Metalsmith/Designer/Educator

Jewelry classes for all ages & skill levels.

Whether you are a beginner to this ancient art; a hobbiest interested in expanding your repertoire, or a skilled artisan wishing to explore new techniques, we have classes & projects to teach & challenge your design skill abilities.

CLASSES:
Basic – Soldering for beginners

Step by step instruction on how to get started with the basic skills of soldering – no experience needed.

 

 

Fused disc link bracelet - workshop sample

Disc with fused links bracelet

 

3D link bracelet - web version

3D chain link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic continued

Cabochon stone setting – using this ancient form of stone setting, students will produce a pendent or ring in this fascinating journey through time.

Nick Grant Barnes - coconut-ring - workshop sample

Cabochon stone setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic advanced

Using a combination of cold connection riveting & basic soldering, students will produce a stunning brooch based on their design ideas.

 

Nick Grant Barnes - riveted - ring - workshop sample

riveting – detail

 

Nick Grant Barnes - riveted - ring - workshop sample

Riveting

 

Intermediary

Hollow fabrication – students will produce a hollow formed ring based on their designs; incorporating a small tube setting or peg set stone/pearl.

14k-wedding-band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediary continued –

Forged & fabricated synclastic bracelet – hands on forming of a classic hollow form bracelet.

 

Fold formed and forged cuff bracelet - workshop sample

Fold form bracelet

Fold formed and forged cuff bracelet - silver - workshop sample

fold form bracelet

Fold formed and forged bracelet - workshop sample

fold form bracelet

 

 

Intermediary advanced

Fold formed brooch with flush set gemstones – using this unique technique for forming sheet metals, students will design & fabricate a small scale brooch, adding flush set gems to accent the piece.

Panel Pin with trillion cut sapphire - Damascus steel with 22ky & 14kw pin

Fold formed/fabricated gem set brooch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced –

Techniques old & new can be covered in these design to suit workshops.

Students should have a good grounding in basic soldering & fabricating skills.

 

Nick Grant Barnes - fold formed panel Band - Damascus steel with diamond; 18ky.

18 ky hollow formed/fabricated stone set ring

 

Call to discuss your ideas.

Contact – nickgbarnes@verizon.net or 301 6411503  for booking details

 

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One response

  1. Someone should tell the producers of Game of Thrones about you so they can hire you to outfit their royalty with gold work.

    May 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

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