Have you completed Jewelry 101 and are ready to get certified to work in our Jewelry Shop on your own? Tool Review & Testing is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you’re a hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. This session does not teach fabrication skills such as soldering, polishing, etc. Those who are new to jewelry-making or metalsmithing must take Jewelry 101 first. You will not be able to pass the Tool Test without having prior metalsmithing experience prior to this Tool Review session. Successfully completing this Tool Review & Testing is required to be certified to work on your own in the Jewelry Shop at Artisan’s Asylum. At least one week after the Tool Review session, you may complete your individual Tool Test with the instructor, by appointment.
Tool Review: In one 2- to 3-hour session, students will get up to speed on our particular shop procedures and layout, as well as a review of safe use of the air-acetylene torches, forming tools, flex shafts, and polishing machine. Tool Testing: At least one week after the Tool Review session, you may complete your individual Tool Test with the instructor, by appointment. Successfully passing the Tool Test is required before being able to work independently in our Jewelry Shop.
All necessary materials will be provided.
Those who are new to jewelry-making or metalsmithing must take Jewelry 101 first. Because this class does not teach jewelry-making skills, prior jewelry-making experience is necessary (whether you are a self-taught beginner or a professionally-trained metalsmith). Students must be at least 18 years old.