I’ll chime in on this one too. After teaching numerous classes in
beginning jewelry - advanced levels, and running a school for both
adults and kids, the number one priority is structure. Give them a
couple of projects, beginning with a band ring or ring of some type.
A simple band ring will teach students about (not in order)
measuring, cutting, filing, annealing, texturing, forming, soldering
and finishing. They will walk around with their first ring and
display it proudly. Other beginning projects could be setting a
cabachon stone for brooch or pendant, or a hammered bracelet. I have
learned that adults are destination driven. Kids are in love with
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