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Jewelry Hinges | Mechanisms Class

Jewelry Hinges | Mechanisms Class

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This 8 session course builds upon basic metalworking skills and will introduce a variety of new jewelry techniques. Improve your metalworking skills by learning how to choose, plan, and construct the right mechanism for your jewelry designs. 

Brooches and hinged hoop earrings are archetypes of jewelry that include movement. This movement is achieved through crafting handmade mechanisms. Often these clever elements are hidden or somewhat unnoticed, but their function is what makes a piece of jewelry unique and exceptional. 

In this class we will learn the techniques to create various hinging mechanisms to add sophistication to each piece of jewelry. 

Two main projects will be hinged hoop earrings, and a brooch back mechanism.  

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to strengthen their understanding of jewelry.  Basic jewelry fabrication skills, including soldering and torchwork, is required.

Class size 4 – 12 students. Masks are optional, not required.


Refunds & Credit

Please email us at info@bkmetalworks.com to withdraw from class. Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.