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Jewelry Instruction - Create Your Own Curriculum with Karen
SKU: CVC00107
List Price: $40.00
Our Price: $40.00
Your Savings: $0.00
Days: By the hour. Please register by increment of hours
Dates: Arranged after you register for class
Location: Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler St., Somerville, MA
Curriculum: Developed with you and Karen
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Work with Karen one-on-one to fulfill your dreams of making jewelry!

Karen Christians is the Founder of Metalwerx in Waltham, MA and is an experienced and patient teacher. You can choose a project to focus your ideas and build on workshops you've taken, or you can hone in on your soldering and fabrication skills.

  • Are you mystified by what all those files and pliers do?
  • Do you want to learn how to solder like a pro?
  • Having a hard time piercing metal?
  • Do you just want to start at the beginning place and make something yourself?

Personalized instruction just for you. Even if you are just beginning, this is a great place to start. From stone set earrings, to working with silver or even gold, to surface embellishment, we'll cover techniques of interest to you. Are you a little more experienced and want to develop more focused skills in fabrication? Work with Karen in her studio and develop good work habits to fuel your passion in metal.

Instruction is hourly and by appointment.

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Reviewer: Mary Ann Albis
05/20/2010 01:57pm
Karen Christian's private instruction has motivated me to move forward with my jewelry fabrication. She has taught me solid soldering principles in theory and in practice which have allowed me to construct solid functional pieces with true confidence.

Her wealth of knowledge is abundant which she so generously shares without hesitation. Whatever I am looking for in the design process, starting with fabrication and good bench mechanics she has guided me through.

Karen has taught me to embrace the areas of the process that I do not enjoy, and to learn from those repetitive tasks. A true teacher in every sense of the word, she has conveyed to me that it is the journey and not the destination that is to be valued. The finished piece is truly the bonus, because it is all about the process to get to that treasured moment.

A happy student,
Mary Ann Albis
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Fall Classes at Artisan's Asylum
10 Tyler St.
Somerville, MA

Jewelry I and II

Jewelry I: Fundamentals Tuesdays, Sep. 17 - Oct. 29, 6-9pm

Jewelry I: Fundamentals Tuesdays, Nov. 12 - Dec. 17, 6-9pm

Jewelry II: Stone Setting Rings and Pendants
Thursdays, Sep. 19 - October 31, 6-9pm

Jewelry II: Stone Setting Rings and Pendants
Thursdays, Nov. 14 - Dec. 19, 6-9pm

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Wednesdays, Sep. 18 - Oct. 30, 6-9pm

Wednesdays, Nov. 13 - Dec. 18, 6-9pm


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Sunday, Sep. 15, 1-5pm

Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry Orientation
Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-5pm

Make A Stone Set Ring Sunday, Sep. 29, 10am-5pm

Make A Stone Set Ring Sunday, Dec. 8, 10am-5pm

The Flexible Shaft Revealed
Sunday, Oct. 27, 10am-5pm

Soldering Boot Camp
Sunday, Nov. 17, 10am-5pm

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Oct. 20, 10am-4pm


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