Instructor: Leslie Hartwell
Fundamentals of Jewelry Making I,
Whether professional or passionate hobbyist describes your interest in making fine jewelry, the development and refinement of hand-skills and techniques and an understanding of the characteristics of metals and stones are essential to a lifelong commitment to the craft. Learn these fundamental skills that are essential to fabricate and repair jewelry — sawing, filing, and shaping metals. This intensive workshop offers an overview to students considering a career as a bench jeweler, employed in the retail business, or interested in learning more about how jewelry is made and repaired. Completed projects include a pendant, earrings, and set of stack rings. There is a $65 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Tool kits cost about $300 but can be rented from instructor at $50/per week. There is no prerequisite for this workshop.
Leslie Hartwell is a graduate of the North Bennett Street School Jewelry Making and Repair Program. She has been an instructor at Metalwerx for several years, as well as at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. She is a recent studiomate of the Metalwerx community. Her emphasis is on building strong basic skills as the foundation for fine craftsmanship, preparing students to develop their designs with confidence and independence.