Embellishing Jewelry with Handmade Prong Settings
September 29, 2019 – October 5, 2019
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.
COURSE FEE: $600
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.