Classes & Workshops

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.

Limited space: 5 students in each class!
All workshops $90.00, 6 hours
$50 Non-refundable deposit is required

Call Sue to reserve space and get materials list: 973-992-5746

Private classes and workshops are taught 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), contact me for more information.


Please contact me for more information
suesachs1@gmail.com or 973-992-5746
Riker Hill Art Park
Beaufort Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039