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INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY REPAIR with Michael Nashef Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 4, 11

Introduction to Jewelry Repair

with Michael Nashef
Virtual Six day Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
February 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 4,11 | Time: 5:00 - 7:30p.m. ET 
Add the basics of jewelry repair to your metalsmithing toolkit in this workshop. Explore the first level of this skillset as you learn about common jewelry repairs and basic bench jewelry work.  tools and how to use them, styles of repair, soldering, different metals, and more.
Alternating between demonstrations and guided exercises, Michael emphasizes hands-on working time throughout the class. Practice sizing a ring up and down, soldering and repairing a chain, cleaning, polishing, and achieving a mirror finish on the surfaces of your pieces. Please have broken jewelry of your own. Some previous jewelry making experience is preferred. 
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • students are encouraged to work in between sessions
  • see suggested materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks