2 Day Workshop with Leah Meleski
Saturday & Sunday, April 23–24, 2022
This weekend workshop shows students how to create an original pendant featuring a cabochon gemstone. Student learn the basic principles of design alongside several stone setting techniques. Techniques include faux prongs, pedestal prongs and tab prongs. Prongs are metal posts that hold a stone securely to a piece of jewelry. They allow minimum obstruction, while showcasing the stone. Students will leave class with finished samples and learn how to fabricate their own original design.
Materials fee includes a cabochon gemstones, brass and/or copper, however, students can purchase a different stone and sterling silver from the instructor to utilize in their pendant. If purchasing sterling silver and/or a different cabochon from the instructor, the materials will be priced at approximate wholesale cost from the instructor’s personal inventory.
(paid to instructor during class)
This class is open to students who have taken Beginning Jewelry or have previous experience with basic skills such as sawing, filing, roller-printing and soldering with an acetylene torch.
Wednesday, April 20, 12:00pm
MATERIALS TO BRING
- a pencil and sketchbook/notebook to take notes
- Students are required to wear closed-toed shoes and be able to tie long hair back for safety.
- Students are also welcome to bring in a few small cabochon gemstones to use for samples.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Masks are not required, but recommended.
We encourage you to practice social distancing when possible and masks will still be available if you choose to wear one.
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April 23, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 24, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: Jewelry Studio
The Jewelry Studio at the Jansen Art Center is located on the NW side of the basement floor: