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Smart Fabrication From Start to Finish

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Get great results in less time! Find out how to update your jewelry-making process to elevate your designs.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies recommended by Nanz
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Nanz Aalund
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Want professional-quality results? Learn to work smarter, not harder! Join award-winning jewelry artist Nanz Aalund and discover trade secrets for efficient, successful jewelry fabrication. First, set yourself up for success with a strategic fabrication plan. Discover why timing is crucial when adding texture to your pieces, and find out how to create various patterns using a rolling mill and a file. Then, watch as Nanz uses a hydraulic press to form domes and shape a setting. She'll also reveal foolproof tips and tricks for avoiding mistakes as you work, before introducing fine-shaping and polishing techniques. And, open the door to more design possibilities with versatile riveting and stone-setting techniques. Finally, enjoy a lesson on using hot and cold assembly techniques to bring your pieces together beautifully.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Planning Your Project
Meet your award-winning instructor, Nanz Aalund, and learn how to improve and streamline your jewelry-making process to elevate your results. You'll also find out how to create a detailed fabrication plan to ensure that your projects turn out exactly how you want.
2. Adding Texture
3. Forming & Shaping
4. Fine Shaping & Polishing
5. Stone Setting
6. Assembly

Recommended with this class

  • Riveting hammer
  • Bench vise
  • Rolling mill (optional)

Taught by

Nanz Aalund
Nanz Aalund
Nanz Aalund is an award-winning jewelry artist. She has worked with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co. and more as a fine jewelry designer and consultant, in addition to teaching jewelry and metal classes at the University of Washington and the Art Institute in Seattle. Some of her many professional jewelry design awards include an AGTA Spectrum Award, two Platinum Guild International Awards and two DeBeers Diamonds Today Awards. She received her BFA in jewelry arts from Northern Illinois University and an MFA in metalsmithing from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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