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Intro to Jewelry Making & Tool Training

  • 11/25/2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, VT
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This class provides the fundamental skills and materials knowledge you'll need for future projects in jewelry and metalsmithing. Students will receive:

  • An introduction to basic metals (copper, brass, nickel, silver, gold) and their characteristics
  • Up-close demonstrations of basic techniques: sawing, filing, sanding, texturing, stamping and polishing
  •  An overview of our metalsmithing equipment:  bench pin, jeweler's saws and files, disccutter, acetylene torch, propane and oxygen torch (with flux coating and pickle bath), flexshaft and attachments, rolling mill, ring bender, dapping blocks (dome and u-channel), steel block, punches, stamping tools, ring stretcher, a variety of hammers, and the buffers and polishes

  • Lots of hands-on practice and time for Q & A

  • In addition, each student will make and take home a small, personalized charm or ring designed in their choice of metal and pattern.

This beginner's class is for anyone interested in the art of metal smithing to use in jewelry making or in any fine metalworking project or application. This tool training is required before members can use the Jewelry Studio (all equipment including hand tools).

POLICIES

This class is intended to provide basic training on, and independent access to, a specific set of tools at The MINT.  

Non-Members may take this or any classes at The MINT.  Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

The MINT is holding smaller classes so that we can provide socially distanced instruction and follow correct cleaning and disinfection protocols.  Shared tools will be cleaned between students.  Instructors will stay 6 feet away from students when possible to give safe instruction.  Instructors may have to stand closer to students than 6 feet when necessary for safe tool instruction.  Double layer fabric masks that cover your nose and mouth are required at all times in The MINT.

Instructor: Tim Schneller of Timco Jewelers, downtown Rutland

Wednesday 6-8:00pm, 11/25

Limit: 2

$50 for members, $85 for non-members, plus $10 material fee payable to instructor at first class


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