Crafting a Coin Ring
This class is a great way to make a very special gift for that very special someone in your life. Jump right in and make your own ring out of nearly any coin. Learn to form and stretch the coin into a ring shape in such a way that the coin markings remain intact on both the inside and outside of the coin. This class will utilize several metal-smithing and jewelry processes such as annealing, punching, forming, and filing to create a ring from a quarter. With these techniques, students will create a seamless custom fit to their exact size. Quarters or half-dollars are the popular choices for beginners, but with practice, beautiful rings can be formed from nearly any foreign or antique silver coins.
Course Fee: $95 - Supply Fee: $5 Location: Folk School
Cold Forging Copper Bracelets
This class will introduce you to multiple metalsmithing techniques including accurate cold forging, torch annealing, forming, and finishing your own copper bracelet that will be yours to take home! Open to all ranges of metalsmithing experience, the techniques shown can lend themselves to a magnitude of metal projects in a variety of scales.
While this class will appeal to many ages, it is a perfect beginner's course for children 9 and up.
Course Fee: $75 - Supply Fee: $10 Location: Folk School