Build your confidence as well as your skills in this six-module e-course lead by a master silversmith. If other courses have made you feel like you just don't fit in... if you've wondered if you can even make it as a jewelry designer... This is the place for you!
The six training modules will build on each other as you create more advanced pieces. Even if you are a beginner- the first module will get you creating pieces you can sell right away!
New this year! You'll receive a PDF copy of the Intentional Metalsmithing book with step-by-step projects, resources, reference tables, and more! This is something you'll use long after you finish the course!
BONUS! Susan will be LIVE each month for the rest of 2021 in our private Facebook group for Q&A. You won't have to worry- your questions will be answered by your new BFFs in the group and Susan herself.
Learn torch soldering with sterling silver from the comfort of your own studio.
" Thank you for sharing your artful journey and soldering expertise so that we can learn the skills to enhance the path of our own artful journey. Thank you for mentoring in a kind, relaxing and encouraging way to build confidence. Thank you for reminding us that when we make a mistake, it's really an opportunity to grow as an artist and utilize it in our piece as a mark of beauty."
Find your zen in your process. In this course, you'll get tips on preventing repetitive strain and injury and also how to stay grounded so that your creative process flows easily.
Click on over to the page with the videos so you can get a good look at the projects you'll be making with techniques in each module! Just be warned... you're gonna want them all!
MODULE 1: Bezels Expanded
Building with filigree bezel wire, creating pieces with multiple bezels, and adding layers of decorative wire to create truly unique pieces.
MODULE 2: Forging & Building With Wire
Learn Susan's signature forging wire techniques for bezel settings and bangle bracelets.
MODULE 3: Caging An Object
Some objects don't work well in a bezel. In this module, Susan shows you caging techniques.
MODULE 4: Links, Attachments & Assembly
Susan shows you a handful of types of connecting links. These techniques are great for all types of jewelry- earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.
MODULE 5: Hollow Form
Creating hollow form jewelry and prayer boxes. Bonus- learn Susan's signature industrial surface techniques.
MODULE 6: Attachments, Scrap & Finishing
This module is about assembly and the final stages of soldering a complex piece. Susan also shows her amazing scrap bezel technique.
All levels will benefit! Beginners will practice their new soldering skills and learn best practices in the studio. Seasoned metalsmiths will refine their skills and spend time developing their own voice in their work. (If you are a beginner- watch Alchemy of Soldering first. It will be in your course portal.)
There is 1-2 hours of video content in each module. Susan recommends getting into your studio 2-3 times per week when possible so that you will REALLY see an evolution in your work. You will also be invited to live Q&A with Susan every month.
There will be a tools and supplies list posted for each module but everything will be doable with a simple soldering station you can set up for around $250. If you took Susan's free Alchemy of Soldering course, the Soldering Station Resource Guide includes all the tools you need. Supplies will depend on your style. You can get by with s/s sheets and 1/4" s/s bezel wire. Decorative wire like filigree will help you create your own layered style like Susan's.
This course is ready as soon as you finish your purchase! This is self-study so all the modules will be available immediately.
We are not offering a payment plan this time. Think about how many pieces of jewelry you need to sell to make back your investment? You'll be ready to sell your work in the very first module!
Lifetime access means you will have access to this online course for as long as Susan is offering online courses. You will receive access to all updates and extra content. If Susan decides to retire the course in a few years, you will be contacted and given the opportunity to download the videos. We will be sure you get a TON of value for your investment!
"I took my first workshop with Susan at a Beadfest Oakland CA in 2007. I was brand new to Jewelry making at the time and knew next to nothing. I'm thrilled to be a student of hers. Susan is such an inspiration and one of the most generous artist I know. I look forward to improving my skills and growing as an artist through her mentoring."
"What a breath of fresh air! You break this whole mysterious soldering beast down to as simple as it can be! And...... without the huge financial commitment we’ve all been lead to believe. We don’t have to buy every new tool and gadget that comes along! Thank you! Thank you! I so want to learn more from you, especially in design! "
Unfortunately, Intentional Metalsmithing is closed for enrollment. But... we plan to open again in the first half of 2020. Enter your email so you can be one of the first notified.