Embellishing Jewelry with Handmade Prong Settings
with Joanna Gollberg
Virtual | 2 Day Workshop
Saturday - Sunday
September 10 - 11, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT daily
Sign up by July 29th for Early Bird Special!
Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class. Students should be prepared with ideas of jewelry designs they want to complete or the instructor can give assignments.
Please note: We will only be using a torch with two gases in this class, such as the Smith Little Torch. Be prepared to have a mind-blowing experience working with this tool!
Joanna received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997. She has been a self-employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.