Enriching lives through art and craft

Production Techniques for Art Jewelers

August 15 - 20, 2021

Alicia Goodwin  ·  linguanigra.com

Workshop at a glance

This course will help you create a small line of jewelry and create beautiful repeats of your work for profit.


  • Learning to create a line using design development techniques
  • Creating work using a limited number of shapes with textures


  • Brass and/or copper sheet and wire
  • Fabrics and unique items for rolling mill


  • Confidence in design development of jewelry that would be created repeatedly
  • Create a small line of jewelry

Artist Bio

Alicia Goodwin is a jewelry designer based in Chicago who creates her work under the line title of Lingua Nigra. She holds two Associates of Applied Science degrees in Fashion Design and Jewelry Design from the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Cultural Anthropology from City College of New York Hunter College. Goodwin’s work explores the randomness of nature, with uncontrolled texture techniques as well as an unusual design development method of assembling items as though they are collages.
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Workshop Description

Do you want to create a cohesive line of handmade work, but are struggling with just how to do it? Or do you enjoy creating one piece, but long to build it out into a line for others to buy and cherish? In this workshop students will create a small line of jewelry including earrings, bracelets, pendants and/or a brooch using a limited number of shapes while adding found metal objects and discarded metal shapes. This work can be used to build out more jewelry using this technique. You will also explore adding texture to the shapes using a rolling mill and other unique techniques. Open to all skill levels, however a basic knowledge of metalsmithing is encouraged including piercing, sawing, and soldering.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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