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RECREATIONAL

 

RECREATIONAL: HAPPY HOUR BOOZE & BLING MAKE A RING (BYOB)

Who says booze and fire don’t go hand in hand?? Handle both in this fun (and safe) workshop where you will be introduced to the basics of jewelry making while sipping on your preferred beverage of choice. You will learn how to make a simple ring using the techniques of sawing, soldering, polishing, and different surface finishes. This is a great workshop to relieve that stressful day at work or just to get together with a few friends and have fun learning a new skill. We'll bring the bling, you bring the booze! Limited to 6 students per class. Feel free to bring snacks along with your booze. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering. For ages 21 & over.

Have a larger or private party you'd like to accommodate on a specific date? We can accommodate up to 12 guests. Contact us here!

Cost: $45

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RECREATIONAL: HAPPY HOUR METAL STAMPING EARRINGS (BYOB)

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Come stamp out some after-work aggression while creating something beautiful! In this fun and informative workshop, you will get to create a pair of customized earrings. You will get to design the shapes, saw them out, and embellish them with hand stamped patterns or letters. Through this process, you will learn fundamental jewelry making skills such as sawing, filing, and polishing all while sipping on the beverage of your choice. This is a great workshop to relieve that stressful day at work or get together with friends and do something unique. Limited to 6 students per class. Feel free to bring snacks along with your booze. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering. For ages 21 & over.

Have a larger or private party you'd like to accommodate on a specific date? We can accommodate up to 12 guests. Contact us here!

Cost: $35

Next Session: Friday, December 15th, 7-8:30pm *only 2 spots left

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BEGIN YOUR EXPLORATION

 

BEGINNER: SILVER EARRINGS & STUDS FABRICATION 

Students will be shown how to create earring studs, dangles, and creating your own ear wires. You’ll fabricate one or two pairs of earrings in the designs of your choice. Through this, you’ll learn fundamental jewelry making techniques such as sawing, soldering, polishing, and different surface finishes. This is a fun and informative class where students will get a basic understanding of metalsmithing & a taste of the fabrication possibilities. This workshop is limited to 5 students. Tools & materials will be supplied. If you choose to work larger than the sample size, additional materials fee may apply. No experience necessary. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering.

Cost: $95

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BEGINNER: SILVER RING FABRICATION

Students will learn basic fabrication techniques to construct a silver ring with a design of your choice. You will be introduced to techniques such as sawing, soldering, polishing, and various surface finishes. If time allows, stacking rings will also be discussed. Walk away with a ring (or possibly 2!) that you can wear right away! This is a fun and informative class where students will get a basic understanding of metalsmithing & a taste of the fabrication possibilities. This workshop is limited to 5 students. Tools & materials will be supplied. All you have to do it show up! If you choose to work larger than the sample size, additional materials fee may apply. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering.

Cost: $95

Next Sessions: 

  • Saturday, January 20th, 11-3pm
  • Saturday, February 24th, 11-3pm
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COLLABORATION WORKSHOP WITH EVERLASTING FIRE STUDIO

BEGINNER: GLASS & METALSMITHING FOR BEGINNERS

Introducing a collaborative class between Everlasting Fire Studio and Tytin Jewelry!
We have worked together to create a class for beginners, and even those with a little experience in one or both of these mediums. In just 2 days, 6 hours total, you’ll get to make 2 custom finished glass cabochon pendants.

Day 1 at EFS: We’ll introduce you to the world of borosilicate glass! You’ll learn to make cabochons by making a clear maria, and then decorating it with your choice of glass frit, stringers, and color dots. We’ll show you how to lens the front, and finish it off to a final glass cabochon. You’ll make a few in our class, and your work will anneal in a kiln overnight. No worries, we’ll bring the glass to Tina at Tytin Jewelry for you so it’ll be waiting for you there for the second day of class.

Day 2 at TJ: You’ll design a custom pendant for your glass cabochons using the tab and/or prong setting techniques. We’ll introduce you to fundamental jewelry making skills such as sawing, soldering, and finishing. You’ll have the option to use copper or brass metals or even both to create a mixed metals pendant. All materials and tools will be supplied.

Cost: $150 // Check available dates & sign up for this class by clicking HERE.

