Fabrication II: Fundamentals in Jewelry

Instructor: Julie Sanford

Aug 9, 10 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Skill Level: Level II - III
Tuition: Members: $ 245.00 / Non-Members: $ 265.00
Plus materials fee.

There are only 3 places left in this course.


The most versatile metalsmith can create jewelry from basic raw materials. This workshop will teach you fundamental techniques in wire fabrication, torch use, annealing, construction, soldering, and bezel setting.


Learn how to pattern and form wire using easy-to-find hand tools and the rolling mill with applications for jewelry, findings, and components. You will create a variety of patterned wire and make several pieces of jewelry including cuff and bangle bracelets, band or stack rings, and a bezel-set stone ring. This workshop is for those new to jewelry making, self-taught makers who want to fill educational gaps, and current metalsmiths who want to improve their fluency in the studio.


Julie Sanford has been creating and exhibiting silver art jewelry in the west Michigan area for over 25 years. She earned a BA in Art Education from Western Michigan University. She has led workshops at national trade shows and conferences, technical schools, universities, private studios, and galleries. Along with a successful jewelry design business, Julie is also the Director of Studio JSD, a metalsmithing workshop and gallery in Grand Haven, MI, and serves as Vice President of the Michigan Silversmiths Guild.

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