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Holiday Jewelry Series – Forming and Texturing Metal

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 – $30

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Looking to create hand-made gifts for the Holidays for someone special? Come learn basic jewelry fabrication to create earrings, hair sticks, and bracelets with hammer forming and texturing in the first of our Holiday Jewelry Series classes.

Class Description:

Learn how to use basic jewelry tools, how to work with non-ferrous metals, and how to form and texture metal to create beautiful jewelry. We will be using hammering techniques to form and texture gauged wire into beautiful earrings, hair sticks, and bracelets. You will have completed at least one project by the end of class. No experience necessary. Tools and equipment will be available during class to build your unique project(s). Just come and have fun!

Skills Covered:

  • Basic tools and use
  • Annealing
  • Forming
  • Texturing with a hammer

What to Bring:

Please bring an apron and any other jewelry hammers or tools you may have.  All other tools and materials will be provided.


$30 Public

$15 Idea Fab Labs Members

Materials cost– due to instructor at beginning of class- includes 3 different gauges of wire, 3 different grits of sand paper, and a set of 12 jeweler’s files.
$20 copper
$25 brass**
$50 sterling silver**
**must preorder by December 4th, 2017


Instructor Bio:

Carrin Olsen is the Jewelry Zone Manager here at Idea Fab Labs. Come get motivated and learn how to make your own jewelry. Her passion, knowledge, and experience will be sure to inspire.

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December 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15 – $30
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Carrin Olsen


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2801 Mission St. #204
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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