Steel Jewelry

April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Maia Leppo

During this workshop students explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of jewelry. You will learn, experiment with, and apply different soldering, micro-welding and riveting methods with 20g-10g steel wires and sheets. Participants can personalize their jewelry using handy, non-toxic finishing techniques and added accents. The class also covers riveting and soldering with other metals (silver, brass, copper, tin) as well as basic hydraulic press use. Simple mechanisms for pin backs, clasps and earring wires are included to make your piece complete. Open to all skill levels, however experience in metalsmithing is beneficial.


Maia Leppo operates her studio at the Brew House Association on the south side of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Biology and Community Health and received an MFA from SUNY New Paltz. Leppo received additional training in jewelry and metals from various craft schools including Arrowmont, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Maia Leppo

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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