Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Jewelry Workshops and Classes

My friend Caroline Glemann is jewelry designer, her studio is called LILOVEVE. Caroline specializes in exquisite one-of-a-kind wedding & engagement sets, custom-designed jewelry, and original pieces for you to wear everyday. This summer LILOVEVE offers workshops and classes that help you explore the treasure you've always wanted to create — perfect for the beginner and a great way to refresh your interest in jewelry making! Studio classes are fully equipped with all the tools that you need... torches, grinders, dremels, silver tools, mandrels, and more.

457 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our telephone:
Tel: (718) 374-4701



Hoops and Bangles: 2-day Workshop
June 20 & 21 (Sat & Sun)
From 11 AM to 2:00 PM
Workshop fee: $200
Working in sterling silver – form jump rings, twist wire, and get some expertise using the torch to make hoop earrings and bangle bracelets in a variety of styles.

Stone Setting: 2-day Workshop
July 11 & 12 (Sat & Sun)
From 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Workshop + materials fee: $245
Have you wondered how to set small (2 - 2.5 mm) faceted stones into your designs? In this "step-by-step" workshop we look at incorporating stone setting techniques into jewelry design, and learn Gypsy (flush) setting, as well as heavy bezel setting technique for larger stones.

Granulation Workshop: 3-day workshop
August 1, 2, & 3 (Sat, Sun & Sat)
From 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Workshop fee: $300
Granulation is the ancient technique of fusing small spheres of silver or gold onto a piece of jewelry to form a decorative element. In this class students will learn the basics of fusing fine silver, both wire and sheet, before going on to learn the technique of granulation.

Enamel Workshop: 2-day workshop
August 22 & 23 (Sat & Sun)
From 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Workshop fee: $200
Enamel is the art of fusing glass to metal. Experiment with bold colors, cool tones, delicate fine silver and gold foils, and decorative stencils. Working with copper stampings and fine silver wire, learn to sift colors, prepare metal surfaces, apply coats of enamel, and explore two methods of firing using both torch and kiln.



These 6 week courses are $400, with a 50% deposit to register. Space is limited, please call or e-mail to register for summer classes. E-mail: Tel: (718) 388-2190

Wax Carving I
July 30 - August 4
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Sakurako Shimizu
Learn about carving techniques, hollow forms, surface textures, ring making, the casting process, and explore the scupltural possibilities of wax for jewelry design.

Intro to Silversmithing
July 9 - August 13
Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00PM
Instructor: Caroline Glemann
Fun and fast paced course in the art of handcrafting jewelry. Learn basic fabrication skills including soldering, forming, bezel stone setting, and polishing techniques while creating a unique and beautiful work of wearable art.

Silver Locket — Intermediate level "Creating a Memory "
July 8 - August 12
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Sheila Robinson
Create a wearable piece that holds a special found object or memorabilia. Your locket could also hold something intangible such as a secret, an experience, an attribute or an emotion. Technical studies cover scoring, dapping, clasp and locking mechanisms, single and multiple knuckle hinges.