LiloVeve Jewelry School, New York:
LiloVeve Jewelry School is an acclaimed Jewelry Studio and Gallery located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York City. We offer a wide range of fun and informative classes designed to encourage and cultivate appreciation of handmade work. The LiloVeve Gallery features our collections of hand crafted Wedding and Engagament Bands, and offers custom design and gemstone consultation. We specialize in handmade wedding and engagement rings, custom designed bespoke jewelry, and original pieces for everyday wear. LiloVeve Gallery openings include curated shows of jewelry art along with paint, photography, and mixed media artists explore our various shared sources of inspiration.
Classes and workshops in the art of handcrafting jewelry include:
- Wax Carving
- Hinges & Mechanisms
- Gold Alloying
- Chain Making
- Wedding Bands
- Stone Setting
Introduction to Silversmithing:
Silversmithing I - 6 weekly sessions.
Work with sterling silver to create, form, solder, and fabricate rings and pendants with a stone setting in the fast paced introductory class. We take an optional trip to the Diamond district on a weekday morning halfway through the course to visit in person some of the resources in the jewelry industry including a gem dealer, a lapidary, a tool supply and a casting house. Small class sizes are perfect for both absolute beginners or those looking to refresh their skills.
Intermediate Level Silversmithing:
Int Silversmithing - 6 weekly session.
We offer a number of intermediate level classes that explore design while offering focus on different areas of technique - including classical ring making, gemstone settings for pendants and rings, hinged bracelets, matching sets cufflinks and earrings, and more.
Gold Alloying (Goldsmithing):
Gold Alloying - 8 weekly sessions.
Starting with 24 Karat pure gold, we custom alloy in the studio to create rich colors of 22 karat, 18 or even 14 karat gold. Choose from deep rich yellow to pale light green gold, orangey-red to a delicate rose. We then learn to work with the properties of the individual alloys, how to mill the ingot into wire and sheet, and how to form a bezel for a gemstone setting. We also learn how to recycle the gold material, how to fuse high karat gold, to raise or lower the karat, and how to transform old gold jewelry into stunning new designs. We create a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry, combining traditional goldsmithing techniques with contemporary design sensibilities.
Wax Carving I:
Wax Carving I - 6 weekly sessions.
Learn to carve, curve, hollow, texture, and sculpt using different types of wax to create rings, pendants and charms. Basic knowledge of the casting process will be covered - during the course students will have the opportunity to have cast at least one piece in metal, and learn how to bring the cast piece to a desired finish.
Enamel - 6 weekly sessions.
Learn the basics of sifting, wet working inlay, stenciling and scrafito for both torch fired and kiln fired enamel. Experiment with colors on copper stampings, students with metals experience may bring their own silver pierced work. More advanced techniqes including cloisonne, depletion gilding, basse taille and champleve will be introduced in the class.