Work with beads, silver and other metals in our new jewelry shop



MAXT Jewelry Class - Winter

Starts January 27th, 2pm

This new eight session course provides you with instruction and opportunities to practice fine metal work for jewelry and is perfect for beginners and those who need a refresher alike. The class will cover:

  1. Basic sawing, filing, sanding and finishing. Copper sheet will be provided to make a cuff bracelet.

  2. Cold forging and forming of wire. Copper and  brass wire will be available to practice and design with. Possible projects include findings (hooks, clasps, earwires, etc), rings, pins,  and bracelets. 

  3. Soldering with our new acetylene torch will be introduced. Butt joins and sweat soldering will be demonstrated, and firescale issues will be discussed.

  4. Soldering skills will be expanded to bezel-setting a cabochon stone. We will discuss the various stones available and consider alternate materials, such as resin, as a highlight of our design.

About the instructor Jeanne Applegate is a 1996 graduate of the School for Professional Crafts at Worcester Center for Crafts, majoring in metals. She has sold her work both at juried shows and at the Museum store at Danforth Museum in Massachusetts, where she taught jewelry classes for several years. She has also taught at Worcester Center for Crafts, Snow Farm, Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Club, and Adult Ed and children's  classes.

Polymer Clay Pendants

This introductory workshop by Connie Gray of Gray's Clays will teach you the basics of working with polymer clay, a colorful and highly versatile medium that can be learned by students of all ages. Instructor Connie Gray will cover the tools and supplies students need to get started, and walk students through the creation of a finished and wearable pendant. In the process, students will learn valuable techniques that they can expand upon in future jewelry projects.

About the Instructor: Connie Gray is a member of the New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild with many years of teaching experience. She has participated in many fairs in the Monadnock Region, selling her creations under the name Gray’s Clays. She works with students of all ages, and currently teaches courses to senior citizens at Scott Farrar and Rivermead.