0603 • Art of Silversmithing Workshop

Art of Silversmithing
Instructor: Mandi Wirtanen
Ages: Adults 16+
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day(s): Saturday
Date(s): June 3, 2023
Member Fee: $75
General Fee: $90
Location: Sierra Arts Academy • 1995 Dickerson Rd, Reno
Develop skills in making a Handmade Silver Gemstone Pendant from scratch. This introductory class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn or refresh the fundamental skills involved in making jewelry and metalsmithing. From beginner to advanced, you will grow knowledge and develop skills and before long you will be creating one-of-a-kind Art Jewelry. We will be working in Sterling Silver and each student will be guided through the step-by-step process of making a Pendant.
Skills covered will include sawing, shaping, filing, hammered textures, soldering with a gas fueled torch, and bezel setting a Cabochon stone. This exciting interactive class includes many demonstrations and lots of hands-on work, but you will be taking home a finished handmade Pendant. Tools will be provided for use in class. Additional metal, stones and tool kits are available for purchase after the class.
Instructor Mandi Wirtanen‘s designs timeless pieces for authentic individuals who wish to celebrate themselves and not chase trends. With a passion for design, craftsmanship, gemology and metallurgy her jewelry is not based on a particular theme but has been a natural development of a variety of interests.  For more information about Mandi, click here: Artist Bio
Materials Fee: All materials will be supplied by the instructor.  There is a $50-95 materials fee.  The amount is dependent on the gemstones you choose.

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