Learn the art of metalsmithing in Mid-Town Wilmington NC From jewelry and metal artist Chelsea Lea
Studio Space is limited to 2- 4 people at a time , all tools are included in the class.
Lost Wax Casting: 2 day class Want to melt your old gold jewelry into something new? This could be a great class for that! a weekend workshop on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-5pm both days Please contact for other days that work for your schedule. Learn to carve, and sculpt the wax then cast in sterling silver, gold, or bronze. Finish the metal jewelry on the second day of class. Includes all tools, waxes, instructional handouts, inspiration and advice. Includes 2 flasks size 2.5" x 4" other flasks available if needed.
This class is $225 per day and a deposit of this amount is required to reserve your class. Cost is $450 per person + additional metal Fee applied for removing stones, and preparing metal if you are using your recycled gold.
Cuttle Fish Bone Casting: a one day 3 hour class Learn the primitive casting technique of cuttle fish bone casting. The casting grain metal is sterling silver and is a separate fee, Schedule is flexible for the 3 hours of the day. Preference for 1PM-4PM or 9AM-1PM, Please specify which day of the week you prefer. Optional times are available please contact for availability. Cost is $175
Hot Date Night : a 3 hour class Make your own wedding bands with hand fabrication skills. Design simple wedding bands made with your choice of texture without any gemstones. Learn how to make a ring from flat metal stock, by annealing, filing, soldering, sanding and polishing. Fabricate your wedding bands in 14kt yellow gold in a beautiful comfort fit stock. The two 14KT comfort fit rings are priced for 5mm wide x 2mm thick at $1880 Priced for 2 bands under rings sizes 5-13 made of 14KT yellow. Please contact for special pricing for larger ring sizes. If there is a specific metal you want please allow time to order or manufacture example: 14KT rose gold, 18KT white gold and additional pricing will be applied for speciality options. Prices may vary depending on metal market prices. This is the estimated price and includes the cost of the class.
Metal Fabrication Private Lesson Need some help with metal fabrication or want to go over the basics again? Interested in learning how to make jewelry but you have never taken a metalsmithing class? This is an introduction course. We will go over soldering techniques, stone setting, forging, metal forming, and fabrication tricks and tips. Smith Mini Torch (Oxygen & Propane) or Acetylene torch available. Typically $180 for a 3 hour class. Please specify what project you have in mind. Some copper and brass will be provided. Sterling Silver is an additional cost.
Contact: ChelseaLeaMetals@Gmail.com to set up your metal class
Comfort fit wedding bands, and yellow gold options available.
Waxes made for the Lost Wax casting technique (2 day class)