This is a partial listing of classes I offer to give you some ideas.
I teach these classes at my studio. Some of the classes I also teach at other locations. More advanced classes are generally taught at my studio.
I can also tailor the classes to your specific needs. Or we can toss the list out and just focus on what you want to learn during a class.
Classes in my studio are generally limited to one to three people. You can register or schedule a class by contacting me at studio @ donamiller.com or 541.362.1237.
Types of Classes
There are four types of classes available: Technique based classes, project based classes, custom classes, and “You Create” classes.
Technique classes focus on specific techniques and build upon one another to create a body of skills that can be used to create jewelry. Past the introduction or basic classes, these will have prerequisites for skills that you need to be familiar with.
Project based classes focus on techniques needed to complete the project. These classes will often have prerequisites of basic skills.
Custom classes are often a combination of technique and project. If you want to focus on creating a specific type of jewelry and have the basic skills, then this is for you as we can customize the projects and what skills you are learning.
You Create classes are project based classes. This is for you if you want to create something very specific, like a wedding band, or set the really cool stones you found at a gem show. Here I see you through all the steps needed to create the piece. Basic skills are definitely helpful. I will guide you through any new techniques specific to the project.
Metal Smithing Classes – Techniqued Based
basic metal smithing
intro to soldering
finishing and polishing
working with Argentium
Metal Smithing Classes – Project Based
meditation / fidget / spinner ring
bezel set ring
embellished stack rings
granulation and fused earrings
torch and hammer earrings
Metal Smithing Classes – Stone Setting
- bezel setting for round and oval stones
- bezel setting for angular and irregular stones
- heavy wall bezel setting
- simple prong setting
- basket setting for flat backed stones
- prong setting for cabochons and rose cut stones
- prong setting for round brillian cut
Metal Clay Classes
intro to Precious Metal Clay
setting stones in pmc
bezel setting round and oval stones
bezel setting angular and irregular stones
free form tab settings
free form prong settings
PMC and Argentium