The focus of this workshop is on the fabrication of individual pieces: rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and pieces of your own design. Initial projects to design and craft rings and bezels are used to familiarize participants with the tools and procedures in the studio. Techniques are then taught for cold forging, forming, soldering, cold joins, stone settings, piercing, surface embellishments, and chain making. We work with silver, copper, brass, and bronze, and cabochons; the workshop is designed for those having up to intermediate experience with the craft. A $60 fee covers initial materials used.
Faculty: Jeanne Bennett
Jeanne is an award-winning freelance metal designer who has worked for custom jewelers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Virgin Islands. Jeanne teaches at the Community College of Vermont, The Putney School, and offers workshops in her studio in Westminster West, VT. She is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and a member of the Putney Craft Tour. You can see some of Jeanne Bennett's jewelry on her Facebook Page