Hand Forged Hoops Workshop
This is a course suitable for beginner-intermediate silversmiths, no experience necessary. We will practice many techniques including hammering, forging, plier work, filing, sanding and polishing.
Alix first began learning silver smithing techniques about 14 years ago in high school. She worked at Bead It, a Jewelry supply store in her hometown back in 2013-2014 where she continued learning and eventually began teaching classes. Since then she has studied at the New Approach School for Jewelers and has earned a Bench Jeweler’s Certificate. She’s also completed an apprenticeship with a fine jeweler in California. Recently she’s been inspired to teach and has taught a series of workshops in Southern California and Hawaii. She has a jewelry line where she mostly does custom work. It’s called yoku jewel (@yoku.jewel) on instagram.
Students will go home with two pairs of handmade earrings.
Cost: $80 + $20 (sterling silver materials) or $30 (gold fill materials)
When: November 10th, 1-4 pm
Location: Heritage Goods and Supply
Instructor: Alix @yoku.jewel