Argentium Silver Jewelry Fabrication
April 8 - 11, 2021
Emily Shaffer · emilyshafferstudio.com
Workshop at a glance
Learn all about the pros and cons of Argentium silver through demonstrations, sample making and finished pieces of jewelry.
- Jewelry fabrication with argentium silver
- Annealing and granulation
- Soldering and fusing
- Argentium wire
- Jeweler saw blades
- Bezels, jump rings, and very thick gauge wire
- Fabrication techniques
- Annealing, granulation, soldering, and fusing techniques
- Creating jewelry forms with silver
Emily Shaffer owns and operates her contemporary jewelry brand from her studio in Belfast, Maine. She received her BFA in Crafts concentrating in Fine Metals and a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University. Her work can be seen at juried craft shows and galleries across the country. Shaffer is a recipient of the J. Allen Pawling Craft Memorial Award, an American Craft Week 30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2017 Halstead Grant Top 5 Finalist, and the 2018 Halstead Grant winner.
During this workshop, students will utilize fabrication techniques to create a variety of jewelry forms with Argentium silver. Argentium is a silver alloy with unique properties that include resistance to tarnish and fire scale, and its ability to fuse. Participants will learn more about these exciting properties through guided projects and creating samples. Class demonstrations include annealing, granulation, soldering, and fusing. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $400 · materials list
Registration Opens February 1, 2021.
Call 865.436.5860 with questions.
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