Take an interactive tour of the studio below! Click (and drag) on the image and take a “walk” through….
Are you interested in independent studio time? Want to come put your new skills into action? Studio rental time is available for those that have taken jewelry classes before. This is time to work on your own, someone will be present in the studio but they are not there to assist you with the equipment or teach new techniques. You must have demonstrated your ability to use the equipment you wish to use and skill level to work independently. Studio time is for tool and bench use and does not include any supplies i.e. silver, drill bits, solder, saw blades, investment, steel wool, enamels, patinas etc. Studio rental is not available during certain classes, please check with Brittany when scheduling time to come in.
Don’t want to pack your stuff home and back? Lockers are available to rent on a weekly or monthly basis.
Some of the tools and equipment in the studio: (We also sell tools!)
5 soldering stations with ceramic soldering stones, lazy susans, 3 tri-pods, rotating soldering tray with carborundum and cross-lock tweezers, 3 acetylene / atmospheric air torches, 1 oxygen / acetylene torch with tips, 1 propane / atmospheric air torch, 1 butane torch, cross-lock tweezers, thirds hands, picks, water pot, 2 pickle pots, copper tongs, 1 gold vault ventilation system, 1 charcoal ventilation unit
For metalsmithing: lots of stones and glass cabochons, various sizes and shapes of steel and wood mandrels, dapping blocks, multiple sizes and shapes of punches, texturing hammers, stamps, jump ring maker, GRS, hammer drill, diamond setting tools, stumps and anvils for hammering,
Library of books and magazines
Fun and creative vibe!
12 jewelers benches (2 lefty stations) with lights (5 with magifying lense), Foredom drills and ventilation system. Set of hand tools for each bench: jewelers saw, 2 flat nose pliers, needle nose pliers, multi-looping pliers, metal cutters, wire cutters, burnisher, files, needle files, ruler, pencil, sharpie, chuck, screwdriver, wax, metal block, truing stone, wood block, bench pin
High speed buffer with wheels and compounds, ring holder, clamps
Kitchen with hot plate, pots and pans, fridge, dishes, utensils, cutting board, salt and pepper, convection oven, serving dishes and utensils, wine and beer openers, recycling center
Casting and PMC firing area:
Paragon kiln, XL Paragon kiln with shelves, EZ-Cast vacuum casting and de-bubblizing machine. Centrifuge casting well, electromelt, oxygen / acetylene casting torch, crucibles and handles, borax, investment, flasks and rubber bases, scale, rubber bowls, spatulas, charcoal and glass rods, fire safe gloves, kiln shelves for both kilns, industrial hood, steel container for copper pmc with activated charcoal
For casting: waxers, carvers, files, inside ring reamers, calipers, dividers, wax blades, jewelers saws, wax drill bits, bench pins, drills, vulcanizer, metal frames for molds, wax injector and frame, sand casting frames and deft clay,
PMC: hand tools and stamps, matt’s, rollers, cutters,
Enameling: enamels, klyr fire, sifters, tripods, masks,
Glass beads: mapp gas torches and clamps, glass working tools, glass rods
Miscellaneous tools and equipment:
Durston D2 rolling mill, Bonny Doon hydraulic Press, pancake dies, guillotine shear, vises, anvils, lots of hammers, 2 lapidary machines with 7 wheels, 6 inch rock saw, wax pot and dopping sticks, alcohol lamp, tumbler, shiny finish steel shot, brushed finish ceramic media, walnut shell with rouge, pin polishing machine, ultrasonic, steamer, sand blaster
Electroforming and etching: E3 Duo machines, beakers, electroforming solution, brightener, steel pans, etching solution, iron
Keum-boo: Beehive kilns and controllers, ceramis and brass plates, ball burnishers