Jewelry



Introduction to Silversmithing

Matt Balint

Learn the basic skills necessary to create an original piece of jewelry in sterling silver. Students will learn to use tools commonly used in the jewelry studio. Skills include piercing, lamination, bezel-making, stone setting, embossing, soldering, texture, granulation and forming. Students have the option to make a ring, pendant or earrings in sterling silver. All tools are provided. No prior experience is required.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $215 (members)         $255 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students should wear older clothes and may wish to bring a smock or apron. Students are also required to wear closed-toe shoes, and long hair must be tied back.

Sessions:

1267-0303    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat March 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 4, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1267-0623    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1267-0816    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu August 16, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri August 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Silver Metal Clay Exploration

Nancy Miller

Explore the many ways that you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs of your own. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques and make pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. Fresh leaves will also be used to create a silver piece of nature. The class will also cover techniques for setting and firing stones directly in metal clay. Each student will leave with at least four finished pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $100
         Non-members: $120
  • Materials: $72
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $172 (members)         $192 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Please note that depending on the number of students who register for this class, it may take place at the instructor's studio in Saratoga Springs. Please call AFS a week before the class for the location.

Sessions:

1172-0512    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 12, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1172-1103    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 3, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Iron Adornment (Steel Jewelry)

Nicholas Downing

Although steel is not traditionally thought of as a precious metal, its versatility, toughness and character make it ideal for body adornment. We'll cover a variety of techniques, including small-scale forging, filing, basic Damascus steel, twisting, finishes and patination. Projects will include anything from belt buckles to rings. Participants in this class can include the seasoned beginner and up.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $520 (members)         $570 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1266-0707    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 7, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon July 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue July 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Creating Fly Tied Earrings and Other Accessories

Paul Sinicki

You may have seen this class introduced a few years ago and wondered what it was all about! This truly unique class is back so come and make beautiful jewelry using the same techniques used to make fishing flies. You will learn how to tie the feathers and other materials, how to wrap the threads and then attach the mounts. Leave this half-day class with earrings that will bring you attention wherever you go!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $55 (members)         $65 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1209-1104    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 4, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm