Introduction to Metal Jewelry
Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding, and polishing. We’ll also go over riveting, soldering with a torch, and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.
Some materials provided; the instructor will discuss other necessary supplies and how to purchase them.
About the Instructor
Ginny Benton received formal training from Savannah College of Art and Design, B.F.A for metals and jewelry in 2011 and New Approach School for Jewelers. She created rings that were published in the 2012 "SCAD Lookbook", a yearly publication of best student work. Her rings were featured at the Young Designs Exposition in Taipei, Taiwan. Ginny undertook 4 years of professional jeweler's apprenticeship, 3 years spent under Jeweler Jay Sharpe. Ginny began teaching jewelry classes October 2012. Currently, Ginny is creating work through her brand "gb Jewelry" through which she makes jewelry on commission, for galleries , and stores.See More Classes By Instructor Instructor Website