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Ilana Krepchin

Ilana Krepchin has a BA from Hampshire college in Photography and Anthropology, and extensive training in jewelry making from a number of venues including the Decordova Museum. Post-college she worked as the Associate Director of a small non-profit arts collaborative, running teen photography programs. During that period, she took a lot of jewelry making classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Metalwerx. When she left that job, she immersed herself in the world of jewelry production and craft shows. She worked for many years as a studio manager and production assistant for an established jeweler; and then went out on her own, joining Artisan’s Asylum as a member. Check out her work at sculpturetowear.jewelry

May 2019

Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Days

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 6 Thursdays, starting April 25th
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$355

We will start with learning how to saw shapes and designs. Next students will learn basic soldering techniques to produce a simple silver ring. Second, students will learn to texture using the rolling mill, with different metals and finishes. We will then take these pieces and use cold connections (rivets) to fabricate them into a pendant.

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June 2019

Make a Ring(s) Workshop

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Saturday and Sunday.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$250

Spend a weekend in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings!! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements.

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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$70

The pulse-arc welder is a remarkable desktop machine for precision metal fabrication. In essence, it is a scaled-down TIG welder with a computer interface and microscope – which makes it a unique, high-end tool for joining, tacking, and repair of small items in any metal that can be welded, from steel and stainless steel to titanium, gold, copper and more

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July 2019

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$40

Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you troubleshoot your metalsmithing projects. Must have previous jewelry-making experience or have successfully completed Jewelry Tool Testing at Artisan's Asylum.

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August 2019

Make a Ring(s) Workshop

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Saturday and Sunday
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$250

Spend a weekend in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings!! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements.

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