Dedicated jewelry makers proficient in the basic skills work on their self-directed projects under the watchful eye of a professional Metalsmith. A wide range of individualized stone-setting and fabrication demos will be shown to help take your jewelry to the next level. Learn what it takes to give your jewelry that top-notch finish or help your work to compete in a professional market. Lost wax carving and various types of casting available for those who wish to get more 3-D with their jewelry. This is a great class for those on the professional track and jewelers who want to take their work to the next level.
PREREQUISITE: Four (4) beginner levels, three (3) intermediate sessions, or permission from instructor
Helen is an internationally collected metal artist and educator. She has been metalsmithing and teaching for over 40 years. Her invention, a revolutionary soldering method called the Heat Zone, has helped thousands to conquer the torch. She uses her method to create strikingly original jewels opulently encrusted with colorful gemstones and futuristic sculptures. Degrees include an MFA and BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and decades of Gemology.