Class Description

Not sure what to do with the metal waste you generate while making jewelry? Or how to reclaim  the value of that broken ring you haven’t worn in years? Dive into silver recycling with this 5  week course that culminates in a pair of earrings featuring caps for beads, pearls, or top-drilled  stones.  

Learn to repurpose scraps, sprues, and broken jewelry; pour ingots, mill sheet, and draw wire to make new jewelry.  Metal recycling is not only essential to knowing your metal and controlling your product, but is  key to keeping your practice sustainable.  

Students must have prior metalsmithing experience to take this course. It does not need to be extensive, but familiarity with torchwork and soldering principles is expected. Our Welcome to Jewelry classes offer this introduction.

Supply kits and metal will be available for purchase through our Tool Shop.

Taught by Odette Channell
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.