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Clothing & Jewelry

Jewelry Construction: An Introduction

Course Overview

The scope of possibility for jewelry making is endless: across time, culture, and geography, humans really like shiny things they can wear. Build a solid foundation of jewelry fabrication skills in this introductory class. Learn to saw, solder, file, and polish fine metals, using fine sheet copper. These techniques have been used for hundreds of years, but each piece is unique to the maker. This course will include two pieces made from fine sheet copper: the first will be a design created by the instructor to teach specific techniques; the second piece will allow for creative freedom with new skills. 

Required Tools

  • Eye protection
  • Dinner or snack for the first evening if desired. No formal dinner break will be taken.

Optional Tools

  • Jeweler's loupe or other eye magnification


Fri, Aug 11th, 2023  –  Sun, Aug 13th, 2023

Course Details

Hours: Day 1: 3:30-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-3pm
Tuition: $255.00
Materials fee: $45.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Todd Hawkinson
Todd Hawkinson
St. Paul, MN

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Jewelry Construction: An Introduction