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Make Jewelry! Learn Beginning Level Soldering: A Sterling Bezel Ring with Bob Hazeltine
July 30, 2015 (9:30am - 4pm) — Learn basic soldering methods used by jewelers. Start your jewelry making career or hobby here by taking Beginning Level Soldering with Santa Fe Jewelers Supply's very own Jewelry Master, Bob Hazeltine. Learn the techniques of soldering while creating wearable jewelry. Each participant will leave with their very own and personally made sterling silver bezel ring. Bob Hazeltine brings over forty years of innovative, jewelry manufacturing and thirty years of inspiring, teaching experience to the broad spectrum of classes offered at SFJS. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Bob Hazeltine
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $145
Email: Santa Fe Jewelers Supply
Phone: 505-988-9157

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Jewelry Making in the Scottish Borders
August 2-7, 2015 (full day) — Tucked away in a traditional stone building, this fully equipped jewelry studio is the perfect place to shed distractions and let your creative spirit shine. Accommodation, welcome reception & transportation within Scotland are included. Visit website


Location: Peebles, Scotland
Instructor: Linda Lewin
Sponsor: Wild at Art
Cost: $2416
Email: Ellen Colingsworth and Ute Johnston

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Advanced Level

Gem Setting in Five Days
August 3-7, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Join Gerry for a five day gem setting intensive to master bench techniques for setting faceted gem stones and diamonds. Learn the correct use of tools and equipment and how to determine stone angles and claw alignments. Gerry demonstrates stone setting techniques each day. Bench time is provided for practicing your skills in setting four- and six-claw heads and other settings. Learn to set square stones, set gypsy/flush settings, use wax to set stones, and more. Many tools will be provided, but the supply list includes those that are your responsibility. A ring set is purchased from Gerry and C-Z's are also available for sale. Prior experience with basic metalworking tools is desirable. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Gerald Lewy, www.GemzDiamondSetting.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $525 + materials fee, Non-Members: $550 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Advanced Level

Hollow Silver Ring: Soldering Intensive
August 10-12, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Strengthen your soldering skills and feel like a pro behind the torch as you fabricate a hollow ring. Also, discover how to set up your own soldering studio. Jeni works with you on-on-one to practice advanced soldering skills. Make a hollow silver ring of your own design, and leave this workshop with a completed ring and lots of new tips and techniques to make all of your soldering projects more successful. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Mokren
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Loom Woven Beaded Bracelets
August 14, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Complete a bracelet in one day. Learn how to use a bead loom or improve your process without all those pesky warp threads. Jeni teaches you how to create bracelets that come off the loom almost complete. Jeni shows you how to prepare a bead loom for the no-warp method of beading. You'll also learn how to finish the beadwork, create buttonholes, and add buttons for the clasp. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Mokren
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Desktop to 3-D Print
August 18-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to create 3-Dimensional models using open source software, and watch your models materialize on a Makerbot 3D printer. Learn about the process of 3-D modeling, exporting files, slicing, and printing on the Makerbot 3-D printer. Previous digital 3D modeling experience is not expected or required - although general digital skills are helpful. Bring a laptop (either Mac or Windows format) with a wireless connection, and a mouse with left and right buttons and scroll wheel. Tablet style (iPad) computers will not work with this software. This workshop is intended to provide hands on access to this new tool set: for sculptors, jewelers, and creatives who are curious about 3D printing. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Burt Isenstein, NancyandBurt.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Vintage Metal Deck: Taking the Mystery Out of Working with Metal
August 29-30, 2015 (10am-5pm) — In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous, thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3 inches, to transform into a beautiful work of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper, found objects, and you will learn a plethora new ideas & techniques! You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal: how to apply texture; apply transfers; forge, distress & mark metal; add ink & paint; use patinas; attach objects; and more! Visit website


Location: Taos, NM
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $185 + $25 materials fee
Email: Leighanna Light
Phone: 505-369-4777

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Eastern European Filigree Bracelet
August 31 - September 4, 2015 (3:00 - 8:00pm) — Master Silversmith Gia Goglishvili will guide the participants through the old world technique known as Filigree. The word filigree is derived from the Latin words 'filum' meaning tread and the 'granum' meaning grains. Eastern European Filigree is constructed from tiny twisted silver or gold wires soldered to a wire frame. Tiny balls formed of silver or gold wire and cabochons or gemstones in bezels are added to further add ornamentation to the piece. This beautiful technique has an opened back and has the look of delicate lace. The instructor will provide the design to make a lovely bracelet. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Gia Gogishvili
Sponsor: Spruill Center for the Arts
Cost: $494 + Materials + Lab Fee
Email: Anne Winn
Phone: 770-394-3447 x 0

