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Fall Short Session Metals

SEPTEMBER 22 – 27, 2024 (4 STUDIO DAYS)
Joanna Gollberg
Setting the Trap

Using fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn to make a variety of settings to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll cover bezels, prongs, tabs, tube settings, balling wire to hold items in place, and professional bead stringing and knotting. These techniques along with in-depth soldering techniques will help students add colorful and interesting gemstones or found objects to their work. Students can work from assignments or they can bring ideas for jewelry designs they want to complete. Soldering experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Upper metals studio.


  • We will only be using a torch with two gases, such as the Smith Little Torch or the Meco. Be prepared to have a mind-blowing experience working with this tool!
  • This workshop takes place in a studio with stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift. 

Studio artist; twenty years selling her work at craft and jewelry galleries and fine craft shows; teaching;, Arrowmont (TN), Haystack (ME), Penland; author of Making Metal Jewelry, Creative Metal Crafts, The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry, and The Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide (all published by Lark Books); other publications: Metalsmith, Ornament, 21st Century Jewelry (Sterling), 500 Wedding Rings (Lark Books). | @joannagollberg

Enrollment opens May 1