This course has everything you need to add another dimension to your jewelry pieces. During the 2-day workshop, you’ll learn how to set a small cabochon on a larger cabochon for a stacked layered stone look. Topics include design, required tools, picking your drill bits, drilling holes in cabochons, and setting the small stones.
Layered Stone Jewelry With Mary Karg (2 Day Workshop) 11/2-11/3
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00 am to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 4:30 pm EDT$325 – $400
PREMIUM AND BENEFACTOR MEMBERS ONLY $325 PLUS MATERIAL FEE <CLICK HERE> TO JOIN.
Through fabrication methods and various soldering techniques, students will also learn how to create a wire prong setting to trap our layered stone or any other irregular shaped object in their jewelry. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along!
This workshop is for all skill levels. However, previous metal or soldering experience would be a plus but not necessary.
Anyone age 18 or older with a desire to learn the art of jewelry making or to improve their knowledge and skills are welcome!
During this 2-day workshop, students will be guided through a series of metal working and jewelry making procedures to create one-of-a-kind layered stone, wearable art piece(s).
Day 1: We will teach you:
- How to drill holes in a beach rock or glass and larger stone cabochons
- How to set a half-drilled pearl using diamond drill bits
- How to solder a bezel cup to tubing
- How to cut tubing to size
- How to set a small cabochon into cup and connect to larger stone
Day 2: We will teach you:
- How to design a piece
- How to construct a wire frame for a larger stone setting
- How to solder prongs, bails, ring shafts and/or bracelet findings to the frame
- Demonstrate a bracelet bangle
- How to finish the finish the prongs and set the stone
During this 2-day workshop you will receive instruction, handouts, demonstrations, hands on practice, some individual guidance as needed, and time to complete 1 or 2 projects. The number of pieces will depend on the complexity of your design(s), your previous experience, and how quickly you learn the techniques.
There is a $75 Materials Fee payable at sign up or to Mary Karg the day of workshop.
Costs include all materials and supplies. In addition, you will get:
- Use of the extensive Foundation equipment, furnaces, and tools needed to complete your project
- On-site access to one of the few retail stores in the US offering enamel and enamel supplies
- Exposure and inspiration during our breaks from hundreds of beautiful ancient and modern enamel pieces in our world-class art enamel museum, the largest diverse collection of art enamels in the world
Mary Karg, Artist
The workshop will be held at the Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation headquarters at 645 Colfax Avenue in Bellevue, KY, right across the river from Cincinnati. We are about ten minutes from downtown Cincinnati, but in an area of northern Kentucky that has less traffic and is a bit easier to navigate than the big city. Although our headquarters is housed in one of the largest facilities in the world dedicated to art enameling, we enjoy being a part of the small river community of Bellevue on the “south bank” of the Ohio River. In fact, the mayor is on our Board of Directors.
We are tucked away in a small, quiet industrial park off Berry Avenue. You will find plenty of parking alongside our building and in a large gravel lot in front of the industrial building next door. For a map and more information, <CLICK HERE>.
Come with an open mind and a willingness to learn.
Please do not wear sandals, open-toed shoes, scarves or other clothing with tassels or loose ends that could get caught in tools or equipment.
Young and old of various economic means attend our workshops. All are welcome! If you want to save money, we can help. Of course, you will want to start by becoming a Premium Member and saving 15% off the cost of the workshop <CLICK HERE>.
Travel will be the biggest part of your cost unless you live close by. Cincinnati is one of the lowest-cost metropolitan areas to visit, but we can help you get the cost even lower! See this resource page for money-saving travel information that could help you save the entire cost of the workshop, maybe even more: <CLICK HERE>. If you don’t have a car when you are in town, we might even be able to give you a ride from a nearby hotel.
In addition, you may want to stay a few days extra days to enjoy some of the world-class attractions that the Cincinnati area offers (in addition to our workshops!). We have listed some of our favorite places here: <CLICK HERE>
If cancelled within 30 days of the workshop, no refunds are issued. If cancelled more than 30 days prior to the workshop, a refund (less a $60 service fee) may be issued if the workshop is fully booked, not including your registration.
If you qualify for a refund, you may apply the total amount to a future workshop conducted in the next 12 months (service fee waived).
Registrations are not transferable.
The Foundation reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment and will notify students of any cancellation at least three weeks prior to the start of the workshop. In the event that WWCEF (The Foundation) cancels a workshop the student will receive a full refund.
The Foundation cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation.
The Foundation is committed to the safety of all students. A series of informational safety procedures have been established for all studio areas that involve some risk of injury in the use of certain equipment. Your instructor will go over safety procedures during your workshop but we would also like for you to be aware of your workshop’s risks before you register for a workshop. As a condition of registration we ask that you read the ‘Safety Procedures Policy’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.
The Foundation makes every effort to ensure students have a safe and meaningful experience while participating in our activities. However, some aspects of work done at The Foundation can involve a certain amount of risk. Work is done with hot equipment i.e. furnaces, kilns and torches. To safeguard The Foundation we ask students to release The Foundation from liability and voluntarily take on the assumption of risk. As a condition of registration we ask that you read the ‘Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.
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