Jewelry Design

Delaware College of Art and Design
Loved this class!  Jan R.
Jewelry Design 

For those interested in trying their hand at jewelry design, DCAD offers beginners workshops which enable students to learn specific techniques within a day or two.

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Register online or via phone 302.622.8867 x.110

Summer Workshops include:

Metal Manipulation

Chain Maille Weekend Workshop:  Chain Maille & Advanced Chain Maille

Handmade Earrings Workshop

 

METAL MANIPULATION

COURSE ID: JD0028

Instructor: Pat Rosenberger

ONE SESSION

Saturday, June 14; 10 AM – 1 PM

NON–CREDIT Tuition: $45; Materials Fee: $15

Working with a variety of metals, students

will learn to saw, dome, channel and use a disc

cutter. Pieces will be embellished with texturing

and heat. Students will have time to complete

several pieces.

 

HANDMADE EARRINGS WORKSHOP

COURSE ID: JD0029

Instructor: Patricia Whitman

ONE SESSION

Saturday, June 21; 1 PM – 4 PM

NON–CREDIT Tuition: $45; Materials Fee: $30

In this new workshop, learn to make several styles

of earrings using a variety of metals and semiprecious

gemstones. Whether you prefer wire,

posts or non-pierced alternatives or like short,

long, funky or classic, this workshop is

for you. Many samples will provide inspiration. All

materials will be available in class for use.

 

CHAIN MAILLE WEEKEND WORKSHOP:

CHAIN MAILLE & ADVANCED CHAIN MAILLE

JD0031

Instructor: Patricia Whitman

TWO SESSIONS

Sat. & Sun., June 14 – June 15; 1 PM – 4 PM

NON–CREDIT Tuition: $100; Materials Fee: $50

DAY ONE: CHAIN MAILLE

This workshop will begin with a brief review of

the history of the ancient art of chain maille.

Several examples of chain maille jewelry will show

some of the many possibilities of this technique.

Students will learn how to make clean, tight

closures of jump rings and will learn the Byzantine

weave to make a bracelet in copper or brass. If time

permits, the Box weave, which is closely related to

the Byzantine weave, will also be taught. The only

tools needed to do chain maille are a pair of chain

nose pliers. Pairs of pliers will be available for use

during the class if needed.

DAY TWO: ADVANCED CHAIN MAILLE

Continue to explore and create chain maille in

this advanced workshop, open to students who

have already taken the introductory course.

Students must have taken the first workshop or

have some hands-on experience with chain maille.

The workshops will continue to focus on making

perfect closures of jump rings and will teach a few

more interesting weaves, including the European

4-in-1 weave, the Celtic weave and possibly the

Persian weave. The only tools needed to do chain

maille are a pair of chain nose pliers. Pairs of pliers

will be available for use during the class if needed.

Prerequisite: Beginning Chain Maille Workshop.