Jewelry Fabrication

Posted on December 5, 2013 by Sawdust Art Festival

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david nelson classJewelry Fabrication with David Nelson

In this two-day class you will learn basic and advanced jewelry design and fabrication using sheet metal and wire. Incorporate gemstones in your design using bezel setting, overlay construction and piercing with the jeweler’s saw and other fabrication methods. Students will also learn soldering with acetylene, as well as buffing and polishing techniques. This class is an in-depth, enhanced version of David’s one-day class and you will go home with two lovely pieces of jewelry you have made yourself.

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About David Nelson

An accomplished silversmith, David has exhibited at the Sawdust Art Festival for 44 years. He enjoys educating the public on how silver and gold jewelry is fabricated and has also instructed in Sawdust’s annual Spring Into Art educational program.