 

 

 

EXPAND YOUR JEWELRY EXPLORATION

 

EXPANSION: SILVERSMITHING JEWELRY 101

In this 5 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of jewelry making with an emphasis in silversmithing. Get to know the studio and become more familiar with the tools and equipment as you explore skills such as sawing, filing, soldering, piercing, polishing, & setting round cabochon stones. With technical instruction and your creativity, you will complete smaller practice projects and end with one final silver ring project that combines all the techniques learned. Practice projects include: pierced silver ring, simple layered pendant, & bezel set earring studs.

This is a great class for anyone that’s gotten a taste of jewelry making and wants to take it a step further or for complete newbies who are ready to commit and learn a new craft. Students receive free open studio time during the duration of their class along with 3 practice passes to use after the class ends. This class is limited to 5 students to ensure every student receives adequate attention. Tools and materials will be supplied. All you have to do is show up! Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy below before registering.

Duration: 5 weeks

Cost: $295

Next Sessions: 

  • Tuesday nights, February 6th - March 6th, 6:30-9:30pm 
  • Wednesday nights, May 2nd - 30th, 6:30-9:30pm
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EXPANSION: SILVERSMITHING JEWELRY 102 (PICS COMING SOON!)

Spend 5 weeks advancing and refining your jewelry making skills in this follow up class to our Silversmithing 101 class. This class will reinforce everything you’ve learned in the 101 course and continue to develop your fabrication and design skills in sterling silver. You will be introduced to irregular shaped bezels, tube setting faceted stones, and hollow form construction. Along with advancing your techniques, we will also continue to push your design capabilities. All projects will have a basic template but will also allow you to let your creative flag fly!

This is a great class for anyone that’s taken our 101 course (or has equivalent experience) and wants to further their jewelry exploration. Students receive free open studio time during the duration of their class along with 3 practice passes to use after the class ends. This class is limited to 5 students to ensure every student receives adequate attention. Tools and most materials will be supplied. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering.

Prerequisite: Silversmithing Jewelry 101 or previous basic fabrication/soldering experience.

Cost: $375

Next Sessions: Tuesday nights, March 13th - April 10th, 6:30-9:30pm

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EXPANSION: WAX CARVING 101 - RINGS

Take a more sculptural approach to jewelry making with wax carving. In this class, you will gain a complete understanding of the lost wax casting process by creating 1-2 rings in wax and finishing 1 silver casting. Students will learn basic wax carving techniques such as drafting/sizing out a ring in wax, removing/adding wax, working with different types of wax and tools, and finishing techniques for wax. One wax will be professionally cast in sterling silver which you will then learn how to clean and finish. We will also go over the casting process and talk about production methods used in jewelry making that you can use in your own practice. One silver casting is included in the course*. If you choose to work larger than sample size or would like additional casts in other metals, additional fees will apply. The class is limited to 5 students. A familiarity with basic hand tools (ex. jewelry saw, files) is ideal but not required. Beginners welcome. Students receive free open studio time during the duration of their class along with 3 practice passes to use after the class ends. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering.

Materials Included: wax to carve & 1 sterling silver casting up to 8dwt. *Additional fee will be required if heavier than 8dwt.*

Duration: 4 weeks

Cost: $250

Next sessions: 

  • Monday nights, January 8th - 29th, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Monday nights, April 9th - 30th, 6:30-9:30pm
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EXPANSION: WAX CARVING 102 - BEZEL SET RINGS

Continue your wax carving skills in this 4 week follow up class to Wax Carving 101. You’ll learn how to plan out a cabochon stone setting in your wax ring and how to finish and set it in sterling silver. There will be cabochons available to practice with and you must provide your own cabochon stone for your final ring. One wax will be professionally cast in sterling silver and is included in the course*. If you choose to work larger than sample size or would like additional casts in other metals, additional fees will apply. The class is limited to 5 students. Students receive free open studio time during the duration of their class along with 3 practice passes to use after the class ends. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy before registering.

Materials Included: wax to carve & 1 sterling silver casting up to 8dwt. *Additional fee will be required if heavier than 8dwt.*

Prerequisite: Wax Carving 101 or previous wax carving experience.

Duration: 4 weeks

Cost: $250

Next Sessions: 

  • Monday nights, February 19th - March 12th, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Tuesday nights, May 1st - 22nd, 6:30-9:30pm
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EXPANSION: PRIVATE JEWELRY MAKING LESSONS

We offer private jewelry making lessons ranging in skill from beginner to beginner intermediate. Lessons are tailored to your specific interest and needs. Tools and some materials are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on your request. For your first class, we recommend at minimum a 2 hour session. Additional hours can then be purchased going forward. Payments must be made in advance to secure your class time. If you'd like to learn more and schedule your lesson, please email Tina at tytinjewelry@gmail.com. 

