Beginning Jewelry: Introduction

  • $360.00
    Unit price per 

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Beginning Jewelry: Introduction
Instructor: Barbara Knuth
September 14, 21, 28, October 5, Four Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm
Class Fee: $360 | Basic materials included

Class format: In studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: No experience necessary.

This Beginning Workshop is an ideal introduction to the fundamental aspects of silversmithing. Explore jewelry design while learning all the valuable basics: to saw, file, texture, form, and solder nonferrous metals like copper, brass, and silver. Students will develop a good understanding of soldering and setting stones into bezels and will complete two pieces of jewelry. Get a taste for working in metal while gaining the foundation necessary to pursue the art of silversmithing. No experience necessary.


Materials INCLUDED:

  • Copper and brass for samples and projects
  • Sterling silver sheet for final pendant project
  • Cabochon stone
  • If you choose to work larger than the samples shown in class there may be an additional materials fee.

Students MAY Bring:

  • Additional sheet metal (available in studio store)
  • A cabochon (available in studio store)

Instructor Bio:

Barbara Knuth was born and raised in rural Wisconsin where she grew up working with her hands, making things, and enjoying life on the farm. As an adult she discovered her love for metalsmithing while attending University of Wisconsin Whitewater which is where she received her BFA in metalsmithing. Barbara continued onto graduate school at San Diego State University where she earned an MFA in metalsmithing. After school she made her move to Seattle to be a part of a thriving metals community that she actively participates in. Barbara spent 7 years teaching metalsmithing and jewelry full time at Auburn Mountainview High School where she shared her love of metalsmithing with gobs of teenagers. She creates her own work in a private studio at her home in South Seattle and shows her work locally on a regular basis.


Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us, dana@danacadesign.com.

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