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Beginners' Jewelry-Making: Design & Create a Metal Pendant Necklace

  • March 04, 2024
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • 1936 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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This class is a fun and interactive introduction to jewelry-making, where students will learn basic skills and take home their own custom-made metal pendant necklace.  Participants can either bring their own pre-prepared design or get help from the instructor to create one during the class session. During the class, the following jewelry-making tools will be used:

  • Jeweler's Saw
  • Needle Files
  • Flex Shaft

Students will learn the following basic techniques:

  • Surface finishes
  • Burr removal
  • Riveting
  • Bending

Structure: The main class session is three hours long (coffee breaks included) where the instructor will demonstrate the entire process: fabricating the pendant, and finishing the necklace by attaching the pendant to a chain.  Students will then be able to work with guided supervision on all aforementioned aspects of design, tools, and methods. Instructor will be available for a second optional session to address any questions and help participants finish their necklaces. 

Date and Time(s): Main class: Monday, March 4th from 6-9pm; Optional Open Office Hours: Thursday, March 7th from 6-9pm OR by appointment. 

Requirements: No experience required. Please tie long hair back for safety. 

Cost: $80 for non-members, $65 for HackPGH members. Note: No-shows will not be refunded. If you have to cancel, please contact HackPGH 72 hours before the class date! 

Instructor: Andrew Pinto

Class size: 4 people

Age Requirement: 15+, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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