Project Lab: Anodized Jewelry

Project Lab: Anodized Jewelry

This class is an introduction to anodizing niobium and titanium for jewelry. Anodizing is an electrolytic process that builds an oxide layer on the surface of a metal. Anodizing niobium and titanium produces a range of attractive colors without dyes or paints. These colored metals can be made into unique jewelry. You will learn how to anodize niobium and titanium safely and then make a pair of niobium earrings or pendants.

Joe Calabrese

Great For

  • Beginners, no experience required

Skills Toolbox

  • Learn about electrolytic process and basic chemical reactions
  • Basic jewelry making

Tool Clearance

  • None

Pairs Well With

We have many wonderful jewelry classes, start with our Orientation: Bench Tools

Plan Your Visit

All materials and safety equipment supplied.  Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to participate, and sturdy footwear (e.g. tennis shoes or boots) is recommended. Natural fiber clothing is recommended (e.g. cotton, denim). 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: $75

Non Member: $85

Upcoming Dates

  • APRIL 4 | 6:30-9:30PM (4 Spots Left)
  • MAY 7 | 6:30-9:30PM (4 Spots Left)