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2022 IN PERSON GOLD GRANULATION ON ARGENTIUM with Ronda Coryell Jan. 28,29.30, 31 Cost-$585 DOES NOT INCLUDE KIT FEE

Ronda Coryell is coming to Diane Weimer’s studio in 2022 on January from 9-4 in Long Beach, CA to teach Gold Granulation with Argentium  Cost- $585

Kit fee- $250 paid first day of class- includes Argentium and 22ky gold

Class fee does not Include kit fee

$100 to reserve a spot.



Traditional 22k gold granulation is complicated and quite difficult. High karat gold granulation on Argentium is a fairly simple process. Adding high karat gold to Argentium results in the ultimate combination of gold and the beautiful white color of Argentium silver. Projects are fabricated using no solder. 18k or 22k gold is required for this class.  22k is best. You may bring your own or purchase from instructor. The amount you will need depends upon how much gold you choose to use. You will have multiple chances to work with fusing and granulating. Individual designs are encouraged. Students may bring their own stones if desired. 



2022 February 10,11,12,13 Thursday thru Sunday Making Multiples: Dies FormingThree Ways Cost $597 Kit fee $130 paid first day of class

Jayne Redman is coming to Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA to teach the Dies 3 Ways class on Feb. 10, 11,12,13, 2022. Cost $597  Kit fee $130 paid first day of class

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Making Multiples - Die Forming Three Ways
Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey asingle idea. Using nature as her inspiration she considers combinations of form and function, integrating mechanics with design and applying
innovative engineering methods. How petals are attached to each other can generate an idea for an assembly process. Studying the curve of aleaf can lead to a new forming technique. The graceful bend of a flower stem can become an ear wire design. Jayne has developed many ways
of making exact duplicates of her designs, inventing tools and processes for multiples. She will be sharing her unique engineering and assembly concepts and work with each student to design their own individual pieces.In this workshop you will learn three ways of die forming that will allow you to reproduce your designs quickly and accurately. With the use of a hydraulic press you will be able to easily shape and cut metal to your specifications.

- Silhouette dies allow you to make rounded relief forms in metal. You will be sawing out a shape in a sheet of cast acrylic and pressing metal into the resulting cavity. Turning the die over and pressing from the opposite side will result in a mirror image. The addition of molding in thermal
reactive plastic quickly creates dimension and variation in your relief form.

- Carving contour, or non-conforming, dies in thick cast acrylic allows for complexity and detail. You will carve reverse relief shapes with specialized burs and a flex shaft then press metal into the die to duplicate your carving. Both methods of forming can be further enhanced with
chasing and repoussé.

- Self-registering, one piece blanking dies give you the ability to quickly cut out the shapes you conceive. Whether you are working with die formed pieces or flat sheet that is used for another process, you will be amazed at how easily you can go from original idea to duplicated shape
as you make and use your own dies during class..



2022 IN PERSON April 1,2,3, Friday, Saturday, Sunday CHAINS with Joanna Gollberg will be hosted at Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA.. Cost -$475

 Joanna Gollberg is coming on April 1,2,3 to do a class on Chains at Diane Weimer’s Studio, in Long Beach, CA Cost- $475

$100 reserves a spot. Remaining  amount due 3 months ahead of class



In this class, students will use their creativity to make a variety of chains out of different kinds and sizes of wire. These may or may not be embellished with beads.

We will discuss soldering delicate wires, making many different decorative wires, joining the shapes securely, and using chains as a base for pendants or other jewelry objects. The possibilities are endless.

We will discuss soldering with a torch using two gases, as well as stick soldering and pick soldering methods.

Students will leave the class with several finished chains or samples as well as more confidence in their soldering ability. 



2022 IN PERSON "Inspired By The Ocean" with Nicole Ringgold... a 5 day class April 29,30 May 1,2,3 at Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA Cost- $850

2022 "Inspired By The Ocean" with Nicole Ringgold... a 5 day class April 29,30 May 1,2,3 at Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA Cost- $850

$100 reserves a spot. Remaining  amount due 3 months ahead of class

Students will focus on designing and creating ocean-inspired hand-fabricated pieces of their choice. In this class Nicole will demonstrate how to fabricate kelp, shells, barnacles, sea urchins, fish, coral... Demonstrations will include the many techniques that can be used to make sea life come alive in silver, from fusing sterling silver, soldering multiple joints in one piece to reticulation, creating 3-dimensional joints, texturing, basic repoussé and chasing, carving, texturing, and more. Students will create several different pieces throughout the week.


2022 July 29,30,31 Hammer Handpiece with Monica Cardone at Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach CA Cost $350

Hammer Handpiece class is coming to Diane Weimer's studio in Long Beach, CA in 2022 on July 29,30,31 from 9-4  with Monica Cardone  Cost $350

 $250 reserves your spot in the class

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Class Description:

Up your bezel game with thicker bezels to give your jewelry designs a higher quality and perceived value. In this class we will be setting several different kinds of stones from standard cabochons to irregular pieces of sea glass or sea stones. We'll be using the Foredom hammer hand piece (and the various tips) setting the stones with a variety of techniques. You will also learn all about the Foredom Hammer Handpiece… learning how to use it, maintain it, and make the most of it.

Students must have solid intermediate skills of sawing, filing, and soldering.

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Tools and Materials list 

18g Fine Silver 1" x 6"  #101918

20g Sterling Silver Sheet 1.5" x 6" 100120

Silver Solder -Hard wire #101704

-Medium solder  #101710

-Easy solder #101100

Scrap sterling to finish the project to your idea- Shank for a ring? Bail for pendant?

3 Stones to bezel set. No more than 1" in any diameter- Can be flat bottom cabochon, sea glass, or seastone

Foredom Flex Shaft

Foredom Hammer Handpiece - H.15D.Standard hammer handpiece

Anvil Point Set

Saw with size 1/0 or 1 blades

Half Round File #2 cut

Half Round Pliers

Chain nose pliers

Needle file set

Sandpaper 400 and 600 grit Sanding sticks 400 and 600 grit

Soldering set up (brick, flux, pickle. (I have this)

Big metal cutters/handshear (for cutting metal) 114250 (I have a shear)

Rawhide hammer (or plastic)

Steel bench block (I have this)

Ring clamp 113105

Thermoloc or Jett Sett Basic for setting stone 118221