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January 21, 2015

Silver jewelry making class offered at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Silver jewelry making class offered at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. — WEST RUTLAND — The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the return of popular instructor Michael Stimpfel with a six-week evening workshop in silver jewelry making. The class will be held Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m., Jan. 29 –  March 5.

Learn the basic techniques and fundamental skills that will enable you to design and create your own silver jewelry. Participants will make a simple ring, a pair of triple hoop earrings and a bracelet. These three projects will involve design, layout, metal properties, tools including jeweler’s saw and pliers, cold-working metal techniques and silver wire and sheet soldering.

Michael Stimpfel is a goldsmith with over 35 years of jewelry making experience, having operated a retail jewelry store in downtown Rutland, while teaching a number of apprentice goldsmiths during this time.

Tuition for the workshop is $295, with materials and use of tools and safety equipment included. To register, or for more info, call 802-438-2097 or email info@carvingstudio.org.

Photo courtesy of Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Instructor Michael Stimpfel leads jewelry making students at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center.

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