Rates per student:

  • First 2 hour session = $150
  • Additional hours = $50/hour
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INDUSTRY SERIES

 

INDUSTRY: 3D CAD DESIGN & MODELING - PRIVATE LESSONS (one-on-one)

Learn 3D modeling at your pace and convenience. In our one-on-one private lesson, I will introduce you to the 3D modeling program, Matrix where you will learn the basic tools to help you develop your designs into 3D models. For your first session, a two hour minimum is required to allow enough time for you to learn the basics. Afterwards, the option to expand into more techniques is available and can be tailored to your requests. You can schedule additional hours a la cart at $50/hour or schedule four 2-hr sessions at one time for $320. We will work together to choose the best time/date for the private lesson. Feel free to contact me regarding dates before you purchase and check out some CAD examples here (you will need to scroll down).

Rates per student:

  • Initial 2 hour session: $100
  • Additional hours: $50/hour
  • Four 2-hour sessions: $320 (save $10 per hour)
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INDUSTRY: FLUSH SETTING

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Expand your setting repertoire by including flush setting. This setting style offers a clean look and a great way to include stones seamlessly into your design. You will learn how to flush set directly onto the outside and inside of a ring with 2 different stone sizes, one larger and one smaller. Aryn, a professional diamond setter and owner of Aryn Taylor Jewelry, will be teaching the workshop and sharing her years of expertise. Feel free to bring in your own stones & tools if you have them to ask questions about. If you use any sort of corrective eyewear or have an optivisor, please bring those as well. It’s required you take at least 1 or 2 workshops from our beginner series or have equivalent experience. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy below before registering. This workshop also includes 3 Practice Passes. Learn more about Practice Passes here.  

Materials included: CZ stones and one sterling silver ring blank.

Duration: 1 day workshop, 3 hours 

Cost: $115

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INDUSTRY: SETTING FACETED STONES

So you’ve mastered bezel setting that malachite or turquoise cabochon or even that weird shaped druzy. But you go to set that cute blue sapphire or even that fiery diamond and realize this is a little different! In this one day workshop, we’ll teach you how to prong & bezel set center-sized faceted stones. Stones & settings will be supplied and if you have them, feel free to bring your own hand tools. If you have an optivisor, that too may come in handy. This workshop is best suited for those with intermediate to advanced jewelry making skills. It is limited to 5 students. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy below before registering. This workshop also includes 3 Practice Passes. Learn more about Practice Passes here.  

Materials Included: Silver prong and bezel mountings & CZ stones

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Instructor: Aryn S. (Aryn is a professional diamond setter working in Chicago's own Jeweler's Row. Learn more about Aryn on her Instagram @aryntaylorjewelry)

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INDUSTRY: CAD SETTING TECHNIQUES

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Learn the setting of the FUTURE! Ok, maybe not the future but an increasingly popular method. CAD fabricated settings are quite different from hand fabricated ones, and if you’re a busy jeweler with a big production line, this could be a handy skill. In this course, you'll learn hands-on how to set 3 basic setting styles (prong, bead/bright, and channel) all of which have been created in CAD. Melee stones & sterling silver ring blank will be supplied and if you have them, feel free to bring your own hand tools. If you have an optivisor, that too may come in handy. This workshop is best suited for those with intermediate to advanced jewelry making skills. It is limited to 5 students. Please be sure to read our class cancellation policy below before registering. This workshop also includes 3 Practice Passes. Learn more about Practice Passes here.  

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Instructor: Aryn S. (Aryn is a professional diamond setter working in Chicago's own Jeweler's Row. Learn more about Aryn on her Instagram @aryntaylorjewelry)

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CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel your class, please let us know one week prior to the classes's start date and you will be refunded the class cost minus a $10 processing fee. If you need to cancel within the one week prior of start date, you will be refunded 50% of the class cost. You may opt to receive studio credit in lieu of a refund as well that may be used towards another class or studio time. No refunds are given if the class is dropped after its start date. No refunds on studio time purchased. Please know, all funds are used towards class supplies and paying our teachers fairly. If you think you may end up missing a few classes, we're happy to help coordinate whatever we can to make those times up for you.

Classes may be cancelled when enrollment minimums are not reached. Cancellations begin approximately 1 week prior the first scheduled class date. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified and will receive a full refund.

Read more about missed classes and switching class dates HERE