Learn To Make Jewelry

Learn basic metalworking technique to make a pin, pendant, or belt buckle. Instruction is individualized to skill level of each student.
Demonstrations will include:

  • design
  • sawing
  • filing
  • soldering
  • texturing
  • polishing
  • and stone setting.

Materials used will be silver, copper, or brass. Solder, torches, and all necessary tools are provided. Students provide metal, findings, and sandpaper. Students acquire basic metalworking techniques to make jewelry out of sterling silver, copper, or brass.




Techniques include:

  • sawing
  • filing
  • sanding
  • soldering
  • chasing (hammering textures)
  • various ways to set stones

Beginning students will make 3 pieces: pin, pendant, or belt buckle; ring; simple stone setting. More advanced students will make: cuff bracelet, link bracelet, hollow constructed pieces, round beads, more complex stone settings.


Upcoming Classes

Nov 17 Saturday– Etching
Dec 15 Saturday– Open studio: finish your holiday gifts
Jan 13 Sunday– Repousse
Jan 26 Saturday– What would Calder do? Whimsical Wirework

Limited space: 5 students only!
All workshops $75.00, 6 hours (10 am-4 pm)
Non-refundable deposit required
Call Sue to reserve space and get materials list: 973-992-5746

I also regularly teach private classes and workshops at my Livingston, NJ studio.

I also teach at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (since 1981) and at the Newark Museum (since 1993).

Please contact me for more information sue@suesachs.com or 973-992-5746