Jewelry and Metalworking workshop


Wed, May 15, 2024    
2:00 pm-5:00 pm


The Barn at Byrdcliffe
485 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, New York, 12498

Event Type

6 weeks — Wednesdays, 2-5, April 10 – May 15

Discover traditional enameling techniques — Limoges, cloisonée (enclosures), and champlevé (raised field). True enameling is a method of coloring metal with fused glass, working at around 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. Much of what is called “enamel” is colored resin, which cures at room temperature, scratches easily and falls apart. Real enamels can last hundreds, even thousands of years.

To accomplish these techniques, a knowledge of basic jewelry-making is essential. We will cover forming, sawing, soldering and even a little raising as well as finishing and other jeweler’s skills. When you have accomplished your basic piece, whether it is a simple plate or a complex construction, it is time to create with color!

For those with a basic knowledge of techniques who want to add to their arsenal, we will explore chasing, enameling, and other complex techniques. Hinges, hasps, riveting and closures as well as box making. We will study findings like s-hooks, box clasps and prong baskets – when to make them and when to buy them. Prong setting offered.

A mix of levels encouraged; beginner to advanced jewelers welcome. For additional information and to register: