2019 Teaching Schedule
March 15,16,17 Long Beach, CA
May 3,4,5 Boulder, Co
July 23-29 Metalwerx, Boston, MA
September 29-October 4 Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
November 7-11, Dallas, TX
Video Classes for Purchase
NEW VIDEO! February 2017
In this dynamic online workshop, renown instructor Joanna Gollberg will walk you through the chain making process with expert demonstrations from A to Z. Joanna will present three types of chains to get you started on the journey of creative chain making. Any one of these chains can add an extra handcrafted touch to a customized piece of jewelry. Handmade chains are incredibly versatile and these three are no exception! All make excellent necklaces or pendant chains and the Bar and Oval Link Chains are perfect for bracelets.
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Master the Torch: Smart Soldering Essentials
Seeking a one–stop resource to hone your soldering skills? Here it is! Join me, metalsmith Joanna Gollberg, in my online Craftsy class Solder Smarter: Strategies for Better Results, presented in partnership with Rio Grande, and discover soldering methods that will enhance your skill set and dramatically improve the quality of your pieces.
Making Metal Jewelry Purchase
No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they’re cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining, making them perfect for the beginning jeweler. Yet the results look completely professional. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp; Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
The Art & Craft Of Making Jewelry Purchase
Packed with hundreds of color how-to photographs, images of contemporary work, and time-tested tips - this spectacular guide will become an essential addition to every jeweler's library. All the basics are covered such as: sawing, piercing and soldering metal with advanced skills such as granulation, enameling, stone setting, and simple casting. Every unique project reinforces the techniques - create the stunning Bubbles Brooch by hollow-forming silver, adding pearls, and attaching pin findings. Or, make a handsome lapel pin by cuttlefish-casting 18-carat gold; then set a brilliant sapphire on the textured surface. Each chapter features a substantial gallery of contemporary pieces.
The Ultimate Jeweler's Guide Purchase
The most complete, highly illustrated, and user-friendly reference to making handmade jewelry.
Every practicing studio jeweler and aspiring hobbyist will want this! Straightforward and practical, and richly illustrated with color photographs, illustrations, graphs, templates, and charts, it puts every aspect of the jeweler’s art right at their fingertips.
Esteemed jeweler and teacher Joanna Gollberg has created a hardworking guide to basic metallurgy, materials, toolmaking, and setting up an efficient, ergonomic, and safe studio. Step-by-step technical demonstrations cover everything from shaping and joining metal to surface treatments, mechanisms, stone settings, and beading. Gollberg also shares numerous tips and tricks to make processes simpler, faster, safer, and more economical.
With its attractive package and comprehensive contents, Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide will become an indispensable and enduring classic.