Dynamic/Dimensional Silver

with Kieu Pham Gray

Immerse yourself in this opportunity to experience a three-day jewelry-making retreat and study under Kieu Pham Gray in the beautiful mountain town of Tahoe City, California. Prepare to refresh your creative spirit.

You will spend quality time in a comfortable studio classroom focused on creating a one-of-a-kind dimensional bracelet and dynamic pendant that moves. You’ll savor delicious meals with Kieu and fellow classmates, then relax and unwind at the Welcome Social and Instructor Showcase. The retreat will wrap up with a Group Photo Session after class to celebrate your accomplishment and provide lasting memories of our time together in Tahoe City.

Dynamic Dimensional Silver

Class Description

Piece by piece you will put together a bracelet with dimension and add a little color with semi-precious stones. Then you will move onto a kinetic pendant using your ring making skills for another purpose. Each piece will have its own unique challenges in soldering and design. You will learn how to work through the mechanics of each piece and the hidden aspects that make it all move. Students will have the opportunity to tweak each piece to give their own flare.

On the final day, you will focus on refining each piece with finishing techniques and giving it a professional touch.

Techniques & Skills

You will learn and practice the following techniques and skills from Kieu in this three-day class:


  • Soldering
  • Stone setting
  • Finishing

Did you know?

Kieu is an avid traveler and cites her travels as the source for most of her ideas.

Learn more about Kieu and how she develops jewelry for her classes.

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Additional Information

Registration Includes:

    • Three (3) days of instruction from Kieu
    • Use of instructor tools and equipment
    • Step-by-step tutorial
    • Delicious meals from Friday dinner through Tuesday lunch
    • Invitation to Welcome Social on Friday, November 1, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
    • Access to Instructor Showcase on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 7:30 – 9 p.m. (includes cocktails and hors d’oevres)
    • Group Photo Celebration

    Pre-requisite: This class is for intermediate students. Soldering experience is required. 


  • Must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Materials & Supplies

Tools and Supplies to BrinG

  • Sharpie, fine tip

  • Ultra Flush side cutters

  • Flat nose or parallel pliers

  • Fine point chain nose pliers x2 (without teeth)

  • Curved burnisher

  • Nylon nose pliers

  • Bench pin (clamp not needed)

  • Round bezel mandrel

  • Burnisher, slim preferred

  • 1.25 hand punch

  • Solder pick

  • Hoop mandrel (1 will be available to share)

  • Circle template

  • Solder pick (optional)

  • Lighting /magnification you normally use

  • Set of broaches (optional)

  • Round/nylon nose pliers (optional)

  • Decorative metal stamps no larger than 2.5mm (optional, some will be available to share)

  • Disc cutter (Optional, 2 sets will be available for class use)

Materials in Kit

  • Enough material to make an 8” bracelet: SS stock, semi-precious stones
  • 1 pair earring wires (Depending on bracelet size, there may be enough material for a pair of earrings)
  • 1 pendant: SS stock, GF stock, semi-precious stones (Stone colors will vary. Instructor will contact student for selection 1 month prior to class)
  • 24” SS chain
  • 1 finishing kit (drill bits, polishing material, polishing bits, radial brushes, sanding material)

Fees:

REGISTRATION FEE
Registration for this class includes both a registration and kit fee.

Early Bird Rate: $1049 (register by Aug 15 to receive this rate)
Regular Rate: $1199

Kit Fee
$272 (This fee will be collected during registration.)

Kieu Pham Gray

Kieu Pham Gray is captivated by pieces that have movement. She enjoys teaching in small venues where there is time to get to know the students. She appreciates the intimacy of a small-group retreat and the time to get to know each over the course of multiple days.

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