2021 Class Schedule

Full description of classes are below. To register contact me!

  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | April 24 (10-4) | Durango, CO | FULL
  • Build a Pendant | Stepping Stone to Intermediate Silversmithing | April 25 (10-5) | Durango, CO
  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | August 14 & 15 | Telluride, CO
  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | September 19 (10-4) | Durango, CO
  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | October 9 (10-4) | Durango, CO
  • Build a Pendant | Stepping Stone to Intermediate Silversmithing | October 10 (10-5) | Durango, CO
  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | November 21 (10-4) | Durango, CO

Take the opportunity to CREATE FROM HOME

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Descriptions of Classes

Intro to Silversmithing & Statement Ring Class

  • Learn the basics principles of soldering and create a personalized statement ring. In this class you will learn how to use essential jewelry making tools, how to handle a torch, the uses of different kinds of fluxes and solders, how to bezel set a stone, and how to polish and finish your jewelry. You will also receive a comprehensive guide that covers how to set up an at home studio on a budget and how to practice this craft at home safely.
  • The cost of the class is $180 ($80 deposit required) and no experience is needed to sign up.The class takes place at the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club in Durango, CO from 10AM-4PM. There are a MAX OF 4 STUDENTS per class, meaning more one on one time with the instructor. 
  • To register contact Chayse at fronteradesignss@gmail.com and to view example pieces of what students have made in this class click here. 

Build a Pendant – Stepping Stone to Intermediate Silversmithing – One-Day Workshop

  • In this class, students will review the principles of soldering through building a pendant. In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to solder a bezel, add decorative wire designs through sweat soldering, how to pierce metal and add a bail to the pendant. Students will also have the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of how to sweat solder a landscape design of a local San Juan Mountain Range. Prerequisites: Understand the basic principles of soldering, how to bezel set a cabochon, and preferably have taken a silversmithing class before.
  • The cost of this class is $200, with an $80 deposit required. The class will take place at the Gem & Mineral Club in Durango, CO from 10AM-5PM. There are a MAX OF 4 STUDENTS per class, meaning more one on one time with the instructor. 
  • *Covid friendly safety protocols will be followed during the class and is limited to three students. 
  • To register contact Chayse at fronteradesignss@gmail.com and to view example pieces of what students have made in this class click here. 

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REVIEW: Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! I loved the class and what I was able to create in just 2 days.  As with all things, practicing will help me learn and grow. I do feel that I learned the basics of metalsmithing and had enough material and that I could make a ring on my own; especially if I have my reading glasses 🙂

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