Jessica Jordan Coté | Ripe on the Vine Necklace | Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 9 am until 5:30 pm


A statement necklace is a seasonal conversation starter whether worn with a sundress or over a turtleneck. Students will create a dramatic neckpiece built around a large stone of their choosing, which will be both boxed in and prong set to create a substantial, durable focal point.  A fused and soldered sterling chain in vine-like detail finished with an equally stylized toggle closure will give this low hanging fruit a natural habitat in which to shine.  Students will learn to work with thick wire stock, prong setting, forging and forming layered links, fusing, texturing and more.  Experience with a torch and saw recommended.

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Instructor: Jessica Jordan Coté

Title of Class: Ripe on the Vine Necklace

Date of Class: February 8, 2020

Time: 9:00 am until 5:30 pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Type: Project-Oriented

Class Fee: $195

Kit Fee: $60 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

22g sterling silver sheet

20g sterling silver wire

16g sterling silver wire

2mm x 1mm sterling silver stock

Sterling silver half-round wire

Dowel rod

Solder, flux, pickle, fuel and patina

Detailed handouts

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Fully equipped soldering stations


Flex shaft stations and accessories

Sandpaper and sanding sponges

Extra hand tools

Student Supply List

Stone to use as focal piece- up to 2” x 2.75” with a mostly/completely flat back recommended: Gary Wilson’s druzy specimens or fossil specimens

Bench block

Saw frame, bench pin, and 2/0 blades

Barrette file

Checkering file

Scribe or sharpie

Flux cutters

Ballpeen hammer

Small nylon or rawhide hammer

Round nosed pliers

Optional Supply List

Work light and extension cord

(optional) Swanstorm Link Forming Pliers (Rio #111000)

(optional) liner stamp

Additional Class Comments

Stones can be fossils, druzies, sea shells, etc.  Backs should either be concave (shell) or mostly flat.  Edges do not have to be evenly tall nor consistent all the way around.

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