Three-in-One: Metal Medley

with Kieu Pham Gray

Immerse yourself in this opportunity to experience a three-day jewelry making retreat, and to learn from expert Instructor Kieu Pham Gray in the unique and creative town of Asheville, North Carolina.

You will spend quality time in the studio classroom working your way through three sequential projects designed to help you master skills from a variety of perspectives. You’ll share delicious lunches daily 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 accomplishments and provide lasting memories of our time together in Asheville.

Three-in-One: Metal Medley

Class Description

In this sequential workshop program over the course of three days, you will learn a wide range of metal working techniques with multiple design perspectives from expert instructor Kieu Pham Gray.

Students start day one learning and practicing drilling, shaping, forming, soldering and finishing with a Moon Rocks Bracelet project. On day two, it’s stone setting, reticulation, shaping and forming metal, and advanced techniques that keep your pieces spinning in Cosmic Movement. Then, the retreat winds up with Intrepid Ring, a project in which Kieu will help you solder pins, shape and form sterling silver, and refine your ring-making skills.

We will wind down the weekend with a few hours of open studio to give you additional time to finish your projects or practice techniques you have learned over the weekend.


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

  • Design considerations
  • Drilling
  • Shaping
  • Forming
  • Soldering
  • Finishing
  • Clasps
  • Stone setting

Did you know?

Kieu’s fascination with things that move  drives her to the challenge of creating art that has movement.

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

Additional Information

Registration Includes:

  • Three (3) days of instruction from Kieu Pham Gray

  • Reference guide and instruction packet

  • Use of instructor tools and provided equipment

  • Delicious and nutritious lunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

  • Invitation to Welcome Social Friday, October 12, 2018 at 4:30pm

  • Access to Instructor Showcase on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 8:00pm (includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)

  • Group Photo Celebration

    Must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Materials & Supplies

Tools and Supplies to BrinG

  • Chain nose pliers

  • Round nose pliers

  • Flush side cutters

  • Nylon nose pliers

  • Bench pin

  • Heavy duty side cutters

  • Horned anvil (with at least one flat side)

  • Magnifying glass and Ott lamp

  • Round metal file

  • Solder pick

  • Digital caliper

  • Divider

  • Metal ruler

  • Fine-tip Sharpie

  • Safety goggles

  • Wood dap set

  • Side cutters

  • Circle template

  • Super grip gloves (optional)

  • Disc cutter (2 sets will be provide in class to share)

  • Curved burnisher
  • Bezel rocker

Materials in Kit

For Day 1 Moon Rocks Bracelet:

  • Material for one 7” bracelet including sterling silver stock
  • Stones
  • Silver Bali beads
  • Drill bits
  • Magnet
  • Sanding material

For Day 2 Cosmic Movement:

  • Materials for two pendants including sterling silver stock
  • Gold-filled stock
  • Gemstones of equal quality (color may vary)
  • Sanding material

For Day 3 Intrepid Ring:

  • Material for one ring including sterling silver stock
  • 10mm pearl
  • Sanding material


Registration Fee
$993 Low Rate Extended
Regular Rate: $1145

Kit Fee
$314 (This fee will be collected during registration.)

Kieu Pham Gray

Kieu Pham Gray has been creating jewelry for almost 20 years. She started  the need to ‘look the part’ while working in retail management for Neiman Marcus. Through making jewelry for herself and her friends, Kieu’s jewelry line was created. Since then, she has sold her designs to more than 30 stores in 10 states and participated in numerous juried art shows.

Today, Kieu teaches everything from beading to silversmithing across the United States. Together with her husband, Andy, they run, where they work to provide the industry with specialty goods and tools. In an effort to share her passion and knowledge for the jewelry industry, Kieu teaches a wide range of classes at her stores and across the country. Her detailed instruction and personal attention is the key to success with her students.

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