Beginner Silversmith 101- Evenings

An intensive 6-week introduction to silversmithing!

  • Started Apr 13
  • 395 US dollars

Service Description

This 6-week silversmith course is designed for the beginner who has never done any metal work but will also serve as the perfect refresher for those who would like to improve their silversmith skills. Instructor Melissa Kay-Steves will guide you through the fundamental skills in metalsmithing including, sawing, piercing, forming, filing, sanding, soldering, polishing, stone setting and finishing. Students will learn how to properly use and get comfortable with bench tool while fabricating rings, pendants and earrings. They will be introduced to various forms of soldering and have plenty of time to practice how to make a perfect solder join. This is a wonderful class for the beginner wishing to develop a solid foundation of the tools and techniques of silversmithing. NOTE: The price of silver is rapidly climbing and is now more than $27 per ounce. Kit fees may rise and fall with the price of silver. Kit Fee = $55 due to instructor the first day of class and includes 20 gauge sheet silver, bezel wire and an assortment of wires, saw blades and cabochon gemstones as needed for project, use of all tools needed, solder, patina and torch setup. *Due to limited bench space we can only hold your seat upon full payment. **This class will serve as a prerequisite for our more advanced classes and for open bench time. ***This class requires a 2-week cancellation minimum. Should you cancel any time after the 3 week mark you will lose 1/2 of your payment. However, it is transferable and you will be able to use that (minus a $50 cancellation fee) towards another class/workshop. ****If you miss a class there will be one make-up class at the end of the 6 weeks.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Workshops & Classes: Due to very limited space (4 bench seats) you will be charged a $50 fee if you cancel 8 days or more before a class or workshop. There is no refund if you cancel less than 8 days before a class or workshop. However, you will receive a credit (minus the $50 cancellation fee) to use towards another class/workshop at a later date. For workshop cancellations please call us 10 days before your workshop for a full refund. There is no refund if you cancel within 48 hours of an Open Studio or Bench Time with Donna or Bench Time with Melissa session. However, you will receive a credit, minus $25 cancellation fee. Retreats: *Chesapeake Bay Beach Retreat 2021 Cancellation Policy We reserve the right to cancel the retreat at any time due to unforeseen circumstances and students will receive a full refund. **Due to very limited bench seats, we can only hold your spot with a deposit of $587.50 If a student should need to cancel their seat at the retreat you may do so up until June 1, 2021 for a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you should need to cancel after June 1, 2021 it will be your responsibility to fill the seat. If you cannot fill your seat you will lose your deposit (less the $100 cancellation fee) and not be issued a refund. However, you will receive a credit to be used for any other workshop or class at the studio, minus the 100 cancellation charge. ***A 2.9% convenience fee will be added to all transactions that pay with a credit card. To avoid this charge you may pay with check or by calling the studio at 443-249-3338.

Contact Details


1200 Butterworth Court, Stevensville, MD, USA Located on Second Floor / Thompson Creek Business Park

1200 Butterworth Court, Suite E6 (upstairs) 

Stevensville, MD 21666

Studio Entrance on Marion Quimby Drive.


    We are a handicap accessible studio. 

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