Friday, August 7, 2009

Evening Jewelry Making Classes, Fall 2009

Fall 2009 Jewelry Making Classes

LILOVEVE jewelry studio specializes in custom designed & bespoke jewelry for special occasions and everyday. This fall, LILOVEVE offers evening and weekend jewelry making classes that expand and hone your creative instincts. Learn to work with precious metals using techniques such as lost wax, silver soldering, clasps & lockets, or just polish your basic silver smithing. Create your own wedding bands and unique rings and pendants for a special occasion. These evening classes also make the perfect gift for busy people. LILOVEVE is located in Bushwick Brooklyn near the G and L trains.

Register for classes and for more information contact us:
Tel: (718) 388-2190

457 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


Handmade Findings
August 22nd & 23rd (Saturday & Sunday)
11:00 am to 5:30 pm
Instructor: Katrina LaPenne
Fee: $200 materials included

Work with sterling silver and the torch to create your own handmade findings for your jewelry designs. Learn how to solder your jump rings, and posts onto earrings, create your own French earring wires, make headpins, S hooks and toggle clasps that match your design style. Beginners welcome.


Gold Alloying and Fabrication
Sept 19th to Nov 14th (Saturdays excluding Oct 31st)
3:00 to 6:00 pm

Instructors: Katrina LaPenne & Caroline Glemann
Fee: $400 (gold not included in material fee)

Start with 24 karat pure gold and learn the recipes for alloying to 22, 18 and 14 karat gold in shades of Rose, Green, Yellow, Peach, and Red. Learn to form the ingot of gold into wire and sheet, rings and bezels. Create a stunning piece of jewelry combining ancient techniques and modern design styles, and have a great time in the process. The allure of Gold and goldsmithing has captivated for centuries - explore for yourself.


Introduction to Silversmithing

Sept 15th to Oct 20th (Tuesday evenings)
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Caroline Glemann
Fee: $400 (silver included in material fee)

Work with sterling silver to create, form, solder and fabricate rings and pendants with a stone setting in this fin, fast paced introductory course. Small class sizes, perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their skills at the jewelry bench. We include an (optional) tour of the jewelry district and a wonderful list of trade resources.

Introduction to Silversmithing - Hinged Locket with Clasp
Sept 30th - Nov 4th (Wednesday evenings)
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Shella Robinson
Fee: $400 (silver included in material fee)

Explore design while focusing on different areas of technique - including scoring and bending metal, creating single and multiple knuckle hinges, and locking clasp mechanisms. Lockets can hold treasures, memories, secrets, or anything you are inspired to create it for - truly a piece of wearable art.


Wax Carving

Sept 26th - Nov 7th (Saturdays, excluding Oct 31)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Instructor: Sakurako Shimizu
Fee: $400

Learn the sculptural form of carving wax for jewelry design. Rich textural surfaces and fluid, curved shapes can be carved into wax, and then cast into a variety of metals to create a finished jewelry or small object. In this class we explore model making techniques as well as casting of organics and soft wax for creating impressions.


Introduction to Wax Carving

Oct 1st - Nov 5th (Thursday evenings)
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Nelson Levine
Fee: $400

Create settings for your stones in your wax model - learn how to make bezel settings for cabuchon and faceted gemstones for a ring project. Spice up your designs and your skill sets with the introduction of techniques such as wax granulation, and creating mirror images (right and left sides). Learn about carving, smoothing, and creating varied textures and levels of wax using a Master Touch Welder for precision and intricate design work.


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