Spring 2021 Class Schedule

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

  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | March 27 (10-4) | Durango, CO | FULL
  • Build a Pendant | Stepping Stone to Intermediate | March 28 (10-5) | Durango, CO | FULL
  • Intro Silversmithing | Statement Ring Class | April 24 (10-4) | Durango, CO | FULL
  • Build a Pendant | Stepping Stone to Intermediate | 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
  • Build a Pendant | Stepping Stone to Intermediate | 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. 
  • Cost of the class is $155 ($75 deposit required). Class will be at the Gem & Mineral Club in Durango, CO from 10AM-4PM. MAX OF 4 PEOPLE for each class. *Covid friendly safety protocols will be followed during the class and is limited to three students. 
  • To register contact Chayse at fronteradesignss@gmail.com

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.
  • Cost is $160 ($75 deposit required). Class will be at the Gem & Mineral Club in Durango, CO from 10AM-5PM. MAX OF 4 PEOPLE for each class. *Covid friendly safety protocols will be followed during the class and is limited to three students. 
  • To register contact Chayse at fronteradesignss@gmail.com

Creating Multidimensional Jewelry – Practicing Overlays

  • In this class students will use the art of sawing and soldering to create multidimensional jewelry pieces – either rings or pendants

Creating Cuffs & Basics of Silversmithing

  • Join me in this exciting one day workshop to learn the basics of silversmithing. We will work with sterling silver to create three stack cuffs. Throughout the day you will be introduced to essential tools, the art of soldering, how to bezel set a cabochon, and how to add decorative design elements to your cuffs. You will also learn how to polish and finish your jewelry pieces and learn different tool options that allow you to jump into this craft without investing a fortune. 

Beginner Silversmithing Class – 3 Rings Project

  • In this class, students will learn the basic techniques of soldering metals by creating 3 rings! You will learn how to use essential tools in silversmithing, how to handle a torch, the uses of different kinds of flux and solders, and how to bezel set a stone – all in a relaxed and safe environment.

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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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