Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Get to know the tools and begin to build the skills necessary to make everything from cool jewelry to a set of silverware from nonferrous metal! Learn how to lay out patterns on metal, saw, texture, form, and solder in this 4-hour class.
Starter kit: $425 - includes 3 months of membership with Jewelry shop access, a $375 value!
Stacker Ring Basics
Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of rings in this 4-hour workshop.
Jewelry Soldering Basics
Improve your soldering skills in this course which covers in detail the use of the jewelry acetylene torch. In this class you will learn the basics of soldering soft metals, completing samples of the most commonly used types of joints. More complex and intricate joints can be introduced, students who already have taken the Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing class but wish to expand their skill set will want to jump in here!
Cabochon Stone Rings Series
Set yourself up for further metalsmithing success in this 2 session series as you learn how to bezel set stones after making a ring or pendant. Choose a matte or high polished finish and walk away wearing or gifting your piece. This classic single-stone style builds on the basic skills introduced in Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing while applying the processes to a fun project.
Riveted Bangle Bracelets
Saw and hammer out the bangle bracelets of your liking while learning how to rivet metal to metal or organic materials together. Riveting is a classic, durable and popular way to create cold connections in jewelry designs (a "cold connection" is the joining together of metal components without using solder). This 3 hour course is a fun project-based class that is a great starting point for beginner metalsmiths.
Acid Etching Basics
Acid etching has been done for centuries to adorn non-ferrous metals with designs and images. Don't be intimidated, this is a very accessible process for beginners and experts alike! In this class students are provided 6"x4" of 16 gauge copper or brass sheet which can be used to make many different pieces of jewelry: a pendant necklace, a cuff bracelet, earrings, charms, name plates, and more! The pieces will be cut by hand, holes drilled, and shaped using hammers and files. Ferric chloride is then used to chemically etch the surface with an image of your choosing, either hand drawn or applied via a toner and iron transfer.
Silver Casting Basics: Cuttlebone
In this class students are introduced to basic casting methods around a unique project. Cuttlebone (the solid calcium bone of a cuttlefish) is an ancient mold-making material that leaves a signature pattern of lines on the surface of the cast object. This is a fun and accessible project-based course that is great for beginning jewelers looking to add silver casting to their skills.
In this class students will learn basic tools and steps to create their own ring out of a unique vintage coin. This is great for beginning jewelrysmiths with zero experience, or for people who want a fun, hands-on experience and something to bring home for it.
ADX gift Certificates
Give the gift of making with a gift certificate to our shop! Gift certificates can be used towards any ADX product or service. You can also purchase a gift certificate for our Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go to qualified applicants that have been approved by ADX staff.
Looking to get a certificate for an amount not listed here? Click the button below and edit the amount from your cart
Have a question about our services or want a recommendation on a dollar amount? Looking to get a certificate for an amount not listed here? Give us a call: 503-915-4342 or email us: email@example.com
Jumpstart your experience with the ADX Starter Kit!
This package includes 3 months of Membership and 1 Introduction Class of your choice. This package gives you access to thousands of dollars worth of tools, an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe and inclusive community environment, and the room to explore your creativity with your fellow humans. All you need is a little curiosity and the courage to get started!
There are only 50 ADX Starter Kits available for a limited time only at $425.
That is over 40% savings!
Just go to the Intro Class of your choice and choose Starter Kit Promo!