Embellishing Jewelry with Handmade Prong Settings

September 29, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Joanna Gollberg

During this workshop students will use fabrication methods to create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. Soldering small to large components, you will learn a variety of soldering techniques (sheet and wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) to add surprising and delightful details to your work. Shortcuts, tips, tricks and techniques are also covered. Students may come with ideas of jewelry designs to complete or the instructor can give assignments. Participants will only be using a torch with two gases in class, such as the Smith Little Torch or the Meco torch. Open to all skill levels. Some soldering experience is helpful.


Joanna Gollberg is a self-employed jeweler with a studio in Asheville, North Carolina and she teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, craft schools, and on Craftsy.com. She received her AAS in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Gollberg has authored four books on jewelry making, and her work has been included in various publications. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.

Joanna Gollberg

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

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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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