Hello everyone, October is coming fast and before we know it… well I am not going to say, but it’s coming.
Wallace Chapman once said “Don’t just do something, Sit there”.
Have you ever wanted to accomplish something, but didn’t know where to start, so you never got started? You know, it’s true, “regrets” don’t come from things we have tried and failed, but from those things we never tried….. Well, Now is your chance!
Since I opened the JewelryMonk Studio and Training Center in July of this year, many of you have gotten the chance to come alongside me as I helped you create some amazing pieces of jewelry, and hopefully I have given you a skill you can take with you for a long time. If you want to learn a new jewelry making skill, and haven’t gotten a hold of me to schedule some bench-time, what are you waiting for?
The JewelryMonk Training Center is the only hands-on jewelry school within hundreds of miles of Rapid City, and the Black Hills of South Dakota. And, If you happen to be in the area, make sure you set aside a few hours, or a few days to spend some “Quality Bench Time” with Doug. You will never be the same.
Take a look at the October Schedule and see if any of the project based classes are right for you:
Also, remember with school starting up, I have opened up morning training (One-on-One) for working with individuals on specific projects from 9:00am to 12:00pm Monday through Friday. Call to schedule a slot. 605 718-5070
Take care and stop in and say howdy soon.
Now, Let’s get ready to Make the BEST Jewelry of Your LIFE!
Bezel Creation:(4 Hours) $125 Course
Oct. 1, 13, 19, 22
We start with a stone of your choice, or I have some pre-selected stones. Learn to create a Bezel for the stone, soldering it together, and set the stone in the bezel. This class covers Layout, Cutting, Measuring, Soldering, Cleaning up scratches and file marks, and Stone Setting.
Earring Making Workshop: (3 Hours) $100 Course
Oct. 2, 12, 17, 26
Start with sterling silver sheet, wire, and earring posts. Learn Texturing, Filing, Forming, Soldering, and Polishing to create your own custom made dangle earrings that you can wear home.
Copper Pendant Creation Course: (3 Hours) $100 Course
This workshop starts with a sheet of copper and we will texture, saw, and form the metal into a large medallion pendant that will hold either a stone of yours, or I will provide a stone for the project. In a few short hours you will create a finished piece of one of a kind, wearable jewelry.
Oct. 8, 27
Ring Band Making: (2 Hours) $75 Course
Oct. 6, 15, 24
Start with a piece of rectangle shank material and Learn Metal Forming, Sizing, Texturing, Soldering, Filing, Sanding, and Polishing. When we are done, you will have a Sterling Silver Band that you created, that you can wear home.
Sawing and Layout Techniques: (2 Hours) $75 Course
Oct. 3, 11, 20
Many people have their favorite shapes, animals, designs, etc. Together we will learn to Transfer Design to Metal, Texture, Pierce, Saw, File, Sand, and Polish copper, silver, and/or brass. When you are finished, you will have a pendant or pin you can wear home.
Ring Sizing Techniques (Up and Down): (2 Hours) $75 Course
The thing with peoples ring jewelry, is they either hand them to others, decide to wear them on other fingers, or their fingers change size over time, so they sit it their jewelry box. We will Learn how to measure your finger, then Size a Ring Up and Down, then File, Sand, and Polish. I will teach you the skills needed to accomplish these tasks, Then, bring as many rings as you wish, and we will work on as many as we can in a 2 hour period.
Spinner Ring Project: (2 Hours) $75 Course
Oct. 5, 16,
Spinner Rings are the original Fidget Spinners, for your fingers. I will show you the skills you need to create your own Spinner Ring, In this class, we will Learn Sawing, Soldering, Sanding, Metal Forming, and texturing, to create a “Spinner Ring”
COMING at the end of Oct – Jewelry Basic Metalsmith Workshop:
(5 Day Class, 5 Spots Available)
Oct. 29, – Nov. 2
A 5 Day Extensive Basic Metalsmith Class covering Techniques in Metal Fabrication, Soldering, Filing, Sawing, Annealing, Texturing, in Creating Rings, Pendants, and Earrings.
Bonus…. Sightseeing trips to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, and MORE.
Open Class: (Daily 9am – 12pm) $45/Hr. Course (Discounts available)
Specific One on One Class Time, working on projects the student wants to learn.
Bench Rental Time: (contact Doug for available times) $30/Hr. Course
JewelryMonk Studio and Training Center
717 Main St. RC,SD