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Faux Etching, Surface Design on Metal
September 12, 2015 (9:30am-4:30pm) — Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I've been having a blast etching anything that I can get my hands on! In this workshop, you will learn a fast & easy technique for creating "etched" metal surfaces without having to deal with toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative sculpture using the metal that we altered. While working on the sculpture, we will cover basic cold connection methods as well as composition & design. Visit website


Location: Taos, NM
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $95
Email: Leighanna Light
Phone: 505-369-4777

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Intermediate Level
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PUK 4.2 Welder Demo - Monday
September 14, 2015 (1-4pm) — Major improvements have been made to micro TIG welding equipment. Experience the new technology first hand. TIG Welders were hard to use in the past, did not work well with sterling silver and were primarily used for gold and platinum. Now, micro TIG welders are more user-friendly and can be used to join dissimilar metals without heat. They are also used to repair, restore, repurpose and create jewelry and mixed metal medias. Pin backs can be repaired in a few minutes without removing a stone, and prongs can be made with a stone in place. Joy demonstrates joining metals with a micro TIG welder. Bring a sample of something you would like to see welded (no family treasures, please). Students may have hands on experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $50, Non-Members: $75
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Launching and Running an Etsy Shop
September 14-15, 2015 (9am-12pm) — Learn how to set up your Etsy shop. If you already have one, learn the site's ins and outs of SEO (search engine optimization) for Etsy/Google searches. Understand how key words help your shop get noticed, and enable advertising on Etsy. Increase exposure by linking Etsy to Facebook and a blog. Bring your laptop (4 years old or newer--HDMI ports and camera slot are helpful.) If you only have an iPad, you may use it, but it is not optimal. Create a shop banner and experiment with shop listings, using logos and photos of your work. Joy guides you in shooting, editing and loading the images. Learn how to maximize your use of this highly popular website to market your work. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $95, Non-Members: $105
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

PUK 4.2 Welder Demo - Tuesday
September 15, 2015 (1-4pm) — Major improvements have been made to micro TIG welding equipment. Experience the new technology first hand. TIG Welders were hard to use in the past, did not work well with sterling silver and were primarily used for gold and platinum. Now, micro TIG welders are more user-friendly and can be used to join dissimilar metals without heat. They are also used to repair, restore, repurpose and create jewelry and mixed metal medias. Pin backs can be repaired in a few minutes without removing a stone, and prongs can be made with a stone in place. Joy demonstrates joining metals with a micro TIG welder. Bring a sample of something you would like to see welded (no family treasures, please). Students may have hands on experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $50, Non-Members: $75
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Metalsmithing: Ring
September 16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Joy's workshop introduces you to designing, soldering, sawing, filing, finishing and other metalsmithing techniques used to fabricate a ring. Learn to prong- and bezel-set regular and irregular stones, and even found objects, during this workshop. From the beginner to the intermediate level student, Joy works with you to learn completely new techniques or push your knowledge to the next level. Take home a one-of-a-kind, sterling silver ring of your design and creation. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Metalsmithing: Earrings
September 17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Beginner's learn introductory soldering techniques, wirewrapping, and how to fabricate pieces such as earrings and small findings with texture. Advanced students can take this project to the next level by setting stones and creating a hinged earring mechanism. Create each component of an earring. Then, learn to use the hydraulic press and rolling mill to create interesting textures in metal. Leave this one-day workshop with a pair of earrings you can be proud of. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Metalsmithing: Pendant
September 18, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to make a sculptural pendant out of sterling silver, incorporating the setting of irregular stones and found objects into a pendant. Beginning students will learn to solder, set a stone and cut out metal shapes. More advanced students can make multiple stone settings, prong settings, bezel settings, and a custom chain. Bring a focal stone or found object you want to use in your design; some metals and studio supplies are available in the studio for a fee. Please see supply list for this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Designing Jewelry Using the Lost Wax Process
October 14-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, students will be designing up to three pieces of jewelry out of wax from start to finish and will prepare it for casting. Nadine will provide the supplies for the class and students will be able to choose gemstones and pearls for a nominal fee, or if students have their own gems they are welcome to use them. Nadine will demonstrate every morning what technique will be used for the day to create a piece of jewelry. On the last day, students will be able to choose their favorite pieces created during the workshop and will send them to Nadine's casting company in Sedona. Once casted, they will be sent to a finish jeweler who will set the gems. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Nadine Leo, www.mspearlco.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395 + $50 material fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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