Category: – Jewelry

Creative Retreats in Italy

Workshops & Retreats for Creative People

Creative Retreats in Italy

Workshops and retreats conducted in English and tutored by professional artists and authors. All events are hosted in Venice, Italy for small groups of approximately 10 to 15 people.

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Carving Wooden Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will have multiple pieces at the completion of the course and a new perspective on the potential of wood as a material and it’s beauty in small scale works.

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From Beads to Baubles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Enter the fascinating world of glass bead making where you’ll learn how to make basic glass beads and use surface decorations to embellish them. You’ll also learn about basic jewelry tools and techniques to make earrings and pendants.

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The Low-Down on Cold Connections

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will cover the basics of hand-hammered rivets and threaded joinery using brass, copper, silver, and aluminum; then progress into more complicated connections that incorporate the use of tubing, steel, wood, and found objects.

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Rings for Beginners

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn to make a perfectly finished, handmade ring (or two) in only two days!

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Everyday Earrings

Peters Valley School of Craft

Each participant will learn a variety of techniques for making different types of earrings, from posts to dangles, using both wire and sheet metal.

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Demystifying Soldering

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover the science of how it works and why it does not work sometimes. There will be demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together.

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Metal & Wood Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will combine basic metalsmithing and woodworking techniques to create unique jewelry. It will teach a variety of skills for blending the materials of metal and wood to create one of a kind rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches.

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Little Boxes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The design and construction of a container enables careful thought in planning the design concept as well as meticulous attention to measurements. The piece can be just about any shape and for any use: perfume bottle, pill box, etc.

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Kristal Romano

Bracelets: Bangle, Cuff, Chain & More!

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a perfect introduction to jewelry making! Participants will become familiarized with basic studio tools and fabrication techniques for working with fine metals. Guaranteed to finish a bracelet each day!

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Keep Your Pants On: The Art of the Belt Buckle

Peters Valley School of Craft

Experiment with found objects and pre-fabricated components to knock out a custom buckle quickly, or make every detail from scratch for the ultimate one-of-a-kind creation.

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Jewelry Fabrication: Building from a Ring

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore different styles of ring designs based on the shape of a circle, square or rectangle in order to build personal narrative and design criteria. Then work on foundation fabrication techniques that will enable you to create your own special and narrative ring with stone setting.

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Brooching Titanium

Peters Valley School of Craft

Although titanium has a reputation as a hard and difficult material you will learn that you can create attractive surfaces and forms using traditional jewelry fabrication techniques.

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Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, burnishing(flush setting), channel setting and pave’.

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Imagery in Enamel

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics to be explored will include; decals, sgraffito, sandblasting with contact paper resists, working with liquid enamels, and alternative cloisonné techniques.

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Basic Bling

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is intended to familiarize you with the necessary tools and techniques for jewelry and metalsmithing.

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Setting the Trap!

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn stone setting and alternative modes of setting found objects through fabrication methods such as; proper soldering techniques, creating secure settings that trap objects such as gemstones or found objects in the jewelry of your design.

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The Brooch: Found, Framed & Fastened

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through the format of the brooch, participants will explore inventive mounting solutions for non-traditional materials, while creating intelligent pin back mechanisms to make wearable art.

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Memento Mori: Jewelry & Sculptural Objects of Remembrance

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore the idea of remembrance and self-reflection by creating small-scale wearable works and/or metal objects in the spirit of the memento mori tradition.

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Small Scale Casting

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process and hand pouring techniques. Once your model is complete, we will cast it in class, clean it up, and finish the surface.

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Introduction to Jewelry Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamental techniques used in making metal jewelry from sheet and wire. Participants will experience an intensive two days of demonstrations and hands-on bench time.

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Mosaic Art Workshop in

Hacienda MOSAICO: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Create a beautiful mosaic in a tropical, art-filled setting. Studio is open 24–7 and the workshop includes breakfast and lunch on a beautifully enclosed walled Hacienda. There is inspiration and art all around!

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