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2017 Teaching Schedule

March 18 & 19: Long Beach, CA   Rings!

April 1 & 2: St Louis, MO     Craft Alliance of St. Louis          Make a Prong Ring

May 19-21: Cookeville, TN     Appalachian Center for Craft        A Nice RING to It

June 23-27 Layton, NJ     Peter's Valley School of Craft        Setting The Trap

August 27-September 2     Penland, NC     Penland School of Craft        Traps!

 

Private Classes in My Studio

*Not available until fall 2017.

Available by advance appointment only.

Fees per day

1 person: $400 per person 
2 people: $350 per person 
3 people: $300 per person 
4 people: $250 per person

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Video Classes for Purchase  

NEW VIDEO!  February 2017

Three Chains

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.

More info and Purchase HERE

 

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.

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Books

   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.