Jewelry

Beginning Jewelry – Level 1 #771 & #773

Get ready to create your very own wearable works of art, including pendants, bracelets, earrings, and/or rings! This class teaches fundamental fabrication techniques using wire and sheet metals; students will cut, drill, saw, file, stamp, and pierce metal, learn soldering and polishing techniques, and bezel set a stone. If you are interested in working with metal, this class will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your creative journey started! Note: Students will gain a great foundation to create any jewelry design, however, shell jewelry will not be specifically addressed. Copper and brass sheet metal and wire are included in the supply fee; sterling and Argentium silver are available for purchase.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Julie Matheis
Session IV (#772: Mondays, 6 weeks / July 21 – August 25 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
*This class has been cancelled, please sign up for our next session beginning August 20th
Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session V (#773): Wednesdays, 6 weeks / August 20 – September 24 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artist

Julie Matheis earned her bachelors degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown her award-winning work internationally in exhibitions, magazines, and books. She began teaching at the Hui in 2006. Roberta Ann Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

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Argentium Silver Basics: Chain Link Bracelet—Level 1 #784

Roberta will introduce the unique and wonderful properties of Argentium sterling silver. Made with the same amount of silver as sterling, but with an added touch of germanium, Argentium acts differently than traditional sterling silver; it is tarnish resistant, more malleable, and can be heat hardened. It also does not require solder! Participants will learn to make a chain link bracelet with toggle clasp. Techniques taught will include annealing, making heavy gauge jump rings, sawing, fusing Argentium, and making a toggle clasp. After completing this class, you’ll have the skills needed to create your own unique jewelry designs using Argentium. Unfortunately this class has been cancelled. Please register for one of our other fantastic jewelry classes.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Day & Duration (#803): Mondays, 6 weeks
July 21 – August 25 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $45

Supply List

Coming Soon!

Open Studio About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Ann Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

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Cuttlefish Bone Casting Workshop—Level 1 #785

This workshop will teach students how to do a simple casting of jewelry or metal sculpture using the skeletal bone of a cuttlefish—a material that is inexpensive and easy to use. Students will saw and carve using hard wax, which will then create an impression in the cuttlefish bone. They will then bind the bone and pour the molten metal into the mold. You’ll love this low-tech method of casting that yields a beautiful natural texture on cast forms!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Day & Duration (#803): Sunday, 1 day
July 27 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $25

Supply List

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Open Studio About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Ann Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

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Jewelry in a Day: Bangles, Hoops, and Stacking Rings!—Level 1 #778-780

Learn to make bangles, hoops, and/or stacking rings in this fun one-day workshop! Roberta will introduce students to the unique Argentium sterling silver metal, which has just as much silver as sterling, but also has a touch of germanium that makes the metal more malleable and requires no solder!. Students will learn basic techniques like fusing, forming, sawing, sanding, hammering, and polishing and walk away with several wearable pieces. If you’ve wanted to give jewelry making a try or if you want to learn about Argentium, this is the perfect class for you!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artists: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sessions Available:
Session IV (#780): Sunday, 1 day / August 3 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $45 ($56 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

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Open Studio

There is no open studio for this class.

About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

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Hollow Ring Workshop with Argentium #782

In this short and sweet one-day workshop, students will learn to anneal, saw, file, and form silver sheet metal into a ring. They will create a domed outer shell that will be fused to an inner flat band. After annealing, students will use hammers and daps to form an outer shell. You’ll walk away with a beautiful hollow ring!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session II (#782): Wednesday, 1 day / August 13 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $25

Supply List

Coming Soon!

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

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Gold-Filled Jewelry Workshop – Level 1 & 2 #759 & #760

Want to create and solder golden jewelry designs for a fraction of the cost of solid gold? In this class, students will to learn the inherent limits and possibilities of gold-filled metal and gain a better understanding of how to order, solder, and finish this cost effective material. Previous soldering experience is recommended.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Julie Matheis
Session II (#760): Wednesday, 1 day / August 6 / 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $55 ($69 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45 (includes gold-filled metal)

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artist

Julie Matheis earned her bachelors degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown her award-winning work internationally in exhibitions, magazines, and books. She began teaching at the Hui in 2006.

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Create Your Own Jewelry Findings – Level 1 #762

Invest in your own skills and don’t waste any more money on store-bought findings! Instead of buying ear wires, s-hooks, bails, toggles, and bars, you can make your own to suit your style and you’ll save money, too! In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to create their own unique findings by fusing and granulating Argentium sterling silver.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg

Session II (#762): Sunday, 1 day / August 17 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $35 ($44 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $30

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

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Casting for Artists – Level 2 #764 & 765

This class is the time and place to experiment with metal! J.B. will guide you along your path of discovery as you expand the possibilities of jewelry design by learning the basic elements of wax working and casting methods for the artist. More experienced students may use this class to try new directions such as intricate surface work and three-dimensional ideas—even small sculpture! Vacuum casting will be taught and other methods will be discussed. If you are comfortable with metalsmithing basics, this class is a great next step that will add valuable techniques to your jewelry repertoire. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Session III (#765): Tuesdays, 6 weeks / August 12 – September 16 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

J.B. Rea received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and MFA in Silversmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsman. He has taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He began teaching at Hui No‘eau in 1982 and is currently the jewelry studio’s technician. His work can be seen at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

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Jewelry with Shells – Level 1 #767 & #768

Want to create jewelry with a natural, ocean-inspired touch? This class will teach you to use the jeweler’s saw, torch, and hammer to design jewelry using your favorite seashells! Students will develop original ideas and learn traditional stone setting techniques using prongs. Some shells will be provided, however, students are encouraged to bring their own to create one-of-a-kind works of art! Note: Copper and brass sheet metal and wire are included in the supply fee and sterling silver will be available for purchase. 4-week classes do not qualify students to use open studio.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Julie Matheis
Session III (#768): Wednesdays, 4 weeks / August 20 – September 10 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $135 ($169 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $30

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Julie Matheis earned her bachelors degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown her award-winning work internationally in exhibitions, magazines, and books. She began teaching at the Hui in 2006.

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Metalforming – Level 2 #774-776

You’ll be amazed at what you can build out of precious metals in this class! Students will gain a solid understanding of basic processes and learn more advanced types of metal forming, including hammering wire and sheet into curvilinear 3-D forms. Bracelets, boxes, and pendants all take on more interest when bent and formed by hand. The practice of art never ends, so come learn more! Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Session III (#776): Thursdays, 6 weeks / August 14 – September 18 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

Coming Soon!

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

J.B. Rea received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and MFA in Silversmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsman. He has taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He began teaching at Hui No‘eau in 1982 and is currently the jewelry studio’s technician. His work can be seen at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

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