.  Class includes sterling silver sheet, fine silver bezel wire, sterling silver chain. You may bring your own cabochon or purchase one from Wild Beads’ large selection of beautiful cabs.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

 Spinner Ring - Wild Beads

TBD

Round and Round! Come take a spin and learn to make spinner rings! You will create a sterling silver and copper spinner ring that is fun to wear. Your friends will be impressed! Basic soldering knowledge is required. All materials and supplies provided. Class includes sterling silver sheet and Copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your Spinner ring.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

Fold Form Bracelet - Wild Beads

TBD

Learn to turn a flat piece of copper into a beautiful fold form bracelet.  You will learn to anneal, fold, hammer, texture, patina and form copper into a one of a kind bracelet you will be proud to show off.  All materials and supplies provided. Class includes copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your fold form bracelet. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.

 

The Alchemy Group

Introduction to Etching on Copper  Sign up at  The Alchemy Group

TBD

Find your chemistry by learning how to chemically etch copper.  This is a great way to add depth and dimension to your copper jewelry. You will create two pieces of jewelry while learning two techniques to etch copper.  You will also texture, sand, file, patina and finish your etched pieces so they are ready to show off.   $20 supply fee includes copper, acid, leather cord, and use of instructor’s tools.

 

Soldering with Sibling Rivalry Artisans  Sign up at  The Alchemy Group.

TBD

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination. $20 supply fee includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.