2018 Jeff Fulkerson Workshops

January 19 - 21, 2018


Jeff Fulkerson's Cabochon Trunk Show

is Friday, January 19, 2018 form 6-8pm

If you l ove Cabochons and Jewelry then this
Trunk Show with Jeff Fulkerson is for you!


Natural Prong Set Pendant

January 19, 2018


Ever wonder what to do with that beautiful, odd-shaped stone? Ever wanted to set a beautiful stone with a natural edge but didn’t know how? This is the class for you! And you’ll put your design skills to use in this unique class. Students will learn how to make prongs from wire and soldering them down. You’ll learn how to integrate prongs and partial bezels to set a stone with a natural edge. You’ll also get to make rain drops and learn how to solder them on so they DON’T fall off. You’ll dome a disk and insert it into a hole, you’ll drill in your cabochon and learn how to set a small 6mm cab as well as proper stamping techniques and various texturing techniques and finishing.

Skills Needed:

Silver soldering




Materials:  Cabochon with at least one natural side (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class), bench block, rawhide mallet, files, scribe (awl), straight edge, Jeweler’s saw w/#2/0 blades, Sharpie, bench pin, diagonal cutting pliers. Also, if possible, cross lock tweezers. Suggested but not required: stamps, brass brush, texturing hammers, brass mallet, burnisher (bezel pusher), and round mandrel pliers (like Wubber’s).

Kit $55.00

1.5in x 2in – 20-ga sterling silver sheet, 6in – 16-ga sterling silver round wire, 6in – 14-ga sterling silver square wire, 3” – flat stock sterling silver, 6mm bezel cup – sterling silver, 6mm cabochon, and ⅜in sterling silver disk.


Shadow Box Ring with Serrated Bezel

January 20, 2018


Intermediate (students MUST know how to solder)
In this class you'll learn how to make an overlay shank, as well as a castellated bezel (stamped and cut thick bezel).  You will also learn how to form 1/2 round wire around your setting to create a shadow box effect for your piece.
12 Ga 1/2 round sterling silver
22 Ga 2x2 sterling silver sheet
20 Ga Fine SilverSilver Sheet 1/8 x 6 inches
22 Ga 1/2 x 6 inches sterling silver sheet
Cabochon (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class)
 Safety glasses, Jewelers saw and blades 2/0, bench block, bench pin, pliers (flat, chain and round), files, digital calipers, rawhide hammer, scribe, bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher, and metal shears.

Captured Bead Earrings & Spinner Bangles

January 21, 2018


"Captured Bead" Earrings
Learn how to use the Little Torch to ball up wire ends with the beads already in place WITHOUT destroying the beads! You'll make a saddle, then drill holes and ball up one end of your wire before threading it on the saddle and putting your bead on. Then you'll ball up the other end to create unique earrings with lots of movement!
22 gauge Silver or copper for saddles - 2ea. - 3/16" x 3"
6" - 8" 18 gauge sterling round wire
pair ear wires
small 18 gauge jump rings

Spinner Bangle
In this class, you'll learn how to form a bangle and make thin bangles (the spinners) to create this fun spinner bangle.
Materials: 5/8" x 9" - 24 gauge copper
10" 14 gauge square copper wire
20" 16 gauge round copper wire




Just a little something about Jeff:

See more of Jeff's work at http://artistjefffulkerson.com/

Artist Jeff Fulkerson has been creating stunning, imaginative jewelry for over 30 years.

“The creative process is what I enjoy most” says Fulkerson, “I love to be able to take an idea, make it take shape and see it come to life”. He has taught at the Bead & Button Show, Bead Fest, Art Unraveled, the San Diego Museum of Man, as well as several private studios and bead shops.


A contributing artist to Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist Magazine, his work has also been seen in Art Jewelry Magazine, Rock & Gem Magazine and Step by Step Wire. Jeff is a recipient of the Courtney McGowan Design award, the John Burton Lapidary Award, as well as a blue ribbon award winner for his jewelry in design and construction at the San Diego County Fair. Some of his awards include Best Educational Exhibit, Coordinator's Cup (2005 and 2009), and Best Single Jewelry Piece (2005, 2009, & 2013).  His meticulous execution and attention to detail is becoming well known among industry professionals.


His latest projects include “One Hour Bracelets” instructional video for Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist Magazine.  Jeff has also produced instructional videos on “Beginning Inlaying Jewelry”, “Stone on Stone”, “Making Concho Belts With the Hydraulic Press” and “Rings!” as well as up-coming articles in Lapidary Journal and Step by Step Wire.  His jewelry is also featured on ImpressArt’s and Wubber’s websites. A self-taught silver-smith with a background in construction and design, he counts himself fortunate to have studied with many great Native American artists in the last few years, most notably, Richard Tsosie, Navajo, Jesse Monogya, Hopi/Navajo and Michael Cheatham, Cherokee.



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