Sterling Silver Jewelry Making

Date: 6 Tuesdays, April 19 - May 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Studio 7A
Instructor: Sue Nooney from All That Sparkles
Level: Beginner, limited to 3 students
Tuition: $350 Non-Members / $315 Members
Materials Fee; $20 payable to instructor for consumables

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Class Description

Design and create your own piece of jewelry under the guidance of a professional jeweler. Each student will have a station equipped with all the necessary tools. You’ll be introduced to many of the tools and methods of silver jewelry making. You’ll use pliers, files, jeweler’s saw, hammers, soldering torch, flex shaft, rolling mill, and polishing machine.

Come with a design in mind, or be inspired by finished pieces in Sue’s studio. You can choose to learn how to bezel-set a cabochon, make a ring, bracelet, earrings, or a pendant. Feel free to bring a flat bottom gemstone for bezeling or purchase one from Sue’s inventory. All sterling silver used will be charged by the pennyweight. For example, a bezel and backplate for a 1” stone will cost approximately $8.00. Fees payable during class.


About the Instructor

Sue has been creating sterling silver jewelry at the Arts Center for close to four years. She started her training at the CT School of Jewelry Arts and has been honing her skills ever since. Sue’s philosophy is that all aspects of making jewelry require practice, and she has been practicing her skills for 4 years, 6 days per week. Visit All That Sparkles Website