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Jewelry I w/Karen Olsen Ramsey

December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In two weekend workshops (Jewelry I -Dec 8th weekend, and/or  Jewelry II -Jan 19th weekend) you will learn a myriad of skills necessary to make your own stunning jewelry. Through hands-on projects and demonstrations, you will learn to saw, file, shape, form, drill, forge, texture, solder, rivet, set stones, polish and patina. Working in silver, copper, and brass, students will create a variety of projects including choices of earrings, necklaces and rings. Join us at The Forge for these great classes with the option to continue using the jewelry lab after class with full membership. Come and learn a new skill, brush up on old skills, and have a great time with a great community of jewelry making friends!


  • Design
  • Fabrication Techniques
  • Understanding metal and stones
  • Tool selection and preparation
  • Safety

From a former student: “Karen is truly a master of what she does. Her teaching is a reflection of her spirit, delightful, kind, positive, calm and encouraging in such a way that all of us gain in confidence no matter what our skill level.”

Instructor Karen Olsen Ramsey is an international award winning professional goldsmith who has been making jewelry since 1989. See her work at

Dec. 8th from 6-9 then Dec. 10th and 11th from 10am to 5pm.
(Jewelry II is Jan. 19-21, same times. Go to Jan. 19th event page to sign up for just Jewelry II)

Jewelry I: $275+$40 materials  = $315
BOTH weekends: $500 + $80 materials or $580

To pay for just Jewelry I use this link:

Jewelry I

For BOTH weekends use this link:

Jewelry I&II

Refund Policy for Workshops:

Refunds for classes and events will be automatically granted if the request is submitted before the event’s cut-off date (per the event page), typically 7 days before the event. Refund requests submitted after the posted date will NOT be granted.


December 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Curious Forge
13024 Bitney Springs Rd
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States


The Forge