Class Schedule

Sparks Studio of Creative Arts 509 W. Main St. Arlington, TX  76010

Introduction to Soldering - Sign Up and Pay for Class

TBD  $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. 

 

More Fun With Enamel  Sign Up and Pay for Class

TBD  $75  All supplies are furnished.

If you want to add some color to your life then we have just the class for you.  You will use powdered glass enamel to make pictures you will be proud to wear.  This class will include Sgraffito through sifted enamel.  Sgraffito is an Italian word that describes the techniques of scratching through a layer of something to expose what is beneath it. Then you will learn the process of wet packing transparent enamel to add color to your sgraffito piece. Come join us for a colorful morning and add new techniques to your enameling talent.  

 

Introduction to Electro Etching Sign Up and Pay for Class

TBD  $90  All supplies are furnished.

This class will teach you how to etch copper using a common household battery.  This eliminates the need for messy chemicals.  Etching is a great way to add depth and dimension to your copper jewelry. You will create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning a clean and chemical free technique to etch copper.  You will also texture, sand, file, patina and finish your etched piece so it is ready to show off.   The class fee includes copper, leather cord, and use of instructor’s tools. Each student will get to keep the electro etching kit you use in class. All you need to bring is the desire to learn something new and have fun creating your own piece of jewelry.

 

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

TBD  $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  $90 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.