Orientation: Jewelry Lab I, Bench Tools

Orientation: Jewelry Lab I, Bench Tools

This introductory level class will cover how to properly use a jeweler's bench and the common tools that are used at a bench while practicing cutting and bending wire, using a jeweler’s saw to pierce-cut sheets of brass and copper. This class is a prerequisite for all additional classes/tool areas in the jewelry lab unless otherwise noted.

(Idea Foundry workshop members who have taken this class are cleared for independent use of these tools in the shop. Learn more about membership here.)

Pairs Well With

Continue your jewelry lab clearance with the second part of lab Orientation: Jewelry Lab II, Soldering Tools

Plan Your Visit

All materials and safety equipment supplied.  Closed-toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, natural fibers (cotton, denim, linen), with long hair pulled back. Plan to arrive for class about 10-15 min early and check in at the front desk.  Our main entrance is on State Street, with parking lot entrance on State St. as well. IF parking and street parking available.


Idea Foundry Member - $65

Non Member - $75

Upcoming Dates

  • MARCH 7 | 6:30-9:30PM (3 Spots Left)
  • APRIL 2 | 6:30-9:30PM (5 Spots Left)
  • MAY 9 | 6:30-9:30PM (5 Spots Left)